Couple of years back, I mentioned in some other thread about the idea of 'Eduppu Varisai'. The idea is to sing/play some sarali varisai like simple scale patterns with different eduppus to showcase how different eduppus feel. Not sure how useful this will be to learners ( may be of some use ) but I thought if I keep it simple, straightforward and to the point, even lay rasikas (wrt to laya) can experience how different eduppus affect the rhythmic feel of a song.
To provide a concrete representation of what I am thinking of, here is something I recorded.
It is set in the simplest of tala cycles: a 2 beat (count) cycle. I just played the scale while changing the eduppu a few times.
Some parts are played to samam. ( After the initial momentary indication of samam, I switch to non-samam just to keep it interesting. The other samam parts occur later in the recording ).
I chose the kiravani scale just for a change.
In the two beat cycle, I incorporated the three eduppus that we normally encounter in songs: On the beat ( samam in principle ), and 1/2 a beat after the first beat ( like madyadi in principle ), 1/2 beat after the second beat( like desadi in principle ). I may have habitually played to 4 such pairs for a 8 count super-cycle pattern but that is incidental.
Please provide feedback, if any. Thanks.