Carnatic Classical Music

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  • 1. 

    Who is known as the father of Carnatic music?

    • A.

      Shri Purandara dasa

    • B.

      Shri Thyagaraja

    • C.

      Shri Annamacharya

    • D.

      Shri Bobbili Keshavayya

    Correct Answer
    A. Shri Purandara dasa
    Explanation
    Shri Purandara dasa is known as the father of Carnatic music because he is considered to be the pioneer and one of the most important composers in the development of Carnatic music. He played a significant role in structuring the fundamental elements of Carnatic music, including the melodic scales (ragas) and rhythmic patterns (talas). His compositions, known as "Purandara dasa kritis," are still widely performed and revered in the Carnatic music tradition. His contributions to the genre have had a lasting impact and he is therefore recognized as the father of Carnatic music.

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  • 2. 

    Who composed the famous kriti " Endaro Mahanubhavulu andariki Vandanamulu" ?

    • A.

      Shri Annamacharya

    • B.

      Shri Bhadrachala Ramadasu

    • C.

      Shri Thyagaraja

    • D.

      Shri Muttuswami Dikshit

    Correct Answer
    C. Shri Thyagaraja
    Explanation
    The famous kriti "Endaro Mahanubhavulu andariki Vandanamulu" was composed by Shri Thyagaraja.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following ragas has this Aarohanam and Avarohanam ?              S R2 G3 P D2 S              S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S              

    • A.

      Bilahari

    • B.

      Malahari

    • C.

      Shree

    • D.

      Hamsadhwani

    Correct Answer
    A. Bilahari
    Explanation
    The given Aarohanam and Avarohanam (ascending and descending scale) match with the raga Bilahari.

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  • 4. 

    Endaro Mahanubhavulu krithi is in which raga?

    Correct Answer
    Shreeraga
    Shri
    Sri Raga
    Shree Raga
    Shree
    Shri Raga
    sriraga
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shreeraga, Shri, Sri Raga, Shree Raga, Shree, Shri Raga, sriraga.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the worshipper of Lord Shri Venkateshwara Swamy?

    • A.

      Shri Thyagaraja

    • B.

      Shri Venkateshwara Shastry

    • C.

      Shri Annamacharya

    • D.

      Shri ShyamaShastry

    Correct Answer
    C. Shri Annamacharya
    Explanation
    Shri Annamacharya is the worshipper of Lord Shri Venkateshwara Swamy.

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  • 6. 

    Which is the first basic raga taught to the beginners in the Carnatic Music system?

    • A.

      Hindola

    • B.

      Yaman Kalyani

    • C.

      Hamsadhwani

    • D.

      Mayamalavagowla

    Correct Answer
    D. Mayamalavagowla
    Explanation
    Mayamalavagowla is the first basic raga taught to beginners in the Carnatic Music system. This raga is considered as the fundamental scale in Carnatic music and is often used as a scale for warm-up exercises and basic compositions. It has a symmetric structure and is known for its simplicity and melodic beauty. By starting with Mayamalavagowla, beginners can learn the foundational aspects of Carnatic music, such as swara (notes), gamakas (ornamentations), and basic compositions, before progressing to more complex ragas.

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