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CARNATIC MUSIC: SOME OF MY FAVORITE VOCALISTS

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Published on Jan 9, 2013 Here are the names of Vocalists and the names of the songs:1. K. J. Yesudas — Maha Ganapathim, Ragam Nattai, Composer Muthuswamy Dikshithar (1775-1835)2. M. S. Subbulakshmi — Raghuvamsa sudha3. Dr M Balamuralikrishna — Raga Kathanakuthookalam —Thillana4. Bombay Sisters —Varnam — Raga Suddha Dhanyasi5. Semmangudi Radhakrishna Srinivasa Iyer —Nagumomu— Abheri6. D K Pattammal — Raag Bilahari — Thillana7. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar—Palinchu kamakshi — Madhyamavathi8. Priya Sisters—Ramaneesamana Karaharapriyacarnatic music (Sanskrit: Karnāṭaka saṃgÄ«ta) is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. It is one of two main sub-genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Vedic traditions; the other sub-genre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences in North India. In contrast to Hindustani music, the main emphasis in carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style.Although there are stylistic differences, the basic elements of Å›ruti (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), rāga (the mode or melodic formulæ), and tala (the rhythmic cycles) form the foundation of improvisation and composition in both carnatic and Hindustani music. Although improvisation plays an important role, carnatic music is mainly sung through compositions, especially the kriti (or kirtanam) -- a form developed between the 14th and 20th centuries by composers such as Purandara Dasa and the Trinity of carnatic music. carnatic music is also usually taught and learnt through compositions.carnatic music is usually performed by a small ensemble of musicians, consisting of a principal performer (usually a vocalist), a melodic accompaniment (usually a violin), a rhythm accompaniment (usually a mridangam), and a tambura, which acts as a drone throughout the performance. Other typical instruments used in performances may include the ghatam, kanjira, morsing, venu flute, veena, and chitraveena. The most outstanding performances, and the greatest concentration of carnatic musicians, are found in the city of Chennai. Various festivals are held throughout India and abroad which mainly consist of carnatic music performances, like the Madras Music Season which has been considered as one of the world's largest cultural events.Like all art forms in Indian culture, Indian classical music is believed to be a divine art form which originated from the Devas and Devis (Vedic Gods and Goddesses), and is venerated as symbolic of nāda brāhman. Ancient treatises also describe the connection of the origin of the swaras, or notes, to the sounds of animals and birds and man's effort to simulate these sounds through a keen sense of observation and perception. The Sama Veda, which is believed to have laid the foundation for Indian classical music, consists of hymns from the Rigveda, set to musical tunes which would be sung using three to seven musical notes during Vedic yajnas. The Yajur-Veda, which mainly consists of sacrificial formulae, mentions the veena as an accompaniment to vocal recitations. References to Indian classical music are made in many ancient texts, including epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Yajnavalkya Smriti mentions vīṇāvādana tattvajñaḥ Å›rutijātiviśāradaḥ tālajñaÅ›cāprayāsena moká¹£amārgaṃ niyacchati ("The one who is well versed in veena, one who has the knowledge of srutis and one who is adept in tala, attains salvation without doubt"). carnatic music is based as it is today on musical concepts (including swara, raga, and tala) that were described in detail in several ancient works, particularly the Silappadhikaram by Ilango Adigal, and Bharata's Natya Shastra.Here are the names of Vocalists and the names of the songs:1. K. J. Yesudas — Maha Ganapathim, Ragam Nattai, Composer Muthuswamy Dikshithar (1775-1835)2. M. S. Subbulakshmi — Raghuvamsa sudha3. Dr M Balamuralikrishna — Raga Kathanakuthookalam —Thillana4. Bombay Sisters —Varnam — Sri Raja Mathangi5. Semmangudi Radhakrishna Srinivasa Iyer —Nagumomu— Abheri6. D K Pattammal — Raag Bilahari — Thillana7. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar—Palinchu kamakshi — Madhyamavathi8. Priya Sisters—Ramaneesamana Karaharapriya Category Music License Standard YouTube License


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