#30-Bhāvayāmi Raghurāmam

A workshop on Rāmāyana Keerthanās will be organised in Kochi – Kerala by  Shanmukhapriya School of Music during this Divine Ramayana Month.

Exqusite and evergreen Krithis of  Lord Rama composed by Saint Tyagaraja and Maharaja Swathi Tirunal will be  the theme of the workshop

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#26 – Swara Devathās- Sangeethothpaththi – Part 2

This post is a continuation of my previous post The Origin of Music – Sangeethothpaththi – Part1

The swarās Shadjam, Gāndharam and Madhyamam were born in the family of Celestials. The Panchama was born in the line of Pitrs and Rishabham and Dhaivatam belongs to the family of Rishis. Nishāda was born in the family of Asurās. The presiding deities for the sapta swaras are Agni, Brahma, Saraswathi, Siva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Surya respectively.

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#25-The Origin of Music – Sangeethothpaththi-Part 1

शङ्करं पार्वति नत्वा द्रुष्टवाचेदं वचो ब्रवीत

संगीता शास्त्रम् हे नाथ ! मह्यं वद  सुखप्रदम्   ||

shankaram pārvathi nathwaa drushtwaachedam vacho braveeth

                  sangeetha sāsthram he naadha ! mahyam vada sukhapradam              ||

Once Pārvathi bowed respectfully to Lord Parameswara and asked. “Oh Lord! Could you please explain about the science and origin of music that gives transcendent bliss to all the creatures in this Universe ? ”.

Lord said to his consort. Hey ! Pārvathi. Please listen carefully. I created the Panchabhoothās and the Saptaswarās that form the base of Sangeetha Sāsthra from my 5 faces.

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#10- Carnatic Singing Lesson – Thiruppugazh

Thiruppugazhs are Tamil hymns composed by the 15th Century poet Saint Arunagirinathar.  These are sung in praise of Lord Muruga mostly, though very few songs are composed about Lord Shiva and Vishnu.  Lord Muruga, is regarded as the embodiment of beauty, bravery, compassion and wisdom.

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Here is a home recording of melodiously composed Thiruppugazh in Raga Khamas.  Notations are provided to supplement learning. 

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#9-Carnatic Singing Lesson-Karunai Deivame-Sindhubhairavi

Karunai Deivame is a beautiful composition composed by Madurai Sri. T. Srinivasan. The song is in praise of Goddess  Karpagaambaal in Raga Sindhubhairavi set to Adi Tala. 

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Contact Details of My Gurus

Dear Friends/ Visitors

As I am getting several mails everyday for music teachers whom I know in Coimbatore and Bangalore, I am sharing the contact details of my Gurus in Coimbatore and Bangalore after taking their consent. Interested parents/students  can contact my most reverred Gurus  for Vocal,Violin (Coimbatore) and Veena Classes (Bangalore) for learning

Sri Hariharan Sir Residing at CoimbatoreViolinist – Disciple of Sri. M. Chandrasekharan – Takes both Vocal and Violin Classes

Contact Number: 099409 86331

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Smt. Seetha Balakrishnan – Resides in Bangalore – AIR Graded Artist – Teaches only Veena– Disciple of Sri.Trivandrum Venkatraman – 

Contact Number : 080-2555 1404Seetha Balakrishnan1

#8-Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram-By Adi Sankara-Audio

Sri Ganesha Pancharatnam is a beautiful hymn comprising of five stanzas composed in the Pancha-Chamara metre in praise of Lord Ganesha by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.  The chanting of this sloka every day with devotion, is said to bring in a healthy life free of blemishes, learning, noble sons, a long life that is calm and pleasant and  spiritual and material prosperity.

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#7-Vakra Janta Varisai -2 Notations and Audio Lesson

Continuing with the Advanced Varisai Series for students of Carnatic Music. This varisai is a combination of Sarali, Dhattu and Jantai Varisai. Obviously, the student learns to sing the swaras without slipping in swara sthanas and sruthi after thorough practice.

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#6-Carnatic Singing Lesson – Kandena Govindana-Adi-Chandrakouns

 

Here is a recording of the Krithi Kandena Govindana in Raga Chandrakouns composed by Sri. Purandaradasar. This krithi was taught in the recent workshop conducted in Bangalore and it is just a glimpse of what we did during the afternoon session.

The krithi is sung in a slow pace for learning purpose. Refer to the notations for guidance in swara sthanas. Intended for students in Intermediary Level in Carnatic Music.

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#24-Classification of Raga on the Basis of Gender

Though Ragas can be classified under several heads like Shadava, Audava, Sampoorna, Swarantara, Bhashanga, Upanga, Vakra etc, this particular post lays emphasis on the aspect of classifying ragas according to gender-male, female and neuter ragas.

Narada was the first to introduce the concept of classifying ragas according to masculine(male), feminine(female) and neuter(Napumsaka) groups.

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