‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 2)

Chapter 1 (contd) Rudrapatna - Karnataka’s green and music belt Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth The scene now... Well, what remains now? Do these practitioners continue with their assigned tasks or have they forayed into greener professions that...

‘Voice of a generation’ – (Part 1)

Chapter 1 Rudrapatna - Karnataka’s green and music belt Ranjani Govind  Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth This is the land of Cauvery, the river flowing in a copious stream, melodious in its rhythm, the waves gently sluicing on to the lush green shores, the...

SRUTIS AND THEIR FUNDAMENTAL (Part 7)

Chapter - 3 (continued) SRUTIS AND THEIR FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES 3.4.4 Analytical derivation of the 22 srutis We begin by referring to Table 3.2. which summarizes the relative frequencies of the 12 dominant swaras. This table is seen slightly modified in Table 3.6...

Srutis and Srutibedhas (Part 4)

Chapter 3 SRUTIS AND THEIR FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES 3.4.1 The cycle of fifths and the cycle of fourths One way of deriving the 22 srutis of our music is to use the well-known cycle of fourths and the cycle of fifths. The ‘fifth’ note referred to above is nothing but...

Srutis and Srutibheda (Part 3)

Chapter 2 THE CONCEPT OF MODAL SHIFT OF TONIC 2.1 Introduction In the previous chapter the concepts of adhara shadja, the seven notes, and the 12 swarasthanas were discussed. Here we shall deal with an important concept in Indian music known as the modal shift of...