Thoughts on Music


Generally, when I sing an aprachalit raga, people ask me what are the constituent elements (in terms of ragas or angs involved) in it because they cannot understand it. You don’t have to understand a raga to be able to feel and experience it. It is not meant to mean anything so long as you respond to it’s form, design and flow. Great masters of yore have deliberated upon the constituent elements of aprachalit ragas, the angs involved, how much of each ang is involved, what angs are of......

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November 05, 2016

Passion Without Riyaz is no Passion for Music

Some say they have great passion for Music. They may either have passion for listening to music or for doing it religiously as though their being depended on pursuing music. I would like to say...


November 05, 2016

Audacious statements about Great Musicians

The other day I was stunned by a statement made about my father-guru by some irresponsible people who are trying to make a name for themselves as representatives of his /Jaipur Atrauli gharana Gayaki. These...


November 02, 2016

How Does Flow Happen In Your Music ?

A performing musician friend of mine ( plays violin ) asked me what is flow in music and whence and how it comes. He is an admirer of my father-guru’s music and M S Gopalkrishnan’s...


October 25, 2016

What does a great Guru impart to a deserving Sishya?

Apart from giving the knowledge of a system, technique and ragas, most importantly a great guru shares a certain “Drishti” (sight, incite or vision) with his deserving sishya who is willing to perceive and accept...


January 08, 2016

Vagaries of Health and the Music in You

Health and music of a Sadhak. Like everybody else,the musician too is susceptible to the vagaries of health and age. Both take a toll on him. But do they affect his music in terms of...


September 20, 2015

Ragaswaras

Like characters in a play coming in their particular costume, ragaswaras come in the costumes meant for them in a particular raga. There are no seven swaras or even twenty two shrutis in Hindustani classical...


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