Making Thaats with Tetrachords Part IV

In the last two posts we have learned to make 32 Thaats from 8 Tetrachords. Now here is an interactive movie to put them altogether. Study these three posts, find the pattern of note changes. Once you understand the sequence how notes are moving from natural to flats (and fourth sharp), it will never leave your memory again. > Music Theory > Advanced Theory

4 thoughts on “Making Thaats with Tetrachords Part IV

  1. Hi..

    I am slightly confused by your tetrachords because your western notes are not the same as the indian flute notes. For instance on the diagram it says C-sa but my Sa is E as I have an E/B flute. On my flute C is K.Dha which is a five and half hole position. So to play your first tetrachord I play K-Dha, K-Ni, Sa, Ka-re, Ma, upper register Pa

    Could you advise me

    Many thanks

    • Dear Robin
      As you know Indian note names Sa, Re, Ga are relative. Your keynote is always Sa.
      Western notes C, D, are fixed. To keep all examples unified, I write all comparisons if C=Sa.
      In general you must look at the scale. If the scale transposes, the notes will move accordingly.
      In E major scale, E=Sa, F#=R, G#=G and so on.
      On your E flute (B open), Sa could be on E or it could be wherever, if you move the keynote.

  2. Dear Sir,

    I cannot express my gratitude in words.. i’ve been looking for the thaat chart on standard notes for years with no results….

    Thanks a million to you, I’ve it now…

    Time for practice.. by the way.. i play the guitar.


    Sahil Zulfiquer… a wellwisher from Bangladesh

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