Video | The idea of classifying ragas – Akshara & Kiranavali Vidyasankar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLMFr12M8rI Akshara Samskriti is the daughter of Carnatic musician Kiranavali and scientist-philosopher, Vidyasankar Sundaresan. This video was recorded on Nov 1, 2013, when Akshara was 4 years old. It was originally in multiple parts for educational video compilation, and has been put together as a single video here. The 72 Melakartas are regarded as the [...]

Bhava enables the transmission of experience of thoughts and emotions – Narayana Vishwanath

 CHENNAI: We are aware that the ultimate aim of every composer and musician is to achieve the coalescence, the essential factors of classical music namely bhava, raga and tala. We know bhava literally means, expression, the expression of existence. In a composition, bhava encompasses the aspects rasa, raga and laya and for a musical composition  [...]

The idea of singing birds: A tribute to a vital artistic tradition – Book Review

M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004) in concert, accompanied by the tanpuraPhoto © Telegraph Calcutta A Southern music: The Karnatik story By T.M. Krishna, HarperCollins, Rs 699 | Read the full review here >>If a successful and busy Karnatic singer takes time off in order to write reflections on South Indian or “Karnatic” music, the book release function is bound to be met [...]

Musical map | Familiarize yourself with the world of South Indian classical music

To familiarize yourself with the world of Carnatic music click on any "pin" on the interactive map for more informationcheck the textbook entries for all the names and musical forms mentioned in the accompanying text boxeszoom in and out on the map by clicking on the + / - control buttonsdisplay more options (click the menu button on the left top of the [...]

Select online Sanskrit and Tamil dictionaries

List of dictionary pages included in the above search: https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/fabricius/https://www.tamildict.com/https://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.dehttps://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/apte/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/mcalpin/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/tamil-lex/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/winslow/https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/kadirvelu/

Melakarta raga application

12 positions are available in the South Indian 72 mela systemto learn more, read the following explanations Source © Ludwig Pesch under theCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License A scale – mēla in Carnatic or thāt in Hindustani music – isn't a raga yet: it is no more than an imaginary arrangement of notes for the [...]