There really is no such thing as a ‘learner’ raga

Image © The Hindu Gouri Dange, The Hindu, 11 May 2019 | Read the full article here >>Every kind of music has a protocol for ‘beginners’ or ‘learners’. Students must practise paltay, alankaras, scales, études, tonalisation exercises, depending on the kind of music they pursue.  [...] However, here’s the rub: for many learners, these ‘early’ [...]

Was die südindische Musik immer interessanter macht

Wie kaum einem anderen deutsch-stämmigen Musiker ist es Ludwig Pesch gelungen, tief in das Wesen der südindischen „klassischen“ Musik einzutauchen. Der Autor lebt heute in Amsterdam und ist als freischaffender Musiker, Sachbuchautor und Dozent tätig. Seine Erfahrung befähigt ihn, die karnatische Musiktradition auch einem Laienpublikum verständlich nahe zu bringen. Foto: Rainer Hörig (Kalakshetra 1978) Zum ArtikelÜber die [...]

Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music

Read the full report in The Hindu (13 December 2018) >>Vainika K. G. Vijayakrishnan’s determination to get the younger generation interested in Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music resulted in a documentary on the legend. The documentary, conceptualised by Vijayakrishnan and directed by Avinash Prakash, was recently launched at the Music Academy. [...]Vijayakrishnan’s father had all seventeen [...]

Search a reservoir of Indian theses: Shodhganga, “a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses – Open access

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On the tanpura / tambura – Martin Spaink

Martin Spaink (Amsterdam) has earned a name for himself as a leading tanpura expert. Read more on the finer points of tanpura playing, stringing, tuning, maintenance, restoration and playing techniques: fine-tuning of a tanpura Debate on "Meta Tuning Of Tanpura" https://soundcloud.com/user-578221889 e-mail: martinspaink@yahoo.com

Website Recommendations – Music Research Library

Source: Music Research Newsletter – 44 5 November 2018 Contact Us: Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com SHAMSA Database Link: goo.gl/o8rwBx Category: Sources of Research Brief: The following is a database uploaded by the scholar Katherine Butler Schofield to the website www.academia.edu, which gives many sources useful for research in Music and Dance in South Asia. [...]

Why Carnatic Music Matters More Than Ever

by Ludwig Pesch For this musicologist and author, there are good reasons to believe that Carnatic music matters, perhaps more than ever and almost anywhere in the world. So why not perform and teach it in the service of better education for all, for ecological awareness or in order to promote mutual respect in spite [...]

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