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Kalpana Swaras

Renditions with kalpana swara passages in ragas Lalita, Mohanakalyani, Jaganmohini and Todi.

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RJ: Aarti

Kalpana Swaras

Renditions with kalpana swara passages in ragas Lalita, Mohanakalyani, Jaganmohini and Todi.

Kalpana swaras as part of Manodharma sangeetham are a real test to grade an artiste in various parameters like swara shuddhi, adherence to laya, raga jnaana, and most importantly the creativity the artiste brings to the music. A student may first try learning the alapana and then proceed to exploring the intricacies of swara elaborations. Kalpana swaras demand a high degree of practice and control over tala and also some amount of musical and mathematical calculations. Kalpana swaras, when rendered competently with able accompaniment, are beautiful expositions that bring the artiste’s proficiency to the fore. They also bring colour and energy to the rendition. This is a selection of kritis being sung with swara elaborations.

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