Carnatic Music with HTML5 Audio
Carnatic Music with HTML5 Audio

[Updated 6th August, 21 added and 7th March, 21-75 raagams in ragas.htm]

Rasika software works only with Windows OS. Here you can get most of the functionality of Rasika as web pages in any Operating System, using browsers Firefox, Chrome or (Windows) Edge, Safari in Mac or IOS. Similar audio visuals and interactive contents are available. Technical terms are in different color - move the cursor over the term and the description pops up. A glossary is available for access in all pages.

  • Basic Theory: Basics of Carnatic Music system with appropriate audio and audio-visuals. Raaga system, Classificication into 72 Melams (get notes from Melam number and vice versa), concepts of Janya, Janaka, Gamakams. The first page of this set of pages is Access other pages (20 in all) sequentially or jump to a page from the drop down contents list. If you had opened this page in Internet Explorer, right click on the link and select open with Edge/Chrome/Firefox

  • 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), example compositions. The link is Choose the Raagam from a drop down list. Choice of Veena or Flute for audio in different sruthis. Backgrownd Thamboora.

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

  • 'Thalameter': Thaalam generator for all the 35 thaalams and the 2 Chaapu thaalams with adjustable tempo and hand gesture animation. The link is:

  • Physics of Music: A rudimentary introduction to the subject using Carnaic Music symbols and some illustrative audio. The link is :

  • Carnatic Notation Plyayer: To play 'S R G M..' type of notation with symbols for octaves, higher kaalam notes, choice of Melam, Sruthi and instrument (Veena or Flute). (Similar to Gaayaka of Windows program but does not have thaalam sound facility). Link: For Phones/Tablets use

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

  • For offline use (PC/Laptop) download,,, Extract files into a single folders and start with intro1.htm for the Basic theory.
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