Telugu is considered to be a language that always ends with vowels, thus giving it a superficial quality. It used to be considered most appropriate for musical expression. Among the trinity of the Carnatic music composers, Syama Sastri and Tyagaraja’s compositions were broadly in Telugu, whereas Muttuswami Dikshitar is very famous for his original Sanskrit texts.
The origin of Telugu music has had a very long and unbroken tradition; it is an accumulated heritage of age old centuries. It can almost be traced back to the early Vedic days, almost nearly two thousand years ago. The organized form of the Telugu music can be owed to Samaveda. The Veda comprises of all the seven notes of the Raaga.
Historical roots of The Carnatic and Hindustani classical Telugu music traditions originate from Bharata’s Natyashastra. Carnatic music is originally Kriti based and lyric or Saahitya oriented and has retained the traditional and cultural octave. This system displays great assimilative power and has a great influence.