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4s over Rumba on Tabla, Laios, Sakis, (Tablā), musicking.gr
Hand independence exercise demo.
Please read Tabla Composition "Fours over Rumba" on http://www.musicking.gr/tabla_compositions/Fours over Rumba
A Court ensemble in Kampur, unknown, internet
A double-double reed of a Shehnai, unknown, (Śehnāī), internet
A Sikh Sarangi player, unknown performer (sarangi), (Sāraņgī), internet
An old Sarangi (19th century), unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Anand Mishra playing morning Raga Gurjarī Tori, Mishra, Anand, (Sitār), Video by Sakis Laios
Beginning of Alapa
Extract from sitariya Anand Mishra's performance of Rāga Gurjarī Toďī, at his graduation exams, Faculty of Performing Arts, BHU, 25/03/2009. This is the first section of the Ālāpa.
Anand Mishra playing morning Raga Gurjarī Tori, Mishra, Anand, (Mishra, Bolanāth), (Sitār, Tablā), Video by Sakis Laios
Beginning of Nibaddha (rhythmic) section
Extract from sitariya Anand Mishra's performance of Rāga Gurjarī Toďī, at his graduation exams, Faculty of Performing Arts, BHU, 25/03/2009. This is the first part of the Nibaddha (rhythmic, accompanied by percussion) section. The composition starts on beat 12, and is characteristic of the Masīdkhanī style of compositions.
Anand Mishra playing morning Raga Gurjarī Tori, Mishra, Anand, (Mishra, Bolanāth), (Sitār, Tablā), Video by Sakis Laios
End of Nibaddha (rhythmic) section
Extract from sitariya Anand Mishra's performance of Rāga Gurjarī Toďī, at his graduation exams, Faculty of Performing Arts, BHU, 25/03/2009. This is the final part of the Nibaddha (rhythmic, accompanied by percussion) section, which ends with a Jhālā Tihāī. The composition (Gat) is characteristic of the Masīdkhanī style.
Artistic depiction of a Bīnkār (Vīņā player), unknown, (Vīņā), bhatnagar_evolution
Artistic depiction of a Bīnkār (Vīņā player).
Artistic depiction of a female Sarasvatī Vīņā player, unknown, internet
Bahauddin Dagar playing Rāga Bhimpalashi on the Rudrā Vīņā, Dagar, Bahauddin, (Agle, Sanjay [Pakhāwaj]), (Rudrā Vīņā, Pakhāwaj, Taňburā), Video by Sakis Laios
Noon concert - presentation of Rudrā Vīņā at the BHU.
This is the final section of a performance of Bahauddin Dagar playing Rudrā Vīņā. The performance (noon - afternoon Rāga Bhīmpalashī was performed) at the Pt. Omkarnath Thakur Auditorium, Faculty of Performing Arts, BHU, 13/02/2009. Bahauddin Dagar follows the Dhrupada-style of elaborating a Rāga, this is why he is accompanied by the Pakhāwaj and not by a Tablā. The Tāla (rhythmic cycle) is the 12-Mātrā (beat) Cautāla.
Bahauddin Dagar playing Rudrā Vīņā, Dagar, Bahauddin, (Rudrā Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Bahauddin Dagar playing Rudrā Vīņā in a performance (noon - afternoon Raga Bhimpalashi was performed) at the Pt. Omkarnath Thakur Auditorium, Faculty of Performing Arts, BHU, 13/02/2009.
Bahauddin Dagar playing Rudrā Vīņā, unknown, internet
Bansuri, -, (Bānsurī)
indian transverse flute, made of bamboo cane
A 6-hole bamboo cane transverse flute.
Bansuri, -, (Bānsurī), internet
indian transverse flute, made of bamboo cane
Bhimpalashi patterns - basic demonstration, Laios, Sakis, (bansuri), musicking.gr
Βασική επίδειξη μελωδικών αρχών του Ράαγκ Μπιμ-παλάσι
Εμπλουτισμός του αποσπάσματος:
"Κάθε ράγκα έχει ανιούσα και κατιούσα μορφή (που μπορεί να διαφέρει) καθορισμένα μελίσματα, χαρακτηριστικές μελωδικές φράσεις και συγκεκριμένη ώρα της μέρας για εκτέλεση. Τέλος, έχει μια κυρίαρχη διάθεση (rasa) και δύο βασικές νότες, μια κύρια που συνοδεύει τη μελωδική κίνηση και μια δευτερεύουσα συνήθως μια 4η ή μια 5η ψηλότερα."
από το σχολικό βιβλίο μουσικής της β' γυμνασίου.
Binkar holding Rudrā Vīņā, unknown, internet
Bismillah Khan playing the Shehnai, unknown, (Śehnāī), internet
LP cover
Bismillah Khan playing the Shehnai, unknown, (Śehnāī), internet
In his late years
Bismillah Khan singing Rāga Miyān ki Toďī, Khan, Bismillah, (Śehnāī, Tablā, Kadda), Youtube
Śehnāī-master Bismillah Khan singing a short Ālāpa on the famous Rāga Miyān ki Toďī, which is supposedly Miyān Tānsen's invention.
Carnatic Melakartās 1, Laios, Sakis
list of scales with Shuddh ma
Scales of south Indian music 1/2
Carnatic Melakartās 2, Laios, Sakis
list of scales with Tivra Ma
Scales of south Indian music 2/2
Damaru (percussion), unknown, (Ďamarū), internet
Damaru player, unknown, (Ďamarū), internet
Decorated statue of Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Decorated statue of Goddess Sarasvatī, during the days of the Sarasvati-pooja (tribute and offerings). Many groups of people construct and decorate statues of Goddess Sarasvati and exhibit them publicly. There is also a short of "contest" of which group will make the most beatiful one. When the Pooja-days end, groups of people carry these wonderfully-decorated statues the the river Ganga and sink them!
Decorated statue of Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Decorated statue of Goddess Sarasvatī, during the days of the Sarasvati-pooja (tribute and offerings). Many groups of people construct and decorate statues of Goddess Sarasvatī and exhibit them publicly. There is also a short of "contest" of which group will make the most beatiful one. When the Pooja-days end, groups of people carry these wonderfully-decorated statues the the river Ganga and sink them!
Demo σύντομης παρουσίασης της κατηγορίας των χορδόφωνων μουσικών οργάνων, Laios, Sakis, musicking.gr
Χορδόφωνα του κόσμου (εικόνες, ήχοι, αφήγηση), για τη Β' Γυμνασίου, Μάθημα Μουσικής, 1ο Κεφάλαιο.
Detailed schematic description of a Rudrā Vīņā, unknown, internet
Detailed schematic description of a Sarasvatī Vīņā, unknown, internet
Detailed schematic description of a Sarod, unknown, (Sarod), internet
Λεπτομερής σχηματική περιγραφή του Sarod.
Detailed schematic description of a Sitar, unknown, (Sitār), internet
Detailed schematic description of a Surbahar, unknown, internet
Folk player of Mrdangam, unknown, (Mŗdańga), internet
Folk Sarangi player, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Folk Sarangi player, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Folk Sarangi player, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā)
Holding Vīņā
Bronze statue
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā)
Holding Vīņā
Bronze statue
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā)
Holding Vīņā
Bronze statue
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Holding Vīņā
Varanasi, Saraswati Puja 2010
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Holding Vīņā
Varanasi, Saraswati Puja 2010
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Holding Vīņā
Varanasi, Saraswati Puja 2010
Goddess Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, (Vīņā)
Holding Vīņā
Bronze statue
Goddess Sarasvatī with Vīņā & Gramophone, Sarasvatī, (Vīņā)
Η Sarasvatī, θεά της γνώσης και της μουσικής, κρατώντας το έγχορδο Vīņā, με το οποίο παραδοσιακά συσχετίζεται, περιτριγυρισμένη από διάφορα χαρακτηριστικά για αυτήν και τις ιδιότητές σύμβολα: κύκνος, νούφαρο, κόμπρα, και ευρισκόμενη μέσα σε λίμνη. Το ιδιαίτερο στοιχείο είναι η ύπαρξη του γραμμοφώνου, καθώς η εν λόγω εικόνα χρησιμοποιήθηκε στις αρχές του 20ού αιώνα για διαφημιστικούς σκοπούς, για την προώθηση της νέας αυτής εφεύρεσης στους κύκλους των πλούσιων ακροατών.
Hariprasad Chaurasia (Bānsurī) playing Rāga Jog, Chaurasia, Hariprasad, (Khan, Sabir), (Bānsurī, Tablā, Taňburā), Youtube
Composition in Matta Tāla
Bānsurī-master Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia performing evening Rāga Jog, in the not-so-common Matta Tāla (9 beats).
Harmonium, unknown, (Harmonium), internet
Introduction to Mediterranean Rumba, Panagoulias, Dimitris, (Laios, Sakis), musicking.gr
A beginner
Darbuka by Dimitris Panagoulias
Video & production by Sakis Laios
The traditional rhythm series http://www.musicking.gr © 2013
 
Jhaptal elementary demonstration on the tabla, Laios, Sakis, (Tablā), musicking.gr
Kishore Mishra playing tabla, Mishra, Kishore, (Tablā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Kishore Mishra, teacher of Tabla at the BHU, performing live in a concert in Assi Ghat, 24/01/2009.
Kronos Quartet: Alap from Raga Mishra Bhairavi (by Ram Narayan), Kronos Quartet, (violin, viola, cello), Youtube
Lord Shiva with Damaru bound on his Trishula, unknown, (Ďamarū), internet
Modifications to Sarod, unknown, (Sarod), internet
As made by Baba Allaudin Khan
Κατασκευαστικές αλλαγές στο Sarod, όπως τις εφάρμοσε ο Baba Allaudin Khan.
Mrdanga (percussion), unknown, (Mŗdańga), internet
Mrdanga (percussion), unknown, (Mŗdańga), internet
Old tambura, unknown, internet
Old tambura (close view), unknown, internet
Old tambura (detail), unknown, internet
Pakhawaj (percussion), unknown, (Pakhāwaj), internet
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia - Raag Maaru Bihag, Chaurasia, Hariprasad, (Saha, Samar), (Bansuri), youtube
Bandish in Basant Tāla
A beautiful rendition of Raaga Maru Bihag in Basant Tāla
Parts of a Sarangi, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Photos of 2 Sarangis, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Principles for improvising the indian way, Laios, Sakis, (Bānsurī, Tablā), musicking.gr
Theme and early-stage development of a Bandish over Rāga Ahir Bhairava.
A video presenting some basic structural elements of Hindusthani Classical Music, focusing on a Masīdkhanī-type composition on Rāga Ahir Bhairava. The following features are presented:
  • a main composition (Bandish) [comprising of 3 parts: Sthāyī, Uccāla 1 & Uccāla 2),
  • some exemplary elementary improvisational phrases (Tāna-s),
  • the ways of moving back and forth to and from each part, by adjusting the Mukhaďā
Be in touch, for upcoming interactive version, in which the user will be able to loop parts, in order for him to study thoroughly. This video tutorial is mostly addressed to Greek and Western musicians wishing to get a glimpse of the principles undelying the improvisational practices of the Classical music of Northern India.
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi performing a Ţhumrī in Rāga Kāfī, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal)
"Piya To Manat Nahi"
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi performing Rāga Bhairava, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal)
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi performing Rāga Bhairavī, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal, Tablā, Sāraņgī, Harmonium, Taňburā), Vimeo
Ακούγεται και Sāraņgī, αλλά δεν φαίνεται ο εκτελεστής.
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi singing Raag_Tilak_Kamod, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal)
"Teerath tau sab kare"
राग तिलुक कमोद
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi singing Rāga Miyān ki Malhār, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal)
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi singing Rāga Śuddha Kalyāņa, Joshi, Bhimsen (Pt.), (vocal)
"Monder Bajyo"
Rāgamāla of Raga Bhairava, unknown, internet
Rāgamāla of Raga Dipak, unknown
Rāgamāla of Raga Hindol, unknown
Rāgamāla of Raga Mālakaunśa, unknown
Rāgiņī Toďī, unknown, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Η Rāgiņī Toďī απεικονίζεται ως μια νεαρή γυναίκα που, για να αντιμετωπίσει το αίσθημα της μοναξιάς από την απουσία του αγαπημένου της, τραγουδά και παίζει Vīņā, προσελκύοντας με τον τρόπο αυτό ελάφια σε συμπαράστασή της. [Rajasthan, 18ος αι.]
Rāgiņī Toďī, unknown, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Η Rāgiņī Toďī απεικονίζεται ως μια νεαρή γυναίκα που, για να αντιμετωπίσει το αίσθημα της μοναξιάς από την απουσία του αγαπημένου της, τραγουδά και παίζει Vīņā, προσελκύοντας με τον τρόπο αυτό ελάφια σε συμπαράστασή της. [Rajasthan, τέλος 18ου αι.]
Ram Narayan (Sarangi player), Ram Narayan (sarangi), (Sāraņgī), internet
Ram Narayan (Sarangi) performing a Rāgāmāla on Raag Mishra Pilu, Narayan, Ram (Sāraņgī), (Unknown player (Tabla)), (Sāraņgī), Youtube
Roopaka-Taala Kayada (Dha-KraDha TeDhaGiNa DhinNaGiNa), Laios, Sakis, (Tablā), musicking.gr
Draft performance & video by Sakis Laios
This is a Kayada (theme & development) in Roopaka Taala, which was given to me by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra in summer 2012. A few months later, this is what I've managed to do so far...
Initially, this was a one-shot video, out of which I've just selected four parts and glued together. Then, I pasted the text with the composition and designed the Taala Circle on the top left for visual reference.
 
Rudrā Vīņā, unknown, internet
Santoor, unknown, (Santoor), internet
Sarangi (close view), unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Sarasvatī statue dressed, Sarasvati, (Vīņā), Photo by Sakis Laios
Located at the entrance of the Performing Arts Department, Banaras Hindu University
Statue of Goddess Sarasvatī, holding a Vīņā. Statue is located at the entrance of the Performing Arts Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India.
Sarasvatī Vīņā, unknown, internet
Sarod (basic description), unknown, (Sarod), internet
Γενική περιγραφή του έγχορδου Sarod
Sarod (overall view), unknown, (Sarod), internet
Sarod (γενική άποψη)
Schematic description of Sarangi, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Shehnai, unknown, (Śehnāī), internet
Shehnai reeds, unknown, (Śehnāī), internet
Shiv Kumar Sharma playing the Santoor, unknown, (Santoor), internet
Sitar (overall view), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitar parts (brief), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitar parts (detailed), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitar tuning (generic), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitar tuning chart (Ravi Shankar style), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitar tuning chart (Vilayat Khan style), unknown, (Sitār), internet
Sitting posture for Sarod players, unknown, (Sarod), internet
Εκτελεστής Sarod: στάση καθίσματος και κρατήματος του οργάνου.
Smt. Reshma Srivastava - Raag Kirwani (Alap), Srivastava, Reshma, (Sitār), musicking.gr
Smt. Reshma Srivastava performing an Ālāpa (introduction) on evening melody Rāga Kirwani. Concert held at Parga, Greece, 7 June 2012. Video recording & processing by Sakis Laios.
Smt. Reshma Srivastava & Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Raag Kirwani (Drut Tintal), Srivastava, Reshma, (Mishra, Ram Kumar), (Sitār, Tablā), musicking.gr
 
Smt. Reshma Srivastava developing evening melody Rāga Kirwani. Tablā accompaniment by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Rhytmic cycle is Drut (fast) Tīntāla (16 Mātrā-s).
Concert held at Parga, Greece, 7 June 2012. Video recording & processing by Sakis Laios.
 
Smt. Reshma Srivastava & Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Raag Kirwani (Vilambit Tintal), Srivastava, Reshma, (Mishra, Ram Kumar), (Sitār, Tablā), musicking.gr
Smt. Reshma Srivastava developing evening melody Rāga Kirwani. Tablā accompaniment by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra. Rhytmic cycle is Vilambita Tīntāla (16 Mātrā-s).
Concert held at Parga, Greece, 7 June 2012. Video recording & processing by Sakis Laios.
Sohanlal playing Śehnāī. Dhuna in 7 beats., Sohanlal, Chandra Kantprasad, (Nawal, unknown), (Śehnāī, Tablā, Kadda), Video by Sakis Laios
Dhuna (folk tune)
Śehnāī-player Chandra Kantprasad (Sohanlal) performing a folk tune (Dhuna) in 7 beats, accompanied by Tablā and Kadda (folk percussion, appearing under many different names). Concert held in Saaz Music Center, Varanasi, for the celebration of Ram Nomi (03/04/2009).
Spirit of the Sarod, Ali Akbar Khan, Baba Allaudin Khan, (Sarod), Youtube
A video documentary on the history of the Sarod.
Strings of Sarangi, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Sultan Khan (Sarangi player), Sultan Khan (sarangi), (Sāraņgī), internet
Surbahar (overall view), unknown, internet
Swarmandal (close view), unknown, internet
Swarmandal in case, unknown, internet
Tabla Solo in Jhaptal, by Ud. Allah Rakha, Ud. Allah Rakha, (Pt. Ravi Shankar), (Tablā), Youtube
Tala Vadya Kutcheri: tabla, mridangam, pakhawaj & ghatam, Guruvayur Dorai (Mrindangm), late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan (Tabla), Vikku Vinayakram (Ghatam), Pandit Durga Lal (Pakhawaj), (Tablā, Mŗdańga, Pakhāwaj, Ghatam), Youtube
Guruvayur Dorai (Mŗdańga), late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan (Tablā), Vikku Vinayakram (Ghatam), Pandit Durga Lal (Pakhāwaj)
 
Tambura, unknown, internet
Three generations of Sarodiya-s, unknown, (Sarod), internet
Τρεις γενιές εκτελεστών Sarod: Baba Allaudin Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Aashish Khan
Tuning chart of a Sarod, unknown, (Sarod), internet
Πίνακας κουρδίσματος των χορδών του Sarod.
Tuning chart of Santoor, unknown, (Santoor), internet
Tuning chart of Sarangi, unknown, (Sāraņgī), internet
Ud. Amir Khan singing a Thumri in Raag Khammaj, Khan, Amir (Ud.), (vocal)
Ud. Amir Khan singing Raag Bageshree, Khan, Amir (Ud.), (vocal)
Ud. Amir Khan singing Raag Bilaskhani Tori, Khan, Amir (Ud.), (vocal)
Ud. Amir Khan singing Raag Nat Bhairav, Khan, Amir (Ud.), (vocal)
Ud. Amir Khan singing Rāga Śuddha Kalyāņa, Khan, Amir (Ud.), (vocal)
Vasant (spring / άνοιξη), unknown, Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Από αρχαία παράδοση ανοιξιάτικου καρναβαλιού (Vasantotsava), που τελικά συνδέθηκε με τον Krishna (μεταμφιέσεις-χρώματα). [περιοχή Deccan, περί το 1750]
Vasant (spring / άνοιξη), unknown, Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Από αρχαία παράδοση ανοιξιάτικου καρναβαλιού (Vasantotsava), που τελικά συνδέθηκε με τον Krishna (μεταμφιέσεις-χρώματα). [περιοχή Deccan, περί το 1750]
Vichitra Vīņā, unknown, internet
Vichitra Vīņā, unknown, internet
Vichitra Vīņā, unknown, internet
Vichitra Vīņā, unknown, internet
Vichitra Vīņā (detail), unknown, internet
Violin recital in Assi Ghat, Mishra, Sukhdev, (Mishra, Kishore), (Violin, Tabla), Photo by Sakis Laios
Concert of violin soloist Sukhdev Mishra, in Assi Ghat, Varanasi, 24/01/2009. Raga performed was Kirwani and this was the opening act for Rimpa Shiva's solo Tablā concert. Accompanist (on the Tablā) is Kishore Mishra.
Zia Mohiuddin Dagar playing Rudrā Vīņā, unknown, internet
Μήνας Phalgun (Φεβρουάριος-Μάρτιος), unknown, Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Αναπαράσταση γιορτής Holi.
Αναπαράσταση της ανοιξιάτικης γιορτής του χρώματος (Holi), που γιορτάζεται με κέφι ακόμη και στις μέρες μας. [περιοχή Rajasthan, περ. 1770]
Μήνας Phalgun (Φεβρουάριος-Μάρτιος), unknown, Photo by Sakis Laios, Mumbai 2010
Αναπαράσταση γιορτής Holi.
Αναπαράσταση της ανοιξιάτικης γιορτής του χρώματος (Holi), που γιορτάζεται με κέφι ακόμη και στις μέρες μας. [περιοχή Rajasthan, περ. 1770]