Sunday, August 20, 2006

Welcome to the Brhaddhvani Interactive Forum

This is a forum where all visitors to this site can ask questions and discuss issues relating to Brhaddhvani, our activities, and music in general. Renowned veena player and founder of Brhaddhvani, Dr.Karaikudi. S. Subramanian will be the moderator of these discussions.


Blogger Prem said...

I am a South East Asian female MA Music student at a university in Chennai.

My foundation in Carnatic Music however is very limited as the exposure and facilities to receive training from teachers in my home country are limited.

As I have had a steady stream of film/religuos singing performances, my interest in understanding the theory of Carnatic music grew, leading me to the university in India, in which I am studying now.

However, my learned teachers and talent scouts in India continue to advice me that my voice is suited better to Hindustani music.

My question is, can I learn both Carnatic (for MA) and Hindustani music (on the side, privately), without one genre affecting my performance in the other? How can I do this?

Thank you and best wishes.

2:04 AM  
Blogger gunanika said...

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3:16 AM  
Blogger priya said...

I am South indian female twenty four years from Banglore.[kannadiga]

I have done my engineering in computer science and working as software engineer.

I'm extremely interested in learning carnatic music Please let me know how can enroll into your sacred university as a student.

With lots of hope to know the answer ...

3:24 AM  
Blogger ionmuniz said...

I have a very dear friend that lives in Chennai, Joe Durai. He is a man of God, Yeshua Ha Mashiach dwells in him.
He has a site called 'Christ the Healer".
My Pronams,

12:30 AM  
Blogger Lakshman said...

I am looking for some authentic publications on the making of a Veena. It should cover right from selection of timber, treatments finishing to the timber, precise geometry of the Veena, fretwork lay-out and settings, and how to improve the 'Naadam'(sound quality)of Veena. Could someone please advise me the list of publications and where they are available?
My second question: Why does the classical Saraswati Veena does not have a sound hole similar to Guitar and Violin? How is the resonator(Kudam) expected to work as a resonator if it is completely covered by the plank?
Lakshman Prasad

6:42 PM  
Blogger sumithra said...

I am a chennai based south indian female,aged 26 learning carnatic music for 15 years. at present i am getting trained under Shri.S.P.Ramh. i would like to pursue some theory based course on carnatic music like a graduation . i would be thankful if you could guide me on whether there is any course at your esteemed centre or guide me over to any insttute at chennai.

9:51 AM  
Blogger sumithra said...

I am a chennai based south indian female,aged 26 learning carnatic music for 15 years. at present i am getting trained under Shri.S.P.Ramh. i would like to pursue some theory based course on carnatic music like a graduation . i would be thankful if you could guide me on whether there is any course at your esteemed centre or guide me over to any insttute at chennai.

9:52 AM  
Blogger GM said...

My son aged 8 years has been learning Carnatic vocal music for the past 3 years. He has finished 11 Geethams and 2 Swarajathis. I would like to know whether he can enrol in Brhaddvani for further training in Carnatic music. Please let me know if you have any centre in Mylapore

5:50 AM  
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5:50 AM  
Blogger Ramachandran said...

The music and instrument are the tongue and speech.It has the power to regulate the stream / flow of blood, and can control number of diseases. The environment will change and the changed environment can cure cancer too. In a room, lit a holy lamp with ghee and herbal

posting by Vedic science

in that room play an instrument, Veena/ Violin/ Flute (Soft & Melodious Sound, the BP will come in to control and cure many diseases.

10:37 PM  
Blogger said...

Namaskaram Sir,

I am learning Carnatic Music from the age of 5 Years. My first Guru was my Grandmother who was a student of T Chowdaiya and I am currently learning from Bombay Sisters.
I am extremely interested in persuving my career in carnatic music and perform concerds under the able guidence of your institute.

Please let me know if it would be possible for you take online classes else, I am ready to come during the weekends to learn from various Guru's under your institute since I am staying in Bangalore.
Although I am visually challenged, I learn music by recording the song during the class and then hear to it till I get it and I dont write down like other students. I am capable of singing ragam, naraval and swara kalpana as well.

Hopping to hear from you.

My number is 09880215708


5:05 AM  
Blogger Aruna Thampy said...

Namsthey! I am Aruna Thampy,a research student in Karnatic vocals.My subject is on traditional music of travancore.I would like to publish my article on related topic in your journal.Kindly help me with he same.

Aruna Thampy

11:07 AM  

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