#14-Carnatic Singing Lesson – Divyanama Keerthanam- Raga Andhali

Tyagaraja Swami composed a set of songs to sing collectively or as a chorus, as an expression of bhakthi and bhajana tradition. These came to be known as Divya Nama Sankeerthanas. Many of these songs have the theme as Ramayana , but there are also songs on human conduct.  There are around 118 krithis which are set to simple tunes. We find that the tune repeats in every charanam after the Pallavi. So, it can be inferred that every song has a Pallavi followed by several Charanams. This style of composing is generally referred to as Lambaka Style. The simple rhythmic tunes make them ideal for group rendition.

These krithis basically deal with Nama Mahatmya. ……

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#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.

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#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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