Carnatic Music Web pages
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Carnatic Music with HTML5 Audio

[Updated 24th Jan., 2024-New: Student's music player added; 17th Oct., 2023-New: Thalameters added; 1st Sep.,2023-Notation player with upper case notes having double duration added; 3rd Jul.,2023-Notation Editor added;]

This web site is all about CARNATIC MUSIC (South Indian Classical Music) - theory and practice and with audio-visuals (audio with gamakam where required). You can view the different modules by clicking the links (which briefly mentions the contents) below. You need Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers (or Safari for Mac.) for viewing and hearing audio. Will also work with Android browsers. If you had opened this page in Internet Explorer, right click on the link and select open with Edge/Chrome/Firefox.

(For information and downloading the free Windows software with similar content click here.)

  • Basic Theory: Basics of Carnatic Music system with appropriate audio-visuals. Essential features of Carnatic Music, Raaga system, Classification into 72 Melams-get notes from Melam number and vice versa with audio, concepts of Janya, Janaka, Gamakams. Access to glossary. Access pages (20 in all) sequentially or jump to a page from the drop down contents list. Take cursor to words in red color and get Popup of Glossary explanation

  • Raagam module:. 75 Raagams-Aarohanam-Avarohanam, detailed textual descriptions with emphasis on gamakam, Audio visuals of Aarohanam-Avarohanam on a Keyboard and Veena Frets sketch with audio, typical phrases of the Raagam with audio (with natural gamakams), and short list of compositions. Choose the Raagam from a drop down list. Choice of Veena or Flute for audio in different sruthis. Background Thamboora.

  • Thaalam module: The rhythm system - definitions of 35 thaalams, chaapu thaalams, jaathi, etc. How compositions are fitted into the thaalam structure.

  • 'Thalameter': Thaalam generator for all the 35 thaalams and the 2 Chaapu thaalams with adjustable tempo (with 2 kalai choice), adjustable pitch/volume for th sounds and hand gesture animation.

    If there is problem of synchronisation in slower devices use which has no gesture images and may work better in slower devices.

  • Carnatic Notation Player: To play 'S R G M..' with choice of Melam, Sruthi and instrument (Veena or Flute). (Similar to Gaayaka of Windows program ). Link: For Phones/Tablets use These two are case insensitive - notation in lower or upper case are treated as single notes.

    This new version treats upper case notes (S R G..) as double notes and lower case notes (s r g..) as single notes. It also has facility to add Thaalam sound with controllable pitch and volume for the Thaalam sounds -

  • Notation system used in Tamil explained.

  • Notation Editor

  • Student's music player. A simple player with extended time line, speed adjuster and selecting part for playing and looping. More improvents similar to the Windows based player will be added.

  • Physics of Music: A rudimentary introduction to the subject using Carnatic Music symbols and some illustrative audio.

  • Sruthis: Synthetic Thamboora Sruthis are available. It has sruthis from lower octave of 7 kattai (popularly known as 3/4 kattai) to 7 kattai (B)

  • See sitemap to download zip files for offline use of the above
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