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Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 02 Dec 2016, 09:26

Unless the aspirant has the source to listen to the music he/she cannot learn the music. In the olden days when there were no gadgets either to record or reproduce the sound the aspirant was compelled to rely upon somebody else for this purpose. By all this since a very long time, ultimately, the so called teachers made the poor aspirant dependent upon them perennially.

In the olden days we have been used to go by walk even to Varanasi. But, after the invention of cycle or motor-cycle or car or train or aero-plane or helicopter etc., the mode of journey has gradually been quickened saving our invaluable time or energy or money. Nowadays each and everybody laughs at any person if he/she talks about going to Varanasi by foot. While the foreigners have always been in the process of research and development of many aspects in benefiting the society our music-teachers are adamant to find such beneficial methods themselves or even to follow such proven methods for the benefit of the poor aspirants and their parents.

Very sadly, in our music, our so called music-teachers or Gurus want to properly and efficiently utilise the modern sound-gadgets and Skype for themselves only to earn more money but not to make the process of learning more easy and fast. Surprisingly, each and every music-teacher talks very extensively about Manodharma-sangita and tells it is very difficult to get it. But many experiments undoubtedly proved that Manodharma Sangita is very easy to get and not that difficult as confused by the so-called Vidwans.

Last year, on 08-08-2015, I have given a Lec-dem in IGNCA, Bangalore on the modern learning methods in our music. In this respect, my 13 yr. old great-grand-daughter, Chi. Padmaja from Bangalore, having been trained by me for 1 ½ yrs., only @ weekly two classes by telephone from Hyderabad, sang both the Purvanga and Uttaranga of the Varna @ 4-6-8 notes per beat followed by a Chapu-tala-kriti with brief Ragalapana and intricate mathematical Swarakalpana. In this respect it is very important to note that, in any of these classes, I did never sing even for a minute. But, later, in the panel-discussion half-a-dozen local experts in music participated and discussed many other aspects but without observing this important point. That is the pity.

Again, very recently, I happened to go through a video ( of a veteran musician in which he himself moderated the panel discussion also along with a panel of experts in respect of his Lec-dem on Manodharma Sangita held earlier. In it, in the beginning he expressed “Though this cannot be taught how does a teacher guide the aspirant into the process of Manodhrama Sangita - we shall discuss”. But, very sadly, later in this discussion, none of them came out with any logical and graded plan of action to be followed either by the teacher or the aspirant in this respect. So, accordingly, I have recorded my dis-satisfaction in this respect in the comments of this video.

The true music-teacher always sings or plays the instrument the minimum but initiates the aspirant sing or play the maximum in which way the mother eats very little just to show her kid how and what to eat. Had these experts in the above discussions given any suitable and logical plan of action to arrive at the Manodharma-sangita it would have helped the inquisitive aspirants a lot. But, very sadly, as usual, the real purpose of them has not been fulfilled. That is the pity.

Each and every person, in general, does anything of his life as per his/her own Manodharma and this certainly defers from person to person. In such case I do not know why, when and by whom this word ‘Manodharma-sangita’ was created in respect of our Sangita only, in particular. More over, most of the veteran musicians speak very extensively about this Manodharma-sangita but do nothing in arriving at it very quickly and efficiently. That is the pity.

In the olden days when there were no gadgets either to record or re-produce the sound the aspirant was compelled to depend upon any other person in many ways in learning music. But, now, when such modern gadgets are very easily available and accessible to any person is it necessary to depend upon another person in learning music? No. In which way a person need not walk all the way to and from Varanasi but properly utilise the modern travelling facilities to save the invaluable time, money and energy, nowadays, the aspirant also can rely mostly upon these modern-sound-gadgets in learning the music. The experienced music-teacher only must pave way not to sing or play the instrument himself/herself and make the aspirant also follow him/her but initiate the aspirant to the maximum to work and learn things on his/her own in this process. But, as this drastically reduces not only the importance of the teacher making the aspirant independent but also the earnings of the teacher by quickening the process of learning no music-teacher comes out to follow this. Thus, no music-teacher prefers to give notated compositions or pre-recorded CDs or DVDs or encourages the aspirant to write the Kalpana-swaras or Ragalapana in notation on one pretext or the other.

In this modern ‘time-bound and result-oriented’ system in learning our music there is a perfect and logical plan of action to very quickly arrive at the Manodharma-sangita hardly within a couple of years. In this system while the aspirant’s role, mostly relying upon the notations, audio-files and video-files, is more than 95% the teacher’s role is limited to less than 5%. All our music-teachers, who have always been used to mostly sing or play the instruments themselves, perennially keeping the poor aspirant dependent upon them, are unable to understand or digest or even willing to make the aspirant work independently in this manner. However, though not all, the honest and efficient music-teachers among them are very strictly following this modern system at some places like Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Bangalore, Poona etc. and getting amazing results. As part of them the respective urls of such talented kids are furnished in the above posts for the benefit of the interested aspirants and their parents. amsharma

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Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 02 Feb 2017, 06:05

Since a long time I have been used to go through a number of youtube-videos containing the Lec-dems rendered by many musicians of different levels in respect of approaching the Manodharmam. But, very sadly, each and everybody gave his/her own traditional and circuitous method which ends no where but not any logical method at all. Ultimately, basing upon my extensive experiments on the kids themselves, I, in many cases, having found that, at the first instance, it is essential to save the kid from the inefficiencies of the teacher, arrived at an affective logical method of learning our music. By very strictly following this, after getting properly stabilised their rhythmical abilities hardly within a month and, accordingly, following the Kalpanaswara-exercises 1, 2 & 3 in all the popular six Talas furnished in the msakella’s Easy Methods, several kids are able to sing even creative Swarakalpana hardly within the fist six months of learning. The videos of several talented kids furnished in all the above posts prove this beyond any doubt.

While the exercises of Kalpanaswaras 1, 2 & 3 furnished in the CD of this book are abundantly helping the aspirants in singing even the creative Kalpanaswaras, the exercises of Ragalapana-notations of three Ragas are helping the aspirants in singing the Alapanas of the Ragas also hardly within only one year. These Alapana exercises are furnished in segmented-notation and each segment is sung twice and once with Akaram to be helpful to the aspirants. While following them the aspirant can listen to each segment several times and get them by-heart very easily and conveniently at his/her own time and pace which is not at all possible while learning from a teacher in person. Unlike in the past, to serve this purpose very quickly and very efficiently, these Ragas are segmented, recorded and this book is supplied along with an audio CD.

While only three ragas are furnished in this book, now, 16 more folders containing some more Ragas and their respective segments played by the Great Violin-trinity (MSG-LGJ-MC) are kept ready for the use of the interested aspirants.

Having successfully and efficiently accompanied hundreds of musicians all over the globe for several years the Raga delineation of this Violin-trinity is always higher and unparalleled. That is why their versions are taken and furnished to help our kids and as a sample the url link of the Mohana-raga-folder is furnished hereunder for the benefit of the aspirants all over the globe. Any aspirant, whoever wants the folders of other Ragas also, can choose the version of Mohana-raga played by one of them, properly notate in English, sing and record in the same segmented manner and send them all to me by email. amsharma


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AMS Re: Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 21 Mar 2017, 05:28

Yesterday I have read in the news papers that the Great Ilairajah imposed some kind of restriction upon the singers that they should not sing the songs he had tuned. This may be legally right but very ridiculous and I very sincerely and honestly feel that this day is a BLACK-DAY for music. Then what about our Trinity, Thyagaraja, Dikshitat and Shyamashastry and other great composers and their invaluable compositions. Are all our musicians not making different kinds of businesses out of their compositions? Even to think about this is a very great sin, I feel. I cannot and do not like to write much in this foreign language in this respect.

I very sincerely and honestly feel it as my duty to provide each and every possible thing to the aspirants learning our music all over the globe. In this respect I have already uploaded nearly 1000 videos under nearly 35 to 40 playlists to ‘’ to help the aspirants learning either vocal or violin. Also uploaded two CDs to 'sangeethamshare'. In the same manner I have also brought out five books along with notated compositions and pre-recorded CDs to be helpful for these aspirants. Now, I hereunder furnish the respective urls of the audio-files (nearly 40 GB) uploaded to ‘MediaFire’ to help the aspirants all over the globe. I shall extremely be happy if all other musicians also honestly help our aspirants in this manner. amsharma

MediaFire Audio-files uploaded by msakella:
20161229 & 20170311:

LGJ-Compositions: ... mpositions

LGJ-Ragas: ... /LGJ-Ragas


Mridangam-tanis: ... ngam_Tanis

MSG-Compositions: ... mpositions


MSG-Ragas: ... /MSG-Ragas

NKM-Compositions: ... mpositions

NKM-Ragas: ... /NKM-Ragas

NKM_AMS_VKR_USA Concerts: ... A_Concerts

Segmented Violin Ragas: ... olin_Ragas








Kedaragaula: ... edaragaula

Kharaharapriya: ... aharapriya

Madhyamavati: ... dhyamavati


Purvakalyani: ... rvakalyani


Shankarabharanam: ... rabharanam

Shanmukhapriya: ... mukhapriya


Tambura Shrutis:













Voleti-Ragas: ... leti-Ragas

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Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 14 Aug 2017, 16:49

After 5 years after my retirement in 1996, in 2001, in an introspection, the Almighty had brought out my inefficiencies as a music-teacher and also blessed me with an amazing and unbelievable system of learning our music in which the teacher's role is minimised to less than 5 % and the role of the aspirant is maximised to more than 95% making the entire process of learning very strictly 'logical, time-bound & result-oriented'.

In our old suicidal system of learning music the aspirant is compelled to mostly depend upon the teacher and illogically learn a large number of items only by listening to him face to face but not any part of the so called Manodharma as it is not the tradition to be taught or learnt. But, in this unique modern system of learning, right from the first day of learning, singing creative Kalpanasvaras which is the entrance of Manodharma is the Crux and, accordingly, kids are able to sing both intricate rhythmical and creative Svarakalpana and Ragalapana also hardly within one year even before learning the first Kriti on their own and with the barest minimum dependence upon the teacher.

Accordingly, in 2010, I have initiated 11 yr. old Chi. Shreenidhi, grand-daughter of my friend Shri S.Nageshwaran, Chennai in this unique system of learning music weekly twice by Skype as she resides in Chennai and myself at Hyderabad. Even without singing myself Sa or Pa even for a minute in any of the classes I have made her ably sing a mini-concert of 45 mts., with brief Ragalapana and intricate mathematical and creative Svarakalpana in Chapu-tala ( in Chennai in December, 2010 in Global Rasikas Meet and proved that a kid could very efficiently be initiated in singing Svarakalpana and Ragalapana hardly within a year.

Again, in the same manner, without playing Violin even for a minute in most of the classes, I have also initiated a seven year old kid, Chi. Rishabh Ranganathan-Violin of Chicago weekly twice by Skype and made him successfully play a 45 mts., mini-violin-concert after 2 years at Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha, Chennai (

Again in 2014, in the same manner I, without singing Sa or Pa even for a minute in any of the classes, have properly initiated my great-grand-daughter Chi. Padmaja (11 yr. old) of Bangalore weekly twice by Skype and, within a span of hardly 1 1/2 yrs., made her sing a mini-concert at IGNCA, Bangalore (20150808- ... gRDmIMym5X)
and another at IIT, Chennai (20150830- ... 10MUWEQ2cP)
with intricate mathematical and creative Svarakalpana and brief Ragalapana efficiently and successfully.

Recently, in the 2nd week of March, 2017, two kids, Chi Jyothirmayi (11yrs.- 9397104646) and Chi. Sai Meghana (23 yrs.-8106132115), who have previously learnt few bare Varnas & Kritis, have approched me to learn music.

Then, as per this unique modern system, I, as usual, without singing Sa or Pa even once in any of the classes, initiated them twice in a week by Skype to work hard very regularly with different rhythmial exercises. They did them well and proceeded further learning things on their own mostly relying upon the Keyboard, metronome, detailed and symbolised notations, audio and video files.

As per this modern system, from Varnas, they have played and sang all of them, at the first instance @ one-note-per-second. And later they have played and sang @ 4-6-8 notes per beat
(i.e., both in Chaturashra and Trisra-gatis) also successfully and sent the first, Natakuranji-varna to me by WhatsApp on 20170517 and later all other 8 Varnas and Bhairavi-Svarajati too.

While they are dealing with Kalyani-varna, I have initiated them to, simultaneously, to practice first the Jati and later the Svara of the Kalpanasvaras- 1, 2 & 3 of my book, 'Akella's Easy Methods'. They successfully fulfilled it. Then, I have initiated them in singing creative Kalpanasvaras for both Sama & Vishama-grahas also, in learning Kritis in Kalyani & Mohana and in singing brief Ragalapana too.

Now, the respective URL link is furnished hereunder in which the respective videos are furnished chronologically to prove that the kids can very efficiently be initiated in singing not only creative and intricate mathematical Kalpanasvaras but brief Ragalapana too hardly even within 3 months.

AMS-Jyothirmayi & SaiMeghana: ... Bwfx1O_rLu

20170526, 27-1.KS.1, 2, 3
20170530-2.KS.1, 2, 3
20170601-3.KS.1, 2, 3
20170610 & 14-Todi
20170619 & 20-Saveri
20170624 & 25-1.1.KS.1, 2, 3
20170627, 28, 07/01 & 02-Bhairavi
20170706, 08, 09, 12 & 13-1.2.KS.1, 2, 3
20170811 & 12-Evarura-Mohana-Chapu

Just like in driving a motorcycle or in cooking in which the true-teacher without doing himself merely initiates the aspirant in doing and learning things on his own, me too, without singing or playing Sa or Pa in most of the classes, have merely initiated the aspirants in doing and learning things on their own. In my extensive experiments it was proved, beyond any doubt, that by initiating the aspirant in this manner the aspirant himself/herself works independently as per his/her own pace or sharpness or intelligence. But, if the teacher himself sings a little and makes the aspirant follow him, by that, the aspirant's pace will become restricted and he also becomes dependent upon the teacher which is not at all desirable.

In this unique system, right from the first day of the lesson, the aspirant works himself independently with the help of the notations, audio-files, video-files, keyboard and very strictly along with the metronome under the vigilant supervision of the teacher up to the Varnas. Later, from Kritis, this supervision is gradually reduced.

Efficient, honest and reliable music-teacher never tries to dump the aspirant with a large number of items but properly equips him with the mostly needed material to proceed further and further quickly on his own. Thus, removing all the
illogicalities of the old system, now, the process of learning is reduced to a couple of years only as against the old system of 10 or 15 years or even more.

Some of the efficient, honest and reliable music-teachers who are more interested in sincerely helping the kids from Hyderabad (9440258683-with 3 local branches), Bangalore (9243088386), Chennai (9444025313), Vishakhapatnam (9849883416), and Pune (9890934346) than in the pecuniary benefits are striving hard to help the aspirants by saving their invaluable time, energy and money of nearly 200 kids.

Almost, since last 10 years, through these columns of 'rasikas' l have very fervently been appealing to the teaching community to follow this unique method in teaching our music and honestly help the kids and their parents as well by saving the invaluable time, energy and money of them. But, except very few honest teachers who are more interested in truly helping the kids than in the pecuniary benefits came out open and are very sincerely helpng to nearly 200 school-going kids at different places, as mentioned above, following this modern system of learning.

In my extensive research upon these illogical methods in teaching our music which are unanimously followed by all these parasitical performers of music since many years many atrocities of them came into light. To tell the bare fact, since many years, they all have wantonly, maliciously and illogically closed all the easy doors leading to music and made the poor aspirants perennially dependents upon the so called 'Gurus' which became handy to squeeze them in many ways and I am ready to prove this at any time and place. When I,
only by the grace of the Almighty, could gradually find them all, take all the possible remedial measures and implemented them in our institution, Svarabhangima at Secunderabad the process of learning music became independent, quicker and much efficient and all the 60+ school-going kids are amazingly and unbelievably becoming able to sing even creative Svarakalpana and Ragalapana hardly within a year.

In fact, institutions like the Music Academy, Chennai must come out and hold periodical meetings and discussions at length among the music-teachers to help the poor aspirants. But, as most of the so called experts of these institutions are mostly conservatives and egoistic persons and as any action in this direction not only culminates into heavy financial loss to the music-teachers but also spills out their own beans in this respect embarassingly none of them is favourable to hold any kind of such meetings or discussions and the like in truly helping the poor aspirants. They may be experts in performing, but the question is, can any one of them, without singing himself for more than 5% in any of the music-classes, initiate the aspirant work for more than 95%, learn things accordingly, sing the Varnas in full @ 4-6-8 notes per beat and sing creative Swarakalpana along with the intricate mathematical Svarakalpana within one year even before learning the first Kriti on his own? Anybody who can do so can prove it in the above mentioned manner furnishing the respective urls chronologically in these columns.

In general, insensible rogues and culprits only turn a deaf-ear irresponsibly against such challenges, become tight-lipped and do not even respond at all. But, even though many of our stalwart musicians and reputed teachers are mostly conservatives and egoistic persons, I honestly hope that, unlike the rogues and culprits, they will certainly respond positively in this respect and do the needful in honestly helping our aspirants. amsharma.

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