Raga Yaman continues to be the starting point of every music student’s entry into the world of Hindustani Classical music and also remains the focal point of their training throughout their musical career. But, it is also a raga to which each sincere musician returns to, no matter how experienced, because it truly is a king of ragas.

Thaat: Kalyan Thaat

Aroha (ascent): N R G M D N S

Avaroha (descent): S N D P M G R S

Vadi: ga

Samavadi: ni

Mood: Devotion

Time: First hours of the night

A composition in raga Yaman which is composed in Dadra taal ( 6 beats ) is given here.

The composition and detailed Alaap and the Taans are given.

Each are accompanied with the Flute audio.

In Indian classical music The composition is divided in two parts : Sthayi and Anthara.

While improvising the Raaga in the lower and middle octave we have to play Sthayi.

While improvising the Raaga in the higher octave we have to play Anthara .

In the following order this composition is to be played:

Yaman ( Composition )

Alaap in Sthayi

Alaap in Sthayi Continued

Alaap in Anthara

Taan in Sthayi

Taan in Sthayi Continued

Taan in Anthara