Pleasure or knowledge? Are they inversely proportional? How far is it possible to learn / teach music appreciation? Send us your views.

On Setting up an Academic Institution for Music Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was a visionary who started several practices that have shaped Indian music. There are still more to be taken up...
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Martin Spaink wonders why do Indian musicians allow the use of Electronic Swar peti-s instead of wooden Tanpura-s? Musicians respond -- SB, RR, NR ...

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How many times you've puzzled over the relatinoship of a Raga to the advocated time duration for its performance, or how does with almost no apparent change one Raga turn into another? As suggested by a scholar almost four decades back, it is to mull over these perpetual riddles of Indian Classical Music, that Madhukali and OME have decided to invite a galaxy of scholars to discuss such matters.
Points to Ponder
Should a musican -- a soul free to pursue his art -- wait for others to work for music uplift?
Vichitra Veena: Innovations and Practices The advocates of music-therapy quote the shloka from Yagya-Valkya smriti to highlight importance of music right from physical health to Moksha itself. What kind of Moksha does a musican attain?
Elements of Music
Sage Bharat could define fundamental elements of music, which are still true.
Shruti Veena: Manifestation of Bharat’s Gram and ChatuhSarana Why is the hypothesis of equi-distant Shruti-s not valid?

All practicing musicians are invited to do some loud thinking and talk about theoretical aspects of their music. A vocalist may prefer to apply a certain note that is normally not used in a particular Raga. To enhance the tonal quality of his instrument a sitarist may use certain measures. Please click here to oblige us with your point of view.

Professor, Rabindra Bharati
Prof Sanjoy Bandopadhyaya
Length / Duration of Indian Classical Music performance
Child Prodigee
Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh
Modernity & Tradition in Indian Classical Music performance
in His Father's Footsteps
Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur
Preserving Aprachalit Raga-s
Chief disciple, Pt. Durgalal
Pandita Uma Dogra
Chaos in Kathak
Omprakash Chourasiya
Pt. Omprakash Chourasiya
Vitality of Indian Music
Anoop Jalota
Anoop Jalota
Music as Bonding


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Indian Classical Music is based on a complex, but highly rational system. Still, over the ages, various philosophers have come up with theories which despite their clear logic, apparently do conflict with each other. Our endeavor here would be to examine the important ones in the modern context. Please click here to send your opinion.