Learn About Classical Indian Music : The baby steps

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Learn About Classical Indian Music : The baby steps

15 Comments 12 November 2011

So, today we start our journey, a journey  in which I hope I will also learn to understand and appreciate Indian Music more.Music as I had mentioned before is a collection of sounds and silences. But it is not as random as it seems. Sound is, as our friend wikipedia says, a mechanical wave that […]

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vatapi ganapati

Expert's Corner

Vaatapi Ganapatim Bhajeham

0 Comments 18 September 2012

  On the occasion of Ganesha pooja, this article is dedicated to Lord Ganapathy, the remover of all obstacles.  This is a guest post / re-post by Sri K V Ramprasad, popularly known in the blog world as hamsanandi and neelanjana. In his own words, he is a ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ. Musicphile. Bibliophile. Astrophile. Blogophile. Twitterphile, Thyagarajaphile, Dr. M Balamuralikrishna) […]

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Happy Independence day India :-)

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Happy Independence day India :-)

7 Comments 14 August 2012

  On the occasion of Indian Independence day, 15th August 2012, I share with you all two of my tracks, which are really close to my heart. 1. Vande Mataram I had done this track about a month ago and it was one that I really loved doing. I had always loved the Vande Mataram […]

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Ragas of Sri Krishna

Expert's Corner, Ragas

Ragas of Sri Krishna

2 Comments 15 June 2012

  This article is a guest post / re-post by Sri K V Ramprasad, popularly known in the blog world as hamsanandi and neelanjana. In his own words, he is a ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ. Musicphile. Bibliophile. Astrophile. Blogophile. Twitterphile, Thyagarajaphile, Dr. M Balamuralikrishna) BMKphile. He has written a book Hamsanada, and blogs here at Neelanjana. The Ragas to which […]

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Expert's Corner

Expert’s Corner

2 Comments 15 June 2012

  Hi I am introducing a new category here, the Expert’s Corner. Here I would try to include articles written by guest authors who are well known in the blogworld for not only their deep interest and passion for Indian Music but also for taking time to analyze certain aspects of it as well. I hope […]

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Thirteenth Step

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Thirteenth Step

5 Comments 04 April 2012

Hi all, Here is my recent composition. I have called it the ‘Thirteenth Step’. It is more or less based on natabhairavi scale with a hint of saramathi. The rhythm cycle is quite a complex one of 13 beats. The normal compositions that one encounters are mostly based on 3/4/5/7/8 beat. This has come out […]

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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 1

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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 1

4 Comments 20 February 2012

  The next raga we will see about is a beautiful, romantic and easily one of the most pleasant ragas in carnatic music, nalinakAnthI. This raga is also a personal favorite of mine. There have been many classical compositions and quite a few semi-classical and film songs based on this raga. I have heard people […]

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Musical Musings: Sankarabharanam and Sarasangi

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Musical Musings: Sankarabharanam and Sarasangi

3 Comments 08 February 2012

  For the first post under my musical musings, I want to write about a thought I had about the ragas sankarAbharanam and sarasAngi. I was doing some review for my next post that I am writing about the raga nalinakAnthi when I started to think about its parent, sankarAbharanam. The scale of sankarAbharanam  is […]

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Raga Ranjani Part-2

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Raga Ranjani Part-2

0 Comments 09 January 2012

  Continuing from the previous post, in this one, we will see about ranjani from some compositions point of view. I had mentioned towards the end of the last post that there were not many compositions that I knew about, but after some digging around I have got some compositions, recordings which I would share […]

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Raga Ranjani Part -1

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Raga Ranjani Part -1

2 Comments 29 December 2011

The next raga we will see about is ranjanI. It is one of my favorite raga though not so favored by few of my friends :-). The name ranjani is supposed to mean ‘one who gives happiness’. The raga can give different flavors depending on its handling which we will see about in this post. […]

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Raga Charukesi Part-2

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Raga Charukesi Part-2

5 Comments 14 December 2011

  Continuing from the previous post, we will see more about the shades of emotions that Charukesi creates by taking up some great compositions and using them as our starting point for analysis. Innam En Manam, pada Varnam by Sri LGJ I had mentioned before that Charukesi creates a feeling of sadness mingled with hope. […]

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