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Sankarabharnam — The Carnatic equivalent of the major scale

A spectrogram analysis of the Carnatic version of the C Major scale

The basics

Sankarabharanam is the Carnatic version of the major scale (or Ionian mode). Here are the notes of Sankarabharanam:

Ascending: S R₂ G₃ M₁ P D₂ N₃ Ṡ

Descending: Ṡ N₃ D₂ P M₁ G₃ R₂ S

This is the 29th Melakarta raga in Carnatic music. As I explained in this previous article, Carnatic music is classified…

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Skanda Vivek

Skanda Vivek

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