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

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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

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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

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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

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Raga Hamsadhwani: Vatapi on Guitar (Anupallavi & Charanam) Swaras Slides

Anupallavi Charanam

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Raga Nadanamakriya on Guitar: E theeruga nannu (Bhadrachala Ramadas) swaras fret strings

Click to download or view the pdf of Lyrics with Swaras for E theeruga nannu with each syllable and move, strings and frets in the A pitch. Raga Nadanamakriya krithi by Bhadrachalam Ramadasu. Carnatic on Guitar. Swaras and notes useful for

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How to Kurai ondrum illai (Raga, Carnatic) – Dorian scale pentatonic, Raga Shivaranjini

Below is a video for the first line of the Carnatic song Kurai Onrum Illai, as sung by the great MSSubbalakshmi. Below the video is a screenshot of the swaras, frets, strings for EACH syllable. Towards the right of the

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How To Play Any Scale or Raga in Any Pitch using Patterns (TS, Major Scale, Shankarabharanam, Raga Lydian)

Identify the pattern of notes used in a scale. Either remember how many notes to skip or remember it as Tone Semi-tone or remember the swaras. Use this information, start from any note on any string, play the pattern to

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Marugelara Lead on Guitar | Carnatic Raga Jayanthashri on Acoustic Guitar

To clear doubts, learn, get clarity, discuss: Join me for skype meetings/lessons The first video below shows Marugelara O Raghava being played on the acoustic guitar using slides, hammer on’s and pull offs. Excuse me for the unintended rhythmic sound

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Raga Guitar Mastery Begins | C major scale to the most basic Carnatic Raga mayamalavagowla

Once you are familiar with the C major scale position, start playing the Mayamalavagowla raga, which is the raga on which the basic lessons of Carnatic Indian classical are based. Here is how to do this, by changing just two

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