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Indian Gods and Goddesss; The Sruti
Intro to the Sruti: There is agreement among Indian scholars that the 22-note sruti is used to form the basis of all the ragas (or scales) in traditional Indian music. Which 22 notes comprise the sruti is a matter for debate, because North and South India have very different traditions. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say that there is no single answer to this question. Here is the 22-note sruti as proposed by Kabir in his system above (with an additional 2 notes along the lowest spine):
Figure 9-8 Kabir’s sruti
. F2# — C2# — G2# — D2# — A2#
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. D1 — A1 — E1 — B1 — F1# — C1#
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Eb – Bb — F — C — G — D — A
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. D1b — A1b — E1b — B1b
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[2 notes beyond the 22 Sruti] [C2b] [G2b]
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