It manifests itself very subtly, almost as
an AbhAsa ("swara kA AbhAsa honA" - i.e. when
a swara is not explicitly intoned but an impression
of it is created). For instance, zoom in on the
region between 0:26 and 0:27 (It has been a while
since I last gave this recording a hearing. I
don't have the time right now to listen to it
again in its entirety but this is what I gathered
from the first 3 min).
ps: The pramANa (proportion) of the n in Ramkali
varies across schools/styles).
>I just came across some notes from AACM showing again no komal nishad.
>Perhaps it's just a gharana specific thing.
Then may be they don't use it. In the clip below, I
can clearly hear an AbhAsa of n at the location cited.
I am now tempted to haul out that recording and give it
a complete hearing.
If I recall correctly, Bhatkhande has documented at least
one composition that has no komal nishAd (as in, m P d n d P).
Caution: Notation does not necessarily capture the actual
ucchAraNa. Especially in rAgas like Bhairav (and products
of Bhairav), with their Andolita r and d, the supporting
swaras may not be always indicated on paper. Recall the
gupt (hidden) komal nishAd in Bhairav, in most instances
not explicitly notated.
Bhatkhande devotes a fair amount of space to Ramkali in H-S-P;
I don't remember if he has anything specifically to say about
the Rampur version. Incidently, there is another version that
uses both the gandhArs (and I think Bhatkhande has a bandish of
that type too).
I listened to the entire Ramkali recording
and but for the location I have earlier
cited, there is no komal nishAd anywhere else.
I also asked Ravi Shankar, both about the
komal nishAd in the Ramkali taught to him
and about the AbhAsa in the clip (*). He
said that Ramkali as taught by Baba Allauddin
eschewed the komal nishAd. Apropos of the
second point he said (I'm not sure he listened
to the clip) that while fading away his N he
may have given an impression of n (presumably
(*) now at http://www.sawf.org/audio/rs_ramkali.ram)
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