15 July 2006


Is it just me, or has anyone else observed that the song "Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd seems to be having a strong resemblance some carnatic ragam ? Particularly the opening guitar ? I could be wrong too ! Any pointers anyone ?

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:15 AM


  1. Blogger Suraj posted at Monday, July 17, 2006 at 2:19:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    That is the very common Pentatonic - The notes in the scale of Mohanam :) Another famous song I can think of is "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin.

    Of course, calling just the 'scale' a 'ragam' is sin and I should kill myself for that (before the purists do). ;)

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