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Madras (Chennai) December Music Season
indian-heritage.org/musicseason

January 2018
Documentation of Nagaswara tradition in Vaishnavite Temples by Lalitharam
carnaticmusicreview...

Drawing from the treasures of ancient India, Kaashi Arts was set up in 2015 with the object of curating the finest in the Indian Classical Arts.
kaashiarts.com/

Shehnai - The Heart Of North Indian Wedding Music
jodilogik.com/...

Wedding Music In South India - Nadaswaram & Thavil
jodilogik.com/wordpress/...

Yarl Technologies introduces the DGTAL Carnatic electronic Metronome for South Indian or Carnatic Music lovers that plays all the 35 Thalams (SOOLATHI).
yarltechnologies.com/
youtu.be/HOXCffLINmY

Certified online course conducted by Bombay Jayashri Ramnath at classle.net
Rhythms and Patterns with Notes in Carnatic Music
Rhythm and note patterns adorn Carnatic music, one of the richest forms of Indian Classical music. This certified online course - one of the first in the series of Carnatic Music Appreciation courses - offered by the renowned musician, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, deals with these patterns that beautify Carnatic music. This set of lessons will serve as a good introduction to Carnatic music through the window of talams and the basic structure of those talams, learnt through swarams. This enriching online course is available for everyone who is keen on perceiving music aesthetically.

The course will be handled through video lectures. Videos are released in a systematic manner so that participants can stay in step with the class. Participants can discuss in Course circles and share their understanding.
classle.net/#!/course/...
youtu.be/EqZlJIMoAcQ

Twaang is a digital distribution platform & mobile music library for Indian music lovers around the world. Twaang provides legal, high quality music on-demand, on-the-move and brings the largest collection of eclectic "Indian Music" across genres to smartphones.

Carnatic, Hindustani, classical, Fusion, Contemporary, Live Concert Recordings and more. Twaang is currently tied up with 44+ record labels and a number of independent musicians/artists like Shubha Mudgal, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Zakir Hussain, Sudha Ragunathan, Ronu Majumdar, Ganesh/Kumaresh, Pravin Godkhindi, Aruna Sairam etc. Twaang also serves as a launch/promotion pad for new artists, helping them promote their music. The app is currently available for Android based smartphones, iPhones and on Amazon Kindle.
twaang.com
facebook.com/Twaang

Music composed and rendered by Dr.Raghunath Pani

Sri Geetagovinda, Matri sahashranama : names in praise of the Divine mother, Ma-meera-aravinda vandana : songs in praise of Mother and Sri Aurobindo (mostly lyrics and music by the singer)
soundcloud.com/vidyananda...

Traditional Odia songs, mostly Jaganatha Bhajans, (for some songs music has been set by the singer)
soundcloud.com/...

Vishwamohini Melody Player : Easiest, Smartest, and Fastest way to  Write, play & share Indian classical music
vishwamohini.com/music...

Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi
venkatakavi.org/ovk/

Music Academy unveils a treasure
One thousand hours of digitised music available in its archives.
Talking about the long journey towards forming his collection, Mr. Chari said: “Collectors of music are a peculiar lot. They form a closed circle and do not allow others to get in.” Over three decades he convinced various guardians to part with their gems and managed a collection of around 6,000 hours of music. “It was equally difficult to index all of it,” he said, a task in which his brother R.V. Gopalan helped. The Tag Corporation bore the cost of the equipment and facilities of the library.
hindu.com/2008/12/13/stories/...


Lyrics
karnatik.com/lyrics.shtml


Articles
carnatica.net/special/...


Instruments
Information on Sitar, its origin, history and famous sitar players
sitars.net

Dealers of musical instruments from India; specialized in sitar, surbahar and rudra veena
sitarsencat.com


Learning / Schools
Acharyanet
Carnatic Music e-learning
Large database of downloadable Carnatic Music audio/video Lessons taught by maestros such as Tanjavur Shankara Iyer, Shri RK Shrikantan, Chitravina N Ravikiran and many others from basic to advanced levels.
acharyanet.com

Tyagaraja's Bhajana Marga krtis as taught by Chitravina N Ravikiran. The krtis are apt for students of all levels and is a great introduction to rakti ragas such as Bhairavi, Asaveri, Yadukulakhamboji and many others. The simple repetitive pattern of the refrains in these compositions lends itself to easy learning and practice.
List of Compositions in Tyagaraja's Bhajana Marga Series
1. Shambo shiva – Shankarabharanam – Tyagaraja
2. Samayamu telisi – Asaveri – Tyagaraja
3. Rara raghuveera - Athana - Tyagaraja
4. Rama pahi - Kapi - Tyagaraja
5. Rama namam bhajare - Madhyamavati - Tyagaraja
6. Rama kodandarama - Bhairavi - Tyagaraja
7. Meluko dayanidhi - Sowrashtra - Tyagaraja
8. Haridasulu vedale - Yamunakalyani- Tyagaraja
9. Emani vegintune - Huseni - Tyagaraja
10. Chelimini jalajakshi - Yadukulakambhodhi - Tyagaraja
11. Bhajare raghuveeram - Kalyani - Tyagaraja

e-learning
A website for the benefit of music lovers, students, musicians and teachers of South Indian classical music. Its foremost objective is to contribute to a meaningful exchange of ideas, expertise and resources in the field of South Indian classical music through e-learning. The course author and tutor, Ludwig Pesch, is a practicing musician and educationist.
carnaticstudent.org


Profiles / Artistes
A.P.Paraman Bhagavathar, Ayalur, Palakkad
ayalurponnanbhagavathar...

A comprehensive website on the life and music of Swathi Thirunal
swathithirunal.in

Banni Bai - A storyteller's centenary
Sriram Venkatakrishnan (email: srirambts@gmail.com), The Hindu, October 27, 2011
thehindu.com/features/...

Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam
vijayalakshmysubramaniam.com

Pia Srinivasan's Home Page

OCEAN "an excellence group of art" - an organisation involved in promoting Indian culture and arts


General / Information
Lakshanagrandhas

The Garland, Another Garland, Yet Another Garland and The Fragrant Garland
by Mr.N.Rajagopalan

Harikesanjali
The post Thyagaraja period saw the blooming of many eminent composers who have enriched Carnatic music. Among them Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar is one of the most distinguished, his contribution being unique. To create an awareness, to perpetuate his memory and to propagate his music among music lovers, his descendants have created this trust.
saigan.com/harikesanjali

kutcheribuzz.com
about South Indian classical music & dance
kutcheribuzz.com

Hamsadhwani has released their 1st fusion album
Click here for the profile and to listen to the Album songs

Turya Classical is a fine blend between east and west, a musical intercultural project from Romania dedicated to spread Classical Music on string instruments. It was created by Victor Marius Beliciu and Anne Marie Ene in 2008. The music is a fusion of two cultures, Indian Classical Music and Western Classical Music. Turya Classical offers an authentical music presented at its purest form on instruments like violin, sitar, swarmandal, tanpura and tabla.

Beliciu Victor Marius is a Romanian sitarist belonging to the Senia Gharana tradition. Trained initially in Budapest, Hungary under professor Andras Kozma, he was fortunate to learn from the World Renowned sitar maestro, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, the great legend of the Senia Tradition, which has been named after Mian Tansen the doyen of the Indian Classical Music.

Anne Marie Ene, graduated with a diploma in violin and toured Europe extensivley. Since 1996, she has made India her home in order to acquire a deeper understanding of Indian Culture and studied with Joy Shrivastava and Swarna Khuntia.
facebook.com/Turya...


Yazh Sudhakar's blog archive
Available in the site - his Tamil kavidhais, interviews, rare photographs of music geniuses in the Tamil film world.

Programs by Yazh Sudhakar
Ilangai Vaanoli Ninaivalaigal 1
youtu.be/JHdmKG-RRsA

Ilangai Vaanoli Ninaivalaigal 2
youtu.be/2L19uXc4YCo

Paattukku Oru Thalaivar TMS 1
youtu.be/5bHIqDY2mOo

Ennai sethukkiya mgr paadalkal part 1
youtu.be/2uczsgDEDko

Ennai sethukkiya mgr paadalkal part 2
youtu.be/6jC3-ESVsCQ

Ennai sethukkiya mgr paadalkal part 3
youtu.be/rd2BlQ28A1k

Paadumnilaa Baalaa
youtu.be/b9A_q17vgCo

SPB kamal SONGS
youtu.be/mIgW7Ntfdrc

Royalty Free Music
Royalty free music downloads, premium production music library, royalty free sound effects. Listen online, purchase and download music and sound effects instantly. Free loops and sounds.
neosounds.com

Vidyarthi
A Forum for Indian Art, Music, and Mythology
vidyarthi.us


Links to Music related web sites and articles

Documentation of Nagaswara tradition in Vaishnavite Temples by Lalitharam
carnaticmusicreview...

Youth Association for Classical Music (YACM)
facebook.com/yacm85/
thehindu.com/arts/music/...

Sri Sai Musicals
Manufacturers of Indian & western musical instruments
Phone: 04362-223187
Mobile: +91 97880 58350
E mail: veena@srisaimusicals.in / sai.thulasi1987@gmail.com
No. 26/14, Ananthan Nagar, 3rd Street, Rettipalayam Road, Thanjavur - 9, Tamil Nadu, India
ss.innovativecreators.in

Radel inventions for music - electronic musical instruments
Radel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. is the pioneer in the field of electronic musical instruments for Indian music. A wide range of Digital Indian musical instruments are invented, designed and manufactured.
radelindia.com

Sruti is a monthly magazine in English devoted to Indian Performing Arts
sruti.com

kutcheribuzz.com
about South Indian classical music & dance
kutcheribuzz.com

carnaticindia.com
website on South Indian Classical Music & Dance
carnaticindia.com

e-learning
A new website has just been launched for the benefit of music lovers, students, musicians and teachers of South Indian classical music. Its foremost objective is to contribute to a meaningful exchange of ideas, expertise and resources in the field of South Indian classical music through e-learning. The course author and tutor, Ludwig Pesch, is a practicing musician and educationist.
carnaticstudent.org

Sampoorna Geetagovinda - the Music CDs
Sampoorna Geetagovinda presents the complete and unabridged version of Jayadeva's immortal creation. This is a major musical composition presenting the entire Geetagovinda - all the stanzas of each of its twenty-four songs, typically consisting of eight padas and hence called Ashtapadis, and all the seventy-two slokas-a unique and first ever offering. A group of scholars led by Dr Subas Pani, well-known scholar of Jayadeva and Geetagovinda, has finalised the authentic text of this musical epic after extensive research referring to several original tika or commentaries.
geetagovinda.org...

Listen to songs (Carnatic music) by VK Raman
acidplanet.com/artist.asp...

OCEAN "an excellence group of art" - an organisation involved in promoting Indian culture and arts

An informative page on sitar maestro Biswabrata Chakrabarti, who is also a master composer. The website is also an initiative to create an awareness & interest on Indian Heritage & Indian classical music (Hindustani).
biswabratachakrabarti.com

Sep 2011
Drums of India by Chandiramani
chandiramani.com/...

Sep 2011
Saaz Raag aur taal Vol-I, Vol-II - Instrumental Music of India
Over 30 instruments plus six Major Drums of India recorded along with innumerable side rhythm instruments
Music by: Pt. Vinayaka Vohra, M. Kalyana Raman and Chandiramani
chandiramani.com/...

Sangeeta Sudha website, is a compilation of English translations of Carnatic lyrics by Damodara Rao Dasu who has taken up the task of translating popular krithis of Tyagaraja, Annamacharya, Ramadasu and few other composers into English. The website has over 200 keertanas with meanings side-by-side.

Information on Sitar, its origin, history and famous sitar players
sitars.net