Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Todi (Kangra, Pahadi - circa A.D. 1790)
Todi, also known as Mian-ki-Todi (Miyan-ki-Thodi), is a very common morning rag. However, there is a certain disagreement as to its structure. According to some, all seven notes are used in both the ascending and descending structures; according to this approach, this rag is sampurna - sampurna. Others suggest that the Pa is absent in the arohana but present in the avarohana; according to this approach this rag is shadav - sampurna. Here we are presenting the sampurna - sampurna version. There is also disagreement concerning the vadi and the samvadi. Some consider the vadi to be Dha while others consider it to be Ma. Many musicians consider the samvadi to be Ga.
Sampurna - Sampurna (disputed) - (general discussion of jati)
Morning - (general discussion of time and rag)
Sa-Pa or Sa-Komal-Dha - (general discussion of drone)
For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"
Bismillah Khan sings Miya Ki Todi
Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan - Mian Ki Todi, Bihag, interview
N. Rajam Violin
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi & Ustad Rashid Khan- Miyan ki todi
Kartik Kumar - Miyan ki Todi
Sanjeev Abhayankar Raag Miyan-ki-todi 1/3
Sanjeev Abhayankar Raag Miyan-ki-todi 2/3
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