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bilahari
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#126

Post by bilahari » 02 Dec 2008, 10:47

Sharma sir, I cannot seem to locate the kalyani ata tala demonstration on youtube, or have you not uploaded it to the website yet?
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#127

Post by msakella » 02 Dec 2008, 15:34

Dear brother-member, sbala, In fact, when his father brought him to me on 18th Sept., and narrated his story I could not bear with the injustice done to him as a blind student and promised him that I shall try to do the best as teaching different finger techniques of Violin-play to a blind student is very difficult. However, as I firmly believe in God that HE is the giver and this student is the taker and in-between them I am only a transmitter. This became absolute truth in his case and it is a surprise to me. As a blind person he can only listen to the music but cannot see the finger-techniques at all. Even though I have already taught another such blind student in 60s me too do not know much teaching techniques in those days. But, now, I know many teaching techniques but not to make the blind play Violin well. Much of my life is spent on research and, even now, I had to make another research in which way I can make him play without playing myself on Violin but with oral-demonstration of finger-techniques. All the more I have not even been taking Violin out of the box leave alone playing it. You may not believe me if I tell that I had played Violin just 2 or 3 times that too for very few minutes every time. Mostly I made him play different bow-less finger-exercises and he practiced them for more than 6 hrs. daily for only 20 days which paved his way to play all the 9 Varnas and Bhairavi-svarajati on his own but only with my oral guidance. Thus, the Almighty proposed to make him play successfully, he did it and I have become the transmitter. Entire credit goes to the Almighty. He must be thanked but not me dear. amsharma
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#128

Post by msakella » 02 Dec 2008, 15:36

Dear (I am not sure of your gender and so) b/s-member, bilahari, After going through your post I have verified and found it there along with a message that it is kept under the violation of the terms of use. As I am not aware of such terms at all I have removed it to try again to upload it independently within a couple of days. Please visit again later. amsharma
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#129

Post by msakella » 03 Dec 2008, 08:12

Today I have uploaded the video-clippings of Begada-Adi-Varna to ‘youtube.com/msakella’ under the following reference for the benefit of the aspirants. Along with them when I have tried to upload the very difficult Violin-play of Vanajaakshi-Kalyani-Ata-Varna recently played mostly on the 2nd A-string in 116 bpm (beats per minute) speed of the Metronome by my disciple Chi. O. Rajashekhar it went on running for more than 2 hrs. but did not finish and I had to cancel it. amsharma
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.01-Begada-Varna-AA.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.02-Begada-Varna-P.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.03-Begada-Varna-A.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.04-Begada-Varna-M.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.05-Begada-Varna-C.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.06-Begada-Varna-E1.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.07-Begada-Varna-E2.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.08-Begada-Varna-E3.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.09-Begada-Varna-E4.MPG
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.10-Begada-Varna-Pur..mpg
06.AMS-Violin-Demo-06.11-Begada-Varna-Utt..MPG
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#130

Post by msakella » 04 Dec 2008, 12:33

Today I have uploaded the video-clippings of Todi-Adi-Varna to ‘youtube.com/msakella’ under the following reference for the benefit of our aspirants. Till now, even though I have, in total, uploaded 96 video-clippings figure 77, in total, is being shown on the web site ‘youtube.com/msakella’ among which, surprisingly, 11 Nos. of Kalyani-varna are missing. More over, yesterday and day-before-yesterday, I was, somehow, unable to upload Kalyani-Ata-varna - MPEG4 file - played mostly on 2nd A String only by my disciple, Chi. O. Rajashekhar in 116 bpm speed. By all this, I am unable to understand why some of the video-clippings, that too particularly of Kalyani are missing. This is for the information of our people only, of course.
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.01-Todi-Varna-AA.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.02-Todi-Varna-P.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.03-Todi-Varna-A.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.04-Todi-Varna-M.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.05-Todi-Varna-C.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.06-Todi-Varna-E1.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.07-Todi-Varna-E2.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.08-Todi-Varna-E3.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.09-Todi-Varna-E4.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.10-Todi-Varna-E5.MPG
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.11-Todi-Varna-Pur..mpg
07.AMS-Violin-Demo-07.12-Todi-Varna-Utt..MPG
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bilahari
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#131

Post by bilahari » 04 Dec 2008, 13:33

I wonder what youtube has against Kalyani!!
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#132

Post by msakella » 05 Dec 2008, 10:29

Today I could upload the video-clippings of Saveri-Adi-Varna to ‘youtube.com/msakella’ under the following reference for the benefit of our aspirants.
Till now, even though I have, in total, uploaded 107 video-clippings figure 88, in total, is being shown on the web site ‘youtube.com/msakella’ and 19 Nos. among which 11 Nos. of Kalyani-varna and 8 Nos. of Shankarabharana are confiscated. This is for the information of our people, of course.
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.01-Saveri-Varna-AA.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.02-Saveri-Varna-P.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.03-Saveri-Varna-A.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.04-Saveri-Varna-M.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.05-Saveri-Varna-C.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.06-Saveri-Varna-E1.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.07-Saveri-Varna-E2.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.08-Saveri-Varna-E3.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.09-Saveri-Varna-E4.MPG
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.10-Saveri-Varna-Pur..mpg
08.AMS-Violin-Demo-08.11-Saveri-Varna-Utt..mpg
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#133

Post by msakella » 05 Dec 2008, 11:42

As 11 Nos. of Kalyani-Adi-Varna and 8 Nos. of Shankarabharana-Adi-Varna have, somehow, been vanished from ‘youtube.com/msakella’ today I have also tried to upload them to ‘esnips.com’ but after starting within few minutes the uploading is being failed. I have tried for 3 times consecutively but, successfully, failed. While, on one hand, the youtube is confiscating, on the other, esnips is snipping leaving me unable to upload them. amsharma
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bilahari
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#134

Post by bilahari » 05 Dec 2008, 11:46

Sharmaji, does youtube give any reason for these confiscations?
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#135

Post by msakella » 05 Dec 2008, 16:56

Youtube did not give any justification for this confiscation. However, today, just now, I could upload the Kalyani-Ata-Varna played by my disciple Chi. O.Rajashekhar mostly on 2nd A string at 116 bpm speed to ‘esnips.com’ http://www.esnips.com/web/AMS-Violin-Demos. amsharma
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#136

Post by ganesh_mourthy » 06 Dec 2008, 06:35

anyone able to watch the video from esnips? I am not able to even after installing quicktime...!!!!!!!!!!
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#137

Post by bilahari » 06 Dec 2008, 07:23

Same here, ganesh_mourthy...
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#138

Post by msakella » 06 Dec 2008, 08:35

The quality of any system should always be adjudged basing upon the favourable results of it. Thus, this novel and un-conventional system of the easy and effective methods in teaching music stood for many tests and paved way in making this music-teaching TIME-BOUND and RESULT-ORIENTED, though un-believable not only to the money-minded music-teachers but also the aspirants. Only basing upon this system the seriatim of Varnas has been designed and accordingly, following this seriatim, the respective Varnas are being uploaded to ‘youtube.com/msakella’ for the benefit of the aspirants. Thus, while uploading them, unfortunately and by un-known reason, 8 Nos. of Shankarabharana-Adi-Varna and 11 Nos. of Kalyani-Adi-Varna simply vanished from the scene hindering the process. However, the trials to continue this process of uploading to ‘esnips’ also has become problematic to me in the absence of the relevant technical knowledge of uploading (funnily, I could not replay which I have just uploaded and that is the level of my technical-efficiency, you all can understand). Thus I was compelled to come back to pavilion to repeat the uploading of these 19 Nos. of vanished video-clippings from youtube itself.
In the video-clippings of Shankarabharana-Adi-Varna Nos.3, 4 & 5 are already uploaded and available in youtube and the remaining Nos.1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 are uploaded now along with all the 11 Nos. of Kalyani-Adi-Varna (please refer post Nos.121 & 124 respectively of this thread for details). amsharma
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#139

Post by bilahari » 06 Dec 2008, 11:10

Sharmaji, are you still not able to upload the ata tala varna demo on youtube? I'm really interested in that.
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#140

Post by ganesh_mourthy » 06 Dec 2008, 13:27

well, I think there is some tech snag in it. positively he would.
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#141

Post by msakella » 06 Dec 2008, 13:56

Dear brother-members, bilahari & ganesh_mourthy, Just now I have finished re-uploading of the 'Kalyani-Ata-Varna played by my disciple, Chi. O.Rajashekhar mostly on 2nd string at 116 bpm speed' to youtube. But, when I have again verified I have found that 'This video has been removed due to terms of use violation' and that 'Rejected (length of video is too long)'. Thus, this video has again been rejected. amsharma.
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#142

Post by msakella » 06 Dec 2008, 19:58

In fact, my disciple. Chi. O. Rajashekhar had played this Kalyani-Ata-Varna, video-recorded it on his mobile phone, copied it on a CD and gave me a copy of it one year back. Thinking that it may inspire the aspirants to learn Violin and practice it well when I have uploaded it on 02-12-2008 to youtube it was removed on the same plea. Surprisingly enough, along with it, all other clippings of Kalyani-Adi-Varna are also removed for an unknown reason. But, today, when I could again upload the clippings of Kalyani-Adi-Varna, I thought that I can upload this Kalyani-Ata-Varna also but again failed on the same plea. By that, I have tried to upload this to ‘esnips’ and succeeded but became unable to play it back for an unknown reason. Then I have tried to cut this video into two pieces, as Purvanga and Uttaranga to make it short. Surprisingly, I could not do so as no video converter is allowing this particular-mobile-format at all. So, there is no other way than getting it through esnips. If not, if anybody is so particular to have it, I shall try to make a copy of the CD, give it to Kulakarniji when I shall meet him at Chennai this month and interested persons can get a copy of it from him. amsharma
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#143

Post by ganesh_mourthy » 06 Dec 2008, 23:00

Akella sir, You could upload it to rapidshare and any of us can download it. it is an easy file sharing system. try www.rapidshare.com
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#144

Post by msakella » 07 Dec 2008, 07:11

Dear brother-member, ganesh-mourthy, As you wrote, just now I have finished uploading the ‘Kalyani-Ata-Varna- video file to Rapidshare which to 2 hrs. The link is
http://rapidshare.com/files/170973461/K ... m.mp4.html
But, as per the instructions contained in it, I could not create the Collector’s account as, every time, I was getting ‘cannot find server’. So, you please visit that site and try to create a collector’s account and do the needful. amsharma
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#145

Post by msakella » 07 Dec 2008, 12:37

Today, just now I have finished the uploading of the video-clippings of Bhairavi-Ata-Varna to ‘youtube.com/msakella’ under the following reference for the benefit of our aspirants. amsharma

09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.01-Bhairavi-Varna-AA.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.02-Bhairavi-Varna-P.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.03-Bhairavi-Varna-A.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.04-Bhairavi-Varna-M.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.05-Bhairavi-Varna-C.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.06-Bhairavi-Varna-E1.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.07-Bhairavi-Varna-E2.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.08-Bhairavi-Varna-E3.MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.09-Bhairavi-Varna-Pur..MPG
09.AMS-Violin-Demo-09.10-Bhairavi-Varna-Utt..mpg
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#146

Post by ganesh_mourthy » 07 Dec 2008, 17:25

cheers, Akella sir, I did watch the demo by your student and it is quite inspiring.
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#147

Post by msakella » 07 Dec 2008, 19:25

Dear brother-member, ganesh_mourthy, Unless the teacher makes his student sing/play just like him he should not be called a teacher at all. That is the greatness of the teacher and that is why a society always needs more a teacher than a performer. Thanking you for your kind appreciation, amsharma
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#148

Post by vasanthakokilam » 07 Dec 2008, 23:57

Excellent rendition by your student. Your teaching methods shine brilliantly here.

I do not know much about collector's account but it may require a paid account.

In the meantime, I have created a linkedlist to keep all your uploads in one place:

http://rapidshare.com/users/OCIF3Y

I have sent you by email the login and password so you can manage the list like adding new links etc..
rasikas do not need a password to access this list of download links.
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#149

Post by bilahari » 08 Dec 2008, 00:26

Unfortunately, due to some glitch in my computer, I'm unable to download quicktime. Is there any other way to watch an mp4 file like this (without quicktime)?
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 08 Dec 2008, 00:40

The versatile vlc media player plays this file fine so give that a try. ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ )
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