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 ..
The following geetham lessons are uploaded in YouTube for passionate learners.
Geetham 6- Kamalasulochani-Anandabhairavi
Geetham 7- Hariharavinutha-Nattai (Ghana Raga Geetham)
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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.
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.
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.
Here is a home recording of the Krithi Deva Deva Kalyamithe-Raga Mayamalavagowla composed by Swathi Tirunal. 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.