FIRST SERIES - Basic varisas - contains a basic introduction
to the carnatic music. Starting with the svara scale in carnatic music the
is introduced to the svaras and simple practice lessons like saralivarisa, jantavarisa and dattu varisa.
- Alankara and Gitam,
the basics of talas in carnatic music and simple ragas by practice lessons
The introduction to the different simple ragas based on the alankaram onwards. Simple gitams on simple ragas are introduced on the second cd
- Gitam ,
are introduced. Rare compostions of
Svarajathi by Syama
has been rendered. This takes the learner to the next level for practicing and underatanding. Altogether 10 gitams,
4 jatiswaram and 4 swarajathis are included in the cds.
FOURTH SERIES - VARNAM -contains an excellent introduction on Varnams,
its history, different categories of Varnam and the learner is introduced
to the concept of
varnam and the mode of learning, The raga of the varnam is first introduced with its swara and tala. Then the text is rendered for easy laerning of the varnam.
The swara is sung first and then the text is repeated in a slow tempo. The complete varnam is presented after the completion of the presentation of the varnam.
contains Evaribodha in Abhogi, Ninnu kori in Mohanam Jalajaksha in Mohanam,
FIFTH SERIES - VARNAM - contains more varnams in the adi tala, ata tala and pada varnas in simple ragas and talas. contains Sami Ni todi in Pantuvarali, Ninu kori in Vasantha, Chalamela in Sankarabharanam, and Sri rajamathangi in Sudhadhanyasi. These varnas takes the beginner to the more complex and beautiful aspects of carnatic music.
SIXTH SERIES -KRITIS - starts with the
introduction to kritis
and keertanas. Simple kritis of various composers are presented in simple form.
Mahaganapatim in Natta, Vinayaka in Hamsadhvani, Gopalam seveham in Bilahari, Sobhilliu saptaswara in Jaganmohini, Gajananyutham in Chakravakom,
Sri sarasvathi in Arabhi . The lessons have been presented insimple form and the text is read and the lessons presented in full in a slow tempo for easy learning.
SEVENTH SERIES -KRITIS - contains more kritis
of various composers in different ragas and takes the learner to the
beautiful aspets of Keertana singing.
The selection of the composition of kritis in different ragas of different composers and simple kritis and talas makes one easy to learn kritis.
contains Devadeva kalayamide- in Mayamalavagaula, Nee Bhakthi in Jayamanohari, Mamvatu sri in Hindolam, Kalaharana in Sudhasaveri,
Himadrisuthe in Kalyani, Ye mayya rama in Kambhoji, Ninne nere nammina in Panthuvarali.
EIGHTH SERIES - Varnam 3
– Contains - 1. 1.Sarasijanabha murare
– Mayamalavagaula- Swati tirunal
2.Sami daya juta- Kedaragaula- Adi- Tiruvottiyur tyagayya; 3.Viriboni ninne kori- Bhairavi- Ata- Adiyapayya
NINTH SERIES - varnam –
4 -1. .Era na pai
– Thodi- Adi- Patnam Subramonia Iyer; 2.
Entaamodi seya – Saranga- Adi- Tiruvottiyur Tyagayya;
3.Valachi vachiyunnara – Navaraga malika varna – Patnam subramonia Iyer; 4.Karuninpa iti manchu – Shahana – Tiruvottiyur tyagayya – Adi.
TENTH SERIES - KRITIS – 3
- 1.Seethamma mayamma – Vasantha – Tyagraja; 2.Parvathi kumarim
Nattakurinji- Swathi Tirunal;
3.Deva deva jagadeesa – Poorvikalyani- Swati tirunal; 4.Mahadeva siva sambho – Revathy- Tyagaraja; 5.Pari pahi mam – Mohanam;
6.Anandamreithakarshini- Amrithavarshini- Dikshitar; 7.Rama rama rama – Saurashtram – Tyagaraja;
ELEVENTH SERIES - KRITIS
– 4 - 1.Sangeetha jnananmu – Dhanyasi – Tyagaraja; 2.Kamalasani sundari – Kalyani - G N Balasubramoniam;
3.Telisirama – Poornachandrika - Tyagaraja ; 4.Visalakshim – Pantuvarali - Muthuswamy Dikshitar; 5.Yelara krishna – Kamboji - Tyagaraja ;
6.Sarasijanabha- Thodi - Swathi Tirunal, 7.Pari palimsu – Suddhasaveri - Venkatramana sastri
TWELFTH SERIES - KRITIS 5
- 1.Sri Madhurapuri
– Bilahari - Muthuswamy Dikshitar; 2.Enta nerchina
– Sudhadhanyasi - Tyagaraja;
3.Sundari nee – Begada - Tyagaraja ; 5.Nadaloludai – Kalyanavasantha - Tyagaraja ; 6.Mamva sada – Nattakurinji - Swathi tirunal,;
7.Sree ranga nathayaa – Dhanyasi - Muthuswamy Dikshitar; 8.Vinayakuni - Madhyamavathi - Tyagara
Other Karnatic Music learning series CDs released by CBH Audio
Karnatic Music Learning series in 12 parts - Introductory series for learning the fundamental concepts of Karnatic music from varisas, alankaram, gitam, swarajathi, varnam and to kritis of simple ragas and compositions of different composers.
Pancharatnakritis of Saint Tyagaraja - A five part series for the easy learning of Ghanaraga panchrathna kritis of Saint tyagaraja presented in easy to learn format in 5 Audio cds, one for each raga..
Swathi Tirunal Maharaja Masterpieces - 5 part cd containing select compositions of Kritis, Ragamalika, Navarathrikritis, padas, padavarnas, bhajans and tillana etc. of Maharaja Swathi thirunal, the great composer.
Carnatic Music compositions - Rendering of the select compositions of Tyagaraja, Muthusamy Dikshitar, Maharaja Swati Tirunal, in an easy to learn format.
Ragadhara - Audio encycliopaedia - 26 Audio Cd series on Carnatic Mela and Janya ragas - The complete reference for ragas in Carnatic Music. Each raga contains the arohana avarohana, sanchara, list of compositions available in the raga, raga alapana and pallavi of one of the compositions in the raga to understand the raga.
Video lessons for learning - Vocal lessons, Flute, Violin, Veena, Mridangam, Nagaswaram, in easy to learn lessons programmes presented by veteran teachers., upto varnam and kritis
Carnatic Music books in English, - a complete set of books in notation in English and reference books by Dr. S.Bhagyalekshmy,
Books on Music in English, Tamil and Malayalam - a complete list of books on music and dance published by cbh publications.
Carnatic music reader in Western staff Notation - A seven book learning series, from the fundamental lessons, to varnam and Kritis, containing western scores for the lessons.
Carnatic Music Reader virtual keyboard lessons. for Carnatic Music lessons in western staff Notation - A 7 DVD series - This series is best suited for learning carnatic music through keyboard, piano, violin, saxophone and other western instruments.