LEARNING ABOUT INDIAN MUSIC : RAGA MAYAMALAVAGOWLA PART-02

We will first see the moods that mayamalavagowla creates and then see how some of the popular compositions reflect (if at all) these moods. I : The basic mood and color that Mayamalavagowla creates: Mayamalavagowla / Bhairav is a raga steeped in bhakti. In Hindustani music, Bhairav is considered as a morning raga. So this raga invokes a sense of bhakti, devotion, piteousness […]

LEARNING ABOUT INDIAN MUSIC : RAGA MAYAMALAVAGOWLA PART -01

For the first raga, we will take up Mayamalavagowla  as it is called in South Indian Carnatic Music or an equivalent Bhairavas, called in the North Indian Hindustani Music. This raga is the first taught in carnatic music classes. The swaras that comprise this raga are as follows. Sa  Ri1  Ga3  Ma1  Pa  Da1 Ni3 Sa’ in the Arohanam or the […]

BABY STEPS IN THE PURSUIT TO KNOW ABOUT INDIAN MUSIC

Music as we had mentioned before is a collection of sounds and silences. But it is not as random as it seems. Sound is, as our friend wikipedia says, a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing and of a level sufficiently […]

INDIAN MUSIC

What is Music? Music, as referred in our wikipedia, is an art form based on sound and silence. There is music in everything; from a baby wailing to the sound of rain drops, from a train whistle to the divine sound of a flute. In sound as well as in the silence that lies in […]