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Tip | Nagasvaram Festival recital by Karukuruchi P Arunachalam: High pitch with rarely heard “ottu” drone

Appreciating the beauty and importance of the nagasvaram: “Carnatic music grew because of the nagaswaram” – S. Rajam

The Hindu, December 27, 2013 | Read the full article with photos here >> TRIBUTE To the genius T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai, whose nagaswaram melodies are timeless. RUPA GOPAL In this part, I quote from my recording with S. RAJAM on TNR, done

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

M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004) in concert, accompanied by the tanpura 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

Life-giver and soul of Indian music: The Tambura (tanpura) according to T.M. Krishna

In his recent book, A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story, T.M. Krishna reflects on those misconceptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of truly appreciating South Indian music. He reiterates the unique role played by the (acoustic) tambura / tanpura

Tip | Find detailed song lyrics on Sahityam.net

Totally, around 1,820 songs available so far [9 December 2013] Sahityam.net is a Wiki of Carnatic sāhityam (lyrics). Related pages Song lyrics – Carnaticstudent.org: search Sahityam.net along with other resources Google custom search – carnaticstudent.org: up-to-date information from several leading periodicals and other

Über die Musiktraditionen Südindiens

Aller indischen Musik liegt die menschliche Stimme zugrunde. Sie dient zur Vermittlung von Melodie, Melismatik, Rhythmus und Ausdruck (Bhava). Es gibt somit keine Abgrenzung zwischen gesanglichem und instrumentalem Musizieren, obwohl natürlich jede Gattung ihre jeweiligen Spezialitäten besitzt. Mehr >>

“Only a tambura can bring in a tranquil aura”: Musicians comment on the convenience and compromise of digital tanpura

Ranjani Govind, The Hindu, Bangalore, April 26, 2011 The four strings of the tambura that provide sruthi or the basic swara (pitch) for musicians are considered the life force for any melodic exercise. Fixed in jack wood to enhance the naada,

Tambura / Tanpura “tree of enlightenment” for Mallikarjun Mansur

N. Manu Chakravarthy, The Hindu,  September 22, 2011 It [2011] is the centenary year of the legendary Jaipur-Atrauli musician Mallikarjun Mansur. Unravelling the individual genius of the maestro is also the study of a living tradition It is not easy to

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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