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Tuning the Violin for Carnatic Music

This lesson briefly explains how to tune the Violin to play South Indian Classical Music, also known as Carnatic Music. This lesson is also applicable to the Viola.

In this demonstration, the strings are tuned as:
  1st String from Right: E (high) - Madhyasthayi Panchamam (Pa)
  2nd String from Right: B (high) - Madhyasthayi Shadjam   (Sa)
  3rd String from Right: E (low)  - Mantrasthayi Panchamam (Pa)
  4th String from Right: B (low)  - Mantrasthayi Shadjam   (Sa)

 

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