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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Dear Friends, Visitors and Wellwishers
A YouTube Channel has been opened for Shanmukhapriya School of Music to showcase the talents of the students. Kindly visit the YouTube page and keep updated.
Click here to view the videos of our Navarathri Celebrations. !! Will be posting more Videos.
Happy to inform that Shanmukhapriya School of Music has started with Online Certificate Courses in Carnatic Music / Karnataka Sangeetham. The founder Director Anuradha Mahesh who is a postgraduate in Carnatic Music, is a vainika , vocalist, musicologist and a composer. The activities of the music school and online courses are executed under her direct supervision. She is also actively engaged in several other projects in the field of therapeutic music and is an adviser to several Carnatic Music institutions right from drafting their syllabus and imparting knowledge through several workshops on rare krithis , varnams and thematic compositions.
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Shanmukhapriya Publications has published the second edition of the book Sangeetha Sampoorna for Beginners Level. Special thanks to all for the overwhelming response for the first edition of this book. The book which form the part of learning series are priced very nominally, but rich in content.
Here is a home recording of the sloka Yakundendu Thushara hara dhavalaa.. in praise of Goddess Saraswathy.
Since Navarathri is nearing, you may try learning this. It is intended for intermediary or advanced level students.
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It is a well known story that how the Guruvayur Temple came up. As the history unwinds, Lord Krishna, before leaving his mortal coils, predicted to Uddhava, HIS close friend, that Dwaraka will completely be taken over by the sea in a matter of 7 days. He instructed Uddhava to take care of the Lord Vishnu idol and do the prathishta in a very sacred place with the help of Guru Bhruhaspathi and Vayu Bhagavan. Thus Guru and Vayu identified a very sacred place which came to be known as Guruvayur. The idol at Guruvayur temple was salvaged from floods and still going strong even after 5000 years.
The title Pralayapayodhijale, exactly refers to the first verse of Dashavathaara song of Gita Govindam composed by Jayadevar. It goes as follows
A two day programme by Shanmukhapriya School of Music is coming up as per the following brochure. Your Esteemed Presence is Solicited. All are Welcome.
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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