notes, a 13th century description

I promised some of you I would locate the information on the relationship of the notes as laid out in the Sangeet Ratnakar of Sarangadev, a 14th century treatise on music:

“The sonant among them is considered to be the ruler, while the consonant, being in concert with it, is called the minister; the dissonant being antagonistic is likened by the sages to an enemy , the assonant, however, since it follows the king as well as the ministers, is like a servant.

London Nov 12th: Note to Self



Dhrupad & Khayal era type of building, Varanasi.


Note to self and, in case I forget this, to those coming for the London weekend 12th, Nov. At some point we will be listening to two songs: same story about Krishna saving the elephant, a bhakt (devotee), from the crocodile in DhRUPAD then in KHAYAL. We are going to feel, and look at their differences and similarities, and how one grew out of the other.

image: Varanasi in medieval India. Around when Dhrupad was established and Khayal was emerging.