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Indian Classical Music
Raga Bilawal: 17th Century ragamala painting
has the lustre
of the blue lotus.
Aranging jewels upon her body,
she makes secret sighns to her lover.
How can she forget for one moment,
her chosen diety,
the God of Love?
C, D, E, G, A, C
Scale: C, A, G, E, D, E, F, E, D, C
Main Note: A
Always played during the later part of the morning
Mood This orchestral version by V. Balsara from the
difficult-to-find 1960's album Raga Mood serves as a
great introduction to raga Bilaval. The tala (rythmic
pattern played by the tabla drums) in this selection is in 16
beats and is called tintal.
Khan Playing the shenai.