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Swaravali Varisaigal /Sarali Varisaigal - Lesson 1

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Swaravali Varisai(Sarali Varisaigal)is the first lesson in Carnatic music and is practised in Mayamalavagowlai raga and Chatusra Jaathi Triputa Tala (Adi Tala).
Adi Tala has total of 8 aksharams.
This exercise is practised to develop a good sense of sruti, layam and swaragnanam (knowledge of swara). Different combinations of the swaras are practised in a minimum of three different speeds, while keeping the speed of talam constant. In the first speed, one swara is sung for one akshara (one unit of talam)
eg.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sa ri ga ma l pa dha ni sa ll
Sa ni da pa l ma ga ri sa ll

In the second speed, two swaras are sung for one unit of a talam.
eg.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sari gama padha nisa l Sani dapa maga risa ll
Sari gama padha nisa l Sani dapa maga risa ll

In the third speed four swaras are sung for one unit of a talam.
eg.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sarigama padhanisa Sanidhapa magarisa l Sarigama padhanisa Sanidhapa magarisa ll
Sarigama padhanisa Sanidhapa magarisa l Sarigama padhanisa Sanidhapa magarisa ll

Increase in speed means doubling the swaras from the previous speed. Likewise, various combinations are practised. You can even practise the fourth speed with eight swaras per aksharas once you have got the first 3 speeds perfectly.

1 2 3 4
Sarigamapadhanisa Sanidhapamagarisa Sarigamapadhanisa Sanidhapamagarisa


The following are the SARALI VARISAI exercises usually taught and the audio you can listen to and learn:
( s - lower sa , S - highter sa)

1. Simple ascent/descent

s r g m p d n S
S n d p m g r s

2. Focus on R and N

s r s r s r g m
s r g m p d n S
S n S n S n d p
S n d p m g r s

3. Focus on G and D.

s r g s r g s r
s r g m p d n S
S n d s n d s n
S n d p m g r s

4. Focus on M and P

s r g m s r g m
s r g m p d n s
S n d p S n d p
S n d p m g r s

5. Focus on P and M
s r g m p , p ,
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m , m ,
S n d p m g r s

Listen to the first 5 exercises of Saravali Varisaigal here.


sarali1.mp3




6. Focus on P and M (dheergam); and R, N

s r g m p , s r
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m , S n
S n d p m g r s

7. Focus on G and D
Laya pattern: 1234 56-12 and 1234 5678
s r g m p d s r
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m g S n
S n d p m g r s

8. Focus on N and R (dheergam)

s r g m p d n ,
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m g r ,
S n d p m g r s

9. Zig Zag with Focus on "pmgr" and "mpdn"

s r g m p m g r
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m p d n
S n d p m g r s


10. Zig Zag with Focus on "pmdp" and "mpgm"

s r g m p m d p
s r g m p d n S
S n d p m p g m
S n d p m g r s
Sarali2.mp3





11. Zig Zag with Focus on "smgr' and "Spdn"

s r g m s m g r
s r g m p d n S
S n d p S p d n
S n d p m g r s

12. Focus on "rgmp" and "ndpm"

s r g m r g m p
s r g m p d n S
S n d p n d p m
S n d p m g r s

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1. s r g m p , g m
p , , , p , , ,
g m p d n d p m
g m p - g m g r s

2. S , n d n , d p
d , p m p , p ,
g m p d n d p m
g m p - g m g r s

3. S , n d n , d p
d , p m p , p ,
g m p d n d p m
g m p - g m g r s

4. s r g r g , - g m
p m p , - d p d ,
m p d p d n d p
m p d p m g r s

5. s r g m p , p ,
d d p , m m p ,
d n S , S n d p
S n d p m g r s

Audio of Madyama Kalam of Swaravali Varisaigal in first speed (For beginners)

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Audio of Madyama Kalam in third speed :


sarali3.mp3

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