Krish Rajesh Iyengar has been undergoing formal Carnatic (Indian Classical) Music training from the age of 6. Currently, he’s tutoring under Mrs Radha Vasudevan. Krish Iyengar leverages his good voice to sing and has sung in a few languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada.
Maand is supposed to have evolved from Rajasthani folk music. Maand is a feisty raga, popular in North India and well-known for lighter pieces in the South. It is delightful to the listener and performer alike. It brings forth the mood of romance, combined with cheer and warmth.
Maand is often spiced up with foreign notes to make it “misra” Maand, like “chai” becomes “masala chai.” The notes that feature in the conventional Maand raga include Sadja, Suddha Rishabha, Antara Gandhara, Suddha Madhyama, Panchama, Chatusruti Dhaivata, and Kakali Nishada, and not in that order. It is the zigzag patterns in this raga that give rise to a feeling that only can be compared with enjoying a swing on a trapeze.
Yentha Pratibha (Raaga: Mohanam)
Mohanam is a rāga in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is an audava rāga (or owdava rāga, meaning pentatonic scale). It is usually described as a janya rāga of Harikamboji (28th Melakartha Raga). However, alternate opinions suggest that Mechakalyani may be a more appropriate classification based on the lakshana of the raga.
The equivalent of Mohanam in Hindustani music is Bhoop (or Bhopali).
It is one of the common pentatonic scales across the world and is very popular in East Asian and South-east Asian music, including China and Japan.
Muddhugare Yashoda (Kurinji/ Nattakurinji)
Kurinji or Nattakurinji is a raga (musical scale) in Carnatic music. It is an audava janya raga of 28th Melakarta raga Harikambhoji. This raga is good to sing in the evenings. It is used both in Hindustani and Carnatic music.
Nattakurinji and is an asymmetric rāgam is said to have three types of ascending (arohana) and descending scales (avarohana).