Let’s take a look at the different notes in Indian music.
Sa, re, ga, ma (half open), pa, dha, ni, sa
The basic scale used in Hindustani music is like the major scale.
Let’s play the major scale.
Now let’s play the major scale on a larger flute.
In Hindustani music there are many modes or scales; not just major or minor scales as in Western music.
The raga is a specialty of Indian music, and there are many different modes or scales.