Mian Tansen to Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia and onwards

Indian Classical Music is vast. The roots of this rich cultural art form run deep, with a multitude of branches. As a seeker of this treasure trove, it can be a daunting task to know which path to take.[…]

myGurukul – The Genesis

‘’Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it” – Greg Anderson And that is the premise of this blog post. Vivek Sonar’s musical journey began under the tutelage of his father Shri Ramchandra (Vishwanath) Sonar[…]

myGurukul – The Initiation

‘Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it’ – Alan Moore.
The essence of this quote is what inspired Vivek Sonar to design and launch this unique application, to teach music[…]

‘Ashta Prahar’, & it’s importance in Hindustani Classical Music

“Time isn’t the main thing. It is the only thing” – Miles Davis
This quote says it all! Hindustani Classical Music system is rooted […]

‘Alankars’- musical ornamentations

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ – John Keats
Yes, all of us are drawn to beauty, be it in physical form or abstract. Although the sun rises and sets each day, every time we witness this phenomenon, […]

Riyaaz – the 9-step magic!

‘Riyaaz’ is a term all musicians are familiar with.Afterall, only practice makes perfect!
Most Gurus teach a new lesson and tell the students to do ‘Riyaaz’.But the technicalities of how to do it are seldom explained. […]

How to Choose a Good Flute

‘Baans to Bansuri’ – the journey

It’s not enough to just ‘make music’, it’s important to make ‘good, melodic music’. The art of playing an instrument is undoubtedly the first step, but it is equally, if not more important, to make music through the right instrument. […]

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