Raga Alapana - 2hrs 55mins The most distinguished feature of Carnatic classical music is Manodharma Sangeetham, which is improvised music. Raga Alapana transfers one to an infinite world of musical thought and creativity. It is one of the most dynamic and unique aspects of Indian music.
Tanam & Niraval - 1hrs 45mins Tanam, is a very lively and interesting aspect of Manodharma Sangeetham. There is no specific time measure, but an inherent rhythm prevails. Niraval is a series of improvisations made in a musical theme or sahithya. Niraval is a judicious combination of all the aspects of Manodharma Sangeetham put into one. This makes it one of the most difficult aspects of creative music.
Kalpana swaram (Basic & Advanced) - 4hrs 07mins In Kalpana swaram the musician weaves rich and colorful aspects of the raga bhava through the medium of swara passages. It is one of the most interesting parts of a concert and can elevate the concert to great heights.
Viruttam - 1hrs 51min A Viruttam(Tamil) or Slokam is a devotional verse sung in Carnatic music concerts. Singing Viruttam reveals the extent of creativity of a musician. Viruttams have great emotive and devotional appeal and can give the performer as well as the listeners a transcendent experience.
It requires years of practice, listening and guidance under a competent and knowledgeable Guru, for a student of music to perfect the art of Manodharma Sangeetham. Prof. T.R.Subramanyam, a musician and musicologist par excellence is scholarly and original in his approach to all aspects of music. As a teacher he is unmatched for his enormous patience and extensive knowledge. His ingenious and innovative techniques are thought provoking and kindle the imagination of students of music.
This product has the maestro explicitly demonstrating all aspects of Manodharma Sangeetham in an interactive session. A garland of Viruttams from his concerts have been compiled. A very informative and valuable product for upcoming musicians.