Watch Usilapatti (!), Kadhal rojave (full), Kangal irandal, Har ghadi and other favorites played using chord and melody simultaneously.
Carnatic on Guitar
We use standard tuned (eBGDAE) guitar to play fluent carnatic using slides, hammer-on, pull-off techniques. Connecting the guitar fretboard to the swara and vowel slides, sustained and connected.
Sree Gananatha / Lambodara Geetham
From the C major scale, derive the C mayamalavagowla scale. Add swara slides to make the scale a raga. Subtitute swaras with the relevant arohana or avarohana slide. The result:
Learn the steps. Beyond just see and repeat, understand the underlying mechanics. How to connect guitar to carnatic through scale ➜ raga connection, notes ➜ fluent swaras using slides, hammer ons and pull offs. Learn when to slide, where to strike and other basics you will use with other songs too and help you learn other songs with understanding.