Empirical Study of Indian Classical Ragas Structure and its Emotional Influence on Human Body For Music Therapy
Authors: A.A.Bardekar, Ajay.A.Gurjar
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Abstract---Before some decades, ancient Indian classical musical maestros affirmed that, ragas influences motions of human being by changing the resonance of human body.Some ragas like darbari kanada, khamaj and pooriya are found to help in defusing mental tension, particularly in the case of hysterics. Raga malhar Pacifies anger, excessive mental, excitement & mental instability, Raga jaijaivanti have also been pound effective in curing mental disorders and calming the mind.Although it is require to verify this raga correlation systematically. By survey, it has been seen that no schemes have demonstrated yet. In the light of above discussion, the proposed research presented in this paper is aimed to discover the science behind phonetics of raga and its effects on nerve system. This research is one step to explore scientifically the
ancient way of alternative medicine i.e. raga therapy, which is a need of the day since current advances in technology and rising workload on human being is accompanied by stress. This research focuses on to study the influence of Indian classical ragas structure
on human body while person is listening and experiencing an emotion in it by capturing EEG signals. The brainwave signals database will be collected and analyze. This research work addresses these objectives and aims to present a strong case which will help medical practitioners like psychiatrist, to treat patient by
injecting music stimulus.