Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sa re ga ma anyone?

Reporting live after first day of carnatic vocal training at the Singapore Indian Fine arts society.

Discoveries and conclusions:

- Humming sa re ga ma to the accompaniement of a harmonium in the background makes me sound WAY more melodious than i really am

- My sudden foray into the world of classical trained singing is more than a wee bit baffling to my instructor who through the class gave me such disbelieving looks that i spent the rest of class with my eyes closed

- Most Indian kids who learn carnatic music are in the age range of 6 to 10, which explains the aforementioned baffled looks

- I dont need to make a career out of this. Its the 1st time in my life im training for something that has no relevance to my career and yet i find myself taking it more seriously and enjoying it much more :)

- I dont suck entirely at singing. My bathroom singing will someday hold me in good stead in the world of music in the years to come (! if i continue with this newfound pursuit that is!)

- The hardest part isnt humming sa re ga with the teacher or even humming the series of 7 from sa to sa on my own .. the hardest part is recognizing the sa's and the re's outside the context of the 7 series .. bloody difficult and what my teacher has set as the min benchmark for us to hit before we move on to making music quite literally

- Singing of this kind has potential to induce calm and peace in the mind. :) As much as i enjoy rock, pop and the like, alai payuthe is still the only one with the power to propel my mind into stratospheres beyond the ordinary :)

Bliss is this :) ill continue to report as the days pass by .. till then sing with me .. Sa Re Ga ...

10 comments:

LUCKY said...

singing eh...
defn this can be added to ur resume for match making purposes :)

Sharmili said...

well.. i came to know on phone.. and if u r getting baffled looks (Despite a good voice) then me thinking to ever go to learn music i think would choke the instructor (considering my horrible voice)...

so, well no more singing for me this janam... and go gurl... have loads of fun...

@ said...

Unpredictable, keep it up! :-) Music is truly the best thing that happened to me so far :-) Keep the struggle on, you will be a good singer soon :-)

loser said...

I dont know what people find so pleasing about carnatic music. The sounds these carnatic singers make is as if someone is strangling them....aaawaaawaaeeewwwaaa

unpredictable said...

dont know why some people dont identify themselves when they post comments, feels like they're too scared to voice their opinions openly :)

music is all about personal taste and hence beyond judgment ever :) thanks for dropping by ..

unpredictable said...

lucky - yeah righT! thats why im taking lessons, so i can hitch a dude soon!

Shamu: No u wudnt choke anyone, ur wonderful soul shines through ur horrid voice :P

Err: Thanks babe! I'd like to believe im not too bad already, but yeah i know sqaut about carnatic music so thanks!

Aarthi said...

Wat a. truly.

unpredictable said...

Aarthi ... orre succint dee nee!!! Wat a is the shortest comment ive EVER gotten so far :D

srikant said...

huh?

(How's that for the shortest comment?... ooops!)

unpredictable said...

Nayak: Cheap, petty, competitive bastard whos jokes i genuinely enjoy and adore relentlessly, stop being one RG and trying to win EVERYthing :P