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Tattvamasi
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#1076 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Tattvamasi » 06 Feb 2015, 19:51

Hi all,

My name is Sanjay 22 and I currently live in Bangalore. I fell in love with Carnatic music when I came across a beautiful kirthi on Shankara tv. Google was kind enough to tell me that it was "Shree kamalmbayaha param nahi re" in Bhairavi. and that's when my love for Dikshitar and his compositions started. that man is brilliant! it's come to the point that i start grumbling if nobody sings a Dikshitar kirthi in any kutcheri.

But sadly, I haven't been that fortunate to go and learn.I really want to learn the art. is it too late? I'd love to hear from you rasikas.

P.s- As i type this, I'm listening to Kamakshi , the Bhairavi Swarajathi. next is Rave himagiri kumari.so exited.

Thank you.

Sanjay aka Tattvamasi
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thanjavooran
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#1077 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by thanjavooran » 24 Feb 2015, 07:48

Shri Sundar Avl,
Warm welcome to the elite forum. Share your views.
Thanjavooran
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kvchellappa
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#1078 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by kvchellappa » 02 Mar 2015, 11:16

I received a forward about an itunes application to play ragas. When I offered to bring it to the notice of rasikas.org members, I received this mail. Administrators may please help.
Quote:
App for carnatic ragas

My dear Chellappa, Thanks for your immediate response & interest shown in the...
Govindarajanraman

Dear Sri Chellappa
I realized that I had requested admittance to rasikas.org and posted info about my app already. If you can try the app and provide me/ rasikas feedback that would be most useful.

Regards, Raman
Unquote.
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thanjavooran
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#1079 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by thanjavooran » 19 May 2015, 16:59

Shri Maruthidasan Avl
Welcome to this forum. IMO you are the first Sabha Secretary to become a member of this elite Rasikas org. Share your views as an organizer too.
With wishes,
Thanjavooran
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Asish
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#1080 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Asish » 02 Jul 2015, 00:08

I am new born baby in this forum. feeling good to find this and feeling so bad I missed this all these days. I Really appreciate all the hands behind this and thanking you all for adding more knowledge to my life.
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Lakshman
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#1081 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Lakshman » 02 Jul 2015, 01:17

Asish: Welcome to our site. Hope you like what you see and actively take part in the discussions.
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thanjavooran
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#1082 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by thanjavooran » 09 Oct 2015, 15:43

kingsleytailors,
welcome to the forum
Thanjavooran
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Denise Pf
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#1083 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Denise Pf » 13 Oct 2015, 04:34

Hello,

I am a newbie Carnatic music fan in the US.

I surfed my way into this music a few months ago. In that time I have been sampling ragam on youtube, exploring the melakarta ragam on Wikipedia, and learning about talam and gamaka (mostly from teaching videos on Youtube).

I have always used music for it's soothing effects on me. Carnatic ragas do that powerfully. (They do alot more than that, too -- but to talk about that goes into personal areas.) Perhaps in time my mind and my ear will catch up.

In my brief journey into Carnatic music, I have come to understand that some raga are morning ragas and others are for other times of day. I have been wondering if perhaps there are CDs out there of all morning ragas, and perhaps also for other times of the day. Do they exist? What are some names of those CDs? Is there a good place for me to buy them? ( I am hoping that this is an easy question for someone here.)

I have one other question. I play what would be aptly described as easy piano. ( I can play a song like one might have heard on the radio in the US in the 1980's -- and if you are familiar with that song, it will be recognizable to you.) The closest Indian instrument to the piano is the harmonium but it is not always included in those to be used for Carnatic music and it won't do gamaka. What do people here think about the harmonium in Carnatic music? Perhaps it is still a good way for me to understand the music better, even if it is not ideal?

Thank you for allowing me to join you, and thank you for your patience with my beginner's questions.

Namaste,

Denise
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vasanthakokilam
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#1084 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Oct 2015, 05:36

Welcome to the forum Denise.

Given that you are already familiar with Melakarta, Gamaka, tala etc. you are no longer a newbie, you are right in the meaty part of the curve..

On harmonium there are two schools of thought. There are those who agree on the gamaka difficulties with it and then there are others who bemoan the fact it has been phased out. Given that, you can definitely use the harmonium as a pathway into Indian music ( Hindustani musicians use it more than carnatic ) knowing the limitations. But there are harmonium players who bring out the raga personality even with those limitations. That is indeed amazing.

Regarding Morning ragas. Again HM is more a stickler for time of day based ragas than CM but there is atleast some unanimous opinion about the morning ragas in CM as well. Look for ragas like Bowli, Revagupti, malayamarutam... Bowli is a sure bet.
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msakella
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#1085 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by msakella » 26 Oct 2015, 18:38

It has very well been proved, beyond any doubt, that the modern keyboard which is available along with the facilities of Transpose and Metronome is 100 times more reliable than a music-teacher in respect of precise rhythm or note. amsharma
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venkatasub
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#1086 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by venkatasub » 12 Nov 2015, 18:34

Hi,

I am R. Venkatasubramanian. I am 74 years old and an ardent Carnatic music lover (especially the immortal Madurai Mani Iyer). I stumbled upon this website and immediately registered myself to learn from the forums. This is a real treasure house and I would like to express my admiration and approbation to the admins of the site.
Venkat.
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vasanthakokilam
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#1087 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Nov 2015, 07:15

Welcome to the forum, Sri. Venkatasubramanian!
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grajesh10
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#1088 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by grajesh10 » 25 Dec 2015, 12:50

Hello All,
I am Rajesh , an ardent fan of Carnatic music. I am basically a Bombayite , but currently reside at Chennai. I learn Veena there and am a regular listener of the Akashwani Sangeet Sammelans since 1990.
Would request anybody who records them?
My contact number is 9962448400.
Warm Regards,
Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
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Lakshman
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#1089 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Lakshman » 25 Dec 2015, 18:17

WElcome Rajesh to our forum. Hope you take an active part in our discussions and appreciate and enjoy other rasikas' views.
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vasudevand
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#1090 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by vasudevand » 07 Jan 2016, 23:55

I just came across this forum and saw some names like rsankar, ranganayaki. They were talking about names as Chella Upendran, Shantha Viswanthan, Seshadri who were our music, biology and sanskrit teachers I would like you to contact or reply to me to see if we were classmates. Are you Ravisankar?
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Lakshman
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#1091 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Lakshman » 08 Jan 2016, 01:40

You can try to contact them by sending messages to them. Just click on the Contact area on the right side of the post,under the user name.
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violinshreehari
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#1092 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by violinshreehari » 14 Feb 2016, 07:20

Namasthe

I am Shreehari
I am a new member . I am a 36 year old violinist . Nice to meet everyone here
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vasanthakokilam
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#1093 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by vasanthakokilam » 14 Feb 2016, 07:31

Welcome Shreehari.
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K.Chandralekha
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#1094 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by K.Chandralekha » 18 Feb 2016, 20:57

as a new member i need some help in interacting with fellow members and getting and giving mutual help related to carnatic music queries.
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vasanthakokilam
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#1095 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by vasanthakokilam » 18 Feb 2016, 21:11

Welcome Chandralekha. Post your questions and contributions in the appropriate sub forums.
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sharmgn
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#1096 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by sharmgn » 22 Feb 2016, 09:07

I would like to get contact details of Jambu Kannan Mami in JP Nagar bangalore. Can you please help me?
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varsha
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#1097 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by varsha » 22 Feb 2016, 10:51

I learn Veena there and am a regular listener of the Akashwani Sangeet Sammelans since 1990.
Would request anybody who records them?
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/4hyfe5 ... RECORDINGS

This is only a part of what we have recorded.
Progress is slow.
For full set please send private mail and drop in
I live in Chennai
cheers
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cienu
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#1098 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by cienu » 22 Feb 2016, 14:47

sharmgn wrote:I would like to get contact details of Jambu Kannan Mami in JP Nagar bangalore. Can you please help me?
I have sent you an email. please check your inbox.
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Mayuran
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#1099 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Mayuran » 11 Jan 2017, 07:23

Greetings to all! I am a new member, joined in January 2017. I have always been a lover of Carnatic music. I have been living in the US for over four decades. Now I am in my 70s. When I came here in the early 70s, there was practically no avenue to listen to CM except LP records brought from India. It is so different now, thanks to a large number of organizations, groups, singers and students patronizing this art. And the internet as well as forums like yours help people like me a lot in not only listening to the music but also in appreciating and understanding the nuances. Thank you for taking me in. Mayuran
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Usha Raghavan
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#1100 Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Usha Raghavan » 26 Jan 2017, 20:15

Namaskaram! I have been reading, checking and following rasikas for quite sometime now. It is truly a pleasure to have become a member of this wonderful group today. My sincere thanks to everyone here for the incredibly interesting and authentic posts. Regards, Usha
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