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Zakir Hussain Concert

Recently, I attended Ustad Zakir Hussain concert,  a stalwart with whom ‘Tabla’ term has been synonymized. When he was playing, and when it all got over, I realized my  pleasure hormone, may be dopamine, anticipating to have some more of it. Zakir Ji and Sabir Khan saab on saarangi started their scintillating performance in Raga… Read More »

Power of ‘Nritya’

An acclaimed Lucknow-based young Kathak Dancer Gaurav Sharma becomes a permanent Meera to marry his (her) Pakistani boyfriend: Indeed, music and dance has no boundaries which has the direct connection towards unconditional love. Sometimes, in today’s scenario, ‘unconditional’ also replaces the word ‘obsessive’. A dancer Gaurav Sharma, authored many books, has undergone around three sex… Read More »

Techniques To Sing Like A Star

You are ambitious, aspire to become a musician. You work pretty hard over particular songs, but are often told “Better luck next time..” Above all, the most disheartening aspect is when you get rejected by a few disastrous judges who actually do not possess the right kind of singing. In today’s scenario, the one who… Read More »

Swar-O-Metre in Indian Classical Music

While practicing Indian Classical ragas, my mind often innovates a device which gives an accurate measurement of Swaras. Whenever I perceive the uncertainty or some inaccuracies in the rendition of  swaras while practicing swaras, I often wonder that there should be an instrument ‘swar-O-metre’ which can scan our voice while we sing and accordingly judge the notes… Read More »

Origin Of Western Classical Music

The word ‘classical’ connotes something of lasting value, something conceived with certain standards in mind. The word classical conveys structural order, a clear sense of form, design, and content. The story of classical  music is old and ongoing one, which encompasses many different styles and developments. In general. classical music has tended to reflect the… Read More »

Indian Classical Raga Therapy

Music is a  sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and effects the human body. Pt. Sarangdeva mentions in his Sangeet Ratnakar that ahata-nada or music is always produced by striking or Agatha by a living being on an instrument of any kind So music… Read More »

Visualizing The Indian Classical Hindustani Ragas

Raag Madhuvanti  I visualize  raga Madhuvanti with the yellow majestic  sun-set, which somewhat darkens the environment. An insipid but beautiful evening full of balmy environment…as if, however all the flora has been darkened because of the sun’s radiance, but still that radiance merge into soul’s flame end up giving a pacifistic feel.   admin

My Favorite Indian Maestros in Indian Classical Music

    Since my specialization is Indian Classical music, I always want me to listen to different kinds of musicians or instrumentalists and their music, to enhance my classical knowledge and notes-accuracy, as I’ve been told from my own teachers that listening adds up to better singing. In fact, listening to classical music is more beneficial… Read More »

Two Types of Music Therapy

Hansel and her more than 3,200 colleagues of the American Music Therapy Association practice two types of music therapy: active and passive. Familiar and, most importantly, likable, music elicits the best responses. For example, Big Band music motivated social interaction more than making a puzzle in one 1993 study, and another study that same year… Read More »