Razakhani baj or Purab (or eastern) baj
Razakhani baj or Purab ( or eastern ) baj – This style is propagated by Ghulam raza a musician at the court of Wajid Ali shah at Lucknow. The Razakhani gat employs not only the da ra and the dir strokes but also the rda strokes, the opposite of dir where the outward stroke if followed by the inward in quick succession.
Today in present day contemporary performances we see that there are convergence of different styles, both the gats are practised using various taals, high degree of stylizations ( which is more systematic and intricate) have been introduced in the original patterns by our guru here in Sangeet Sadhana.
In Sangeet sadhana Gata ( vilambit and drut gat )compositions with khayal gayaki aanga are taught following a particular sequence which is broadly as i) sthayi, (manjh), Antara ii) dugun tan, iii) jhala with tan and tihai. We follow the traditional aalap-jod-jhala-gat sequence. Instrumental renditions either follow the tantkari ang or the gayaki ang.
Our String instrument teaching style follows Maihar Gharana ( Baba Allaudin Khan gharana), with considerable vocal influence. It uses both khayal gayaki style and dhrupad ang in the rendition. Our Guruji is from Maihar Gharana and usage of all forms of taans like chhut and sapat tans, phirat, diri-diri tans, dhrupad style gamak Taans are practised here with finer detailing and demonstration.