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Tyāgarāja's Darini telusukonti is my favorite kṛti in the rāga Śuddhasāveri. Many others have also composed songs in this rāga. In fact, there are several other compositions of Tyāgarāja in Śuddhasāveri but Darini telusukonti stands apart by its brilliance. The possibilities for elaboration of saṅgatis in this kṛti are tremendous. (Saṅgatis are the melodic

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Grahabedha is an interesting as well as a mesmerising facet of music. The science behind Grahabedha is very simple. The terminology becomes clear if it is called graha-svara-bedha instead [It may be noted that we discussed Graha in part-1. Graha means the ‘reference note’]. When Graha (i.e., the reference note,

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Hindola is one of my favourite rāgas. The equivalent of Hindola in the Hindustani system is a rāga called Malkauns. Many feel that the manner in which it is rendered in South Indian classical music is different. In my opinion, however, Hindustani musicians have used Malkauns in a more aesthetic,

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अलङ्कारशय्यानिमित्तेन शेषः पुरारेर्मुरारेर्श्च गात्रानुषङ्गात् । त्यजन् सर्पतां भीकरीं सज्जनानां मनुष्यत्वमानन्ददं संप्रपेदे॥ Mysore Vasudevacharya was not only a great music composer but was also adept in literature. He was aptly called ‘Abhinava Tyāgarāja.’ Music had captured his heart in his childhood. Once, as a young man, he accompanied the the stalwart vīṇā player, Sheshanna to

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I don’t deem it inappropriate to concisely present a collection of my musical experiences over the last sixty to seventy years. As in the case of so many other disciplines in our lifetime, music too has undergone several changes. Just like the fashion in food and clothing has changed, there has

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ಈಚೆಗಷ್ಟೇ ನಮ್ಮನ್ನಗಲಿದ ಬಾಲಮುರಳೀಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅವರ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪಾಂಡಿತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆದಾಗ, ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಸಾಧನೆ ಮತ್ತು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವಗಳನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಿದಾಗ, ಊಹಿಸಲಾಗದ ಒಂದು ದಂತಕಥೆಯೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದೆ ಸರಿದುಹೋದಂತೆ ಭಾಸವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವರ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ಎಷ್ಟು ವಿಲಕ್ಷಣವೋ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟವೋ ಆಕರ್ಷಕವೋ ಅದಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ತುಂಬ ಮಿಗಿಲಾದದ್ದು, ಲೋಕಾಕರ್ಷಕವಾದದ್ದು ಮತ್ತು ಚಿಂತನೆಗೆ ಅರ್ಹವಾದಂಥದ್ದು ಅವರ ಕಲೆ. ಒಂದು ಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳುವುದಾದರೆ, ಸಂಗೀತವನ್ನು ಸರ್ವಜನಪ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ, ಸರ್ವಜನಮನೋಭಿರಾಮವಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿದವರು ಬಾಲಮುರಳಿ ಎಂದರೆ ಅತಿಶಯವಲ್ಲ. ಮತ್ತೂ ಮುಂದುವರೆದು ಹೇಳುವುದಾದರೆ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಸಂಗೀತಕ್ಕೆ

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