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Laya Lahiri : Kanda Nadai

Welcome back to the next episode of 'Laya Lahari'.  

After 'Thisram' we move on to 'Kanda Nadai'.  Suri explains the phrases normally used in Kanda Nadai.  'Kandam' as mentioned in our introduction means 5.  The typical phrases used have been demonstrated by Suri in both konnakol and in a sample mridangam clip. 

We will move on to other nadais in aid tala in the weeks to come, do stay tuned.

Laya Lahiri section discusses the fundamentals of rhythm or laya, which forms an integral part of Carnatic music. Vidwan Thillaisthanam R. Suriyanarayanan explains the common and 'must-know' aspects of laya through his mridangam demonstrations. (Explanations in Tamil) This is by no means exhaustive but we hope this would be a good beginner's guide for rasikas to get started with percussion in Carnatic music.