The Music Academy, in affiliation with the TAG Corporation and Ramu Endowments, has been conducting the raga identification competitors for Carnatic music rasikas. This occasion, held yearly, is the brainchild of R.T. Chari. His private quest to know ragas led him to rearrange this competitor. Initially, it was meant for college kids however subsequently was prolonged to the risk of all age teams. He laboured with musicians to encapsulate ragas in simply two traces of Sahitya with the title embedded in it. In reality, Muthuswami Dikshitar presumably embedded raga names in his compositions so that even centuries later they might proceed to be sung in identical raga.
Since 2016, this competition is held yearly in October at the Music Academy. From lay rasikas to ardent music lovers, the occasion sees many enthusiastic contributors. However, this contest just isn’t open to musicians or college students on the superior stage of music.
How can we differentiate a tune from a raga or songs from a raga? There could also be many songs in the identical raga however the tune or musical setting won’t ever be similar. Over the years, musicians together with S. Sowmya, R.S. Jayalakshmi, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Sriram Parasuram and Amrita Murali have been invited to clarify these nuances and work together with the contributors.
What is a raga, and the way vital it too Indian music? A raga is a melodic entity. It is the singular attribute of Indian music. Ragas are elaborated step-by-step by the artiste till they attain a crescendo. In reality, treatises point out a particular format or raga alapana paddhati. Years of sadhana or observation is concerned earlier than a musician can current a moderately mature raga alapana. But as a Rasika, one doesn’t have to have sound information on how ragas are essayed or framed by an artiste.
At the competitors, audio clippings from the Music Academy Tag Digital archives are performed and contributors are required to determine the raga and write it down in opposition to the quantity supplied on a sheet of paper. The solutions are introduced at the finish of the competition, and the particular person with the very best variety of appropriate entries wins the prize. While many ragas could seem acquainted, getting the proper raga title within the given time is a problem. Details concerning the competitors will likely be posted on the Music Academy website. Since it’s not an internet occasion, contributors are required to be current on the venue. For additional data email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author is a musician and musicologist.