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Keyboard Music Notes & Piano Song Notations by Gurudev

Western Notations Guide to Convert Classical Indian Carnatic Notations

The notes used in this site are in classical indian carnatic notation i.e. saregama.

Below is a mapping of keys between classical Indian and Western notations for the benefit of those visitors who can only understand the western notations.

Indian Notation Western Equivalent Keyboard key
s C First key in an octave
r1 C# (C Sharp) Second key in an octave
r2 / g1 D Third key in an octave
r3 / g2 D# (D Sharp) Fourth key in an octave
g3 E Fifth key in an octave  
m1 F Sixth key in an octave
m2 F# (F Sharp) Seventh key in an octave
p G Eighth key in an octave
d1 G# (G Sharp) Ninth key in an octave
d2 / n1 A Tenth key in an octave
d3 / n2 A# (A Sharp) Eleventh key in an octave
n3 B Twelveth key in an octave

The above notations refer to middle octave of the keyboard.

Higher octave notations will also be the same as above except that they will be in capital letters.
For instance: n3 in higher octave shall be written as N3

Lower octave notations will also be same as above except that they will be underlined.
For instance: n3 in lower octave shall be written as n3