I am a Indian art music enthusiast. I am a beginner in the world of Indian and western classical music. I am a fan of percussion instruments. I am learning Mridangam from my guru Vid. G S Nagaraj at the Kalavardhini School of Music, Sahakaranagar, Bangalore.
I also love to play the Morsing though I am a novice in it. It is one instrument which is very similar to the human speech production system. Both use the vocal tract as the resonating chamber. The excitation for human voice is from the vocal cords while Morsing gets its excitation by plucking the metal tongue. The excitation in a Morsing is not as "rich" as the vocal tract excitation and hence cannot produce the complex speech like sounds. What fascinates me about Morsing is the fact that you can "speak" with it !
A short piece from a Morsing recording is shown on the right. We can see the flat pitch contour (in blue), intensity contour (yellow) and the first two pseudo-formants (in red) superimposed on the spectrogram (plotted using Praat).
I was a part of the Galata Electoacoustic Orchestra in 2013.
I was a part of the Emory Indian Music Ensemble. I played the Morsing in the ensemble. I have performed at the Asian Music Festival (Feb 19, 2012) and Echoes of Asia (Dec 4, 2011), both at Emory University.
As a part of CompMusic, we have been organizing several Indian music concerts, some of which can be seen on the CompMusic YouTube Channel
Below are a few interesting links related to Carnatic music.
Here is a website dedicated to Mridangam: http://www.mridangams.com/
Here is a carnatic music handbook: http://carnatica.net/handbook-main.htm
This website is a wonderful resource for helping us recognize popular ragas. I have been greatly benefited by this site. http://www.ragasurabhi.com/identifying-ragas.html