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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 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

Indian Music, Ragas

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

Indian Music, Ragas

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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