Ragas of Sri Krishna

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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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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 2

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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 2

22 Comments 17 March 2012

  In the last post, the first part on the raga nalinakAnthI, we had seen about the scale and basic handling of the raga, how it is close and different to a sister raga kedAram and how it is a beaauoootiful raga. Now as in this post, we will see about some of the compositions […]

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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 1

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Raga Nalinakanthi Part 1

8 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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Raga Ranjani Part-2

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Raga Ranjani Part-2

1 Comment 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

4 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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Raga Charukesi Part-1

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Raga Charukesi Part-1

9 Comments 29 November 2011

The next raga we will see is one of my very favourite, chArukEsi and thankfully for me it has the same name in both Carnatic and Hindustani ;-). It is also a sampoorna raga without vakra swaras. So, first what is a sampoorna raga? And what are vakra swaras? Sampoorna Ragas sampoorna in sanskrit means […]

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Raga Mayamalavagowla Part 2

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Raga Mayamalavagowla Part 2

No Comments 17 November 2011

In this part, we will see the mood that Mayamalavagowla creates, the handling of this raga in different songs and basic phrases that are used in while it is played as a raga alaap. This is the continuation from the previous post. We will first see the moods that mayamalavagowla creates and then see how […]

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Raga Mayamalavagowla Part 1

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Raga Mayamalavagowla Part 1

1 Comment 16 November 2011

Well, in the previous post we had seen some basics about classical music and I had told we will start our discussions from the next post. So here we go. For the first raga, we will take up the raga Mayamalavagowla  as it is called in South Indian Carnatic Music or an equivalent Bhairav as […]

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