This is the 3rd week of my Online Music Class! So we start every class by singing the Saptak in C scale (or ‘Safed ek’) So today we will understand what C scale means. For that we will take the help of a Harmonium. There are 3 Saptaks in a Harmonium. One Two and three. So if the 1st white key is the note Sa, then the subsequent note will be Flat Re then Re Flat Ga Ga Ma Sharp Ma Pa Flat Dha Dha Flat Ni and then Ni After these 12 notes, the 2nd Saptak begins with Sa, in this manner. and then the 3rd Saptak. The 1st Saptak is called Mandra Saptak. These are the low-pitched notes. Ones voice sounds heavier and the lowest notes like Sa or Re are difficult for everyone to sing. To denote a Sur (Note) from the Mandra Saptak, we put a dot UNDER that Sur (Note). After that is the Madhya Saptak. The notes in this Saptak are comfortable for all to sing. and most songs are sung in this Saptak. And then comes Taar Saptak. These are the high-pitched notes. The voice becomes thin and to denote a Sur (Note) from the Taar Saptak, we put a dot ABOVE that Sur (Note). So you must have noticed I say in every class, we will sing from Safed ek (of Madhya Saptak). This is C scale in Western music. and usually singing in this scale is comfortable for all. When we say we are singing from C scale it means Sa starts from Safed ek (first white note) of Madhya Saptak. Now, many beginners get confused hearing ‘scales’. So remember that first white key (of Madhya Saptak) of Harmonium is the C scale. Kaali ek (first black key) is C sharp (C#) scale. After that D scale. D sharp (D#) scale E scale F scale After that F sharp (F#) scale. Then G and G# scale. A scale A# scale then B scale and then we again come to C scale of Taar Saptak. In the same way you can show the scales in Mandra Saptak or Taar Saptak. Knowledge of scales is used more in Instrumental music So if you are using the Piano app, which has 88 keys then we are talking about ‘C4’ key on your piano app. Now another interesting point! that you can play Sa from any key It’s not necessary Sa will always start from first white key of a Saptak. If someone asks you to play the Saptak from C# scale, or to sing, then Sa will be at first black key of Madhya Saptak. But do note that then Re will be, after leaving one note, here. then Ga will be here, after leaving one note, because Flat Ga comes in between. After that Ma comes here. Then leave a note for Sharp Ma Then Pa comes here Leaving another note for Flat Dha, then Dha will come here. Then Ni comes here and Sa comes again on first black of Taar Saptak. So always remember that Sa whether in Mandra Saptak, Madhya or Taar Saptak will always be located symmetrically. Now, we will try playing a song on Harmonium or Piano app. So, as you must have already guessed, I played a very common and popular song, the ‘Happy Birthday’ song in the Piano app. So that you can easily learn it and use it in your daily life. Now I’ll play the same video in slow motion, so you can understand which notes I am playing. So this week, you have to understand your Harmonium, Piano or Piano app properly. Try playing the ‘Happy Birthday song’. and if you want to learn to play some other song, I am sure you will find some Youtube tutorial specifically teaching that song. If you don’t find a tutorial for a specific song, write it in the comment, I will definitely try to help you with it. Before you leave, I want to give you a Homework. that you find the full names of these 7 basic Surs and write it in the YouTube discussion section I will give the correct answer on Monday. and will announce the name of one lucky winner in the next class. Ranjish hi Sahi (Singer: Mehdi hassan) In the next class, we will learn what Alankaar or Palte are. and like every time, don’t forget to Subscribe to my Youtube channel Like, Comment and Share this video if you think it can be useful to someone else as well. And if you have any doubt, then put it in the Comment section, I will definitely answer it ASAP.