The son and daughter of the legendary Lalgudi Jayaraman – GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi Krishnan – the torch bearers of his style and genius are here this weekend in Sydney.
We present an excerpt of one of the most celebrated and well loved, if not dealt with Raga Thodi of the Carnatic system of music below. The ragam comprises of a full minor scale of seven notes. The oscillations between the notes presents innumerable opportunities for musicians to develop a landscape as they extemporise. A must for all musicians who would love to see how this western instrument has been adapted to this genre of music by geniuses past leaving a heritage that we can all be proud of today.