Contents: Preface. Abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2. Staff notation. 3. Exercises. 4. Sarali varisa. 5. Janta varisa. 6. Dattu varisa. 7. Mandra sthayi varisa. 8. Madhya sthayi varisa. 9. Tara sthayi varisa. 10. Alankaram. 11. Geetham. 12. Lakshana geetham. 13. Jatiswaram. 14. Swarajathi.
"The Carnatic Music Reader Series introduces a systematic study of Carnatic Music with the help of Western Staff Notation. The series has been designed with the beginner student in mind so that he can learn to play the lessons on Western instruments like Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Violin etc. with little effort.
The first part of the series starts with a quick course on Western Staff Notation and proceeds with the fundamental sequences of exercises in Carnatic Music for beginners. All the exercises are graphically presented in Western Staff Notation, Letter Notation and also the conventional Carnatic latter notation."