Music- A scientific and meta scientific perspective

Introduction ‘Where words fail, music speaks’, – HC Anderson. HC Anderson was a famous musician and a Danish author is best known for writing children’s stories including “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling.” By its very nature, music is a powerful medium for communicating emotions to others as well as to oneself. Scientific evidence Let’s… Read More

Brief Introduction to Ragas of Carnatic Music

The first classification of Carnatic ragas into mELakarta system dates back to 17th century, pioneered by Sri Venkatamakhi. The classification was made, considering 16 shades or variants of saptaswaras (unlike the 12 variants of Hindustani system) and hence as much as 72 distinct melakarta or Janaka/parent ragas were formed. Each parent/ Janaka raga has a… Read More