Carnatic Singing Lessons

Dear Friends,

 Here is a small attempt to share some basic soulful bhajans and slokas for the kids to learn –  named as Carnatic Singing Lessons available in the main navigation bar.  These are small audio files recorded at home .  Kids can hear and learn the same and sing  during their daily prayers.  A download option is also available.

1. A Hymn Praising Lord Ganesha

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Generally, when I write the Raga Review of a particular raga, I use the terms Jiva swara, Gruha Swara etc. Here is a small attempt to explain what are these terms.

1.Gruha Swaram is the note on which the Raga is commenced. There may be One, Two or even more Graha Swaras in a Ragam.

2.Hamsa/Jiva Swaram  is the note which reveals the melodic identity of the Raga; (Soul of the raga).

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01 Brochevarevarura – Kamas – Adi – Thyagaraja
02 Saragunapalimpa – Kedara Gowla – Adi – Ramnad Srinivasa Iyengar
03 Sarojadalanetri – Sankarabharanam – Adi – Shyama Sastry
04-Harihara Puthram-Vasanta-Khanda Ekam-Dikshitar

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Janmashtami Celebrations 2012

Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as described by the Vedas. In Sanskrit, the word Krishna means “all-attractive.” Krishna is the most beautiful, powerful, famous, wealthy, wise and renounced. Since He possesses all these opulences at the same time and in full, He is defined as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha

Abhyuthanam Adharmasya Tadatmanam Srijami Aham”

Let’s celebrate the glory of Shri Krishna as he ascended to destroy the evil from the face of earth.


Happy Janmashtami Celebrations

Here is my contribution to add colour to the celebration. Sharing a  few very good soulful,divine songs of Lord Krishna..

#98-Lord Krishna Songs-Janmashatami


01-Karuna cheyvan, Yadukulakambhoji, Misra Chapu, Iriyamman Thampi-Chembai
02-eppadithan-os arun-neelambari-oothukad
03-Heygovind -Ranjani & Gayatri – Bhajan -Desh

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#13-Art and Science of Singing Voice

Yesterday I attended a Seminar on Voice Training and here I am just reproducing what ever I heard in the Seminar presented Dr. Jayakumar Menon, a vocalogist at KIMS Hospital and Binu John Mathew  – Eminent Voice Trainer.

Role of Lips, Teeth  and Throat while Singing.

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