Fun with Carnatic music : Pantuvarali alapana template (manodharma development exercise)
Many students of Carnatic music find the improvisational elements (manodharma sangeetham) a little daunting. Here is a detailed alapana template for the well-known, melakarta raga Kamavardhani (Pantuvarali). This activity aims to de-mystify manodharma and help students at the threshold take a bold first step.
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