|Hindustani classical music|
The Khamaj thaat can be obtained by replacing the Shuddha Nishad of Bilaval by Komal Nishad. The ragas of this thaat are full of Shringara Rasa (romantic) hence this raga is mostly rendered in the form of light classical thumris, tappas, horis, kajris etc. Its pictorial descriptions in the existing texts are sensuous and even today, the raga Khamaj is considered to be a 'flirtatious' raag. There is a theory which assumes that in the past, Khamaj scale found its way in Ch'in music of the late medieval China.
The parent-scale or Thaat of Khamaj, notated in sargam notation, has the following structure: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa'.
In Western terms, assuming the tonic (Sa) to be at C, the scale would be: C D E F G A B-flat C.
Ragas in Khamaj thaat include: