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Genre: carnatic instrumental

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Parent Genre: jazz

Carnatic instrumental music is a genre that originates from southern India and is characterized by intricate melodies and rhythmic patterns. It typically features instruments such as the veena, flute, and guitar, and is known for its improvisational nature. The music is often performed in a traditional setting, with a soloist accompanied by a percussionist. The genre has gained popularity in recent years, with contemporary musicians infusing modern elements into their compositions while still maintaining the traditional essence of the music.


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Most popular carnatic instrumental albums

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Maalaiyitta Mangai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1958
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Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Vol - 1
2006
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Veenai Jayanthi Kumaresh
2002
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Chidanandam (Live at Chidambaram Shri Sabapathy Sangeetha Gana Sabha)
2009
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Rajesh Vaidhya - Evergreen Melodies
2010
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Erra Sainyam
2014
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Annapoorne Visalakshi - Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar
2006
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Strings Of Harmony - Violin On 3 Octaves
2000
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Parjanya
2008
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Pada Varnams
2018
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Yal Isai
1999
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Classical Flute Collections
2014
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Raga Waves
1998
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Violin Solo - Akkarai Subhalakshmi
2010
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Raghuvamsa Sudha Vol.1
2008
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South India: Ranganayaki Rajagopalan—Continuity in the Karaikudi Vina Style
2014

carnatic instrumental music by decade

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List of carnatic instrumental artists

Here is a list of carnatic instrumental artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the carnatic instrumental genre. You can find out what carnatic instrumental genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 31 16749
2 24 31127
3 23 50520
4 19 5560
5 17 41699
6 17 13357
7 15 31378
8 12 35970
9 27 47399
10 25 33344
11 11 10594
12 10 8551
13 10 769
14 25 23596
15 36 12341
16 7 17486
17 9 14995
18 9 6584
19 5 1017
20 13 4467
21 4 1251
22 7 1352
23 6 3911
24 12 1437
25 18 35681
26 4 2469
27 1 9861
28 16 4488
29 10 12341
30 5 1401
31 9 2722
32 35 1128
33 36 4997
34 5 1385
35 4 17404
36 35 31980
37 11 2136
38 22 565
39 14 1208
40 7 1379
41 4 798
42 4 1608
43 1 155
44 3 1059
45 1 17
46 1 991
47 1 3
48 1 574
49 6 2281
50 6 96
51 2 919
52 4 398
53 4 37
54 4 1274
55 4 501
56 3 1289
57 3 968
58 3 1241
59 1 3
60 1 70
61 1 252

carnatic instrumental playlist created by Chosic

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