What is Carnatic Music? : It is the classical music of Southern India. The basic form is a monophonic song with improvised variations. There are 72 basic scales on the octave, and a rich variety of melodic motion. Both melodic and rhythmic structures are varied and compelling. This is one of the world's oldest & richest musical traditions. Why Carnatic Music? "...I [Todd M. McComb] value Carnatic music first for the effectiveness with which it can build positive mental discipline. It helps me to focus and organize my thoughts, and it helps to eliminate negative mental habits..." - (details)
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Recently Added 10 Objects... Visit carnatic wisdom for more... New since July 14th 2001

1) Sri Saraswathi 72 Melakarta Chakra: SRI SARASWATHI 72 MELAKARTA CHAKRA

2) Kutcheri - A Concert Experience: Carnatic Music is one of the most aesthetic and beautiful musical forms in the world. A pleasant atmosphere is created where the music is honest, natural and from the heart. For both the listener and the performer, the atmosphere in which we share this music is as much an experience as the music itself. It has the ability to sometimes even enhance the experience and spur creative impulses. Kutcheri is an experiment to present the collective expression of a group of artistes coming together and presenting music that is vibrant, in a setting that is vivid and bright with colours and light. This project is to show that a little work can go a long way in creating a portrait that is not often seen or listening to music in a way that is not often experienced.

3) Indian Classical Vocal Music Classes offered by Qualified, Sincere & Dedicated Teacher in Singapore: Home Tuitions Available too. (E-Learning) via Skype is also available to Foreign Students. Contact: +65(94660132) or musicgalsaras AT gmail.com

4) Nirupa.M.A : Nirupa.M.A is conducting Veena &Vocal classes at West mambalam, Chennai. Lecturer Carnatic music college Students are welcome in any age group - contact no 99406 60346, 9144 24724355

5) Rarely Asked Questions: cool

6) Deviganasudha: Carnatic music compositions from Deviganasudha composed by Shri Ogirala Veera Raghava Sarma rendered by Smt B Vimala, daughter and desciple of OVRS.

7) World of Veena Music by Sujana Vadlamani - .rm files:

8) World of Veena Music by Sujana Vadlamani: This site contains classical veena music in real audio by Sujana Parupalli who is the grand daughter of Gayaka Sarvabhouma Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Pantulu

9) Vikshepa: Home page of Vikshepa-Group comprises of Vinod M.K,Aravind,Pramodh,Solomon and Keerthi. All song lyrics by Vinod M.K and orchestra by Vikshepa.The songs are rendered by Vinod M.k and Pramodh. The songs and tunes are original.The songs are in Hindi and Tamil.Please listen to the tunes and send your comments.

10) Savithri Arts Academy: Internationally acclaimed classical dancer Dr. Sinduri Jayasinghe is the Founder, Director and Guru of Savithri Arts Academy which was established in 1997. Specializing in Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi, folk dances of India and Sri Lanka, we offer Karnatic and Hindustani musical courses as well. The Academy is situated in Cerritos, California.

Priya Sisters

July 6th, 2013

Vikku Vinayakram

April 9th, 2013

Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram also known as Vikku Vinayakram is a Grammy Award–winning Indian percussionist. He plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularizing the ghatam.

why i posted this entry Experience with Mahaperiava – Sri Vikku Vinayakaram

Carnatic Radio

March 26th, 2012

Carnatic Radio

pathos and devotion

October 18th, 2011


October 14th, 2011

Kurai Ondrum Illai

November 14th, 2009

Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi

Aruna Sairam enna kavi pADinAlum

September 15th, 2009


Another prodigy version 😉

soul cleansing at the glass hall

August 23rd, 2009

Alapana has organized a series of concerts to celebrate their tenth anniversary and also in memory of Dr S. Ramanathan, a great scholar musician and musicologist

R. Banumathy, Daughter & disciple of Dr S. Ramanathan is the Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore

Today is by Neyveli Santhanagopalan accompanied by T.R.Vijayakumar on Violin, V.Raghuraman on Mridangam and S.Selvapandian on the Kanjira.

Venue: SAM Glass Hall • 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm • $10 (at the door) • Sunday, 23 August 2009

‘Soul Cleansing’ is the word that one reminiscences when one hears the melodious strains of Neyveli Santhanagopalan’s music that is drenched in bhakti and bhava. This has come with his concerted and dedicated efforts to go back to his roots, empathise with the feelings of composers, emulate their lives for brief spells, gain from the music of the great yester-year artistes and then internalise to sing, as it may seem, with the tremendous well-wishes of all these ancestors hailing from the grand music lineage.

Sabaapathikku Lyrics

We look forward to the places he will take us today

live updates from the concert planned at friendfeed

btw – Neyveli Santhanam’s home is named “Periyava Pichai” (Kanchi Periyava is his spiritual guru)

meditative music

August 18th, 2009

Swami Nithyananda in one of the many videos on youtube : “inner music is meditation – outer meditation is music”

which music is meditative to you?

L. Subramaniam

L Subramaniam Youtube Videos

qna with ordinal priority

January 5th, 2008

visit the new carnatic.com forum @ qna with ordinal priority