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Notations for Vaisnava Songs
Welcome to the Notations for Vaisnava Songs on KKSongs! This page will show musical notation on how to play some of the most common Vaisnava songs sung today in ISKCON temples.
To be able to understand the notation format, one must learn the rhythmic format called tala and the melodic format called raga.
If you are unfamiliar with the “Sa Re Ga Ma” notation or the Bhatkhande notation (“the cells”), please visit the following pages.
Guide 1: Hindustani notation page
Guide 2: How To Read Musical Notation
Guide 3: Understanding Talamala
For quick reference, in the key of C, here is a keyboard to help you out.
If you sing in keys other than C, please click HERE:
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Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam (Var I) (12 matra version)
Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam (Var II) (8 matra version)
UPDATED: September 20, 2011