Old new stuff
If you haven't seen the new look of karnATik, now's the time. Check out the quotes at the top, the new Tune Trivia, Upcoming events (add yours!), new polls to vote in, a list of all our lyrics, and more. And send your feedback on them.
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.
Even more audio!
Everyone wants audio! Now you can listen to all the lessons while you learn: sarali, janTai, taaTu, mElstaayi, lower staayi varisais as well as alankaarams.
Music of South India
A real book, online! Check pages 131-169 for Carnatic. Then go on to North Indian music!
The Concert Tradition
How did the format of the current concert begin? Find out from one who helped create it. An article by AriyakuDi Ramanuja Iyengar.
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!
What's new page
NOW a new section! Each month, I will feature a new song, which you can view online and will know about only if you have access to the newsletter (don't you feel special?)! And, even better, there's an AUDIO file you can listen to, right there! Wow!
This month's song is vandEham in hamsadwani, sung by P. Unnikrishnan. Click to read and listen!