Raga Yaman In Bansuri Flute

Raga Yaman continues to be the starting point of every music student’s entry into the world of Hindustani Classical Bansuri and also remains the focal point of their training throughout their musical career. But, it is also a raga to which each sincere musician returns to, no matter how experienced, because it truly is a king of ragas.

Thaat: Kalyan Thaat, Time: 7pm to 10pm

Aroha (ascent): N R G M D N S, Avaroha (descent): S N D P M G R S

Vadi: Ga, Samavadi: Ni

Mood: Devotion

A composition in raga Yaman which is composed in Dadra taal ( 6 beats ) is given here. Composition, detailed Alaap and the Taans are given. All are accompanied with the Bansuri Flute audio.

THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE YAMAN COMPOSITION

Raga Yaman In Bansuri: Alaap

 

A detailed alaap is played in the beginning of the Raga improvisation. This alaap is played before the taal/rhythmic cycle begins.

We start improvising in the lower octave first and later we move higher in the octave introducing Swaras one after the other.

 

S > > > .N .D S > > > >
.N .D S .N > > .N .D .P > >
.D .N R > > .N .D S > > >

 

S .N .D .N R > > > >
.N .D .N G R > > >
M G R > > .N .D .N S > >

 

G R .N R G > > >
M G R > > >
N R G G M > > P M G >
R GM P > M GR S > > >

 

.N R G > R G M > G M P
N > D P > M GR > > >
G R .N .D S > > > > > >

Raga Yaman In Bansuri: Composition – Bandish

A composition or ‘Bandish’ in a raga is composed in taal/rhythmic cycle. A composition consists of two parts 1.Sthayi and 2.Anthara

Sthayi usually contains a primary part and a secondary part. Similarly Anthara also contains a primary part and a secondary part. Sthayi is played when we do improvisation in lower and middle octave. Anthara is played when we do improvisation in middle and higher octave. This Yaman composition for bansuri flute is composed in Dadra taal (6 beat rhythmic cycle). In the following style this composition is played..

Primary part of the Sthayi twice – Secondary part of the Sthayi once – Primary part of the Sthayi once.

Primary part of the Anthara twice – Secondary part of the Anthara once – Primary part of the Sthayi once.

Dha Dhin Na Dha Thin Na Dha Dhin Na Dha Thin Na
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Yaman Bansuri composition: Primary Part of the Sthayi

S .N .D N R R G > > R .N R
M > > G M D P MG R S > >

Secondary Part of the Sthayi

G G R G M D P > > D N S’
N D P D P M P MG R S > >

Yaman Bansuri composition: Primary Part of the Anthara

P P P G M P M D N S’ > >

Secondary Part of the Anthara

G’ > > R’S’ ND P R’ > > S’N DP M
N D P D P M P MG R S > >
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