nAttai (or, natta) is a rāgam in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is a janya ragam (derivative) of chalanatta, 36th melakarta rāgam (parent scale) in the 72 melakarta rāgam system. nAttai has a distinct melody and brings out the vira rasam, invoking pride and grandeur in the listeners.

Arohanam: S R3 G3 M1 P D3 N3 S
Avarohanam: S N3 P M1 R3 S

An auspicious RAgam, suitable to begin a concert. Since it creates a highly musical atmosphere, when sung at the commencement of a concert, it is usually a preferred Ragam at the beginning of a concert. It evokes VIra Rasa. This is a Tri StAyI RAgam, and RI is rendered as dirgha kampita svaram. This Ragam shines well in Madhyama KAla AlApana and TAnam. TAnam played in veena creates a very pleasing effect. The Raaga ChAyA svaras are RI Ma and GA (JIva svaras). Source: carnatic-music.com

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