Carnatic Notations Library

I’ve created a library for Carnatic Music Notations. One can download Carnatic Music Notations/Scores for Varnams, Kritis from here. These notations are created by me and can be shared freely among carnatic music students, teachers and practicioners for non-commercial purposes.

Score: Kalaharanamelara - Tyagaraja @ Carnatic Scores Repository

Note: These notations are tweaked and improved from time to time. Please share this link rather than sharing the pdf files directly

Carnatic Scores (Carnatic music Notations Library)

Background

Most of Carnatic compositions are out of copyright. Still ‘scores’ are quite difficult to find, except in actual printed books, which may be still under copyright. My objective is to provide beautifully typeset carnatic music notations that can be shared freely.

Moreover, creating carnatic music notations is a challenging task. Tools/Software for this purpose are rare and none of them is quite mature.  People use word processors, spreadsheets and some times plain text editors to score. I did my bit of exploration. I’ve come up with a system and workflow to produce beautiful carnatic music notations. If you are interested to learn to produce such scores/notations, ask me how.


Ananth Pattabiraman is a musician and co-founder of Kuyil Carnatic Apps, a startup dedicated to crafting apps for carnatic. You can checkout the apps below.