The Jaipur-Atrauli gharana


I would like to dwell here on some aspects of our Gharana Gayaki, as I understand it. I do not wish to cross swords with either practicing musicians of our gharana or music critics in this note. These are my personal opinions and perceptions which may be liable to be questioned, but they would go unanswered by me. Personal perceptions are personal by nature and they are meant for like-minded people. “Aakaar” in Jaipur -Atrauli Gharana It is generally held that “aakaar” in vocalising our singing is it’s hall-mark,......

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September 11, 2015

The Jaipur-Atrauli gharana

“Gharanas were systems of singing, constructed by great thought and deliberation behind them. It was not that a master sang and it automatically became a gharana” – Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur THR JAIPUR ATRAULI GHARANA –...


September 11, 2015

Gharana in Hindustani Music

The concept, practice and continuation of gharana singing in the not too distant past was a very distinct reality to practicing and performing Hindustani musicians. It was as real as the air one breathes. The...


September 11, 2015

Aakaar and Laya in Jaipur Atrauli Gayaki

I would like to dwell here on some aspects of our Gharana Gayaki, as I understand it. I do not wish to cross swords with either practicing musicians of our gharana or music critics in...