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What does "Raga" mean? "
Raga" is a set of music phrases that evokes feelings
Changing the world one VOICE at at time
"To study music we must learn by rules. To create music, we must break them" - Nadia Boulanger
Learning "Ragas" and "Rhythms" is a huge part of Carnatic Classical Music. Like the Western School of Music has 7 modes, Carnatic
Music has hundreds of ragas which gives children an excellent opportunity to train their ears to several sounds at a very early age.
With so many modes, learning can be daunting at first. At The Raga Monsters, learning is achieved in a creative way. A child is allowed
to absorb information and is given an opportunity to self learn through self expression. Similar techniques are applied for Rhythms.
Rhythms ranging from 1 - 8 as a foundation for creating any rhythmic cycle. For instance, Raga Malahari below is learnt like this -