Daatu Varase Lyrics

Daatu  Varase ( = Skip Verses ), also known as Dhatu Varasai. To learn using audio click here ->. lesson-3-Daatu-Varase-Sing-Along Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa. Sa. – Ni3 – Da1 – Pa – Ma1 – Ga3 – Ri1- Sa Taala:…

Sapta Taala Alankara Lyrics

Sapta Taala Alankara , depict the 7 maha taalas or rhythms in Carnatic Music. These are the 7 types of Taalas. To learn using audio click here ->. lesson-3-Sapta-Taala-Alankara Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa. Sa. – Ni3 – Da1 –…

Lesson 3 – Daatu and Alankara – Sing Along

Learn Daatu Varase and Sapta Taala Alankara through these sing along lessons. This album contains 2 popular Daatu Varase and 7 Sapta Taala Alankara in three different speeds. The lessons are in teacher student format. Hence the student can listen and then sing along. After a few repetitions of learning, the student can easily sing along. The lessons are…

Janaka Raagas Explained

As discussed in the article (Concept of Raaga)..there are 72 Janaka Raagas. Also as discussed in the article, there is a systematic way to name these ragas. Now let us look at the how these 72 Raagas were arrived at. Why are there 72 raagas? Why not less and why not more? Math enthusiasts, you…

Concept of Swara

“Swara” is the basic entity of music. It is the sound, which is pleasant to ears. There are seven “swaras” in Indian Classical Music. They are called as “sapta (Seven) Swaras” . They are – “Shadja – Sa”, “Rishabha – Ri”, “Gaandhara -Ga”, “Madhyama – Ma”, “Panchama – Pa”, “Daivata Da”, “Nishada – Ni”. There…

Mandra Sthayee Varase Notes

Mandra Sthayee Varase ( = Lower Pitch Verses ), also known as Keelu Sthaayee Varasai. To learn using audio, click here. lesson-2-Taara-Sthaayee-Mandra-Sthayee Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa+ Sa+ – Ni3 – Da1 – Pa – Ma1 – Ga3 – Ri1- Sa Taala: Adi Taala…

Taara Sthayee Varase Lyrics

Taara Sthayee Varase ( = Higher Pitch Verses ), also known as Hecchu Sthaayee Varasai. To learn using audio, click here. lesson-2-Taara-Sthaayee-Mandra-Sthayee Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa. Sa. – Ni3 – Da1 – Pa – Ma1 – Ga3 – Ri1- Sa…

Janti Varase Notes

Janti Varase (=twin verses), also known as Janta Varasai. To learn using audio, click here.lesson-1-sarale-varase-and-janti-varase Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa+ Sa+ – Ni3 – Da1 – Pa – Ma1 – Ga3 – Ri1- Sa Taala: Adi Taala…

Swaravali

Swaravalis are the first of the Abhyasa Gaana or the exercises designed by Purandara Daasa for students. Swaravalis are- Sarale(learn here), Taara Sthayee(learn here), Mandra Sthayee(learn here), Janti Varase(learn here), Daatu Varase(learn here) and Alankaras(learn here). Each of the above verses introduce the various basics of Carnatic music to student. Each of them are individually…

History of Carnatic Music

Thankfully there are many treatises available from history, which shows the evolution of Carnatic music in India. Indian music was referenced in the Vedas, which date back to > 1000 BC. Sama Veda is dedicated to music. It consists of Rig Vedic hymns, set to music.  Vedic sacrifices also featured musical hymns using 3 –…