Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Basic Alankar Exercises

Here are some basic exercises for practice with shudh alankar:
Here the Yellow Coloured 'Sa' is the 'Sa' of taar saptak.

1. Aaroh- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
    Avroh- Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa

2. Aaroh- SaSa ReRe GaGa MaMa PaPa DhaDha NiNi SaSa
    Avroh- SaSa NiNi DhaDha PaPa MaMa GaGa ReRe SaSa

3. Aaroh- SaSaSa ReReRe GaGaGa MaMaMa PaPaPa DhaDhaDha NiNiNi SaSaSa
    Avroh- SaSaSa NiNiNi DhaDhaDha PaPaPa MaMaMa GaGaGa ReReRe SaSaSa

4. Aaroh- SaSaSaSa ReReReRe GaGaGaGa MaMaMaMa PaPaPaPa DhaDhaDhaDha NiNiNiNi SaSaSaSa
    Avroh- SaSaSaSa NiNiNiNi DhaDhaDhaDha PaPaPaPa MaMaMaMa GaGaGaGa ReReReRe SaSaSaSa

5. Aaroh- SaRe ReGa GaMa MaPa PaDha DhaNi NiSa
    Avroh- SaNi NiDha DhaPa PaMa MaGa GaRe ReSa

6. Aaroh- SaReGa ReGaMa GaMaPa MaPaDha PaDhaNi DhaNiSa
    Avroh- SaNiDha NiDhaPa DhaPaMa PaMaGa MaGaRe GaReSa

7.  Aaroh- SaReGaMa ReGaMaPa GaMaPaDha MaPaDhaNi PaDhaNiSa
    Avroh- SaNiDhaPa NiDhaPaMa DhaPaMaGa PaMaGaRe MaGaReSa

8. Aaroh- SaReGaMaPa ReGaMaPaDha GaMaPaDhaNi MaPaDhaNiSa
    Avroh- SaNiDhaPaMa NiDhaPaMaGa DhaPaMaGaRe PaMaGaReSa

9. Aaroh- SaReGaMaPaDha ReGaMaPaDhaNi GaMaPaDhaNiSa
    Avroh- SaNiDhaPaMaGa NiDhaPaMaGaRe DhaPaMaGaReSa

10. Aaroh- SaReGaMaPaDhaNi ReGaMaPaDhaNiSa
    Avroh- SaNiDhaPaMaGaRe NiDhaPaMaGaReSa

11. SaReGaMaPaDhaNiSaNiDhaPaMaGaReSa

12. Aaroh- SaGa ReMa GaPa MaDha PaNi DhaSa
      Avroh- SaDha NiPa DhaMa PaGa MaRe GaSa

13. Aaroh- SaReGaGa ReGaMaMa GaMaPaPa MaPaDhaDha PaDhaNiNi DhaNiSaSa
      Avroh- SaNiDhaDha NiDhaPaPa DhaPaMaMa PaMaGaGa MaGaReRe GaReSaSa

14. Aaroh- SaReGaGa ReGaMaMa GaMaPaPa MaPaDhaDha PaDhaNiNi DhaNiSaSa
      Avroh- DhaNiSaSa PaDhaNiNi MaPaDhaDha GaMaPaPa ReGaMaMa SaReGaGa

15. Aaroh- Sa SaReSa SaReGaReSa SaReGaMaGaReSa SaReGaMaPaMaGaReSa SaReGaMaPaDhaPaMaGaReSa SaReGaMaPaDhaNiDhaPaMaGaReSa SaReGaMaPaDhaNiSaNiDhaPaMaGaReSa
      Avroh- Sa SaNiSa SaNiDhaNiSa SaNiDhaPaDhaNiSa SaNiDhaPaMaPaDhaNiSa SaNiDhaPaMaGaMaPaDhaNiSa SaNiDhaPaMaGaReGaMaPaDhaNiSa SaNiDhaPaMaGaReSaReGaMaPaDhaNiSa

Monday, 14 September 2015

Description of Alankars

In this post we will discuss the description of all the Alankars:

1. Meend: Meend is nothing but a smooth glide in a bend manner or in a curve. The touch of the notes lying between the two notes is taken with the meend. Meend can be categorized into 2 parts: Basic Meend and Meend with rest on intermediate notes.

2. Khatka: Khatka is the little jerk or little break that you take.

3. Zamzama: Zamzama is a cluster of Khatkas taken together. Found more in Marathi and Punjabi songs.

4. Murki: Set of notes taken quickly together.

5. Andolan: Andolan is the slow oscillation of notes. It is use to give seriousness to the Raag.

6. Gamak: Gamak is shadowing of notes or giving weight to the notes to give an effect. Karnatic music use 'Kampit Gamak' which is weightage given to the notes with a shake.  

7. Kan or Sparsh Swar: The swars applied in Raag are never static. Each swar has a link with its preceding or succeeding note. These grace notes are called Kan Swars. kan means a small portion of a neighboring note used with the main note. It can be higher or lower than the main note. Sparsh swar is nothing but the movement of notes in ascending.

8. Krintan: The movement of notes in Krintan is descending.