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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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