Raag Asa

Raag Asa

Raag Asa is part of Northern Indian Raags and it also appears in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. It is the 4th Raag to appear in the raag wise collection of Shabads in the scripture. The compositions in this raag appear on 142 pages from page numbers 347 to 489. It is a very old raag but it is not commonly sung by enthusiasts of the Indian Classical Music.It is said to be an early morning raag but is also enjoyed in the evening.  
Gandhar and Nishad are absent in Aroh. Avroh has all the swars. Thaat is Bilawal. Jati: Aurav Sampooran.

Vadi: Madyam;  Samvadi: Sarajh

Pakar: Re Ma Pa Dha Sa, Ni Dha Pa Ma, Ga Sa Re Ga Sa

Raag Asa

Aroh: ਸ ਰ ਮ ਪ ਧ ਸ Sa Re Ma Pa Dha Sa
Avroh: ਸ ਨ ਧ ਪ ਮ ਗ ਰ ਸ ਰ ਗ ਸ   Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa Re Ga Sa
Vadi: Ma
Samvadi: Sa
Shabads sung in Raag Asa:

10 Responses to Raag Asa

  1. shahbaz hayaat says:

    thats vey nice g eh cheez kat sunan nu mili pehle. very well done tusi aese tarah music de hor khidmat karo te wadi jao. ameen

  2. alka says:

    Very soulful kirtan touched every cell of my body I wanted to ask you how gurbani singing is different from other forms of classical music is it the raaga which is given more importance or the gurujis shabad how is the right balance created and what all should a student learning gurbani sangeet keep in mind ?

    • Gurpreet Kaur says:

      Thanks for the appreciation.
      Jaideep ji,
      In Gurbani singing, it is very important that the composition and singing is done in a manner so that the presentation is Gurbani pradhan. Raag has always to remain secondary and to be used as a vehicle to present the message of the Gurbani. Many of the ornamentations done in Shatriya sangeet should in my opinion, kept in such a way so that they do not disturb the flow of Gurbani. The basic point is here, we have to sing Gurbani in Raag and Not Raag in Gurbani.
      Also, one must try to avoid splitting the words while singing as much possible. Pronunciation of the Gurbani words is also very important.

  3. alka says:

    Thank u so much maam for ur guidance

  4. alka says:

    Maam for a student of gurbani classical music what are the tips to improve ones voice and how should the riyaz be done to attain a level of comfort in recognising the swaras and is harmonium or any instrument required to attain good vocal training waiting to receive your guidance to improving ones voice thank you maam

    • Gurpreet Kaur says:

      Those who aspire to do good Gurbani singing should initally concentrate on learning Music first. Hindustani Classical Sangeet is the basic building block for developing singing capabilities for Gurbani Kirtan. Those who concentrate and spend energy on learning the basics of music are able to sing and add emotions to their Gurbani singing. Daily swar practice is a must for everyone. Swar riaaz should be part of daily routine. Spend time on individual swars and spend more time on mandar saptak swars.
      A musical instrument is needed as a helping hand for riaaaz. Any instrument would do. Harmonium is the most comfortable, at least for me. But it should be used as an helping hand.

  5. alka says:

    Maam when I sing my voice can cover only half of mandar saptak and another half of taar saptak and while doing riyaz should one first practice only shudha swara or all shudh komal and tivre and how can one increase ones voice range and can I start doing riyaz with some basic raag?

    • Gurpreet Kaur says:

      To increase voice range do more of mandar saptak riaaz. Do it up to the swar you go easily. Give at least 5 min. to each swar … Shudh komal all. After sometime you’ll see yourself covering more of mandar swars. You may practice with any raag.

  6. alka says:

    Thank you so much maam its so wonderful to have a guide teacher and guru like you

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