Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sa Re Ga Ma Vs C D E F

As you have learnt C D E...  In India it is Sa Re Ga Ma.... All these notes are derived from the voice of some animals and birds: Comparision of CDEF to SaReGaMa:

C = Sa= सा   Full name Shadaj   षडज  It is derived from voice of Peacock  मोर
D = Re= रे    Full name Rishabh रिषभ  It is derived from  voice of Papiha पपीहा
E = Ga=    Full name Gandhar  गन्धार It is derived from  voice of Goat बकरा
F = Ma=    Full name Madhyam मध्यम  It is derived from voice of Crane (बगुला )
G = Pa=     Full name Pancham पंचम  It is derived from  voice of Koccoo ( Koyal कोयल )
A = Dha=   Full name Dhaiwat  धैवत It is derived from  voice of Frog दादुर या मेंढक
B = Ni= नि    ( नि =नी)   Full name Nishad   निषाद  It is derived from  voice of Elephant हाथी
C = Sa= सां (Higher Sa)
Play Twinkle Twinkle in Sa Re Ga Ma as I play.

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D# = Ga =
F# = Ma*= मे
G# = Dha=
A# = Ni = नि
All notes underlined are called Komal Swar as Komal Re Komal Ga Komal Dha Komal Ni.  One note Ma* is called Tivra Ma
Sequence of the notes are
C  C#  D  D# E  F  F# G  G#  A   A# B  C'
Sa  Re    Re Ga   Ga Ma Ma' Pa  Dha Dha Ni    Ni  Sa'
सा रे     रे      ग  म  मे        ध    नि   नि सां
Sa and Pa are Shudha Swar they do not have any Komal or Tivra. They are fixed notes as per North Indian music tradition.
Yes what I am telling is as per North Indian music system


  1. thank a much i got this i was so confused before getting this but now all is clear

  2. I love this website and I am so happy to note down the notations and play on my keyboard I stay in Africa and I want notations of these songs.
    Neel gagan ki chaon mein by lataji film amrapali
    Do din ke liye mehman hai hum by lataji film badal

    i cant find your email id

    my id is kurupvijaya@yahoo.com

    can u please let me know when u post these notations
    i prefer to have them in indian notations s re ga ma

    thank you for the good work you are doing for people like us who stay out of india

  3. I am lay man yet i learnt lot more from this website.today i am familiar with sa re ..and play many indian raga , play many hindi songs .i would like thanks u lot more.

  4. Thanks so much, this has been a big help at understanding how the Indian notes are being translated into the western chords.
    Another question that I have is:
    (a)How do denote the difference in different saptaks, like the mandra saptak, madhya and the taar saptaks?
    (b) What does "#" denote?