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Beginners' Lesson 6 - Alankaarams

Alankaarams are multi-taaLam sequences which were originally composed in 35 taaLas, but usually only seven of these are taught. Eight are presented below. First, get a basic understanding of taaLa here, and then be able to perform each one alone. You may also want to sing the notes alone to get a feel for the rhythm. Then, learn to sing the lesson with the taaLa. Finally, sing all the notes in the four speeds, and then in akaaram, singing only aaa... with the taaLam.

alankaaram (lesson 6)
raagam: maayamaaLava gowLa
15th mElakartha
aarOhaNam: S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N3 S
avarOhaNam: S N3 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S
taaLam: aadi

  1. listen
    caturashra jaati druva taaLam:
    | 0 || = 4 + 2 + 4 + 4 = 14 beats

    
    
    
         |(4)             0              |(4)                |(4)
    s r g m | g r | s r g r | s r g m ||
    r g m p | m g | r g m g | r g m p ||
    g m p d | p m | g m p m | g m p d ||
    m p d n | d p | m p d p | m p d n ||
    p d n S | n d | p d n d | p d n S ||
    S n d p | d n | S n d n | S n d p ||
    n d p m | p d | n d p d | n d p m ||
    d p m g | m p | d p m p | d p m g ||
    p m g r | g m | p m g m | p m g r ||
    m g r s | r g | m g r g | m g r s ||

  2. listen
    caturashra jaati maTya taaLam:
    | 0 | = 4 + 2 + 4 = 10 beats

    
    
    
         |(4)             0              |(4)
    s r g r | s r | s r g m ||
    r g m g | r g | r g m p ||
    g m p m | g m | g m p d ||
    m p d p | m p | m p d n ||
    p d n d | p d | p d n S ||
    S n d n | S n | S n d p ||
    n d p d | n d | n d p m ||
    d p m p | d p | d p m g ||
    p m g m | p m | p m g r ||
    m g r g | m g | m g r s ||

  3. listen
    caturashra jaati roopaka taaLam:
    0 | = 2 + 4 = 6 beats

    
    
    
      0              |(4)
    s r | s r g m ||
    r g | r g m p ||
    g m | g m p d ||
    m p | m p d n ||
    p d | p d n S ||
    S n | S n d p ||
    n d | n d p m ||
    d p | d p m g ||
    p m | p m g r ||
    m g | m g r s ||

  4. listen
    mishra jaati jhampa taaLam:
    | U 0 = 7 + 1 + 2 = 10 beats

    
    
    
                   |(7)                     U         0
    s r g s r s r | g | m , ||
    r g m r g r g | m | p , ||
    g m p g m g m | p | d , ||
    m p d m p m p | d | n , ||
    p d n p d p d | n | S , ||
    S n d S n S n | d | p , ||
    n d p n d n d | p | m , ||
    d p m d p d p | m | g , ||
    p m g p m p m | g | r , ||
    m g r m g m g | r | s , ||

  5. listen
    tishra jaati tripuTa taaLam:
    | 0 0 = 3 + 2 + 2 = 7 beats

    
    
    
       |(3)           0           0
    s r g | s r | g m ||
    r g m | r g | m p ||
    g m p | g m | p d ||
    m p d | m p | d n ||
    p d n | p d | n S ||
    S n d | S n | d p ||
    n d p | n d | p m ||
    d p m | d p | m g ||
    p m g | p m | g r ||
    m g r | m g | r s ||

  6. listen
    khaNDa jaati aTa taaLam:
    | | 0 0 = 5 + 5 + 2 + 2 = 14 beats

    
    
    
           |(5)                    |(5)               0           0
    s r , g , | s , r g , | m , | m , ||
    r g , m , | r , g m , | p , | p , ||
    g m , p , | g , m p , | d , | d , ||
    m p , d , | m , p d , | n , | n , ||
    p d , n , | p , d n , | S , | S , ||
    S n , d , | S , n d , | p , | p , ||
    n d , p , | n , d p , | m , | m , ||
    d p , m , | d , p m , | g , | g , ||
    p m , g , | p , m g , | r , | r , ||
    m g , r , | m , g r , | s , | s , ||

  7. listen
    chaturashra jaati Eka taaLam:
    | = 4 beats

    
    
    
         |(4)
    s r g m ||
    r g m p ||
    g m p d ||
    m p d n ||

    p d n S ||
    S n d p ||
    n d p m ||
    d p m g ||
    p m g r ||
    m g r s ||

    sankeerNa jaati Eka taaLam:
    | = 9 beats

  8. version 1 listen
    
                   |(9)
    s , r , g , m p d ||
    r , g , m , p d n ||
    g , m , p , d n S ||
    S , n , d , p m g ||
    n , d , p , m g r ||
    d , p , m , g r s ||

  9. version 2 listen

    
                   |(9)
    s r , g m , p d n ||
    r g , m p , d n S ||
    S n , d p , m g r ||
    n d , p m , g r s ||

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Carnatic Lessons
Before you begin
Lesson 1: sarali varisai
Lesson 2: janTai varisai
Lesson 3: daaTu varisai
Lesson 4: mElstaayi varisai
Lesson 5: mandrastaayi varisai
Lesson 6: alankaaram
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