Wikidata:Property proposal/Properties for Indian ragas

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Properties for Indian ragas[edit]

Of the properties proposed below, it is most likely the case that only "ascending scale" and "descending scale" will be useful for other musical traditions.

ascending scale[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptionsequence of notes starting from a tonic in one octave and ending with the tonic one octave above
RepresentsArohana (Q2011823)
Data typeMusical Notation
Domainraga (Q216926)
Example 1Adana (Q2689077) → "\relative c' {c8 d e g \bar "|" aes[ b c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{S R G P d N Ṡ}" (stated as (P1932) "सारेगप ध॒निसां")
Example 2Alhaiya Bilawal (Q4724406) → "\relative c' {c8 d e g \bar "|" a[ b c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{S R G P D N Ṡ}" (stated as (P1932) "सारेगप धनिसां")
Example 3Q12940197 → "\relative c' {c8[ des e] \bar "|" f[ g fis g] a[ bes c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{S r G m P M P D n Ṡ}" (stated as (P1932) "सारे॒ग मपम॑प धनि॒सां")
Sourceराग-कोश, among others
Planned useadd to raga items as a primary characteristic defining them
See alsoLilyPond notation (P6883)

descending scale[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptionsequence of notes starting from a tonic in one octave and ending with the tonic one octave below
RepresentsAvarohana (Q13583589)
Data typeMusical Notation
Domainraga (Q216926)
Example 1Adana (Q2689077) → "\relative c' {c'8 \bar "|" aes[ bes g f g] \bar "|" ees[ f] \bar "|" d[ c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{Ṡ d n P m P g m R S}" (stated as (P1932) "सां ध॒नि॒पमप ग॒म रेसा")
Example 2Alhaiya Bilawal (Q4724406) → "\relative c' {c'8[ b a g] \bar "|" f[ e d c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{Ṡ N D P m G R S}" (stated as (P1932) "सांनिधप मगरेसा")
Example 3Q12940197 → "\relative c' {c'8[ des c b] \bar "|" a[ g f e] \bar "|" des[ c] \bar "|."} \addlyrics{Ṡ Ṙ Ṡ N D P m G r S}" (stated as (P1932) "सांरें॒सांनि धपमग रे॒सा")
Sourceराग-कोश, among others
Planned useadd to raga items as a primary characteristic defining them
See alsoLilyPond notation (P6883)

primary note[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

   Done: primary note (P7600) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionmost prominent note in a raga
RepresentsVadi (Q1923994)
Data typeItem
Domainraga (Q216926)
Example 1Adana (Q2689077)Shadja (Q19813593)
Example 2Alhaiya Bilawal (Q4724406)Dhaivata (Q12434659)
Example 3Q12940197Madhyama (Q12445215)
Sourceराग-कोश, among others
Planned useadd to raga items as a primary characteristic defining them
See alsoLilyPond notation (P6883)

secondary note[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

   Done: secondary note (P7601) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionsecond-most prominent note in a raga; usually a fifth from the primary note, although there are exceptions
RepresentsSamavadi (Q601825)
Data typeItem
Domainraga (Q216926)
Example 1Adana (Q2689077)Panchama (Q15651222)
Example 2Alhaiya Bilawal (Q4724406)Gandhara (Q12423481)
Example 3Q12940197Shadja (Q19813593)
Sourceराग-कोश, among others
Planned useadd to raga items as a primary characteristic defining them
See alsoLilyPond notation (P6883)

Motivation[edit]

These properties serve as a starting point to describe ragas, both Hindustani (all four properties) and Carnatic (the first two, primarily). While a number of other properties may be proposed later to augment the description of these ragas (e.g. for the pakad (Q7125406), Chalan (Q56277847)s, Sthayi (Q7616089)s, and the like), I would like to augment the current (largely empty) items for ragas with this information first. The reference I have given provides such information for at most 1438 different ragas, though I have also identified other sources (such as the Raganidhi of B. Subba Rao) that may serve to expand on this information. Mahir256 (talk) 23:19, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]