This Carnatic Music reader series introduces a systematic study of Carnatic Music with the help of western staff notation. The series has been designed with the beginner in mind so that he can learn to play the lessons on western instrument like guitar, piano, saxophone, violin etc. and midi instruments with minimum effort. All the exercises are presented in western staff notation, letter notation and conventional carnatic music letter notation. The series contains a basic introduction to western staff notation system.
Contents of the Seven Volume Series
Book 1: Fundamental lessons- Contains an Introduction to carnatic music, simple introduction to the concepts of western staff notation, Excercises for fundamental lessons starting from Saptaswara, Sarali varisa, Janta Varisa, Dattu varisa, Mandra sthayi varisa, Madhya sthayi varisa, Tara sthayi varisa, Alankaram, Gitam, Lakshana geetham, Jati swaram and swara jathi.
The three part series for learning Varnam in western staff notation Adi tala and Ata tala Varnam is presented as a three part series, considering the importance of learning Varnam in western staff notation. The three part series contains extensive notation for 30 Adi tala Varnam and 10 Ata tala Varnam in three parts.
Book 2: Adi tala Varnam in western staff notation -Adi Tala Varnam -1 - 1.Ninnu kori-Mohanam, 2.Sami Ninne - Sankarabharanam, 3.Evari bodha - Abhogi, 4.Vanajakshiro - Kalyani, 5.Intha chalamu - Begada, 6.Tharuni ninnu- Kambhoji, 7.Sarasuda nine - Saveri, 8.Jalajaksha - Hamsadhvani, 9.Inthamodi- Saranga, 10. Era na Pai - Hanumathodi, 11.Ninne kori- Vasantha, 12. Sami ninne - Sree.
Book 3: Adi Tala varnam -2 1.Intha chauka - Bilari, 2.Sami ninne - Panthuvarali, 3.Sarasija mukhiro - Arabi, 4.Karunimpa - Sahana, 5.Chalamela-Darbar, 6.Saraguna - Madhyamavathi, 7.Sami Dayajuda- Kedaragaula, 8.Sarasijanabha - Mayamalavagaula, 9.Entho prema - Surutti, 10.Rahamathangi- Udayaravichandrika, 11.Chalamela (Pada varnam) - Nattakurinji, 12.Rama evela- Kharaharapriya.
Book 4: Ata tala varnam in staff notation - Ata tala varnam - 1.Vanajakshi - Kalyani, 2.Nera nammi -Kanada, 3.Chalamela - Sankarabharanam 4.Sarasijanambha - Kambhoji, 5,Maguva ninne- Narayana gaula, 6.Nenarunchi- Dhanyasi,7.Vaanajakshi - Ritigaula, 8.Kanakangi- Thodi, 9.Sami nee pai - Anandabhairavi, 10.Vanajakshi - Varali
The three part series on Kritis in western staff notation contains a selection of 45 compositions on various ragas of different composers presented in the same western staff notation supported by carnatic letter notation. The three part series contains different kritis in different talas.
Book 5: Krithis 1 - 1.Vathapi -Hamsadhvani, 2.Nadathanumanisam-Chitta Ranjani,3.Brova Bharama, Bahudari. 4.Marugelara- Jayantasri, 5.Thunga Tharange- Kuntalavarali, 6.Palimchu- Madhyamavati 7.Kanaka Saila- Punnaga Varali, 8.Mahaganapathim- Natta 9.Aanandamrithakarshini- AmritaVarshini, 10.Kanchadalaaya- Kamalamanohari, 11.Parvatipatim- Hamsadhvani, 12.Annapoorne Visalakshi- Shyama, 13.Mamavathu Sri- Hindolam, 14.Mahadeva Siva Sambho- Revati.
Book 6: Krithis 2 1.Vinayaka Ninuvina- Hamsadhvani, 2.Sitamma Mayamma- Vasanta, 3.Niravathi Sukhada- Ravi handrika,.Manasayetulo- Malayamarutam , 5.Nagumomu- Abheri 6.Adamodigalude- Charukesi 7.Gajaananayutam- Chakravakam 8.Sri Lakshmi Varaham - Abhogi 9.Sri Saraswathi- Arabhi, 10.Paamarajana Paalini- Simhendra Madhyamam, 11.Sri Guruguha - Suddha Saveri, 12.Subramanneya- Suddha Dhanyasi , 13.Parvathi Kumaram- Nata Kuranji , 14.Hari Narayana- Revati, 15.Paripalaya- Pantuvarali.
Book 7: Krithis 3 , 1-Himagiri Thanaye- Suddha Dhanyasi, 2-Pahimam Sree- Jana Ranjini, 3-Pandu Reethi- - Hamsa Nadam, 4-Ananda Nadamaduvar- Purvi Kalyani,5-Raghuvamsa Sudha - Kadana Kutuhala, 6-Bho Sambho - Revati, 7-Manasa Sanchara Shyam, 8-Paarukkulle - Jonpuri 9-Sada Palaya- Mohanam10-Naan Oru Vilayattu- Navarasa Kannada, 11-Jagaj Janani- Ratipati Priya, 12-Adikkondar- Maya Malava Gaula, 13.Ramachandram- Vasanta, 14-Brahma Mokate- Bauli.