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Kuldeep Thopate

Hello Classicals, Welcome on Swarmanttra! Basically I am from engineering background but hardcore classical lover. Due to madness about classical music I try to be connect with same in various mediums, like attending concerts,endlessly reading about it,learning Mridunga,collecting records and many more other things. During these activities I gather many information about Indian music. Through "Swarmanttra" I will trying to share it with all of you. Hope you will like all this stuffs.

What is Indian Classical Music?

What is Indian classical music

Music has various facades. Its divinity and effectiveness is like a boon. Some may even say that it works as protein for our soul. It encourages our spirit. Its astonishing effect and melodies leave a great influence. We can see the presence of music everywhere. We can experience whistles in …

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How to make Tabla drum instrument or Procedure of Tabla making

tabla masala or ink

Hello Classicals, In the chapter ‘History of Tabla drum instrument’,we have gone through the history of the Tabla.Now, in the current discussion, we’ll see,‘Procedure of Tabla making ’. Making of Tabla: The Tabla consists of a pair of Tabla and Dagga (or Bayaa), in which the Tabla is played with the right hand …

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Parts Of Tabla Instrument

Parts of Tabla (Thabla) instrument

Hello Classicals, In previous article I was discussed about History Of Tabla now this article discusses various parts of tabla. A set of this Indian drum instrument majorly consists of the following tabla parts: – two drums, the left drum and the right drum. Dayaa and Bayaa in Tabla Set: The drum …

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Overview of Tabla (Thabla): Collective information about ‘what this Indian drum instrument is’?

Tabla instrument

On that day I was thinking about all Indian drums and percussion instruments, which I could remember. Considering each one in them, I pondered, ‘I consider the Tabla as the best in them. I, believe, most of the music lovers wouldn’t have any issue’. So, I decided to write an …

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Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande : Musical Heritage

Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande

Vasantrao Deshpande was famous for his Hindustani classical singing as well as his unique presentation of Natya Sangeet. In 1920, Vasantrao was born in Sawlapur (District Amravati, Maharashtra). When he was merely eight years old, a renowned Marathi film producer and director Bhalji Pendharkar recognized his musical aptitude and introduced him in the role of ‘Krishna’ in Hindi …

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Why tabla has received a place of an ideal accompaniment in Indian Music?

Tabla Instrument

  While listening to Ustad Zakir Hussain’s tabla in my CD player, I started musing, ‘What can be the reason; the tabla has received a place of an ideal accompaniment in Indian Music? Why all the expert tabla players have achieved an enormous fame with their innate simplicity?’ The tabla …

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What Is Indian Classical Ragas ?

Indian Raga and instruments

Listening to a song while studying at night, was my penchant in my college days. One such night, I was listening to ‘Megh Malhar Raga’ based song ‘Kare Kare Badra, Suni Suni Ratiya’ from the film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. It was the end of May and clouds had just started …

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Tanpura: An Essential Element For Indian Classical Singers

tanpura_Indian music

Hi classicals, ‘I’m Kuldeep back again here, with the Tanpura in my pen this time…I mean mind this time! You might have seen or attended musical concerts, where an Indian Classical singer or a soloist instrumental player is accompanied by someone droning the Tanpura behind. Such is the importance of …

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Usatd Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: A Dream that Dhrupad Once Had

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar

A question to all of you… Name the musician, whose 19 generations incessantly are being serving Indian Classical music.Name the musician, who was one of the 19th generations of dhrupad musicians.Yes, you are correct…I’m talking about Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar or Z. M. Dagar.   He was born on the 14th March …

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Gangubai Hangal: A True Devotee of Khyal

Gangubai Hangal & Bhimsen joshi

Whenever references about Khyal in Indian Classical Music are discussed, the name of legendary singer Gangubai Hangal from the Kirana gharana, is mentioned with great respect for her intense and powerful tone. If the history of Indian Khyal singing is to be written, it would be incomplete without her name. She …

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