AMS Easy Methods 2007 CD - Teaching and Learning Methods

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Post by vasanthakokilam » 22 Aug 2007, 12:49

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Post by nadhasudha » 29 Aug 2007, 21:56

Respected amsharma ji,
I have been following the posts on this thread and I have recently purchased your book "Sangita Swararaga Sudha" along with the tapes. Both me and my son are students of music and we are looking forward to learning as much as we can. Can you recommend a starting point for us when we cover the material in your book - Also is it easier to cover the raga alapana portion first and then the swarakalpana? Frankly the tala excersises appear daunting but we want to learn no matter how long it takes.
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Post by msakella » 02 Sep 2007, 05:06

Dear b/s-member, nadhasudha, There is nothing wrong in trying your best and I am always here to guide you in every possible manner. But, in this task, your instinctive rhythmical abitlities, your concentrative ability, your regular and hard practice and the teacher’s vigilance over the aspirant counts much. Among all of them, your instinctive rhythmical abilities are the base and they should be put to test. For this you do as I say here. This is to put yourself to test your rhythmical instinct. The same applies to all who are interested in getting this done.
If you have aready down loaded the mp3 CD ‘AMS-Easy Methods’ from the web site http://sangeethamshare.org/chandra/AMS- ... thods-2007 and you are having it with you OK. If not, you do it now and get it. In my book, Sangita Svararaga Sudha (English), in page 7 Eka-tala-jati-alankara is furnished in detail. In the duration of one-second 2 beats consisting of 2 syllables each i.e., ki-ta with the right hand at first followed by ta-ka with the left hand have to be rendered following the book. Find the thread, ‘Teaching/Learning Karnataka
Violin’ under the 2nd topic, Sangeeta Kalalaya of the index, go to the 24th post, click the 1st video clipping of Youtube and follow it. Or, go to the web site ‘Youtube.com’, (either as a guest or as a registered user) type ‘karanataka violin lessons’ in the space provided for ‘search’, open up the AMS-Laya-exercises-1, follow the 1st exercise, tally it with the material furnished in the book, the same ‘ki-ta-ta-ka’ and practice it for 1 or 2 hrs. Then, you have to contact me by Yahoo messenger to enable me listen to your renderings and assess your rhythmical instinct. I do not know in which country you are residing and the relevant local timings. If you give me these details I shall try to find out some time which is convenient to both of us to contact by Yahoo messenger. My e-mail address is [email protected] and Yahoo messenger or Skype ID is ‘msakella2002’.
Even though many of the commercial-music-teachers will not agree with me at all, I, with all my experience, tell that the rhythmical instinct of the aspirant only decides the future of the aspirant and successful Svarakalpana paves way to Ragalapana. With best wishes, amsharma.
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Apr 2008, 08:31

AMS-Easy-Methods-2007 has been uploaded as requested by Sri. Sharma. You can find it here.

http://sangeethamshare.org/chandra/AMS- ... thods-2007

This is a significantly expanded edition with 481 audio files and 15 PDF files. There are new sections on gamaka and kampita and the songs are
notated using the exhaustive list of gamaka and kampita notations that Sharmaji has devised.

The readme file at the above link provides further details.

The PDF files are in English and Telugu. There is an effort underway to translate them into Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. They will be uploaded once they are available.

Sharmaji is out of town and once he gets back, he will provide further commentary on this new edition. He asked me to upload and annouce it here in the interest of making the material available to rasikas, students and teachers at the earliest.

( The previous edition will be deleted soon from sangeethapriya ).
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Post by msakella » 30 May 2008, 14:50

This mp3 CD containing ‘AMS Easy Methods-2007’ is the newly and finally modified and developed version to cater the needs of the aspirant learning Karnataka music without depending upon the teachers. This has been experimented upon some of the efficient and hard working students and as the results are extremely encouraging our friends have uploaded this to make it easily accessible to each and every aspirant on the globe. In this CD, for the first time in the history, nearly 60 varieties of Kampitas and Gamakas of our Karnataka music have, at length, been defined with the help of symbols and respective audio clippings, 27 facets of Kaishiki-nishada are also furnished along with the same symbols and respective audio clippings and some of the Varnas are also furnished along with the same symbols and respective audio clippings for the benefit of the aspirants.

In general, people are more interested in discussing things and getting the correct information than working hard. In which way every person on earth, though ugliest, wants to marry a beautiful lady every person wants to sing music efficiently. But many are not ready to go through all the hardships of rigorous practice, single-minded devotion and dedication towards music. In the same manner, when I came out and explained in detail, very few have really come forward to sincerely learn either Tala-prastara or the Easy-muktayis etc. Of course, I am always optimistic and very well know that, at the least, one in thousands will definitely avail this opportunity properly to become a true knowledgeable person in our music.

In case of any doubts anybody can contact my e-mail address [email protected] or ID <msakella2002> either on Yahoo Messenger or Skype or my Telephone Nos. 040-27054232 (land-line) or 09908822992 (mobile). amsharma.
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Post by vg_ » 12 Sep 2008, 02:10

Looks like the link (http://sangeethamshare.org/chandra/AMS- ... thods-2007) is not accessible.

Any other sites where this CD can be downloaded?

-- VG
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 12 Sep 2008, 02:18

sangeethapriya is currently down and is in the process of being revived. http://www.rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6649
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Post by msakella » 27 Jan 2009, 14:42

Hi all.
Today 6 Nos. of video-clippings containing some intricate patterns of Jatis and Svaras for 6 Talas (1.Adi-Chaturashra-gati-3, 5 & 7 breaks and 5-break in the end of each Avarta 2.Adi-trisra-gati-4, 5 & 7 breaks and 4-break in the end of each Avarta 3.Jati & Svara-muktayis in Rupaka-tala 4.Jati & Svara-muktayis in Mishra-chapu-tala 5.Jati & Svara-muktayis in Adi-tala-trisra-gati 6.Jati & Svara-muktayis in Khanda-chapu with the refrain in the end) rendered by a group of around 15 students of below 16 years of age of AMS Foundation are uploaded to <youtube.com/msakella> for the benefit of the aspirants learning music. Recently, on 11th November, 2008, I have started a Sunday-work-shop (2 to 5 or 6 pm)at Hyderabad, a crash-course to train the junior-aspirants still learning Varnas in singing Svarakalpana within 3 months and senior-aspirants who have completed learning Varnas in Ragalapana in next 3 months. Nearly 50 candidates appeared for the rhythmical tests and nearly 30 candidates are found suitable and admitted as junior-aspirants. This is working under my direction and supervision, the co-ordination of Shri J.S.Eshwara Prasad, a reputed dancer of Nritya-Sankeertana which forms part of Sampradaya-bhajana-paddhati and the able training of Chi.Sow. Chidroopalakshmi Prasad (M.A., gold-medalist in music and the wife of the coordinator) and her son and child prodigy Chi. J.Satya Shreeram. Among them nearly 15 candidates below the age group of 16 years are able to follow, understand, grasp, practise and reproduce the complex patterns very quickly. This obviously reveals that the young aspirants, if they are trained in a rational and disciplined manner, can very quickly and easily become able to sing even complex Svarakalpana within a very short time even before the completion of Varnas. This could be made possible only by following the easy, effective, innovative and qualitative methods in teaching music. amsharma
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Post by sureshjm » 17 Feb 2009, 11:43

Dear Mr. Akella sir,

I am collecting some books on carnatic for educative purposes. I was told that there is a raga alapana book by you with cassette recordings and and kirthana book by you also with cassettes which is for educative purposes.. Do I get them in any of the book stores and how much does it cost? i want to buy a few nos for a music school.
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Post by msakella » 19 Feb 2009, 20:06

Dear brother-member, sureshjm, Presently I am on tour in Karnataka. After my return to Hyderabad on 24th I shall give you the required details. amsharma
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Post by sureshjm » 19 Feb 2009, 21:16

thank you Mr. Akella . I can hold on.
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Post by sureshjm » 19 Feb 2009, 21:18

but why is that these days the sentences are blocked unable to read. mods did you notice this .?
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Post by sureshjm » 23 Feb 2009, 10:05

akella sir,

I am waiting for the reply.
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 23 Feb 2009, 10:34

sureshjm, If a post is cut off in the middle, it is due to corruption. Please post a reference to those in this thread: http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php? ... reads.html

The admin srkris will try his best to fix them. Thanks for your patience.
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Post by Nick H » 23 Feb 2009, 12:48

If a post is cut off in the middle, it is due to corruption.
I am very sorry to hear that such practices as bribery have reached our haloed forum.

;) :lol:
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 23 Feb 2009, 12:58

:lol:

data corruption, it should read.
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Post by bilahari » 23 Feb 2009, 13:55

Nick, LOL!
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Post by Nick H » 23 Feb 2009, 22:02

When I was a Computer systems manager, my first word association for "corruption" would have been "data".

Ah! Those were the days of innocence ;)


...But yes, I do recall that this problem arose with the recent Rasika's upgrade...
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Post by sureshjm » 24 Feb 2009, 13:35

Akella sir is perhaps not reading this thread!!!!!! Sir I am waiting for the reply. like the pricing and where in the bookstores are they available
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Post by msakella » 24 Feb 2009, 16:07

Dear brother-member, sureshjm, Among the 7 books I wrote 4 are on Talaprastara, 1. Talaprastara Ratnakara (Telugu) - Rs.300/-, 2. Indian Genius in Talaprastara (English version of the 1st book) - Rs.300/-, 2. Talaprastara of Nisshanka Sharngadeva’s Sangita ratnakara-with a critical interpretation (English) - Rs.250/-, 4.Systematisation of Prastara Details of Deshi Talas (English) - Rs.150/- and 3 books on Pratical music, 5.Sangita Svararaga Sudha (Telugu) on Svarakalpana and Ragalapana supplied along with 9 pre-recorded cassetes or 4 mp3 CDs - Rs.600/-, 6. Sangita Svararaga Sudha (English) on Svarakalpana and Ragalapana supplied along with 9 pre-recorded casstees or 4 mp3 CDs - Rs.600/-, 7.Sangita Vidyabodhini (all the items of Certificate and Diploma Examinations are furnished along with notation) supplied along with 3 mp3 CDs containing nearly 70 Kirtanas of the syllabus sung folowing the same notation of the book (Telugu) - Rs.300/-. Except the last book all other books are available in the Carnatic Music book Centre, Chennai. Some of them are also available in US and Australia. If you tell me where you reside I shall be able to give you the nearest point to get them. amsharma
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Post by saramati » 28 Feb 2009, 10:20

respected sharmaji,

namasthe. I require kalpanaswarams for panthuvarali ragam. I would be grateful if you could help me. thank you very much.
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Post by coolkarni » 28 Feb 2009, 12:06

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Post by msakella » 28 Feb 2009, 12:52

Dear b/s-member, saramati, Certainly I shall help you. There are many problems in typing them on the computer and sending them to you. If you have internet facility and come online either by Yahoo Messenger or Skype to sing and speak to me to my ID ‘msakella2002’ I shall be able to give you many varieties. But, at first, I must ascertain the level of your rhythmical ability and give you the needful. For all these things you better contact my ID given above around 8 am or 8 pm (IST) on any day. As I have to go out-station please contact me before 2nd or after 5th March. amsharma
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Post by saramati » 01 Mar 2009, 21:59

thank you very much sharmaji sir. alternatively, if you could give me any link site, from where i could listen to the same, i shall be very grateful. sorry for the trouble.
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Post by msakella » 02 Mar 2009, 07:11

Dear b/s-member, saramati, You can visit http://sangeethamshare.org/chandra/AMS- ... thods-2007, download the Jati-muktayis from the 153rd audio-track & the corresponding Svara-muktayis from the 154th audio-track pertaining to the Sama-graha of Rupaka-tala from my CD, AMS Easy Methods-2007. If you want to tally the same you can also go through the chapter 6.1.2 in my book, Sangita Svararaga Sudha (Telugu/English). amsharma
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