Carntic Music-Automatic Gamakam Generation

Automatic Gamakam Generation

'Gaayaka' (part of Rasika package) will play exactly the notation that is entered. To get realistic music the notation has to include details of nuances ('Gamakam'). Notation used in Carnatic Music is generally skeletal and the nuances are filled in by the performer. Along with the Gaayaka program included in Rasika package, sample files are given where these nuances are notated. It is difficult to write detailed notation for nuances and so an attempt has been made to programmatically generate the detailed notation including the nuances based on the ragam's characteristics for 16 ragams.

Click for a an article on automatic computer generation of gamakam published in 'Sangit Natak', New Delhi.

A slide set of a Lecture Demonstration (Music Acadamy, Chennai 17th Dec., 2012) on the subject is available at

A brief description of the topic is also available at

For a link containing instructions to download the program to add Gamakam to bare notation, supporting files etc. click To effectively use this program you should already have downloaded RasikaV21 package mentioned above and extracted the files following instructions in the link.

For a detailed description of the autogamakam program with samples of audio see