Here is a 'Basic Level' exercises on raag Khamaj, a beautiful raag for light classical music and light music (bhajans, film songs, etc.). Light music compositions based on raags are called mishra (mixed), meaning other swaras are included in cpompositions for beauty.
This exercise contains aroha, avaroha, pakad, cheez and bhajans.
Description: That: Khamaj, Vadi: 'P', Samvadi: 'S', Jati: Shadav-Sampoorn, Time: anytime of the day. Remarks: shuddh Nishad ('N') in aroha and lomal Nishad ('n') in avaroha. Lots of bhajans, ghazals, hindi movie songs have been based on this raag. Being a light classical raag, we can take some khatakas (like murki etc.) when performing this raag, while such things are are not allowed in pure classical. Aroha: S G M P D N S^ ('D' with 'N' touch) Avaroha: S^ n D P M G_, S R S Pakad: G M P D n* D P, M n* D P M* G, G M* G S R S. (* swaras with khataka) Cheez (chchota khayal) Sthai 5 Sakhi mein haar gayi, sawariya so (2) 9 (Sakhi mein) binati karat ab, maanat nahin (mein) binati karat ab, maanat nahin mein haar gayi sawariya so sakhi mein ....
Antara 5 Dekho dekho saari mori, churiya karake gayi angiya masak layi 13 aiso kou, karat thathori Cheez in swaras 5 G M P D PD N S^ nD, MPD M GG M n D n D n PD, N S^R^ nD GM nD NS^ NS^ NS^ NS^ NS^ nD S^ G^ G^ M^ G^ G^ NS^ PS^ NS^, PS^n DP DGM
Chatrang: Chatrang is a special composition with 4 main components naming lyrics, swaras (like S R G M..), dance words (jhana nana..) and tabla words (dha dha kid dha...). Below is a very famous composition by well known singer-composer-artist Mr Anup Jalota. In this composition komal gandhar 'g', teevr madhyam 'M*' have been added to enhance beauty. This composition is sung three time in three increasing speeds in teen-taal.
7 Sakhi baje pag paijani (2) jhana nana nana nana nana baje, mohan pag paijani aali van maali, chabi niraali sohe man mohe, jiya jove bhave kamaan hiya taan taan maare jo baan haaye, gayi jaan murli ki taan kare madhur gaan sang baje pakhaawaj, dhana nana nana jhana nana nana nana nana baje, mohan pag paijani 10 sapta suran teen gram, bansi baaje S^S^ nn DD PP RM nD PM GR GR S dha dha kid dha, dha dha kid dha, dha dha kid dha charan dharan dharat paag, parat nai paran jhanjhar jhanake jhana nana nana ta nana dir dir deem ta taum tana nana nana jhana nana nana nana nana baje, mohan pag paijani ToDo: Swaras for above Chatrang composition. Misc.: Some other known compositions based on Raag Khamaj (or mishra Khamaj). 1. Jay madhav madan murai : bhajan by Mr. Jagjit Singh. 2. Aayo kahaan se ghanshyaam : bhajan by Mr Manna Dey. 3. Maili chadar odhke kaise: bhajan by Mr. Hari Om Sharan. 4. Kuch to log kahenge.. : Song by Mr. Kishore Kumar. 5. Muhabbat karne wale, kam na honge: Ghazal by Mr. Mehdi Hasan.