HAPPY PONGAL 2019

HAPPY PONGAL GREETINGS !

Dear Friends and Visitors

In this Happy Occassion, here is my heartfelt wishes to one and all of you .. HAPPY PONGAL

May this Pongal bring you bountiful Happiness and Good Luck in the coming year

May this  Pongal  make All your Dreams come True

May this Pongal bring you all that’s best and everything you’re so deserving of.

#34-Vipanchika Mahotsavam 2019

Dear Visitors and Friends

This is an open invitation from Shanmukhapriya Foundation to all visitors, well wishers and friends to participate in the upcoming Vipanchika Mahotsavam 2019, a two day festival dedicated exclusively for honouring the divine instrument Veena, on the auspicious occasion of Vasanth Panchami during February 9th Saturday and 10th Sunday. 

Shanmkhapriya Foundation is a non-profit research institution that works towards the promotion of South Indian Carnatic Music and Veena.  Shanmukhapriya School of Music,  an integral part of Shanmukhapriya Foundation has successfully completed 21 years in the domain of teaching Carnatic Music and Veena

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Happy New Year 2019

Dear friends and visitors

Once again a fresh and pristine New year has arrived bringing in new dreams, new hopes and aspirations. This is what I wish for myself and all my friends.   🙂

Let there be more integrity and value in every moment of our life, more precision and productivity in the work we do or the art we practice, absolute focus and mastery in achieving our milestones this year, be very mindful in words and deeds, living the life with a definite purpose, serving others so that it makes you more happier and ultimately dedicating everything to the Supreme Power.

Wish you all a very very happy and achieving 2019 bringing you loads of fortunes.

Celebrate Life..

 

#33-Activity Based Teaching of Carnatic Music in Schools

It was really a fulfilling experience and a fun filled workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya , Ernakulam. Topic was Activity Based Teaching Methodology of Carnatic Music in Schools.. It was a very good start for me  with Kendriya Vidyalaya. Several fun filled activities were roped in to teach carnatic music…

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#3-Ashtapadi/Gita Govindam Audio Lessons

Ashtapadi Audio Lessons are released by Shanmukhapriya School of Music .   The lessons are taught in the mode of teaching and learning method with student participation. 

ASHTAPADI / GITA GOVINDAM 

The Total Number of Songs / geethams in Ashtapadi is 24 which is distributed among 12 Sargams. In general, the practice is to begin Ashtapadi with Thodaya Mangalam in Raga Nattai.

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 Index of  Ashtapadi

Sargam 1 -Saamodadamodaram

  1. Dashavathara Ragamalika – 10 Ragas
  2. Sritha Kamalakucha – Bhairavi
  3. Lalithalavanga – Vasantha
  4. Chandana Charchitha – Pantuvarali

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#2-Carnatic Music Audio Lesson Samples

Carnatic Music high quality Audio Lessons are released by Shanmukhapriya School of Music based on the Course Book Sangeetha Sampoorna- Beginners Level.   The lessons are taught in the mode of teaching and learning method with student participation.

Join Shanmukhapriya School of Music and learn at your own pace anywhere – anytime through these Audio Lessons. 

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Happy Diwali 2018

Dear Friends, Visitors, and Wellwishers

Wish you all a very very Happy Diwali !!.

May this festival of lights illuminate your life with Supreme Health, Abundant Prosperity, Endless Joy, and  Flourishing Success !!

May the Supreme Light within each of us illumine Our Minds, Enlighten Our Hearts with Endless Joy and Strengthen Our Character.

#28-Learning Carnatic Music

The birth of this post is the result of several mails I have been receiving,  to write a blog post on Music Practice. Here we go !!

When it comes to learning and practice, the modern trend is to learn a few sarali swaras, then alankaras and geethams to the extent of 4 numbers and then 2 swarajathis which are very popular like Raravenu in Bilahari Raga and Sambasivayenave in Khamas Raga. In a matter of 6 months the students are graduated to Varnams and Krithis.

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