Meend (glides) | Ornamentation in Indian classical music | Raag Hindustani



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In its simplest form, a meend is a smooth glide from one note to another. Meends can be between two neighboring notes, but can also span much longer intervals. Although a meend spanning a distance of several notes technically includes all the intermediate frequencies, only selected frequencies are given enough prominence as to be identified clearly. Sometimes only the starting and end notes of a meend can be clearly identified, but at other times, other specific notes are also given prominence. Not all meends travel directly from the starting to ending notes – some meends take circuitous paths, touching notes that do not fall between the notes in question.

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0:00 What is a meend (glide) in Indian classical music?
0:10 Meend in Raag Shuddh Kalyan
0:32 Meend in Raag Bageshree
0:46 Meend in Raag Kedar
1:00 Meend in Raag Bihag
1:17 Chalan or swar vistar of Raag Malkauns featuring a lot of meend (glides)

I provide Western-style scores to help illustrate Indian classical music concepts to a non-Indian audience. The scores are not intended to teach Western notation through Indian music, or to teach Indian music through Western notation. Also, note that in many cases, the Western music symbols used are only approximations and cannot be interpreted exactly the way they would be in Western music.

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  1. One of the purposes of this channel is to share the beautiful tradition of Indian classical music with the world. So, I provide basic-level staff notation to help illustrate Indian classical music concepts to non-Indian audiences too. My intention is not to teach staff notation through Indian music, or to teach Indian music through staff notation. In many cases, the Western music symbols used are only approximations and cannot be interpreted exactly the way they would be in Western music. Also, my knowledge of staff notation is very elementary, so if you have a better way of notating what I am singing on a staff, please do so and share it in the form of a link in response to this comment. It would be much appreciated.
    I have also turned on "community contributions" for translations/transcriptions and subtitling into different languages. If you can contribute, please do. I'd be very grateful, and many people would benefit from your work. Thanks!

  2. Wow! Absolutely fantastic work notating this in western notation Sadhanaji…and I still believe it cannot capture the exact movement of all the notes you end up performing, such is the complexity. Your website is a very precious resource indeed.

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