Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis: Pioneer Publications

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vijay.siddharth
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#1 Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis: Pioneer Publications

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There is a book of krithis of Bhadrachala Ramadasu with notation released by Pioneer Publications by one Mr. 'Ramanujadasan'. I had the misfortune of purchasing said book recently. While this book covers a wide variety of krithis, its tunes for many songs are largely different from what is the norm. For example, while Nannu Brovamani Cheppave is listed in Kalyani, the tune given in the book is given in Adi Talam and starts from the tara sthayi shadjamam. Moreover, the notations are of bad quality, and when sung, sound highly distorted in nature. It is thus my recommendation to students that they do not buy or use the book. As an alternative is Nedunuri Garu's book of Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis, which is available in English and for free at http://bhadrachalaramadasu.com/wp-conte ... olume1.pdf (which only covers the first 54 of the 108 krithis he has tuned). I believe there is an out of print edition of Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis as well notated by Malladi Suribabu, so if you can get your hands on that, bully for you.

TL;DR: please don't buy or use the Pioneer Publications edition of Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis; a better version is available for free online

vamsipet
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#2 Re: Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis: Pioneer Publications

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You can download the notation of 108 Ramadasu keerthanas tuned by Sri Nedunuri Krishna murthy garu.
http://bhadrachalaramadasu.com/ramadasu ... erthanalu/
Click on the number -> Download. The notation is available in Eng and Tel.

Lakshman
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#3 Re: Bhadrachala Ramadasu krithis: Pioneer Publications

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The site does not permit downloads.

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