aroha

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aroha

(ˈɑːrɒhə)
n
NZ love, compassion, or affectionate regard
[Māori]
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in its Arohana (Ascent) only five notes are used, whereas the Avarohana (descent) uses all seven notes.
The Arohana includes the following: Sa Re, Ma Pa Ni, Sa, while the Avarohana includes Sa ni Dha, Pa Dha Ma Ga Re, Pa Ma Ga, Re Ga Ni Sa.
A raga," said Ravi Shankar, "is a scientific, precise, subtle and aesthetic melodic form with its own peculiar ascending and descending movement consisting of either a full seven-note octave, or a series of six or five notes in a rising or falling structure called the Arohana and Avarohana.