Indian Classical Music is one of the most life-transforming things that I have ever experienced. I am learning Indian Classical Music under different Gurus for more than 15 years. Still, it seems as if I have not come even a foot long.
The entire structure of Indian Classical Music is based on seven notes- Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni.
These notes are further broken down into 22 audible notes, called as Shruti. Out of these 22 Shrutis, 12 notes are commonly used in different Ragas. The world of Indian Classical Music is utterly rich- with hundreds of Ragas, each having a different mood.
There is certain way of exploring these Ragas- the styles are different. One finds infinite variety- as there are different instruments, different Gharanas, and many creative artists. I wish to put up a section describing all the aspects of Indian Classical Music- fight from the basics. I am sharing whatever I have as of now. I have been fortunate enough to interact with many stalwarts- right from Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia to Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra. I will be sharing some of the discussions which we had on this page. Thanks to Pune, I could attend and keep on attending a great number of concerts. I will share reviews of these concerts with you under the ‘Concert reviews’ tab. Each Raga is unique in itself. Different Ragas take you to different levels of introspection and contemplation and each Raga has its own unique flavour. Under the Ragas section, you will find my opinions and experiences when I listened to certain Ragas. I look forward to expanding this section and will love to get your feedback on the same.
I keep on attending Indian Classical Music concerts whenever and wherever possible. Each concert is unique and has its own magic. I have contemplated upon the performance of each artist and have written the reviews of all the concerts which I found essential to share with others.
Indian Classical Music is kept alive by hundreds of devoted musicians, many whom are world famous while many preferring to be away from the limelight. Any section on Indian Classical Music will be incomplete without mentioning these musicians and understanding them and their music. This section is still under construction and you will find some articles already in place, while many more are under preparation.