converting Eastern music notes to western

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How to convert Eastern music notes to western

converting Eastern music notes to western

Many people were asking me how to convert eastern music notes to western..?
The method I am presenting below may not be a 100% correct one, but it could be used as a simple mechanism to kick off.

sa - C
re - D
ga - E
ma - F
pa - G
da - a
ne - b

Pitch indicators
next 'sa' will be written with a dot above it. This means, that 'sa' or C is played in the 2nd pitch. In the same way, notes that lie below the normal pitch will be written with a dot underneath. (indicates these notes are in lower pitch...). Pitch indications are done using dots.

.
sa - C2
.
Re- D2 and so on..


sa -C1- (Lower pitch)
.
re -D1-
.

Flat or sharp?

Now, i think, you people can guess, what if a note is written with two dot above it!
In key board, we have c# and d # so on...
but in eastern, violin, we have c# too. but the notation is slightly different. here we write
're' and a '*' line above it. (notational conventions vary from region to region. I agree that. you too can stick with one notation!)

To be straight forward, we don't follow any flat notes. :)) means, everything will be written in the form of sharps)

*
sa- c#

*
re-D# and so on..
*
So if you want to write a flat note like Df (D flat), we simple write it as C# (Sa)


'gamaga' means its the minute difference between two different notes. It is generated and played by experts who have in depth knowledge about raga and its different varieties.
by learning different kinds of raga and its style of playing, you can come to know how to generate 'gamaga'. its so sweet to our ears only when its played properly and in such a way. On the other hand it can kill the melody.
For example, you can observe that, when some of the renowned classical instrumental players play melody it will always get mixed properly with some of their sweet touches. it is the essence of that song. but there is a lurking danger too. If you play an ordinary hindi film song with a classical touch it will not be so good to your ears. so give touches to your song when needed and give at a proper place..

thats what we call the sweet melody of music...
 

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this is yet another good help:

Code:
                 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11 12

carnatic       : s  r1 r2 g1 g2 m1 m2 p  d1 d2 n1 n2   
western        : C  C# D  D# E  F  F# G  G# A  A# B
 

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