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SWARMALIKA

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Swarmalika is a style of singing where the vocalist sings the sargam of the song (The notes according to the Indian gamut).  The note-for-note relationship between the lyrics and the melody is very powerful in delineating the swar.  The swarmalika is important in the education of North Indian music, because it is a mnemonic for remembering the rags.  It is generally considered to be a beginers' exercise rather than a full performance piece.

 

 

 

Selected Video

Raag Bilawal Swar Malika in Ek Taal

 

Dancing paint

 

Raag Bhimpalasi-Swaramalika

 

Manjiree Gokhale - des swaramalika rupak

 

 


 

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