This was a fun little project that happened this weekend…it being my very first time singing a Tulu song, it was a little challenging getting the words down right but I enjoyed the process of it. What was even more fun was having my kiddos be part of it. I thank my father for having played the flute for me. Flute is not his primary instrument. Violin is. Flute is something he picked up while studying at IIT Delhi. My grand parents didn’t allow him to take his violin to college as they were afraid he would not focus on his academics and would only be playing his violin. He fixed that little hurdle by buying a flute while at college. Where there is a will…..! 😊And that’s how he picked up playing flute on his own.
Hope you enjoy our little tuluvere weekend venture!
Jagadhodharana Aadisidalu Yeshoda is a beautiful and a very famous composition in Kapi Raga by Purandara Dasa. Kapi raga, also known as Rag Pilu in Hindustani music, is a gorgeous melody that fills your heart with compassion and devotion. That is the essence of Kapi raga.
In Carnatic music, Kapi raga is known to be derived by the 22nd Melakarta raga, Karaharapriya. Typically the melodic scale or the arohanam (ascending scale) goes: S R2 M1 P N3 S and Avarohanam (descending scale) goes: S N2 D2 N2 P M1 G2 R2 S. This raga is a bhashanga raga, meaning in addition to the notes in the given scale, it can also have D1 or G3 to add to the beauty of the raga.
Hope you enjoy!