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Concert Review from Kolkata in March 2016

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Behala Sanskritik Sangeet Sammelani, 2016 – Day 4 331 Views Shatavisha MukherjeeApril 10, 2016 Concert Reviews The Behala Music Conference has been a treat for the music lovers especially from that part of the city for four years now. The huge event is held on the ground of Behala Blind[…]

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Interview of Terry Riley in the San Francisco Chronicle

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Photo: Courtesy Of Terry Riley Concerts celebrating Terry Riley’s 80th birthday are Thursday at Palace of Fine Arts, Friday and Saturday at Cowell Theater. Concerts celebrating Terry Riley’s 80th birthday are Thursday at Palace of Fine Arts, Friday and Saturday at Cowell Theater. Terry Riley recalls talking to Lou Harrison[…]

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Fingering Techniques Adopted by Indian Violinists

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There are a number of ways Indian violinists stand apart from their western counterparts, but perhaps the biggest distinguishing feature between violinists emerging from these two varying traditions is the fingering technique. This difference in fingering techniques enables Indian violinists to produce completely different tunes from their western counterparts, Balasvamy[…]

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Difference Between Western and Indian Violinists

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The violin as we know it today may not have originated in India, but Indian violinists have been playing similar instruments have been around in the subcontinent since much before the emergence of the violin. The first form of the violin is in fact believed to have emerged in India,[…]

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A Guide to Buying Violins in India

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A high-quality violin is an essential investment that every aspiring violinist must make. Since violins are expensive instruments, it is important to make sure you get the right instrument and for the right price. Buying violins in India is not an easy task, especially since there is no one place[…]

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India’s Music – A Potted History

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The history of India’s music dates back for thousands of years and indeed is often regarded to be among the oldest “genre” in the world. Experts will claim that the origins of Indian music dates back to the era when the Vedas were created. Regardless of what time and age[…]

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