Unique Melakarta 72 Ambiences unveiled
HYDERABAD, 11 February, 2018: It is a momentous day for me today that I am realising a dream that I have cherished for long.
A practicing doctor by profession and a musician by choice, I always aspired to come up with something unique in the world of classical music so that the legacy can be taken forward by successive generations of music lovers, exponents and performers.
Currently, Head of the department and senior Laparoscopic and General Surgeon at Omini Hospital in Kukatpally, I was hooked on to classical Indian music at a very young age, thanks to the inspiration I drew from my uncle Late Thirumalagiri Venkaiah, a teacher by profession in my native town of Miryalguda.
A passionate learner and avid follower of all genres of music, including instrumental furan music by Shakti and Dr Subrahmanyam, ghazals, Sufi and those originating on foreign soil, I endeavoured to come up with something that would remain for posterity.
This was even as I began giving live performances to loud applause and wholesome appreciation from music lovers and connoisseurs at various places, which marked my arrival since learning the basics of Carnatic music (vocal) in Kurnool from by my Guru Late Sri Swarla Laxmi Narasimha.
A big advantage I have is that I am a good listener, which has helped me in my compositions. It was after I bought licensed CV box-8.5 software from a renowned studio that I hit upon the idea of composing Indian Melakarta musical scheme for a total of 72 days.
A devotee of Amma Saraswathi and Thyagaraja Swamy, I came up with my first composition on 21-07-2017. It was successfully accomplished on 30-09-2017. I spent two-and-half hours each day to compose and make Raaga instrumental track with a different ambience that was influenced by musical players from several countries.
Later, I started writing the book in scientific Vancouver style (theory) and all the 72 composition with notation. As I was not adept at western music, the notation was inspired and generated with the help of a friend, who is an expert in western music. All the notation of Indian method that I have written, have been edited by the pre-eminent Mr.B.Uday Mudgal to whom I shall remain indebted.
I can assure you that this book will be useful to all aspiring musicians, especially those who are keen to learn Indian Melakarta musical scheme without confusion. They have to merely follow the notation key of the piano. It makes for a good ready-reckoner for musicians, students, historians and those who swear by music.
The book is a product of my diligence and the aspiration to chase my dream, thanks to the constant encouragement from by family, teachers, friends, music lovers and well wishers.
Sri.B.Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner GHMC, Sri.Swaraveenapani, Music Director, Katha Ratna Pt.Deepak Sharma(Raja Maharaj) and Sri.Akkineni Sridhar, Artist appreciated the unique efforts of writing Melakarta 72 Ambiences Book.