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  • Swaras in Carnatic Music

    The carnatic music system has seven basic notes (referred to as ‘Swaras’) namely – sa, ri, ga, ma, pa, dha and ni. The swaras r1, ga, ma, dha and ni have two variations of frequency values – namely ri1, ri2, ga2, ga3, ma1, ma2, dha1, dha2, ni2 and ni3. The notes sa and pa... Read More
    Fri, 05/12/2014 - 15:11
  • Remembering Mandolin Srinivas

    One of the most talented musicians of our age, Mandolin Srinivas was a child prodigy. There was music in his every sphere of activity. He brought in innovative ways of creating carnatic music from a device that was considered western. His deep understanding of the instrument and creative genius was... Read More
    Fri, 05/12/2014 - 14:46
  • Violin in Carnatic Music

    Ramaswami Dikshitar, (the father of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar) observed the various western instruments being played, when they were staying at Manali, near Chennai and was particularly fascinated by the violin. He spoke to Sri Muthu Krishna mudaliar (who was their host and who was working with the... Read More
    Thu, 04/12/2014 - 18:40
  • Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar - an introduction

    This (Aippasi) is an improtant month for the Carnatic music lovers. As per  the Tamil calender, Naraka chaturdasi which is celebrated as  Deepavali falls in this month.  According to the Puranas,  Narakasura was killed by Sri Krishna on this day and it is also  on this day... Read More
    Tue, 02/12/2014 - 18:27
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