Raga Identification Competition

Oct 16, 2016

You have listened to so many concerts. Each time you enjoy listening to the first few phrases of a piece and take immense pleasure in identifying the raga.

Many rasikas have been at a loss sometimes and have expressed their inability to guess the correct raga name. Mr. Chari of the TAG group of companies and Vice President, Music Academy, Madras, has made a concerted effort in this direction. He has compiled a lot of raga information, songs, snippets in cds and there are many rasikas who have heard these and benefitted from this endeavor.

To challenge the rasikas a new event is being organised. Can ragas be identified by a person through sheer listening and an intuitive understanding rather than spelling out the grammar of the notes? It is up to the interested rasikas to find out in a fun-filled way. Here is your chance to listen to some more music and identify the correct raga.

The Music Academy - Tag Raga Identification Competition for rasikas has been jointly organised by Music Academy and the Tag Corporation & Ramu Endowments especially for “Carnatic Music Rasikas”.

Why this event promises to be interesting:

  • The first of its kind
  • Open to all ages (performing musicians and students of music do not qualify to participate in the event) There will be two age groups depending on number of participants
    • Below 25 years as of 1st October 2016
    • Above 25 years
  • Each contestant will be alone... No teams!!
  • Winners first second and third categories will receive cash award of Rs. 5000, Rs.3000 and Rs. 2000 respectively.
  • The cash awards will be given immediately after the event. Certificates will be posted in a week’s time.

How to register:

  • Provide your name, age, e-mail address and phone number to and Further details will be given to the participants in the beginning of September
  • Date of Competition- 16th October, 2016 ( Earlier date of 18th September stands postponed. )
  • Time- 10 a.m. Registration 9 a.m.
  • Venue - Music Academy
  • Last Date for Registration- 1st October, 2016

Dr. Sumathi Krishnan