The Search for Sa

It is said that all Hindustani classical music is a search for Sa, Shadaj, the base note. No matter whether your chosen style is: Traditional: Deep introspective progression, slow, relaxed, unhurried, meditative, noting every micro tone as you traverse the raag In this type of music, we spend a great deal of time building the foundation of Sa (called zameen /farsh bandi) – which means … Continue reading The Search for Sa

Sarod on National TV in Australia

As part of the publicity for the Melbourne International Festival of Hindustani Classical Music, I participated in a live interview both on ABC TV and Radio National on 10th of March 23. There were no prepared questions. The show is watched by around a million viewers on weekdays, so it was good publicity. Personally it felt great to have so many people hear the sound … Continue reading Sarod on National TV in Australia

Pandit Ravishankar Lecture Demonstration

I have added English subtitles to an audio recording of Pandit Ravishankar’s 1982 lecture demonstration at Rabindra Bharati University. He covers a wide range of topics. On the sarod is (probably) Ud Ashish Khan. The tabla player remains unidentified This is part of my effort to bring such material in Indian languages to those who speak English Continue reading Pandit Ravishankar Lecture Demonstration