The COMET program of Brhaddhvani is Dr. Karaikudi Subramanian’s researched contribution for the music students all over the world, including all the vital Carnatic traditional components with a teaching, learning and performance experience spanning 40 years and more in India and around the world. Happily, as he wished, students, scholars, educationists within India and around the world have already incorporated the ideas in the music curriculum and teaching in their home environment as well as in organized institutions. Dr. KSS would greatly appreciate if the viewer of this web page could respond with specific comments how s/he was benefited by this web page and share his/her ideas on different areas with our team.

 The R & D in music education has evolved a contemporaneously meaningful system-COMET to train professionals in Carnatic music, to give a strong foundation to children, to develop voice culture based on the philosophy of yoga as prescribed in the ancient texts and as alluded to by divine composers such as Thyagaraja (18th century). Dr. Subramanian’s research in voice relates strongly to the construction, production and realization of vina sound in the body. This he calls body singing. This approach makes any one learn, develop and discover the strength of his/her own voice. The learner instantly gets confidence to sing and experience the sound in the body in various yogic Cakras.

A new approach to precisely understand the melodic nuances irrespective of the musical styles in the Indian context, comes through his innovative notation called svarasthana notation (using the English alphabet to denote the 12 tones), at the prescriptive and descriptive levels. This is used in musical transcriptions of any melodic style (classical, temple, film, folk) and in researched documentations. For a holistic and easier understanding of the intricate melodic details the svarasthana notation is complemented by a graphic notation called EGR (Emotional Graphic Representation). Even the new entrants to music including children are able to grasp and notate with ease. This brings a new mindset of listening to music through twelve semi tones. The listener naturally gets sensitized to microtones (the contour of gamakas). This sensitization enriches the self-learning capability of a student. As a result distance and international education becomes more effective.