Muthuswami Dikshitar — a basic frequency analysis of ragas used

I thought it would be fun to do a basic analysis on the usage of ragas of the Trinity composers (Muthuswami Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri and Thyagaraja). I was not wrong. Here’s the first instalment on Dikshitar. This analysis is based on the list of Dikshitar compositions compiled by Todd McComb. Enjoy!

I’ll leave you with two songs, in Arabhi and Natakurinji.

P.S. — I first realized how unfamiliar I was with Dikshitar’s body of work when I read his biography by T.L. Venkatarama Aiyer. That triggered a series of posts (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4). Do check those out if interested. Thank you!

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I write mainly about my experience as a listener of Carnatic music.

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Vishnu Vasudev

I write mainly about my experience as a listener of Carnatic music.