IJMSTA - Vol. 1 - Issue 2 - September 2019
Raga classification in Indian Classical music - revisited
Authors: Jayaganesh Kalyanasundaram, Dr.Saroja TK
Abstract - Ragas are a fundamental concept to the Indian Classical music which provide immense scope for artists to improvise aesthetically. Raga is a complicated melodic structure that is deep in nature and aesthetic by definition. This is a unique melodic concept of Indian music. To classify such complex entities based on one common feature is a difficult task. Different systems that have been trying to do that have encountered their own problems in giving a logical and unambiguous solution. This solution to resolve ambiguities in the previous classification systems of Indian music, also opened up the prospects of classifying melodies of different musical systems of the world. This solution moves towards the fact that Music is universal in nature.
Keywords: Melakarta, Raga classification, Indian Classical music