anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 29 10:44:38 CDT 2000
On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 20:08:32 EDT, S. V. Subrahmanian
<svs_shankara at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>Thank you. Is there an audio file of the verses anywhere on the net ??
Surely, you must have heard the shivastuti sung by the popular
singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. I remember this and other songs were
played at a high-decibel level in public places, before or after
religious functions, in India, so often that every kid in the block
had memorised them.
Again you have the pattern s-l-l-s-l-l-s-l-l-s-l-l
You may use the same tune and rhythm (tAl). If you consider the
fact that "s" is a mAtrA, and "l" is two mAtrAs, then one basic
pattern "s-l-l" will be 1 + 2 + 2 = 5 mAtrAs. So you would have
20 mAtrAs per quarter. This suggests, naturally, a rhythm (tAl)
such as the (Hindustani) jhaptAl (can't remember what its
Carnatic equivalent is), which has 10 mAtrAs (dhin-na-dhin-dhin-na-
tin-na-dhin-dhin-na), 2 basic rhythm patterns covering a quarter.
Needless to say, music set in the bhujangaprayAta meter is very pleasing
to sing or listen to.
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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