Thoughts on Music


I am making bold to share or unburden a very personal experience of mine with my young friends who are into music. I wish they will take it in the right spirit for their own good in growing further in musical Gyana. I have always talked and discussed this subject with all my disciples and they seem to have grasped the intent that lies behind it. I started giving public performances since 1980,the first one being Alladiya khansaheb Punyatithi organised by my father-guru in Dharwad. He continued to organise......

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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...


September 20, 2015

The Absent Performer

The musician should be a worshipper of ragaswaras and laya. He should beseech each and every ragaswaras to bless him with their true splendour. In really great music, as in all great art, the musician...


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