Watch the Bhairavi Raga online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Gaga for Raga
What I love about this raga is how - little by little - what seems very ordinary becomes magical. The B-flat major scale - which seems at first so normal - sounds hip when you start on the D. Still, the D-Phrygian sound is absolutely ‘western’. Little by little as we add in the chromatics and the flat notes and finally the ornaments the sound is transformed to something truly unique and mystical. After you've gone through this course, I hope you'll never look at a major scale the same way again!!!
Raga Bhairavi is a hypnotic morning raga. We explain the arohan (ascending) and avarohan (descending) pattern, and the subtleties of using major and minor notes to construct phrases in this raga.