Instrumental Music – Ustad Zakir Hussain – Lady L

Here is a video presented by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, featuring the Indian Tabla Master Ustad Zakir Hussain on Tabla along with other artists. The song is composed by L Shankar, performed originally by “Shakti”, the 1970 Indo-Jazz Fusion Group featuring John McLaughlin. The musicians on stage are as follows. Tabla: Ustad Zakir Hussain Berklee Indian Ensemble musicians: Guitar: João Perrusi – Brasilia, Brazil Cello: Emanuel Keller – Jerusalem, Israel Carnatic Violin: Apoorva Krishna – Bengaluru, India Piano: Amir Darabi – Tehran, Iran Keyboards: Fryderyk Hoang Dong – Warsaw, Poland Electric Bass: Jack Schwenke – Canberra, Australia Percussion: Thomas Antonio Debelian – Oslo, Norway Drumset: Noa Kahn – Ra’anana, Israel Enj...

Instrumental Music – Fusion – Nagumomu

Here we have a Fusion performance by Late Sri. Balabhaskar on Violin with Drums, Chenda, Mridangam, Ganjira and Guitars. On stage we have the main performers – Balabhaskar: Violin Mridangam: Cherthala G Krishnakumar Drums: Sivamani Chenda: Mattannur Shankarankutty Marar Enjoy this excellent Fusion. Video provided only for illustration – Credit: G K Music Official 00

Instrumental Music – Balabhaskar – Violin

A tribute to the great Musician and Violinist Late Sri. Balabhaskar, presenting one of his cover songs. He is rendering the famous “Malare Mounama” on violin with accompanying artists. The original song is from the film Karna released in 1995. Music of this song was by Vidyasagar and the artists on stage are… Violin: Late Sri. Balabhaskar Lead Guitar: Abhijith V S Base Guitar: William Issac Percussion: Prashanth Keyboard: Rejith George Video used for illustration only – Credit: Balabhaskar Official +20

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari This is the Sthree Thaal Tharang performance at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, titled as Panchakshari, a five musical instruments ensemble. The lead artist is Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal. She is the first woman to play Ghatam and India’s best-known percussionists today. We have Ghatam, Veena, Violin, Morsing, Mridangam on the stage, all played by female artists. Let us watch the video. Video used for illustration only – Credit: Sukanya Ramgopal 00

Instrumental Music – Flute Concert

Featured today, we have Vidwan J A Jayanth on flute and team performing for the Naada Inbam December Music Festival 2020. The first song rendered here is the Hamsadhwani Ragam. The concert is about 2 hours and you can enjoy various songs. Accompanying him are as follows. Violin: Sri L Ramakrishnan Mridangam: N C Bharadwaj Ghatam: Chandrasekhara Sharma J A Jayant is one of the promising young flautists who started his performance at the age of 7. Flute Maestro Late Sri T S Sankaran is his grand father. He has pefrormed at various Music Sabhas and venues in India and abroad. L Ramakrishnan hails from a musical family. His formal initiation into music was done by his mother when he was 2 years old. After learning Carnatic Vocal for eight years, his Violin classes started when he was 10. He ha...

Instrumental Music – Violin and Digital

Here is an interesting piece, performance by Mahesh-Nandini duo on Violin and iPad. Mahesh Raghavan as many of you know is a Post Graduate (MSc) in Digital Music Composition and Performance from the University of Edinburgh in UK. He did his Bachelors degree in Audio Production from the Dubai campus of SAE Institute. In 2014, he started his YouTube Channel in 2014 and since then he started gaining popularity. He plays Carnatic Music on the iPad with an application named GeoShred. Nandini Shankar is the grand daughter of Dr. N Rajam, daughter of Smt. Sangeetha Shankar and younger sister of Ragini Shankar – the Three Generation Violinists. She performs Hindustani Classical Music on Violin. She has completed her Graduation in Commerce and is a qualified Indian Chartered Accountant (ICA) ...

Instrumental Music – Violin Concert

Today, we are going to watch a live Violin Concert with just three instruments Violin, Tabla and Harmonium. Violin is played by Ms. Ragini Shankar, who is an Indian Violinist, performing the Hindustani Classical Music and Fusion. She started her training at age 4 and her first performance was when she was 11 years old. Ragini is a Mechanical Engineer who also holds a Master’s degree in Music. She has performed in India as well as various foreign countries on different occasions. Ragini Shankar has been trained by her renowned Violinist mother Mrs. Sangeeta Shankar and grand mother and legendary Violinist Padma Bhushan Dr. N Rajam. Her sister Nandini Shankar is also a Violinist who performs Hindustani Classical Music. It is really great to have three generations Grand Mother, Mother a...


Violin is a string instrument which is an indispensable item in Indian Classical Music. It is also known by the name Fiddle. It is most prominent in the Western Classical tradition as well. Violins are used from Chamber Music to Orchestras in Ensembles and also as Solo Instrument. Strings and Body A typical Violin has four strings tuned in perfect Fifths with Notes G3, D4, A4 and E5. In Musical Theory a Perfect Fifth is the musical interval corresponding to a pair of pitches with a frequency ratio of 3:2. Most violins have hollow wooden body and played by drawing a bow across its strings. The Bow is a Tensioned Stick which has hair coated in Rosin affixed to it. Usually Horse-Tail Hair is used. Rosin is a solid form of Resin obtained from Pines and other plants. Coating the Hair with Rosin...