Staff Notation/Score for Dharbar Varnam

  • “Chalamela” - Varnam
  • Ragam: Dharbar, Thalam: Adi, Composer: Thiruvotriyur Tyagayyar
  • Score Transcribed by Ananth.
  • License: Creative Commons - Free for Non-Commercial, Share-alike use.
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Dharbar Varnam Score - Page 1
Dharbar Varnam Score - Page 2

Note: One should be careful when reading carnatic music scores written in western notation. Notes carry complex oscillations and ornaments which are typically not notated. Here’s a short video demonstrating how this composition is played:

Video: Second Part (Utharangam: Charanam & Chitta Swarams)


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