Comparison of Carnatic or Indian Classical Ragas to Western scales

Comparing the notes of a given Carnatic or Hindustani (Indian classical) raga to a western scale, (something that you are most likely familiar with), is always a good way to understand their structures better. For eg, comparing Dheera sankarabharanam to the Major (Ionian) scale will show you that they are completely equivalent in terms of…

Carnatic or Indian classical guitar : Alternate tunings

Have you been curious about how the raga patterns will change if you tune your guitar to something other than the standard tuning? Then there is good news! Now, the pro version of the raga-app features alternate tunings that you can use to explore Carnatic or Hindustani raga structures from a different perspective. Apart from…

Find ragas that have similar notes using the enhanced search functionality

The note/interval filters have been given a make over to so that they are simpler and more intuitive to use.¬† They now work across all the raga’s present in the app and you can utilize the new descriptive drop down list to pick the results. There are options available to view the note filter in…

Listen to how Carnatic and Hindustani Ragas sound – Introducing MIDI support in Raga App

In case it didn’t catch your attention, lookout for the small audio icon that has cropped up next to the raga title in our app. Clicking that will now play the notes of the displayed raga via MIDI, making it even more easy to explore carnatic or hindustani ragas and get familiar with their sound.…

The RagaApp Cookbook (Part II) – The Tools

This is part II of the tutorial series that explain the various learning tools that are present in the Raga App. If you are looking for a crash course on the basics of Raga App, you can start¬†here. Note: Although this article was written explaining the features from the point of view of Carnatic ragas,…

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