Lesson 5 – Learn Daatu Varase Online

Learn Daatu Varase through these sing along lessons. This album contains 2 popular Daatu Varase 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 Shruti is at G and is generally suitable for both…

Shlokas

# Shloka Name Lyrics Meaning 1 Gajananam   Gajaananam bhoota gaNaadi sevitam Kapittha jumbhoo fala saara bhakshitham Uma sutam shokha vinaasha kaaraNam Namaami vighneshwara paada pankajam Oh elephant faced one, one who is worshipped by Bhootas and Ganas, One who enjoys the juice of fruits Kapittha and Jumbhoo, Son of Uma, One who destroys grief,…

N R Prashanth

A Versatile Carnatic Vocalist – N.R. Prashanth

Renowned Carnatic Vocalist, Vid. N. R. Prashanth, born in 1967 is a front line artist of India and was born to Smt. and Sri. N.K. Rama Prasanna. He is known for his innovative and explorative approach to creation and expression in music. It is Prashanth’s high caliber as a performing vocalist that inspired him to…

Naming of Janaka Raagas

There are 72 Janaka Raagas in the carnatic style of classical music. The naming of these Raagas is a very interesting concept. There is a significant mathematical structure to this system, an age old but sophisticated one. By looking at the name of the Raaga it is possible to derive some the Raaga number, which…

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 Raaga

A “Raaga” is a combination of “Swaras” or notes. Indian Classical Music thrives on “raaga”. A “raaga” is not just a melody or a tune. It is the name given to any melody that always comprises of a predetermined set of “swaras” occurring in a pattern. A special note on “raaga” is that “raaga” or…

Concept of Taala

A “Taala”  is the exercise of measuring the music speed. “Taala” is the undividable part of music. A “Taala” can be of seven types. They are known as “Sooladi sapta taalas”. “Sooladi” is a type of composition which gave    rise to “taala”.The seven types of Taalas are – “Dhruva“, “Matya“, “Roopaka“, “ Jhumpe“, “…

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…