KARNATIC MUSIC LEARNING

A complete tutor for learning the  
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF
SOUTH INDIAN CARNATIC MUSIC
KARNATIC MUSIC LEARNING SERIES
IN EASY TO LEARN FORMAT  TWELVE AUDIO CDs PACKAGE

FIRST SERIES - Basic varisas - contains a basic introduction to the carnatic music. Starting with the svara scale in carnatic music the learner  
is introduced to the svaras and simple practice lessons like saralivarisa, jantavarisa and dattu varisa.

SECOND SERIES - Alankara and Gitam, the basics of talas in carnatic music and simple ragas by practice lessons of alankara.
The introduction to the different simple ragas based on the alankaram onwards. Simple gitams on simple ragas are introduced on the second cd

THIRD SERIES  -  Gitam , svarajathis and jathisvaram are introduced. Rare compostions of Svarajathi by Syama Sastri
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. Contains 
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 – Adi;
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

"well suited for the first learners of Carnatic Music".
The lessons presented in the audio cds are available  in Karnatic Music Reader 
in 4 parts is avaialbale separately for use alongwith the cds. 
 This contains the complete compositions given in the audio cds.
set of 7 part cd of Karnatic music learning series / Rs 700.00 / $35.00
set of 5 part cds of varnam and kritis  Rs 500.00/$25.00
set of 12 cds together $60.00
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