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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Indian Music meets Western: Mokshamu Galada

4 Comments 24 November 2011

  This was inspired by the string quartet composition by Sri VS Narasimhan Sir. I have played the song Mokshamu Galada, by Sri Thyagaraja set in the raga Saramathi, in Adi Tala(8 beat cycle). I arranged the strings and cello parts.   The pitch of this song is D# and the scale of the raga […]

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Dhruva Natchathiram: A Short Film

0 Comments 24 November 2011

  In this short film, Dhruva Natchathiram, the music was again composed by Vishal Chandrashekhar and I played the flute in the song ‘singatthin kotai kulle..’. This film has been nominated and also won awards in many film festivals and it talks about the relationship that a grandson establishes with his grandpa when he comes […]

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Dipam Oil Advertisement

0 Comments 24 November 2011

  Advertisement for lamp oil, Dipam oil. The music was composed by Vishal Chandrashekhar and I played the Flute in this ad. The tune is set in the raga Kalyani (of Carnatic) or equivalently Yaman (of Hindustani) and to a rhythm cycle of 7/8. This rhythm cycle is called Misra chapu in carnatic music and […]

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Indian Instruments : Nadaswaram

Indian Instruments

Indian Instruments : Nadaswaram

3 Comments 22 November 2011

The next in the series of Indian Instruments after the Indian Flute that we will see is the Nadaswaram[1] or Nagaswaram. The Name: Nadaswaram or Nagaswaram? Firstly the name of the instrument. This instrument has been called by different names which includes popularly Nadaswaram, Nagaswaram, Nayanam, Nagachinnam. The fact that this instrument resembles a snake in its […]

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Indian Instruments : Flute

Indian Instruments

Indian Instruments : Flute

0 Comments 19 November 2011

The first Indian Music Instrument is the Indian Bamboo Flute. The flute is a wind instrument, in the sense that sound is produced when wind is forced through a tube with holes. The sound is varied by varying the effective length of the pipe when the holes are closed and opened. The sound is produced […]

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The Trinity of Carnatic Music

Carnatic Classical Composers

The Trinity of Carnatic Music

0 Comments 19 November 2011

Carnatic Music is considered to be a divine music form. Almost entirely, all the compositions are devotional or in praise of God or anecdotal descriptions from hindu mythologies. It is a vocal oriented music form with emphasis on lyrics. Hence, when an instrumental concert is performed, the artiste tries to play with the lyrics in […]

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Learn About Classical Indian Music : The baby steps

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Learn About Classical Indian Music : The baby steps

19 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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My idea about Music and Appreciating music

2 Comments 12 November 2011

Following this entry, we will look through the basics of the language called music and in particular about Indian Music from subsequent posts. 😀 Music can be appreciated without knowing many intricacies at a very superficial level. Still, I have always believed that the appreciation of music, the ability to identify the similarity of two […]

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About Indian Music

0 Comments 12 November 2011

This blog is to cater to those who want to know more about Indian Music; especially the classical genre. What is Music? Music, as defined in our wikipedia, is an art form based on sound and silence. There is music in everything; from a baby wailing to the sound of rain drops, from a train […]

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