Alaaps are systematic improvisation of the raga. Usually we begin with lower octave notes in aalap and one after the other we introduce the new notes progressively in the octave.

Alaap in Anthara means improvisation in middle and higher octaves of the raga. We need to play the first part of the anthara after each of the alaaps below. After completion of the all the alaaps, play the first and second part of the anthara and come back to the sthayi.

In Indian music all the improvisations are played spontaneously. Here we have given the pre-composed improvisations which are intended for the beginners and intermediate learners of Indian classical music to understand and play improvisations in a Raga.

 

 

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N P G R S R G P
N > > > R G P N S’ > > > S R G, R
G P N R’ S’ > > >

 

S’ N S’ > N P G P
G P N S’ R’ > > > S’ N P N R’ > > >
N P N S’ N P G R G P N S’ R’ > > >
G P N R’ S’ > > >

 

P S’ N S’ N P G P
R G P N S’ > G P N S’ R’ > P N S’ R’
G’ > > > R’ R’ S’, N P G, S’ S’ N, P G R
S R G P N R’ S’ >

 

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S S N P G R S N R
G P N S G R S N R
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