Raaga Identification Test

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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #2 by vasanthakokilam » 28 Feb 2012, 00:43

Thanks Sindhu. Got 36. Not good. Kicked myself for not getting another 10 or so that I should have gotten easily.
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Post #3 by mohan » 28 Feb 2012, 11:06

Thanks for posting these links sindhu29. Will test it out on my children too!
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Post #4 by priyaravi1998 » 05 Mar 2012, 08:35

Thanks for sharing.... It was very interesting indeed
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Post #7 by Rsachi » 19 Sep 2012, 18:18

Dear Vasanthakokilam,
I got 63 on 72! Was more or less stumped by the 'Murali' ragas. Feels so good am going to treat myself to a nice cup of coffee.
Many thanks for this cerebral treat.
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Post #8 by vasanthakokilam » 19 Sep 2012, 20:33

Rsachi: 63! You ARE good!!
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #9 by Rsachi » 19 Sep 2012, 21:41

Maybe because I saw 275+Ganeshas today and ate modakams!
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #10 by GNB_LGJ_PR » 22 Sep 2012, 00:07

I got 8 wrong

10. Lavangi
39. Yamuna Kalyani
43. Revagupti
46 Ahir Bhairav
51. Rohini
53. Malahari
64. Kiravani (How did I miss this one :^) )
69. Vakulabharanam

Had I seen 275+ Ganeshas and ate modakams - I may have got a few more correct :D
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Post #11 by Rsachi » 22 Sep 2012, 00:18

GNB_LGJ_PR,
You got one more than me :grin:
With a name like yours, it must be easy indeed!
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #12 by sweetsong » 16 Dec 2012, 15:26

A writeup on the Perla camp

http://viji-occupationmothering.blogspo ... perla.html


The next one is on January 25, 26, 27.
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Post #13 by sweetsong » 03 May 2013, 09:58

The next camp is on May 17, 18 and 19.
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Post #16 by sweetsong » 06 Aug 2013, 14:21

I continue to be amazed by Varmaji's exploratory nature. While a vast majority of musicians remain contant with
Koteeswara Iyer's 72 Melakartas, Varma ji goes and studies all 72 from his guru Dr.Balamuralikrishna and now unearths
this totally different kind of treasure in the form of Batish! I couldn't find Ganamurty, but found this haunting Manavati online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgklBdphZY0

A friend of mine sent me what he described as a Power Packed Performance by Power Star Pawan Kalyan today.
A catchy Telugu folk song by relatively unknown composer Etla Ramadasa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbFPxFs0jI4

only to find that Varmaji had taught the complete song at Perla, years ago!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbEiLmhlzxc
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #17 by sweetsong » 28 Nov 2013, 02:03

The next Perla camp is on November 29, 30 and December 1.

http://veenavadini.com/home/
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #19 by Rsachi » 03 Feb 2015, 19:38

Very nice quiz by Varma-ji!
I got 25/31
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #20 by sweetsong » 05 Feb 2015, 11:36

That tops the top score at the music department.
Congratulations!
You could have won one of Varmaji's prized chickens too :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWkV5ru ... cX&index=1

I feel like writing some comments of appreciation,
but they would all reveal the answers to the questions :(
Best to watch the video and enjoy, I guess.
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #21 by Rsachi » 05 Feb 2015, 16:56

I must say my knowledge of Malayalam is poor, and I was multitasking a bit as I had to factory reset my phone and do software repair etc in a depsrate mode. If I had heard the questions better, and answered with care, I would have scored at least 2 more points.

If I did win the prize, I would have preferred something like coconut barfi to chicken (I just returned after 15 days survival camp from the Nonveg land called Kerala :D )

I congratulate Varma-ji for his indefatiguable dedication to teaching and entertaining audiences.

His Lit-fest interview with TVG was done by him with the usual panache. He did mention that navarasas don't include Bhakti rasa, the primary theme of Carnatic music. There are reasons for it. However for that I need to meet and discuss with him separately. "Bhakti rasa" nomenclature is not based on the same idea of Bharata's Nava rasas.
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #22 by Rasikapriya2013 » 06 Feb 2015, 14:55

Amazing test! So painstakingly complied and with so many different
artists, different languages and different systems of music covered!
Though Varmaji always maintains a light hearted and friendly demeanour,
so many of the questions and their answers open up so many windows to
the aspiring music student and the serious music lover, especially with
technology like youtube available to all of us now. I have been searching
for a recording of the behag javali Samayamide, sung by the person who
has sung Krishna Nee Begane Baro in the test. I would be much obliged if
somebody could post the link here. Thank you.
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #23 by Rsachi » 06 Feb 2015, 15:41

You mean Higgins?
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Re: Raaga Identification Test

Post #24 by vasanthakokilam » 06 Feb 2015, 21:44

Rsachi wrote:Very nice quiz by Varma-ji!
I got 25/31
...
If I had heard the questions better, and answered with care, I would have scored at least 2 more points.


That is quite impressive Sachi. Excellent.

It was also quite satisfying to realize how much these young people know about CM of the past.
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Informal chats with Varmaji

Post #25 by sweetsong » 28 Mar 2015, 01:52

About voice culture, lower range, M.S.Gopalakrishnan, Parasala Ponnammal and so on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg7beTtXmW8


About Melakartas, Janyas, etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF2wkR5P2EA


About Thillanas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUdo90dofOE
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