karnATik has a new look!
Thanks to reader comments, I am trying a new look to the site. The links on the left are organized by section - Lyrics, Reference Info, Fun, Theory (and on the right, stuff about the site), in green boxes. And there's more stuff:
- random changing music quotations on the top of the page
- Upcoming events listed at the bottom middle
- TuneTRIVIA - changes each time you visit!
- new colors !
Please email me and tell me what you think of the new site. Any and all comments are appreciated!
Whether this is your first, 9th or last issue of karnATik kritique, what you think about it matters. So here's a quick little survey, only 9 questions, where you can let me know how it's going. If it sucks, I want to know, so I can make it better. And let me know what NOT to change, too.
So many requests for audio on the site! Well, I am obliging, a little by little. Now you can listen to daaTu (taaTu) varisai online with Real Player.
Ever go to a concert and wonder what raga the song is in? Well, now with over 1200 songs on the site, that singer could be singing one of them! Our new downloadable PDF list is one you can take with you for reference, to look up that interesting song - raga, taaLa, composer. And if you ever need lyrics to a song, you can easily check if it's on the site and then visit us!
Download the lyrics list
You have probably been visiting the puzzles section (if you haven't, what are you waiting for, it's fun!), so you know the cool stuff that's there. Now there's a whole section devoted to interaction. It includes the forum, quizzes, calendar, jokes, puzzles, and a few new features too:
- live chat on karnATik
- madlibs (in puzzles) to make your story
- guestmap to post where you're from
- upcoming events (add yours!)
Among those, the Carnatic madlib! You type in the word (adjective - pretty, verb - dance, noun - potato), click the button, and out pops a story made from those words. It's hilarious and will have you laughing despite yourself. The guestmap is great, too - just click where in the world you are located, and choose a little person to represent you!
Did you know you can search for lyrics by composer, raga, taaLa, song name, even song type and deity? Want to find all the varnams by Muthiah Bhaagavatar? Raagamaalikas by Tyaagaraaja? You can do it. The search is fully functional, with a shortened version on the main page. And the results link back to lyrics, composer, and raga! How cool is that?
A few people have written not to get junk mail or have their email addresses shared. This is my promise on the site that your email address will not be shared without your consent. It's about time.
Detailed Carnatic Dictionary
30 terms, described lucidly by Visalakshi Nityanand.
Over 200 terms, some of them unusual! Find out what they mean.
If you missed the latest additions or last month's
issue, don't worry. All our new stuff is on the site.
If you still haven't posted something in our message forum
or added a listing to the calendar (now updated), go do it now!
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