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Raag Khamaj (hindustani music): Basic Level

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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.


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