Learning a Raaga

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Learning a Raaga

Respected Sir,
Greetings.
How can I learn a particular Raaga...?
For example...you posted very useful information and characteristics of Raaga KAAFI...you also provided a chhota Khayaal for practice. By practicing its aaroh-avroh, and singing the Khayaal should I understand that I have learnt that raaga ?

More Precisely, How to master a Raaga ?

Seeking your valuable guidance...

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Re:Learning a Raga

Very good question indeed!
To Master a Raga you will need more Riyaaz, Compositions(bandish) and hear more from different resources like 'Guru Mukh', recordings, performances etc...and its ongoing process. My podcast are of 10 minutes long and blog page for the same included some notations etc..but I tried to include important aspects of a Raga in that.
But I assume thats just a beginning but not the end. Best way to learn Classical Music is to sit with an able Guru and learn from 'Guru Mukh'. But unfortunately everyone does not have that kind of facility available. SwarSaptak is just an effort to encourage and helping learners.

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Thanks Sir,

Thanks Sir,
Sorry to communicate so late...
I'm not fortunate enough to listen from 'GuruMukh'...But I have very good collection
of bandish from every raga. What is the best way in which I can learn HCM ? How can I utilize the collection available in the best way to learn HCM ?

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Listening and Imitating

Listening and imitating is the foremost important method in music learning . I guess you already understand that. But as they say in India 'Bin guru gyan nahi aave'. I believe its true to date. So utilize your resources in best possible way and learn but always get it checked by someone who knows more than you do.

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Thank You Sir,

Thank You Sir,
Truly described importance of GURU...
Thanks for valuable guidance.