Brhadhambal Aradhana Img 22
Karaikudi S.S:

MUSIC is MEDITATON:

Music is the most vital element for any creative work. Dance is the most complete form in Arts education. The vital links between music and dance are obvious to the topmost exponents of dance and music. Even if the gurus insist on this it is not easy for students to perceive this. I have been teaching a group of dancers in a dance school invited by the director of the school giving me utmost freedom to teach music the way I thought best. Here are a couple of responses from the students for some basic elements I was building in them.

One was on ‘Music is Meditation’. Here is the link I sent to the group on Meditation on TakaDhiMi-

Meditation on TakaDhiMi

“Thank you for all the links. I can’t wait to try them out. I’m especially intrigued by this TaKaDiMi pattern. Like I mentioned earlier, rhythm fascinates me and I love losing myself in it. I have personally felt what you meant about this universal pattern creating a huge sense of warmth and relief – like going back to the comfort and familiarity of home after a long vacation.” -Sadashi, April 16th

The second one was on Panca Nadais: Here is the link I sent to the group on Meditation on Panca Nadai-s

Sayantani Chatterjee, Apr
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 10:50 PM
Re: 5 Nadais

“What we did today in class was very novel and interesting. To patiently understand the pauses was a slightly complicated task especially when we said Ta ka dhi mi ta ka jhu nu in slow speed having 8 counts for each syllable. It had to stop all thoughts and completely concentrate on it.
I have practised with the link that you kindly send us and found that saying ‘ta ka dhi mi ta ka ta ki ta’ in one beat is quite difficult.
Thank you so much for sharing this link. I’ll keep practising.”-Sayantani, Sun, Apr 16, 2017

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