One of the best definitions of the word 'Raga' comes from Sanskrit: ‘raga’ is ‘Ranjayati Iti Raga’ i.e. 'That
which pleases the ear is referred to as a raga.' So simple, isn't it ?
There is science behind all forms of music, be it Western or Asian or from any part of the world. The origin of Hindustani/Carnatic (South Asian) music can be traced back to hundreds/thousands of years and references are available in ancient texts.
Did you know that :
- Certain melodies are enhanced when you hear them at certain times of the day or even during certain seasons?
- Certain types of music can evoke certain type of emotions?
Amazing Ragas is an application created for those:
- who love music, especially Hindustani (South Asian) Classical, Traditional and Bollywood music.
- those who are interested in the science behind Hindustani music.
- serious exponents of Hindustani music.
- who may want to brag about their knowledge of Hindustani music.
- who don't care about the science, but just enjoy listening to music
1. Contains detailed categorized information on 250+ Ragas, grouped by Time of Day, Rasa (or emotions), Jati (Number of notes), Thaat ( parent scale) , Performers, Composers.
2. Contains 2000+ (and growing!!) songs based on these ragas for you to watch/listen, carefully selected to bring out the essence of the raga, ranging from Traditional Classical, Bollywood Songs, Light Classical, Ghazals, Instrumentals.
3. Searchable by all aspects of a Raga (Name, Description, Notes, Time of Day, Seasons, Emotions etc.)
4. Searchable by all aspects of a Song (Name, Singers(s), Lyricist(s), Music Composer(s), Film/Album Name)
5. Find the raga for a song (reverse look-up)
6. Ragas and Songs refreshed periodically with download option
Visit http://amazingragas.amazeus.org for additional information.
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