Mridnagam and singing
Mridnagam and singing : As some of you have been asking how in general Mridangam accompany happens and where is the singing in tandem with main artist- part of Mridangam is established; to demonstrate this beautiful concept i find it important to share this beautiful video. Great Vidvan Shri Palghat Mani Iyer accompanies Great Violinist Prof T N Krishnan. This 7 mins clip contains Mridangam in an attempt to follow Violin and later Thani avartanam i.e. solo by definition of Carnatic Music. Composition in 8 beats i.e. Aadi taalam.
Musicians without borders part2
musicians without borders part 2Courtesy: carnatic world channel from youtube
Posted by Mridanga Tatvam on Monday, November 26, 2018
The pure nature and relationship between the Guru and a disciple .Guru is given by the destiny and efforts in one’s life when student prepares himself for his presence .The ultimate Guru in sanatan and hindu dharma is the Dattatreya (Datta -the meaning is “given” ).It has three dimensions of Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesha -the trinity, symbolizing –desire(Mars),devotion/dedication(Jupiter), discipline (Sun).When Sun (5th house of Fire/Leo) , Mars(1st house of Fire/Aries) and Jupiter(9th house of Fire/Sagittarius) are connected, the student becomes ready for the divine wisdom and discipleship of a Guru .Agni- the ultimate carrier for purification , Jupiter aspecting -with 5th and 9th aspect on Aries and Leo respectively ,purifies dual mindedness symbolizing human errors and indecisiveness -Gemini /Air sign (3rd house)- owned by Mercury -the student.
Balancing Life and Play !!!
Ever juggle too many projects? I’m trying to do eight things while traveling and it’s been hard to maintain. In an effort to create more balance in my life, I’m making a change: no more timetables, no more deadlines. Change is coming and it is coming now.
I’ve always been a high-strung person. I work too much, I don’t balance work and play, either it has been too much of work or may be too much of play ,and I make myself vague promises that tomorrow I’ll do things differently — but I never do. Since December, it’s caused me anxiety.
My work/play ethic has been “super full-time,” which normally isn’t a problem, but lately it’s developed into one. I’m juggling too many projects. While I’ve always done that, after talking to a really close friend, I realized that the difference between now and the past was that I did all my previous juggling while in one place. I could create a schedule. Now, I’m trying to do eight things (literally) while traveling, and it’s been hard to maintain.Let us see .
Music is the art of listening divine and infinite silence within you. May God Ganapati gives all of us the power to express our silence. Strength -not to utter any opinions, not to demand anything, not to condemn anything, not to speak anything, yes I mean anything. Just listen to Indra’s chapu, taandava, laasya, breathlessness, colors, crows, cows, butterflies. No talks on media, politics, man, woman, heaven, hell, families, headlines, highlights, lowlights, revolutions, achievements success, failures, spectrum, world, countries, earnings, traffic, money –anything, nothing –nothing-nothing .
Dha Dha Ti Te