New Notation for Hindustani Classical Music

The earlier notation was given in 2010 and was warmly received. Likewise, the Saptak Svara Ashtaka Krama is also warmly received.

Another style of notation for Hindustani Classical Music that is easy for display on websites and typing, is presented below. Hyphen is used to denote the scale. As the scale increases or decreases, likewise the hyphen increases or decreases. Madhya has no hyphen. Mandra has a one hyphen on the left. Ati Mandra has two hyphens on the left. Similarly, Taar has one hyphen on the right. Ati Taar has two hyphens on the right. Earlier, the apostrophe was introduced, now the hyphen is introduced.

अति मंद्र अष्टक क्रम : –सा –रे॒ –रे –ग॒ –ग –म –म॑ –प –ध॒ –ध –नि॒ –नि -सा
Ati Mandra Ashtaka Krama :–S  –r  –R  –g  –G  –M  — Ḿ   –P  –d  –D  –n  –N  -S

मंद्र अष्टक क्रम : -सा -रे॒ -रे -ग॒ -ग -म -म॑ -प -ध॒ -ध -नि॒ -नि सा
Mandra Ashtaka Krama : -S -r -R  -g  -G  -M  -Ḿ -P -d -D -n -N -S

मध्य अष्टक क्रम : सा रे॒ रे ग॒ ग म म॑ प ध॒ ध नि॒ नि सा-
Madhya Ashtaka Krama : S  r  R  g  G  M  Ḿ  P d D n N S-

तार अष्टक क्रम : सा- रे॒- रे- ग॒- ग- म- म॑- प- ध॒- ध- नि॒- नि- सा–
Taar Ashtaka Krama : S-  r-  R-  g-  G-  M-  Ḿ-  P-   d-  D-  n-  N-   S–

अति तार अष्टक क्रम : सा– रे॒– रे– ग॒– ग– म– म॑– प– ध॒– ध– नि॒– नि– सा—
Ati Taar Ashtaka Krama : S–  r–  R–  g–  G–  M–  Ḿ–  P–   d–  D–  n–
N–   S—

कोमल : रे॒ ग॒ म ध॒ नि॒
Komal : r g M d n

तीव्र मध्यम : म॑
Teevra Madhyam : Ḿ (with top slant stroke)

मीण्ड़ (चढ़ती फिसलन) : ↗ उदाहरण ध↗सां
Meend (ascending glide) : ↗ example D↗S’

मीण्ड़ (उतरती फिसलन) : ↘ उदाहरण म↘रे॒
Meend (descending glide) : ↘ example M↘r
[The above are simple right slanting up and down arrows. However, websites may show them as graphics.]

आंदोलित Aandolit : ~ उदाहरण ध॒ ~ example d~

वक्र Vakra : ↬ उदाहरण ↬ग example ↬G

कण Kan : ( ) उदाहरण (ऩ) सा रे॒ सा example (‘N) S r S

EXAMPLE: Raaga Yaman phrases:
सा, -नीरे, सा, -नी-ध-नीरेसा, -नीरेग(रे)-नीरेसा
S, -NR, S, -N-D-NRS, -NRG(R)-NRS

सा-नीधनी, ग-रे-नीरे-, म॑-ग-रे-म॑-, ग-, म॑-रे-ग-, ग-म॑-प-, ग-रे-, सा-
S-NDN, G-R-NR-, Ḿ-G-R-Ḿ-, G-, Ḿ-R-G-, G-Ḿ-P-, G-R-, S-


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