music is the classical music of Southern India. The basic form is a monophonic
song with improvised variations. There are 72 basic scales on the octave, and a
rich variety of melodic motions. Both melodic and rhythmic structures are varied
and compelling. This is one of the world's oldest & richest musical
traditions. Spiritualism has been
the key content of Carnatic music. The beautiful interweaving of the devotional
element and aesthetics has made it ethereal and eternal.
Carnatic Music grammar is based on Melakartha Raga System prior to which music
grammar prevailed based on works of scholars such as Saranga Deva and Bharatha.
Venkatamaki introduced Melakartha in AD 1620 during the rule of Nayakas in
Thanjur. Purandaradasa (AD 1484 - 1564) of Karnataka State is known as the
"Father of Carnatic Music". He introduced the basic music learning
process based on Mayamalavagoula Raga.
of Carnatic Music system: Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Tyagaraja, Shyama Sastry