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  3. Click on the file format you'd like for each lesson below to download (click once only! you should click up to 6 files):

  4. After they're downloaded, they should automatically unzip themselves or else expand them with an unzipping program (Winzip, PKUnzip, Stuffit Expander) that you have on your computer. They will expand into separate folders for each lesson from lesson 1 up to lesson 6b.

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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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updated on 03/20/2009