10 Great Tips to Learn Carnatic Music Online

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

  The best way to learn Carnatic music is undoubtedly the age-old way of learning face to face with a reputable Guru. Over a period of many years of sustained training with the Guru, the [...]

Voice Culture in Raga Keeravani

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Voice Culture in Carnatic Music includes among other factors, a deep-rooted knowledge of ragas. In this video recorded master class conducted by Guru Chitravina N Ravikiran, the topic of voice culture is explained with  examples [...]

Carnatic Voice Culture Requirements

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

The following points are taken from an interview session with Maestro Chitravina N Ravikiran on the topic of Voice Culture. Additional lessons on the topic of Voice Culture are found on Acharyanet in all categories [...]

An ode to Music – An article in The Femina Magazine

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Below is an excerpt from the Femina article that featured the interview with Sowmya Acharya, founder of     If you love Music but had to move abroad and do not find the right [...]

Carnatic music in the digital age: e-learning is hitting the right note

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

See the original article in The Hindu Classical music has taken to technology effortlessly, with apps and web tutorials proving a hit Sathya Devi (29), a researcher who settled down in the city five years [...]

What are the tips for teaching Manodharma in Carnatic Music?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: Is manodharma something that is taught or should be developed naturally by the student! When beginning to attempt manodharma what is the rope of the guru? What are some suggestions for kids [...]

Should the Guru also be a top performer for students to become performers?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: For  students to become performers in sabhas ,should the Guru also be a top performing musician in TV and sabhas?   Answered by Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran   A Guru Has [...]

How can I improve my ability to give long karvai or sing a sustained note for an elongated time?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: Is there a sure way to increase the sustenance of breath,  as even trying for 15-20seconds leads to shortness of breath. It is becoming difficult  to sustain a note/swara phrase for even [...]

How can I increase my pitch in Carnatic Music without strain?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: I am performing Carnatic music from past 10 years . My home pitch is c. With conscious efforts, I have pushed it up to c sharp. My intention is to dock my [...]

How can one practice the 12 notes in Carnatic Music sequentially?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: Namaste Guruji, Could you please share, what is the practice for singing 12 Notes correctly at a stretch in ascending and descending order? Answered by Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran   [...]

Are the varisais and alankarams sufficient exercises for Carnatic Music voice training?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: Dear Sir...I have gone through some of the syllabi of schools that teach western music...In that they have some basic exercises such as Breathing Exercises,Sustaining Notes, Falsetto Exercises. Can similar exercises be [...]

How does one handle voice changes during adolesence for male singers?

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Question from Student: Hari AUM Sir During adolescence (normally between 12-15 years of age) the boys experience a change in their voice texture(from sweet to a little harsher). What is advised to them - should [...]

How important is it for an vocalist to learn an instrument?

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Question #1 from Student: Sir, is it recommended for vocalists to familiarize themselves with instrumental music. A string instrument may be the best, However a piano/keyboard/ harmonium also would give a frame of reference of [...]

Differentiating between the Minor and Minute in Voice Culture/Music Practice

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

"Another important aspect of Voice Culture, as well as overall musical practice, is to remember to never confuse the minute with the minor. The voice must be able to distinguish and project the tiniest of [...]

The Ideal Voice of Sangita Kalanidhi T Brinda

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

  "This excerpt from a Kalyani alapana has it all -it’s a salutary illustration of an ideal Carnatic voice with incredible flexibility, mobility, stability, range and most of all grace not to mention [...]

The Ritualistic Singing of S – P – S in Carnatic Music

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

How to approach singing the S P S  - Posted on April 30, 2018   Today, lets look at the challenge of rendering S-P-S in Carnatic Music. It has become a ritualistic practice [...]

12 Essential Qualities for an Aspiring Carnatic Musician

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Carnatic Music is a dynamic art form that has something unique to offer everyone, the composer, performer, musicologist and Rasika(connoisseur) alike. Whether it's melody, rhythm, vocal or instrumental; the possibilities are endless. Carnatic Music goes [...]

How can I benefit from learning Carnatic Music?

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Among the traditional art forms chosen for their kids, Carnatic Music has been the popular choice for the South Indian diaspora. The reasons could be many. Parents themselves may have learned music while growing up [...]

Navaratri Renditions from around the globe

October 10th, 2017|1 Comment

Acharyanet invited students to share their renditions for the Navarathri Festival by recording a song learned from our site and sending it to us. We received a very good response from students all over the [...]

Cyber Music School – The Hindu

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

See the original article in The Hindu One hundred years ago a musical classroom might have been the beaten ground underneath a banyan tree or a simple spare room in a guru's home. Sowmya Acharya, [...]

Carnatic Deontic Highlights

May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Carnatic Deontic Event was successfully conducted online on May 14th with over 50 participants worldwide in front of a Super Jury of acclaimed gurus including Sanguta Kalanidhi Dr T.V Gopalakrishnan, Sangita Kalanidhi Chitravina N Ravikiran [...]

Carnatic Music Composers

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

This chapter contains thumbnail sketches of eminent composers many of whose works have been included in this book and in level 1. Some of these personalities shaped the very history of Carnatic music. It is desirable for students to read more on these greats as well as learn about other composers from various sources. It must be noted that the time periods of some are approximate.

Learning Carnatic Music

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Carnatic music is a highly organised system, easy to learn with a rational approach. But it is also very intricate and demanding, and full of subtleties.One needs musical aptitude, patience, perseverance and focus on quality. Above all, one needs to possess and display the right attitude towards the art and the teacher

Approaching Carnatic Music

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Carnatic music is one of the most colourful, complete and evolved melodic systems of the world. With over 7.2 million melodic scales (ragas) and hundreds of rhythmic cycles (talas) to choose from, there is very little that a good Carnatic musician and composer cannot do, especially from a melodic perspective.

Practical Exercises in Carnatic Music

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Learn about the fundamentals of rhythm in Carnatic Music from the Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 Book published by IFCM.