Manodharma Sangeetham – Raga Alapana


1.Introduction Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: 2.Intricasies of Raga alapana Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: 3.Methods of Prastharam Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: 4.Lesson – Alapana – Kharaharapriya Ragam: Kharaharapriya Talam: – Composer: 5.Lesson – Alapana – Kambhoji and Bhairavi Ragam: Kambhoji and Bhairavi Talam: – Composer: 6.Lesson – Alapana – Kalyani and Todi Ragam: Kalyani and Todi Talam: – Composer: 7.Varja, Vakra and Vivadi Ragas Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: 8.Slokas or Viruttams Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: 9.Alapana in Uncommon ragas and RTP Ragam: – Talam: – Composer:

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The most distinguished feature of Carnatic classical music is Manodharma Sangeetham, which is improvised music. The true challenge of a musician lies in his ability to create and extemporize on the spot, within the framework of codified principles.Manodharma Sangeetham comprises of Raga Alapana, Tanam, Niraval & Kalpana Swaram. Raga Alapana transfers one to an infinite world of musical thought and creativity. It is one of the most dynamic and unique aspects of Indian music. Raga Alapana is a very important part of the present day concert. It requires years of practice, listening and guidance under a competent and knowledgeable Guru, for a student of music to perfect the art of Raga Alapana.

Prof. T.R.Subramanyam, a musician and musicologist par excellence is scholarly and original in his approach to all aspects of music. He is known for his mastery over Laya and his skill in rendering Ragam Tanam Pallavi is unrivalled. T.R.S as he is popularly known retired from the University of Delhi where he was Professor/Head in the Department of Music. As a teacher he is unmatched for his enormous patience and extensive knowledge and is highly respected by musician’s world wide. His ingenious and innovative techniques are thought provoking and kindle the imagination of students of music. This product has the maestro explicitly demonstrating a systematic approach to Raga Alapana, the techniques and different styles a student can adopt, while rendering an alapana. His explanations are lucid and logical, making it simple and easy to learn. Detailed Alapanas of major ragas like Shankarabharanam, Karaharapriya, Kamboji, Bhairavi, Kalyani, Todi and other ragas like Hindolam etc have been elucidated in depth by the maestro. A very informative and valuable product for upcoming musicians.

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