How to Alai

Alaipayuthe Kanna (Raga Kaanada) Indan Raga song How to videos (on Guitar) along with the tabs, western notation, swaras and lyrics that can be used on any instrument or by singers. (Thanks to Sashi. E for taking the initiative to Read the full article

How to Kandukonden Kandukondein song (ARRahman) swaras, moves on guitar (singers and instrumentalists)

The song Kandukondein composed by arrahman.  (The very first section for now. More to be added in time) The melody with each move has been written as swaras below to be used by singers and instrumentalists other than guitarists too. Read the full article

Recording yourself while learning: for the mind and music

He told me that he is disappointed in himself that he is not able to play like the teacher can. The teacher told him that after 3 months of total guitar playing time, if he is able to play as Read the full article

Akale neelakaasham guitar: Raga Charukeshi swaras, notes, slides and moves (Singers, Instruments)

Online lessons Below are the swaras and an explanation video (moves using the guitar) for the song Akale akale neelakasham composed by Sri Baburajan for the movie Midumiduki. Raga Charukeshi, that has the same notes as the 5th mode of the Read the full article

Madai thiranthu (Ilayaraja Nizhalgal) Chords Swaras Rhythm Guitar

Below are the swaras (below the video that explains the lead on guitar) for the Nizhalgal movie song by Ilayaraja, Madai thiranthu. Below the Swaras are the chords for the song along with a video of rhythm guitar playing while the Read the full article

Find your own chords: Ethetho (Punnagaimannan) Ilayaraja beyond the usual chord changes

The E major scale family has the C#m, G#m and B major (the Vth) chords. This song brings in the C major chord, G major chord etc into the harmony in a smooth and easy manner through the melody. Below are Read the full article

Learning to find chords for songs: Kadhal Rojave Rahman song re-chorded (basic harmonization)

Based on the phrase notes, the song Kathal Rojave by a r rahman from the movie Roja has been harmonized as below. (how to play the song?) Instead of following a generic family of chords based of approach, here the phrase Read the full article

Swara note grid

A simple table will give you a quick idea of each swara note when you choose a particular pitch. If you want the E note to be your Sa, what will be your Ga3? (the G# note) You want to sing Read the full article

How to Kadhal Rojave (Rahman, Roja): Swaras, slides, notes

Below are the swaras and notes with slides etc, for Kathal rojave from the movie Roja, done by ARRahman.  Learn the moves to play or sing the song as in the original. The swaras have been written so that, each swara written with space Read the full article

Gamaka in Western Notation: Tabs for Alaipayuthe with Staff notation timing, swaras and lyrics

Skype Classes Carnatic Gamakas can be written accurately using Western Notation by ‘harcoding’ the swaras within the gamaka. See the image below where the first few lines of Alaipayuthe has been transcribed and written using Western notation, along with Guitar Read the full article

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