The parur style of playing is associated with sadhakam or a rare order even defined as asura sadhakam. The clean and powerful bowing, immaculate swarasthana precision and performing skills are the bottoms line of the parur style.
Sangita Kalanidhi Padmasri M S Gopalakrishnan along with his daughter Dr.M.Narmadha?s kutcheri in the Sydney in 1999 is clear example of their sterling performances world over. MSG?s playing is characterized by purity pf notes, shruti shudam and rich tonality. Narmada who has inherited much of her father?s talent beautiful supports him with bhava filled music.
MSG?s special excellence rests on the perfection of bowing and fingering prowess and his attention sensitivity and discipline to manodharma and aesthetic leves in any rendition. As a perfect duo they offer impeccable musical interpretation to songs rendered thus taking the kutcheri to heights that a rasika yearns.