Instruments

Sitar - Connecting the East and West

  • Shankar Mahadevan Academy
  • Posted 03, Dec 15
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The Sitar is one of the most widely known Indian instruments....here's a look into a brief history of its journey and popularization


Flute – A Musical Instrument Popular Across Cultures

  • Shankar Mahadevan Academy
  • Posted 11, Jul 14
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The popularity of the flute lies in its simplicity. Initially made from carved bone, and later from bamboo and wood, the humble flute served many purposes- from communication between and within tribes, with cattle, and most importantly, to provide musical entertainment. In India, the Hindu God Krishna is considered master of the bamboo flute and is always portrayed with one. Handed down from ancient times the flute continues to hold its place as an instrument of repute and is featured in most orchestras, bands, and musical compositions.


Ten Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument

Can you imagine living your life without music? It would be very hard to do so, as music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument....Read on for more..