Mapping between western notation and carnatic

There have been requests for adding carnatic notation for songs on this blog. I'm pressed for time now, so I'm just presenting the mapping between western notes and carnatic swaras. Check back in a month or two, and you'd sure find the carnatic notations for each song that I upload.

The carnatic swaras are as follows:
  • s - Shadjamam
  • r1 - Sudhdha Rishabam
  • r2 - Chatusruthi Rishabam
  • r3 - Shatsruthi Rishabam
  • g1 - Sudhdha Gaandhaaram
  • g2 - Saadhaarana Gaandhaaram
  • g3 - Anthara Gaandhaaram
  • m1 - Sudhdha Madhyamam
  • m2 - Prathi Madhyamam
  • p - Panchamam
  • d1 - Sudhdha Dhaivatham
  • d2 - Chatusruthi Dhaivatham
  • d3 - Shatsruthi Dhaivatham
  • n1 - Sudhdha Nishaadham
  • n2 - Kaisika Nishaadham
  • n3 - Kaakali Nishaadham
And here's the mapping:


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Jeffrey said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND LOVE OF MUSIC I AM A NEW SINGER TO INDIAN CLASSICAL AND SOME OF THE "BOLLYWOOD" MUSIC IS SO MOVING. I FOUND THIS AND I CAN'T THANK U ENOUGH.. SONU IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYBACK SINGERS AND THIS SONG IS SO SWEET. FUNNY I JUST WORKED WITH DEEPIKA AND DIDN'T KNOW THIS MOVIE OR THIS SONG AT THE TIME... TOO BAD.
BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND INSPIRTATION.
JEFFREY


Shashank Balaji said...

can you please explain why 2 naming have been given for notes
r2/g1, r3/g2, d2/n1, d3/n2 kindly explain the logic behind this.


thank you


Manjusha said...

@ Balaji,

I don't know the reason behind giving two names. Perhaps you could look up on Carnatic music tutorials for that. This is there in Western notation too, like C# can also be called D-flat.


Shashank Balaji said...

Thank You for the reply....
The logic behind 2 note names in western music is very simple. Eg. a Note lower to the main note is called Flat and the note higher to the main note is Sharp and the naming is absolute but in classical it keeps on changing according to scale.... If you do find out please reply me..

thank You


Chintan said...

Hello Manjusha,
You have posted notations of many songs & good material for newbies.
Can you give me notation for one heart touching song from Yesboss
"Ek din app yun mujhko mil jayenge".
If i can play this on my keyboard then i will be very happy.

Thanks In advance
Chintan


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