23 May, 2011

Notations / Swar Mapping

1.     All upper case letters refer to the "Shuddha Swaras" or natural tones. Example, R G D N.
2.     All lower case letters refer to the "Komal Swaras". Example, r g d n.
3.     For 'Ma', m refers to the natural one and M refers to the 'Tivra or Kori Ma'.
·        S - Shadja,
·        r - Komal Rishabh,
·        R - Shuddha Rishabh,
·        g - Komal Gandhar,
·        G - Shuddha Gandhar,
·        m - Shuddha Madhyam,
·        M - Teevra Madhyam,
·        P - Pancham,
·        d - Komal Dhaivat,
·        D - Shuddha Dhaivat,
·        n - Komal Nishad,
·        N - Shuddha Nishad
4.     The Taar Saptak / upper octave notes are suffixed by the ' sign. Example, S' R' G' m' P' D' N'.
5.     The Mandra Saptak / lower octave notes are prefixed by the ' sign. Example, 'S 'N 'D 'P 'm 'G 'R.
6.     Madhya Saptak is shown without any quotation marks. Example, N, P
7.     \ Meend is shown by a slash \. For example P\R is a meend from Pancham to Rishabh.
8.     ( ) Kan swar are denoted in brackets. For example G (R) S in this Rishabh is barely touched when coming from Gandhar to Shadja.
9.     Andolan is shown by a tilde. Example, if there is an andolan on Gandhar, will be shown as g~. 

Carnatic                                                      Hindustani                  Western E.T.
Sa                                                                 Sa                                 "C"
Shuddha Ri                 "Ri 1"                       Komal Re                     "D"
Chatusruti Ri              "Ri 2"                       Shuddha Re                "D"
Shatsruti Ri                 "Ri 3"                       (Komal Ga)                  "D"
Shuddha Ga                "Ga 1"                     (Shuddha Re)              "D"
Sadharana Ga             "Ga 2"                     Komal Ga                    "E"
Antara Ga                   "Ga 3"                     Shuddha Ga                "E"
Shuddha Ma               "Ma 1"                    Shuddha Ma               "F"
Prati Ma                      "Ma 2"                    Teevra Ma                  "F"
Pa                                                                Pa                                "G"
Shuddha Dha              "Dha 1"                   Komal Dha                  "A"
Chatusruti Dha           "Dha 2"                   Shuddha Dha              "A"
Shatsruti Dha             "Dha 3"                   (Komal Ni)                   "A"
Shuddha Ni                 "Ni 1"                      (Shuddha Dha)           "A"
Kaisika Ni                    "Ni 2"                      Komal Ni                     "B"
Kakali Ni                      "Ni 3"                      Shuddha Ni                 "B"


1 comment:

Anil said...

nicely described Reshma