Geethams, as we all know, belong to the sphere of Kalpitha Sangeetham. It belongs to the group of Abhyasa Gana like the varisais, alankaras, swarajathis etc.By the time a student reaches the stage of singing Geethams, after thoroughy learning the swara exercises and alankaras(in Trikalas), he/she is expected to have gained fair degree of faculties in the concept of Sruthi, Swara and Tala, capable of producing precise swarasthanas with proper intonation and rhythmic grip. After this stage, Geethams are introudced with a new addition named Sahitya Aksharas. This is the first musical composition a student learns with a specific raga and tala mentioned by the composer. As we all know..
Varnams are scholarly compositions and the Pillar of Abyasa Ganams. They teach the Raga in its entirety with their Unique sancharas along with its typical gamakas. Varnams teach you the basics of Manodharma Sangeetham. Varnams are of different kinds. The usual is Tana Varnam. A master class is ..
A classic geetham in Raga Neelambari set to Trisra Jathi Triputa Talam is posted for learning purposes. The geetham is in praise of Lord Rama.Please Subscribe to Shanmukhapriya Academy of Music Channel in YouTube for getting notified for more lessons in Carnatic Music
Since I am getting several mails requesting for Ashtapadi Online Classes , I am happy to announce a series of Online Workshop / Classes on Geetha Govindam or Jayadeva Ashtapadi, on this auspicious day being Vishu.
People who are passionate about learning Ashtapadi/Gita Govindam, may please WhatsApp Mrs. Sumithra Bharadwaj @ 9940424424.
may please WhatsApp Mrs. Sumithra Bharadwaj @ 9940424424.
People who intend to join for these classes should sing fairly well and must have a very good concept of Sruthi and Talam. People who are in Varnam/ Krithi levels can easily join.
The first Session will be on Thursday 16th April 2020 at 4.30 pm IST.
The Total Number of Songs / geethams in Ashtapadi is 24 which is distributed among 12 Sargams as follows.
Once again, its a new beginning, the festive mood is a bit shadowed due to the Corona Pandemic. Still life is all about hope, wishes and dreams. Here is my heartiest Vishu Greetings to all dear friends and visitors of this blog with lots of love and prayers..
I received a mail a couple of days before posing a question. The person who had sent the mail wanted to know my take on this. I am just reposting the question here.
Question :Is there any purpose of composing a new kriti ? Like i see present day composers composing carnatic music kritis and making their disciples sing that, but i think that’s just a sheer waste of time. That’s my opinion. And in those compositions,…..