Swaravali-Basic Lessons I in Carnatic Music

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Swaravali-Basic Lessons I in Carnatic Music

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Course Description

The swaravali is an exercise pattern in notes to make the learner get accustomed to basic notes. These notes are set in Mayamalagowla Raga and set to Adhi Thaalam (rhythm). The pitch of the voice is set in C which is called one kattai.

Course Outline

This gives an initial practice in Carnatic music. These patterns can be revised again and again to have an understanding of the basic notes in Carnatic music. Obviously, any music has a melody and rhythm. In the Carnatic music parlance they are called raga and Thala. These exercises devised by Saint Composer called Purandhara Dasa is set in Mayamalava Gowla 15th raga in the melakartha ragas and is set to Adhi Thala. Without much ado about the theory these patterns can be learnt by repetition and theory can be looked into later... The notations are as under: SWARAVALI VARSHAI RAGA: MAYAMALAVAGOWLA AROHANAM: S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N3 S AVAROHANAM: S N3 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S MELAKARTHA: 15TH THALAM: ADI 1. S R G M P D N S S N D P M G R S 2. S R S R S R G M S R G M P D N S S N S N S N D P S N D P M G R S 3. S R G S R G S R S R G M P D N S S N D S N D S N S N D P M G R S 4. S R G M S R G M S R G M P D N S S N D P S N D P S N D P M G R S 5. S R G M P, S R S R G M P D N S S N D P M S N S N D P M G R S 6. S R G M P D S R S R G M P D N S S N D P M G S N S N D P M G R S 7. S R G M P D N, S R G M P D N S S N D P M G RS N D P M G R S 8. S R G M P M G R S R G M P D N S S N D P M P D N S N D P M G R S 9. S R G M P M D P S R G M P D N S S N D P M P G M S N D P M G R S 10. S R G M P, G M P,,,P,,, G M P D N D P M G M P G M G R S 11. S, N D ND P D,P M P , P , G M P D N D P M G M P G M G R S 12. S S N D N NDPDDP M P,P, G M P D N D P M G M P G M G R S 13. S R G RG,G M P M P , DPD , M P D P D N D P M P D P M G R S 14. S R G M PP, DDP, MMP, D N S,S N D P S N D P M G R S

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