North Indian Classical music has many fathers of melody(raga) like Modes in Western Music). They are called THAT in India. THAT Kalyan (Lydian mode: time to play@Evening), THAT Bhairab (Phrygian mode: time to play @ Dawn/ Morning), THAT Ashavori (Aeolian mode: time to play @Late morning) respectively creates an atmosphere of Blessings, Devotion, and Understanding /tolerance/sacrifice. There are so many Ragas (Melody gig) of these Fathers(Mode). Ragas are like children. Raga Yaman is a child rag of That Kolyan. It’s a ritual of a musician to play Rag Yman in the evening from 6 pm till 10 pm. I am wondering what is this ritual for?
How to play Rag Yaman in Guitar? I have tried to play Rag Yman on C major scale with an emphasis on F# note. All other notes are natural (shuddho). It may be played using Key F# minor scale; but to me, it does not sound as good as in CMaj scale. It’s easy to remember it as Rag CMajF# . The local name of the F# note is Kori /Tibro Maa as known in Indian classic music.
F# is the most repeated note among phrases of beats (8/16/32), meter, and rhyme. That Ashavori is the father of Rag Ashavori. Raga Ashavori has siblings. It is a very interesting fact that the child Ashavori takes the name of the father Ashavori. That Ashavori: Raga Ashavori. Hope to write more details about this melody soon.
More interesting fact: The marriage of Ashavori and Kolyan creates a Mishro Rag (Mixo Lydian). Which could be played in any Major Or Minor scale. More to go…