Thoughts on Music


September 10, 2015

Why do I sing ?

My profession for thirty five years was teaching English Literature and Linguistics in college and at the University and I was quite happy with it. That was my bread and butter matter. But life is not just about working for bread and butter alone. I think life becomes more meaningful and wondrous to live when there is an insatiable passion in life for something and my passion was music since my childhood. It could be because I was exposed to it from childhood. My father, Late Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur......

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September 10, 2015

Sing like yourself

Beauty in music cannot be applied from the outside. Beauty comes from within you in your singing. It is a state of the mind and the fruit of intelligent Riyaaz under the guidance of the...


August 16, 2015

Is it necessary to sing Rare/Apprachalit Ragas?

Reading my Facebook notes on music, a young talented musician enquired me if it was important to sing rare ragas, to what kind of audience and why. Since she has been discussing this problem with...


July 29, 2015

What makes me Sing?

Why do I sing? My profession for thirty five years was teaching English Literature and Linguistics in college and at the University and I was quite happy with it.That was my bread and butter matter....


July 23, 2015

My Taleem from my Guru- Part 2

My taleem from my Guru was not just confined to the learning sessions at home. It continued everywhere when I was travelling with him for concerts and in the concerts. In taxies ferrying us to...


July 22, 2015

My Taleem from my Guru- Part 1

I am writing this note in response to a friend’s request that he and others were eagerly waiting to hear about my taleem from my Guru. Hence,it’s going to be a personal note and may...


July 10, 2015

How does a Young Musician grow into a Mature Artiste?

What does a talented,young musician do after learning from a good guru for 10-15 years?  At this stage he should seriously think about the growth of his music,the maturity in his singing or even search...


July 01, 2015

How To Take Care of Your Voice

Voice is the soul of a singer’s identity. He lives and dies by it because it has to cooperate with him all through his singing days. Voice is a gift of nature and it can...


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