Swara Raga Sudharasa-The essentials of music

Swara Raga Sudharasa The essentials of music                   

There are a number of kriti-s in which Tyagaraja directly or indirectly explains many facets of music. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer once described Tyagaraja’s Sankarabharanam raga kriti, Swara raga sudharasa, as a super-potent multivitamin capsule for musicians. From this kriti we can learn what is good music and bad, what are the secrets of great music, how mishandling can spoil or even destroy good music, the innate beauty of music, how to fuse rhythm, sahitya and raga and so on. The more we learn from this kriti, the more seems to remain to be learnt.