Carnatic music is one of the most colourful, complete and evolved melodic systems of the world. With over 7.2 million melodic scales (ragas) and hundreds of rhythmic cycles (talas) to choose from, there is very little that a good Carnatic musician and composer cannot do, especially from a melodic perspective.
Voice is an instrument , an integral part of the body, which can also be trained and tuned. It is probably one of the most beautiful and versatile god given instruments. The most important aspect of a good voice production is the ability to bring out the purity and richness of sound. I would say that a single sustained note given with utmost purity and fullness , filled with ‘nadham’ can produce an effect not even equal to a complex bhriga laden phrase.