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Motivic analysis and its relevance to raga identification in carnatic music

  title={Motivic analysis and its relevance to raga identification in carnatic music},
  author={Ashwin Bellur and Vignesh Ishwar and Hema A. Murthy},
A r¯ aga is a collective melodic expression consisting of motifs. A r¯ aga can be identified using motifs which are unique to it. Motifs can be thought of as signature prosodic phrases. Different r¯ agas may be composed of the same set of notes, or even phrases, but the prosody may be completely different. In this paper, an attempt is made to deter mine the characteristic motifs that enable identification o f a r¯ aga and distinguish between them. To determine this, motifs are first manually… Expand

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