The mridangam makers of Mylapore

Jesudas and his son Edwin are skilled craftsmen, known in the Carnatic music universe of Chennai and elsewhere for the mridangams they give life to, though they still face occasional communal biases | Read the full article with more images

A musical tribute to Prof. S. A. Srinivasan by Karaikudi Voyage – Sreevidhya Chandramouli (vocal & vina)

Vocal with vina accompaniment: Sreevidhya & Chandramouli (Karaikudi Bani) To listen and view photos on youtube, click here >> Find the lyrics* sung in the tribute by Dhvani in the search window seen below or click here >> Visit Dhvani’s homepage >> Dhvani was formed to Preserve,

Melakarta raga application

Tips for viewing: first watch 16 slides appear in their serial order, then stop anywhere (hold any image with the help of the cursor); and resume by mouse click or right swipe on touchscreens; left swipe for scrolling back. Source

There really is no such thing as a ‘learner’ raga

Gouri Dange, The Hindu, 11 May 2019 | Read the full article here >> Every kind of music has a protocol for ‘beginners’ or ‘learners’. Students must practise paltay, alankaras, scales, études, tonalisation exercises, depending on the kind of music

Learn to distinguish and remember the 72 melakarta ragas – free course

Click the above link to participate – for free!

Was die südindische Musik immer interessanter macht

Wie kaum einem anderen deutsch-stämmigen Musiker ist es Ludwig Pesch gelungen, tief in das Wesen der südindischen „klassischen“ Musik einzutauchen. Der Autor lebt heute in Amsterdam und ist als freischaffender Musiker, Sachbuchautor und Dozent tätig. Seine Erfahrung befähigt ihn, die karnatische Musiktradition

Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music

Read the full report in The Hindu (13 December 2018) >> Vainika K. G. Vijayakrishnan’s determination to get the younger generation interested in Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music resulted in a documentary on the legend. The documentary, conceptualised by Vijayakrishnan and

Sannidi’s 8th Annual Festival 21st – 24th December 2018

Listen to more concerts on the Sannidi Academy YouTube channel >>

Search a reservoir of Indian theses: Shodhganga, “a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses – Open access

e.g. search for “Shodhganga Carnatic music”, “Shodhganga veena”, “Shodhganga bamboo flute”, “Shodhganga Indian music education”, “Shodhganga music bani”, “Shodhganga percussion instrument” in the search field below: Track missing details for search results Note: search results appear without much delay. More

On the tanpura / tambura – Martin Spaink

Martin Spaink (Amsterdam) has earned a name for himself as a leading tanpura expert. Read more on the finer points of tanpura playing, stringing, tuning, maintenance, restoration and playing techniques: fine-tuning of a tanpura Debate on “Meta Tuning Of Tanpura“ e-mail: martinspaink@yahoo.com

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