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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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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 -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 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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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

No 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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