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 ...