Posts by Tejas mallela

Basic Tala Concepts – Before Beginning The Basics

Adi Tala The basic exercises in Carnatic music of Sarali Swarams, Janta Swarams, Dhatu Swarams, Hetchusthayi Swarams are all set...

Sapta Swaras – The Seven Musical Notes of Carnatic Music

In this post, I will explore the melodic building blocks of swaras and their varieties in Carnatic music. What is...

PA System Guide – Part 2

This is the continuation of the earlier post about the PA System at Carnatic music venues. This post would make better sense...

PA System Guide – Part 1

This guide explores the options for the PA System (Public address System) to suit the needs of Carnatic music at small...

How to Use this Website (Read this First)

Sunadam Sunadam is a online music project that aims at simplifying Carnatic music. With that end goal in mind, I want...

Introduction to Laya and Tala

Introduction to Laya and Tala

We have previously explored the frequency related concepts in the Introduction to Shruti post. Now we shall move on to...

Readying the Bow For use

Readying the Bow For use

Before putting the bow to use, we need to ensure just a couple of things in order to be able to...

Tuning the Violin for Carnatic Music

Tuning the Violin for Carnatic Music

In order to be able to play in a tuneful way, the violin has to be tuned well before we...

Indian Violin Posture and Bow Hold

Indian Violin Posture and Bow Hold

The violin is held in a unique manner while playing Indian classical music. In the western classical tradition, the violin is...

Parts of the Violin

Parts of the Violin

For proper interaction with the instrument, knowing the names of the different parts of the violin is essential for any violin...