AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

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#551 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 (https://youtu.be/FPBtCrwzYb8) 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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#552 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

Mohana: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/8dg29ra49fl8m/Mohana
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#553 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 ‘youtube.com/user/msakella’ 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: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9hhjrt ... mpositions

LGJ-Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/nepjog ... /LGJ-Ragas

MC-Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/oy31ekki0xc7e/MC-Ragas

Mridangam-tanis: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9csx29 ... ngam_Tanis

MSG-Compositions: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/372aok ... mpositions

MSG-H: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/rcnq8762qqrko/MSG-H

MSG-Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/d77jaa ... /MSG-Ragas

NKM-Compositions: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/4menoa ... mpositions

NKM-Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/3qqntt ... /NKM-Ragas

NKM_AMS_VKR_USA Concerts: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/jrcw9n ... A_Concerts

Segmented Violin Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/39c9on ... olin_Ragas

Arabhi: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/oci3zagh5w6tv/Arabhi

Athana: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/497a583o2tfs1/Athana

Begada: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7oii5vjxoidh7/Begada

Bhairavi: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bf22s39xir9wr/Bhairavi

Bilahari: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7j6yg0z7rsrw7/Bilahari

Kalyani: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9ntb8amyjh85d/Kalyani

Kambhoji: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/k3175y4v1122w/Kambhoji

Kedaragaula: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/5ycbi5 ... edaragaula

Kharaharapriya: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/87y6wm ... aharapriya

Madhyamavati: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/qmc1q8 ... dhyamavati

Mohana: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/8dg29ra49fl8m/Mohana

Purvakalyani: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/u053rz ... rvakalyani

Saveri: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/eaex2vnkqo3x4/Saveri

Shankarabharanam: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/wgk6se ... rabharanam

Shanmukhapriya: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/o0ft81 ... mukhapriya

Todi: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/t1hfmlslm9vdr/Todi

Tambura Shrutis: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z2mud889gds42/Shrutis

1.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bn0irw5ysftpf/1.0

1.5: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/s39ads7d9quec/1.5

2.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1dm7xl69qskrp/2.0

2.5: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ppd8f184h4mxl/2.5

3.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/yh5rq5l5pu818/3.0

4.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9khy3i29hbccb/4.0

4.5: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/3dex1n6wm9nvo/4.5

5.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/owmly033i7xoc/5.0

5.5: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1o1vt34bepxid/5.5

6.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/na7woupt4kyuw/6.0

6.5: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/8278y1m9agiwd/6.5

7.0: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/2q21f1s622i64/7.0

Voleti-Ragas: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ronf95 ... leti-Ragas
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#554 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6PzLGv8xFw) 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 (http://youtu.be/HW1km-mHYjM).

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-https://youtu.be/P7CLYMgCuWk?list=PLtlk ... gRDmIMym5X)
and another at IIT, Chennai (20150830-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 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:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Bwfx1O_rLu

20170517-Natakuranji
20170518-Kambhoji
20170520-Darbar
20170521-Shankarabharana
20170522-Kalyani
20170526, 27-1.KS.1, 2, 3
20170530-2.KS.1, 2, 3
20170531-Begada
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
20170718-Svarajati
20170808-Amma-Kalyani-Trisra-rupaka
20170811 & 12-Evarura-Mohana-Chapu
(KS-Kalpanasvara)

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

Post by svasanth » 23 Aug 2017, 18:16

I would like to download the entire CDs - if that is too large at least split into 4 or 6 files - its a paid to download 481 files one by one! Would be great if that can be arranged please.
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#556 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 24 Aug 2017, 08:21

Dear b/s-member, svasanth,

1-AMS-Easy-Methods-Rhythms-And-RhythmMelodies
AMS-Kids-Instrumental-Music
AMS-Kids-Rhythmelodies
AMS-Kids-Rhythms
AMS - Rhythms - And - Rhythmelodies – Tables
2-AMS-Easy-Methods-2007-CD-1
3-AMS-Easy-Methods-2007-CD-2
4-AMS-Profile
This material is freely available from the following link: amsharma
http://www.sangeethamshare.org/chandra/ ... hods-2007/
http://sangeethamshare.org/chandra/AMS- ... PerSecond/
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#557 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by svasanth » 24 Aug 2017, 12:20

Respected Sir,

Thank you for the response. I had already accessed the first link (the second one does not seem to work). My issue is that each file in these folders needs to be downloaded one at a time, and you can imagine the pain to do this almost 500 times!

Is there a place from where I can download the entire folders in one go.

Regards
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#558 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 24 Aug 2017, 14:54

Dear b/s-member, svasanth,

I am not well versed in this computer technology. However, I am trying to manage with it in serving our people. Now, I hereunder furnish two more Dropbox links from which you can download them conveniently. Try them. Or, if not, if you send somebody I shall give these two CDs for you. amsharma

CD-1: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/12bs2kc8goab ... Q30pa?dl=0
CD-2: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvubi2w25di0 ... uAH_a?dl=0
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#559 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by svasanth » 24 Aug 2017, 17:12

Thank you - much appreciated!
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#560 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 08 Sep 2017, 09:34

In continuation to my previous post No.553 pertaining to the videos of the kids, Chis. Jyothirmayi & SaiMeghana, later, they continued their progress as furnished hereunder:

20170826-Kritis in Hindola & Hamsadhvani
20170803: Kriti in Shreeranjani
20170807-Kriti in Shreeranjani.

In this respect it is very important to note that the kids, if they are properly guided by an efficient and honest teacher, they can certainly becoame able to sing even creative Kalpanasvaras along with intricate mathematical Kalpanasvaras for the Kritis of all the six prominent Talas hardly within the duration of six months. amsharma
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#561 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 30 Oct 2017, 09:27

Like in the post No.554, in the same 2nd week of March, 2017, Chi. Chennu Akhileshwar (21 yrs.), a fresh candidate belonging to Telangana but studying Engineering in Bangkok, also approached me to learn music.

Then, as per this unique modern system, I have tested the level of his instinctive abilities and initiated him weekly twice by Skype to work hard very regularly with different rhythmical exercises. After one month, even without singing myself Sa or Pa even once in any of the classes, I have initiated him by telephone in doing and learning things independently on his own mostly relying upon the Keyboard, metronome, detailed and symbolised notations, audio and video files and my instructions.

In the old, quantitative and suicidal system of teaching, while the aspirant is perennially made dependent upon the so called Guru in singing along and learning a number of items from him which will not allow to properly utilise the instrinctive skills of the aspirant but enables only to develop his imitative abilities the modern qualitative method of learning (not teaching) makes him independent in working and learning the items on his own fully utilising and developing his instinctive skills. In the old and quantitative system of teaching in the span of 10 yrs or even more while less than 20% of the aspirants only may become knowledgeable in singing concerts, in this modern and qualitative system of learning, more than 80% of the aspirants will certainly become knowledgeable in singing concerts. But, as this modern system is not financially encouraging to earn more in the quickened span of learning many music-teachers are adament to follow it but becoming tight-lipped to comment.

Till now, within 7 months in which he was hospitalised for 2 ½ months, my student covered 5 Varnas in Natakuranji, Kambhoji, Darbar, Shankarabharana and Kalyani and, simultaneously, started singing the Jati & Kalpana-swaras-1 and they all are furnished date-wise in youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Bwfx1O_rLu. amsharma
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#562 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by thanjavooran » 30 Oct 2017, 18:15

Kudos to Guruji's efforts.
With wishes,
Thanjavooran
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#563 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 31 Oct 2017, 14:30

Dear brother-member, thanjavooran,

Thank you for your kind appreciation.

I sincerely feel happy if all our kids and their parents are largely benefitted by saving their invaluable time, energy and money in the process of learning our classical music. amsharma
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#564 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 09 Nov 2017, 10:23

If a person, being aware of the driving of the motor-cycle and also owns a motor-cycle, wants to attend to an urgent personal work, can certainly attend to it and get it done independently and successfully without depending upon any other person. But, if the same person is not aware of the driving of the motor-cycle and also does not own a motor-cycle, he is compelled to absolutely become dependent upon others in many aspects and does not have any guarantee in getting his personal work fulfilled within time. To tell the fact, the condition of the aspirant learning music in the old method is also not much different with the above dependent person.

There are only two ways in learning music, 1.listening to the song sung by somebody either face to face or from a pre-recorded gadget and 2.to rely upon the ordinary or the symbolised notation of the item. Than learning from face to face, relying upon a pre-recorded gadget enables the aspirant not only to utilise his own instinctive talents but also to work more time of his own choice in the process of learning the items without depending upon any other person.

Merely by listening to the song sung by the singer the aspirant can very easily reproduce it. While some aspirants may need to listen to it many a time some intelligent aspirants may do so by listening to it few times only and this depends upon the grasping and imitative abilities of the aspirant. In this kind of process of learning music as the teacher does not have any other responsibility than singing himself and making the aspirant also sing along with him in singing all the musicians, without any exception, have all along been preferring this method only since a very long time.

Also there is another process of learning music in which the teacher has to write in notation either the item or composition or Niraval or Swarakalpana or Ragalapana, give it to the aspirant and, explaining him each and every detail, make him sing or the teacher has to train the aspirant not only in properly writing all of them in notation but also in singing them on his own.

As most of the stalwarts of music have always been very busily engaged in regularly singing concerts at various places and in earning many things out of them they all, absolutely avoiding the laborious task of writing in notation, preferred to remain always singing either in their regular practice or in making different aspirants also sing along with them as this facilitates them not only to sing their concerts efficiently but also in escaping away from the responsibility of inculcating the knowledge of writing the notation of items or compositions or Niraval or Swarakalpana or Ragalapana in the aspirant. By all this, ultimately, the poor aspirant was made the scape goat always remaining as dependent upon the teacher in the process of listening to him, while learning the items.

Among the four southern states of our country the Tamilians always stand in the fore front in serving the cause of music in so many ways and means and all the others follow them. Even among them, the persons with conservative, egoistic and selfish attitudes are mostly used to dominate the field and they are the people who have formulated this old method of teaching music in which the poor aspirants have to spend 10 or 15 years or even more in going on listening to the teacher and imitating him in singing in the process of learning a number of compositions as nothing of them should be written in notation. More over, by all this, unfortunately, the aspirant is not at all allowed to utilise his own instinctive abilities but his imitative abilities only.

Having seen this precarious dependent life of the poor aspirants and their parents, Subbarama Dikshitar, the grand-son of Muthuswamy Dikshitar the great, with great heart, brought out his monumental work, Sangeeta Sampradaya Pradarshini (Telugu), in 1902 along with hundreds of music compositions written in symbolised notation for the first time in the annals of our music literature to honestly help the poor aspirants and their parents. In the history of our music, till now, he was the first and only person who very sincerely, honestly and constructively brought out this symbolised notation to help the poor aspirants by minimising their dependency upon the teacher in the process of learning music. But, most unfortunately, our conservative, selfish and egoistic musicians, who have declared that music should never be written in any manner but be learnt listening to it directly face to face from the teacher himself, have profusely praised Subbarama Dikshitar overtly but covertly dumped the symbolised notation without using or developing or propagating it in any manner.

In my extensive research in this respect, it has undoubtedly been proved that, like in respect of the account of the clothes given to the washer-man or the account of money in the banks, it helps a lot to the aspirants in working for many more hours of their choice and learning music with minimum dependency upon others if each and everything (items or compositions or Niraval or Kalpana-swaras or Ragalapana) is written in ordinary notation or symbolised notation followed by the pre-recorded audio or video-files (by all this, it is evident that the person who, without singing himself, initiates the aspirant sing all the Varnas learnt both in Chaturashra and Trisra-gatis within the first 6 months and Swarakalpana within next 6 months only must be called 'teacher' or, no doubt, a 'cheater').

For this purpose, for the first time in the history, I have fully categorised all the 12 notes and brought out 60 symbols along with the respective notation and audio-file and supplied along with my book, 'msakella's Easy Methods in Learning Karnataka Music-2007'.

Keeping all the above in view, I have brought out everything to be learnt either in symbolised notation or ordinary notation and audio and video files to honestly help the aspirants who work on their own at their residences even in my absence (I never sing or play even for a single minute in any of the classes but only listen to them for 10 or 15 mts.).

In continuation to the items mentioned in the post No.554, now, the video files of Chy. Jyothirmayi and Chy. Sai Meghana, who, in their progress, sang 'Prakkala nilabadi-Kharaharapriya-Triputa' Kriti efficiently along with the brief Ragalapana, creative and intricate mathematical Swarakalpana to the odd-starting point of Tala (each time they have started with the creative-swara and concluded with the mathematical-swara) are uploaded to ‘youtube’ and the respective urls are furnished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma
01. https://youtu.be/33eohbaKLYo
02. https://youtu.be/TClPWVoj78o
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#565 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 02 Dec 2017, 12:06

20171202:
Till now the classical music is taught in an irresponsible system in which the poor aspirant is made absolutely dependent upon the teacher. In this suicidal system the poor aspirant is compelled to depend upon the whims and fancies of the teacher while the teacher himself sings at his convenience and makes the aspirant also sing along with him. Thus, the aspirant has to listen to the teacher’s singing and repeat the same by singing along with the teacher. The teacher will not give him any written material or audio-file or video-file but goes on teaching in the same manner a number of items or compositions. More over the teacher tells that Manodharma Sangeeta could neither be taught nor learnt but could be obtained only by the aspirant himself by learning a number of Varnas and Kritis and hard-working on his own.

But all my extensive experiments in this respect undoubtedly proved this system absolutely wrong and paved way to find a very strict logical method in learning our music. In this modern ‘time-bound and result-oriented’ system of learning our music while the teacher’s role is minimised to less than 1% the role of the aspirant is maximised to more than 99%. In this logical system everything is written in notation and the aspirant has to rely upon and work hard independently as much as he can with the help of notated pdf files, audio-files and video-files, Key-board and Metronome. The under mentioned disciples have, thus, been working vigorously on their own under my supervision on telephone (in which I never sing Sa or Pa even once in any of their classes) and attained this high standard as mentioned hereunder.

In continuation to the items mentioned in the post No.564, now, the video files of Chy. Jyothirmayi (11 yrs - 8397104646) and Chy. Sai Meghana (23 yrs - 8106132115) who have worked on their own with the help of the notated PDF files and audio/video files and sung 'Himadrisuthe-Kalyani-Adi (Trisra-gati) Kriti efficiently along with brief Ragalapana, creative and intricate mathematical Swarakalpana are uploaded to 'youtube' and the respective urls are furnished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma

Chi. Sai Meghana: https://youtu.be/DXrE1gDhu7Y
Chi. Jyothirmayi: https://youtu.be/iOT2jWgSNQc
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#566 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 12 Dec 2017, 12:39

Eventhough all the music-teachers are always used to teach saralees, jantas, datus, hecchu-sthayi-swaras and taggu-sthayi-swaras in Adi-tala only they introduce all the 7 different Talas and Jaatis in Alankaras only but do not introduce the Gatis at all. Pitiably enough none of them is ready even to give any logical explanation in this respect. By very blindly following several such traditional quantitative methods but not logical at all many are not aware that, by all this, many of our kids from several generations are pitiably becoming musically handicapped. Eventhough I also did in the same manner in my Govt. service as full-time music-teacher in the absence of any academic supervision, later, I became aware of this truth in my extensive experiments only which gave me several sleep-less nights for my irresponsibility and inactiveness in this respect.

At this juncture the Almighty opened my eyes and blessed me with an un-believable and amazing qualitative methods in learning our music and, since then only, I am able to serve our society truly and truthfully.

In this modern and logical method, mostly, the rhythmical abilities of the aspirant make him progressive. Eventhough my teachers did not teach me even the barest minimum odd-trisra-gati I was compelled, somehow, to learn it on my own being a professional-violin-accompanist. Even in my service I did not teach this to my students as this was not prescribed in any of the syllabi countrywide in those days. But, in my later experiments as I found this most essential to teach the aspirants even the barest minimum-odd-trisra-gati I made it compulsory to learn this to all our students which brought out many amazing results.

Later, I have started to possibly initiate the students in rendering all the odd-gatis and, among them, Chi. Shankara Aditya from Warangal became able to render all the Jati-alankaras @ 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 units per beat which are already uploaded to ‘youtube’. Now, he had recently rendered the Kalyani-Adi-Varna-Purvanga @ 2-3-4-5-6-7-8 notes per beat and Uttaranga @ 4-6-8 notes per beat and, now, they are uploaded to ‘youtube’ and the respective urls are furnished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants.

I shall be very happy if any music-teacher also makes his disciples sing in the same manner, uploads the respective video files to YouTube and furnish here the respective urls for the benefit of the interested aspirants. Amsharma

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... RC7ejO9y-6
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#567 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 22 Dec 2017, 09:21

In continuation to the post 565, today, I have uploaded the videos for the benefit of the interested aspirants in which Chi. Shankara Aditya sang both the Purvanga and Uttaranga of the Saveri-Adi-Varna @ 3-4-5-7-9 Gatis in different ways. The link is furnished hereunder:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... RC7ejO9y-6
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#568 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 31 Dec 2017, 18:48

In continuation to the items mentioned in the post No.565, now, the video files of Chy. Jyothirmayi (11 yrs - 8397104646) and Chy. Sai Meghana (23 yrs - 8106132115) who have worked on their own with the help of the notated PDF files and audio/video files and sung 'Nijamaithe-Bhairavi-Triputa” Kriti efficiently along with brief Ragalapana, creative and intricate mathematical Swarakalpana are uploaded to 'youtube' and the respective urls are furnished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma

Kum. Sai Meghana: https://youtu.be/Sl1iT4FZ2ug
Kum. Jyothirmayi: https://youtu.be/haRU9YTMg0A
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#569 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 14 Jan 2018, 14:47

In general, many of the musicians, being deficient in rhythmical intricacies and having an allergic feeling to deal with the mathematical Svarakalpana, in particular, prefer to mostly manage with Ragalapana and also declare that Ragalapana is the criteria of our music. But, my umpteen experiments in this respect as a reliable teacher, I have found that singing the mathematical Svarakalapana alone is the gate-way to Manodharma Sangeeta which paves way in shaping an efficient singer or even a reliable teacher within a short time.

In our Tamilian brothern, while the noble persons like our brother-member, sbala, strived hard to learn ‘Talaprastara’ and efficiently define it in making it easier to other aspirants, some other conservative, egoistic and selfish gentlemen also strived hard in making more harm than good like ignoring the invaluable symbolised notation of Subbarama Dikshitar, ignoring to modify even the definition of Talaprastara in the music-syllabi, sparing no efforts to make videos of the rare finger techniques of the famous instrumentalists like the Violin wizards, MSG, LGJ, MC etc., for the posterity and running away from the responsibility of inculcating the knowledge of Manodharma Sangeeta in the aspirants but to wantonly and wastefully elongate the quantitative process of learning music for a number of years. But, some musicians have also brought out some youtube videos in respect of some of the aspects of Manodharma Sangeeta and they are:

https://youtu.be/sUOJATvXSM4

https://youtu.be/cYBailNsxSU

https://youtu.be/EGXTMjWhn6k

https://youtu.be/vw79zXKn03E

https://youtu.be/1Yd_ZqkUCxg

https://youtu.be/899QpbI7QV4

https://youtu.be/EQzLaJSIOS8

https://youtu.be/LqLlCNNnb20

https://youtu.be/KvLp-glhZyk

https://youtu.be/ryOWbBh-06E?list=RDryOWbBh-06E

https://youtu.be/FPBtCrwzYb8?list=RDFPBtCrwzYb8

In my extensive experiments upon the qualitative methods under a ‘time-bound and result-oriented plan’ in learning our music while the criteria is singing the mathematical and creative Svarakalpana even before the completion of learning Varnas within the span of 12 months I have found that the teacher must initiate the aspirant to regularly practice certain rhythmical exercises to later enable him proceed further managing with different exercises set in different Gatis. Even later, just like in learning the cycling in which way the teacher should not cycle but initiates the aspirant cycles, even in music, the teacher, even without singing Sa or Pa even once in any of the classes, must provide the needed notations, audio-files and video-files and initiate the aspirant work more and more on his/her own. In music, how much duration the teacher sings himself and makes the aspirant also follow him in singing that much the aspirant incurs the loss in utilising his instinctive abilities in learning the music.

Unfortunately, none of the above musicians did provide the aspirant any notations or audio-files or video-files to rely upon and practice regularly more and more along with them on his/her own. When I have provided them in a graded manner to our kids and initiated them to proceed they worked more and more on their own and became able to sing both creative and mathematical Svarakalpana and brief Ragalapana also within one year (refer the playlist ‘AMS-Jyothirmayi, Sai Meghana and Akhil’ in ‘youtube.com/user/msakella’ and observe). amsharma
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#570 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 22 Jan 2018, 17:22

In continuation to the post No.561. now, the respective videos of the Begada-Varna sung by Chi. Chennu Akhileshwar both in Chaturashra and Trisra-gatis very efficiently are uploaded to youtube and the respective urls are furnished hereunder.

https://youtu.be/yYp9QhEDyM8
https://youtu.be/lPvY-YbE3bk

If the music-teachers are that efficient and honest in shaping our kids as gems we can certainly find many talented students to do the same and make our music field shine above all other systems of music. In the same manner, all the 70+ kids of our music institute ’Swara Bhangima’ at Secunderabad are able to sing like this very efficiently and all our teachers always strive hard to maintain these standards. But, how many of the other employed-music-teachers in the music institutions are doing like this in shaping our kids as gems is a big question? Even if I, since a long time, have been asking them to do the same and furnish the respective urls here in this column for the benefit of the aspirants our music-teachers are so great that everybody tries only to turn a deaf-ear in this respect but does nothing even to prove his/her efficiency and honesty. amsharma
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#571 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 01 Feb 2018, 12:41

In continuation to the post No.567, today, I have uploaded the videos to youtube for the benefit of the interested aspirants in which Chi. Shankara Aditya sang the Purvanga of the Bhairavi-Ata-Varna @ 3-4-5-7-9 notes-per-beat @ 50 beats-per-minute and the Uttaranga @ 4-6-8 npb @ 50 bpm. The links are furnished hereunder.

I shall be very happy if any music-teacher also makes his disciples sing in the same manner, uploads the respective video files to YouTube and furnish here the respective urls for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma

https://youtu.be/4CLyxJy1jbQ
https://youtu.be/RsCAIcOmRaY
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#572 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 08 Feb 2018, 13:49

Many extensive experiments undoubtedly revealed that Manodharma Sangita could very easily be acquired within one year, even before learning the first Kriti basing upon a logical and step-wise plan. But, our highly selfish music-teachers will not follow this and honestly help the poor aspirants and their parents as they want to earn more by elongating the process for many years and conveniently escape throwing the responsibility of learning Manodharma Sangita upon the poor aspirants themselves.

My disciples, Chy. Jyothirmayi (12 yrs - 8397104646) and Chy. Sai Meghana (24 yrs - 8106132115), whom I have just been initiating without singing myself even Sa or Pa in any of the classes since last 11 months from March, 2017, have very recently sang a mini concert on 20180104 successfully in our ‘Sampradaya-celebrations’ with a Varna both in Chaturashra and Trisra gatis, ‘Prakkalanilabadi’ along with brief Ragalapana and intricate Swarakalpana and another Kriti in Hindola-raga. The same has been uploaded to youtube and the respective url is furnished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma

https://youtu.be/X-RnlnsOuZI
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#573 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 02 Mar 2018, 16:10

If all the music-teachers initiate their students to learn music in this novel method of learning the aspirants will certainly become benefited by saving their invaluable time, energy and money. But, the efficient teachers who can manage both the Chaturashra and Trisra-gatis efficiently and who give high preference to the kids than the money can only follow this and help the aspirants and their respective parents which, in fact, becomes a million dollar question.

In continuation to the post No.561, the videos of Todi Varna both in Chaturashra and Trisra-gatis sung by Chi. Chennu Akhileshwar, who had completed his engineering education in Bangkok and returned to his native place here, are now uploaded and the respective urls are finished hereunder for the benefit of the interested aspirants. amsharma

https://youtu.be/3gAv9R4XL4M
https://youtu.be/qGclvjPejZc
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#574 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 06 Mar 2018, 15:52

Being a professional performer and a professional teacher for more than 60 years I have more acquaintance than many others of our State with the Karnataka-classical-music-field which is entirely different with the other South Indian States.

Since last one year I have very actively been working by initiating the interested kids learn music quickly and efficiently in the modern methods of learning and also by writing various articles in my mother-tongue (not idiotic but idiomatic) Telugu through WhatsApp to enlighten our people. Interested persons can find them all in ‘msakella.wordpress.com’. amsharma
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#575 Re: AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

Post by msakella » 09 Mar 2018, 11:43

In continuation to the post No.572, my disciples, Chy. Jyothirmayi (12 yrs - 8397104646) and Chy. Sai Meghana (24 yrs - 8106132115), whom I have been initiating without singing myself even Sa or Pa in any of the classes since last10 months and who are progressing with the help of the notations and audio-files I have supplied they have started the first Varna in Natakuranji (video dt. 20170517) and proceeded further with all the 8 other Varnas and Swarajati. In the meantime they have also become able to sing the mathematical and creative Swarakalpana and, later, also learnt Kritis, on their own, in the Ragas Kalyani, Mohana, Hindola, Hamsadhvani, Shreeranjani, Kharaharapriya, Kalyani, Bhairavi and Shankarabharana along with brief Ragalapana and mathematical and creative Swarakalpana. Now, the video-file of their Sarojadalanetri-Shankarabharana is uploaded to youtube and the respective url is furnished hereunder for the benefit of the aspirants. amsharma

https://youtu.be/6cEXe4a2oEM'
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