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New Music Concepts 2019

Raga classification in Indian Classical music - A generalized approach

Part of the New Music Concepts book series (NMC volume 6)
ISBN: 978-88-944350-0-9

Author(s): Jayaganesh Kalyanasundaram, Dr. Saroja TK

Abstract: Ragas are a fundamental concept to the Indian Classical music which provides immense scope for artists to improvise aesthetically. Classification of ragas have been studied since the inception but even the best models in practice have ambiguities in the classification of certain ragas and this has troubled many musi- cians and musicologists. We have constructed a new model to classify ragas which adheres to all the existing conventions and resolves these ambiguities.

Keywords: Melakarta, Raga classification, Indian Classical music