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Swar Tutorial

Hindusthani Edition | Carnatic Edition

Discover South Indian classical music through a rich multimedia presentation. Swar Tutorial covers this vast subject in 35 beautifully illustrated pages divided as follows

  • Origin of Carnatic music
  • Basic Building blocks
  • Ornamentation in Carnatic music
Ragam (melody)
  • What is Ragam
  • Classification of Ragams
  • 10 Common Ragams
Talam (rhythm)
  • What is a Talam
  • 7 / 35 / 175 Talams
  • Common Talams

Each section is accompanied by CD quality audio clips recorded from professional musicians.

Note: Swar Tutorial is already included in the SwarShala software, under the Learn pane.


  • Windows XP to Windows 10
  • MacOS X 10.6 to 10.12
  • 100 MB disk
  • 256 MB RAM (more preferred)
  • Sound card
  • Flash compatible HTML browser
  • Macromedia Flash Web Player version 6 or greater
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Enter the fascinating world of Carnatic music! A must-have guide for both newbies and pundits!
In depth description of 10 ragams along with beautifully recorded kritis (compositions) to learn.
Detailed description of Carnatic rhythmics and drumming, including video and audio clips.

Certified educational product by the Department for Education and Skills, England