Learn Carnatic Music Online

Learn Carnatic Music Online

Smt. Radhika Krishna, who deals this session is the desciple of the Renowned Carnatic Music exponent, Smt. Vaikom B. Rajammal . She is also the Associate Editor & Senior Consultant of carnaticindia.com

Carnatic Music Lessons by Smt.Radhika Krishna

As we all know Carnatic Music is a very complicated yet systematically structured form of classical music. To master this, one should dedicate himself to the rigorous training pattern that carnatic music demands. This page is a humble effort by Ms. Radhika Krishna to help students and aspirants of carnatic music to learn the basics of carnatic music that too totally free. This leaning page also offers interactive mp3 audio files to learn and understand carnatic music in a better way. Basic lessons of carnatic music are taught in the traditional systamatic way. You can also contact Smt.Radhika Krishna back for any queries or doubts relating carnatic music lessons or carnatic music learning. The basics of carnatic music are based on a swara system. To start learn carnatic music, the student should train himself with the voice training sessions called varishas. Varishas are swara (notes) patters that train a student to handle a particular raga to equip him or her to learn carnatic music. It also initiates the students to the concept of tala or rhythm. There are mainly Three types of basic varishas. They are

Sarali varisha,Janta Varisha, Madhyastayi & Tarasthai Varishas

To start learn carnatic music, let us learn the first lesson in Sarali varisha The notes are Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, dha, Ni & Sa Raga is Mayamalavagowla and Tala is Aadi rendered by Radhika Krishna

1) (Click to hear the audio : Varisha 1)
// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

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2) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

// Sa, Ri, Sa, Ri, / Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma //
// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //

// Sa, Ni, Sa, Ni , / Sa, Ni , dha, Pa //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

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3) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

1) (Click to hear the audio : Varisha 1 ) Radhika Krishna Music lessons sarali varisha 1 mp3 carnatic music lessons free download
/ Sa, Ri, Ga, Sa, / Ri, Ga, Sa, Ri //
// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //

// Sa, Ni, Dha, Sa , / Ni, Dha , Sa, Ni //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

(Click to hear the audio)

4) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma //
// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //

// Sa, Ni, Dha , Pa , / Sa, Ni, Dha , Pa //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

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5) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa,--, Sa, Ri // // Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, --,Sa, Ni // // Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

(Click to hear the audio)

6) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, Dha, Sa, Ri //
// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //

// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Pa, Sa, Ni //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

(Click to hear the audio)

7) Once you master this one then we can move on to the next lesson in Sarali Varisha

// Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, Dha, Ni, -- // // Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, / Pa, dha, Ni Sa //
// Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma,Ga, Ri, -- // // Sa, Ni , dha, Pa / Ma, Ga, Ri, Sa, //

varisha mp3

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There are a number of varishas like this which helps a carnatic music student to train his voice and develop a positive background for higher studies thus making him able to learn carnatic music. Same is the case with instrumental music also. The only difference is that, in instrumental music instead of articulating the sound the training is being given in familiarizing with the instrument and learning the technical aspects of using it. Once a carnatic music student completes learning varishas, the next step is Geethams or small and simple songs in various ragas. Most often the basic geethams are in simple ragas like malahari, mohanam etc.. Lets now learn a geetham the geetham is set in Raga Mohanam

Saraswathy Geetham
(Click to hear the audio : Mohanam - Geetham) mohanam geetham varaveena mridupaani

Raga: Mohanam , Taala: Roopakam, rendered by Radhika Krishna

//Ga Ga Pa - Pa - // Dha Pa Sa - Sa -//
//Ri Sa dha Dha Pa - // Dha Pa Ga Ga Ri -//
//Ga Pa Dha Sa Dha - //Dha Pa Ga Ga Ri -//
//Ga Ga Dha Pa Ga - // Pa Ga Ga Ri Sa -//
//Ga Ga Ga Ga Ri Ga // Pa Ga Pa - Pa -//
//Ga Ga dha pa dha - // pa dha Sa - Sa -//
//Dha Ga Ri Ri Sa Sa // Dha Sa Dha Dha Dha Pa//
//Ga Pa dha Sa Dha Pa // Dha Pa Ga Ga Ri Sa//
//Sa Ri Ga - Ga - // Ga Ri Pa Ga Ri -//
//Sa Ri Sa Ga Ri Sa // Ri Dha Sa - Sa-//

Varnam - Ninnukori..

Raga: Mohanam , Taala: Adi , rendered by Radhika Krishna

mohanam varnam ninnukori

Varnam - Sarasijanabha..

Raga: Nattai , Taala: Adi , rendered by Radhika Krishna

Varnam in nattai ragam

Kriti - Pranamamyaham..

Raga: Gowla , Taala: Adi , rendered by Radhika Krishna

pranamamyaham gowla

Krithi - Nagumo Oh Muganale..

Raga: Abheri , Taala: Adi , rendered by Radhika Krishna

nagumo abheri

You can also download the carnatic music lesson mp3 audio clips offered by Radhika Krishna totally free for future use. For more information and for solving your queries relating to learn carnatic music, mail Radhika Krishna



 

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