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scrapbook iconVOICE & Sound meditation

Using Simple iterative Musical rhythms
low pitched notes are capable of relaxation relieving stress, blood pressure, loneliness depression

Venue Erdington B23 6DB
Further Details contact Rani 07440383691
Cost £30 for 2 hours

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Primitive man did not speak. He sang like birds.
Music had its origin in the calls of birds and animals.

Voice & Sound Meditation
for health and Healing

Think about Deep sound-experiences in Nature. They reflect a transmission of a simple, passively receptive form of music which please and relax us.

When you think of this Natural Scale, its harmony is not based on any mathematical derivations but utilise those sounds which pre-exist in Nature and can be perceived by human ear.

Nature’s scale
Some songbirds sing from repertoires which use the same rhythms and note combinations as modern composers. For example, the canyon wren also uses a 12-tone scale. The hermit thrush, on the other hand, sings in a 5 tone penta-scale which is common in this Asian music.
Similarly, we use The Raga Form which is a natural and spontaneous sound cluster or phrase – normally consisting of 5-7 notes but even the brevity of one, two, three or four notes have profound effects.
The key is that this sound is intuitive and naturally produced in you.

• Natural sounds
• Simple
• Passively receptive
• Proven Effectiveness

These Specific frequencies and their patterns (the different Ragas) have the ability to bring a myriad of changes to the body.
Among some of the beneficial changes are: increased vitality, circulation, calmness, well-being, personal growth and empowerment, energy, balanced emotions, harmonious personal growth, even a deeper connection to our Source through spiritual growth.
Why is a Raga used for health and healing?
◊A Raga is a scientific, precise, subtle and aesthetic melodic form with ascending and descending movement consisting of only 5-7 notes
◊combination of such notes has a collective frequency which when understood can be used to heal the body
What is the science and art of Raga music?
◊Ancient Indian text Swara Sastra
◊72 melakarta ragas (parent ragas) control the 72 important nerves in the body
◊Belief one sings with due devotion, adhering to the raga Lakshana (norms) and Sruti shuddhi (pitch purity)
◊Raga affect particular nerves in a favourable manner

low pitched notes are capable of relaxation
evidenced by alpha-levels of the brain waves & hormonal changes

Ragas offer mental peace
by alleviating tensions
providing an enchanting and creative diversion to the mind
Certain ragas are believed to have curative properties and effects the singer and the listener

We hope you enjoy our sessions and your personal journey experiencing sound therapy relieving stress, Blood pressure, loneliness depression etc and find new ways to enjoy your life's gifts

SADHNA meditation

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£10
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07440383691
Start date:
30 July 2016
17:41
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North Indian Classical Music celebrating Guru Purnima
On
Saturday 30th July
at 6pm
The Garfield Western Hall
YMCA Training & Conferencing
300 Reservoir Road, Erdington ,
Birmingham UK B23 6DB
Free Parking & Wifi
Gate Pass £10
Students £5
Further Details
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Barrackpore
Sangeet
Sabha
&
Asian Arts Academy

SUBJECTS: guru, Indian classical music (Vocal), Raga Music Live Concert


SADHANA meditation

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07440383691
Start date:
30 July 2016
17:41
End date:
30 July 2016
17:41

North Indian Classical Music celebrating Guru Purnima
On
Saturday 30th July
at 6pm
The Garfield Western Hall
YMCA Training & Conferencing
300 Reservoir Road, Erdington ,
Birmingham UK B23 6DB
Free Parking & Wifi
Gate Pass £10
Students £5
Further Details
Rani 07440383691
ALL
WELCOME

Barrackpore
Sangeet
Sabha
&
Asian Arts Academy

SUBJECTS: guru, Indian classical music (Vocal), Raga Music Live Concert


SADHANA meditation

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Contact number:

07440383691
Start date:
30 July 2016
17:41
End date:
30 July 2016
17:41

North Indian Classical Music celebrating Guru Purnima
On
Saturday 30th July
at 6pm
The Garfield Western Hall
YMCA Training & Conferencing
300 Reservoir Road, Erdington ,
Birmingham UK B23 6DB
Free Parking & Wifi
Gate Pass £10
Students £5
Further Details
Rani 07440383691
ALL
WELCOME

Barrackpore
Sangeet
Sabha
&
Asian Arts Academy

SUBJECTS: guru, Indian classical music (Vocal), Raga Music Live Concert


scrapbook iconCelebrating 400 years - Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVII with Romantic Raga Rageshwari

experience
a pioneering elevation
of movement
music & meditation

SAngeeT SAndesh wOrkshop & cOncert

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£12

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0797481025
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at
The Hive
Sunday 17th July
workshop at 6pm concert at 7pm
by
DhyaaanYogic Sound Meditations

experience
a pioneering elevation
of movement
music & meditation
Featuring
Ragas
& Sonnets
Celebrating 400 years
Shakespeare’s
Sonnet XVII

The HIVE
5 Belmont
Shrewsbury
Shropshire UK
SY1 1TE
Gate Pass £12
Refreshments available
Telephone 01743 234970
or Tom Stacey 07974810254

SUBJECTS: Raga Music Live Concert, sound therapy and energy healing, yoga and meditation


scrapbook icon400 years - 4000 years meet with SONNETS & RAGAS

Let's Celebrate the 23rd April 2016
400 years - 4000 years meet with SONNETS & RAGAS

Calling all musicians and poet readers
Please contact Rani 07440383691 if you would like to contribute to an album of music of Shakespeare's words to music....

Any genre of music set to any of Shakespeare's words...or just the spoken word and we will set this to music...

please get in touch if you want to record this or send in an MP3 recording to [email protected]

and we will add to the album

Let's work together to celebrate Shakepeare's greatness

scrapbook iconOm Sol Vibrationum Aum

TransVibrations Om Sol -

Sol Vibrationum
The entire Sun vibrations are from a complex pattern of acoustical waves. The Sun's sound waves are normally at frequencies too low for the human ear to hear. To be able to hear them, the scientists sped up the waves 42,000 times -- and compressed 40 days of vibrations into a few seconds to reveal The Sound of OM.

Om - AUM
In the beginning there was only primordial vibration. These vibrations articulated into sound - a sound of one syllable but consisting of three phonemes. This original vibration was, is, always shall be Aum.

Aum's meaning is a paradox of simplicity, complexity - infinite, finite - shapeless, formed - inexpressible, tangible.

scrapbook iconChandan Piya - Fifty Palta & Five Raga

Palta & Raga
Approach to learning
North Indian Classical Music
Author
Shree Malyaban Chatterjee

Introduction
Music has always been a part of living culture. Music is capable of improving happiness, peace, health and concentration. It is however important to know the method and duration for which Music is to be experienced and practised.
The devotional and Raga music of India is a whole universe of spiritual possibilities that we can come to know more and more intimately through regular disciplined learning and practice. This kind of music practice is called Riyaz.

The Chandan Piya handbook to start your journey of learning - from Fifty Palta (sargam pattern) structured practice, we hope you formulate a daily method of practise to enrich and optimise your
voice. Each palta should be practised for minimum of 7 days. This dedication toward your Riyaz will create a desire to continue this learning life-long. We set out Teen Taal (16beats) to practice with
each palta, but introduce you to another five tala.

scrapbook iconPoet Knight - music in Raga Bhimpalasi

Poet Knight - our music is dedicated in memory of the sad and untimely loss from this world

In Loving memory of a beautiful Woman's Life.......
who died on 28th December 2012 in India

O precious thought, let it last for longest delight
O longest night, let it end to see first light
O first love, let it remain as a poet's right

O Sweet Poet Knight
Can you bestow one longing sight?
To turn this world's wrong into precious Right......

scrapbook iconLearning Raga Bhairav - bandish teaching by Shri Malyaban

As the name indicates Bhairav or Shiv, seated on terrace of golden pillars with Parvati, attended by musicians and chauri bearer. It is early hours of the dawn around sunrise and stars are still visible. Bhairava is sung at this time during the months of September and October.

Bhairav bear feelings of a sunrise, love, yet a touch of melancholy.
Raga Bhairav, when it is played in its pure form, can truly cause one to imagine the sunrise, and the start of a new day. The re and dha receive an andolan or a light shake, which results in an extra flattening of a tone. The shake and extra flattening of these notes indicate the sun is beginning its attempt to rise. An extra embellishment of the tonic is caused by embracing N.

scrapbook iconRagas of Our Time - Learn Raga Bilawal - Bandish teaching by Shri Malyaban

Learning a Raga – Second Part Bandish

Raga Bandish, Cheez or Gat is a fixed, melodic composition in Hindustani vocal or instrumental music. It is set in a specific raga, performed with rhythmic accompaniment by a tabla or pakhavaj, a steady drone, and melodic accompaniment by a sarangi or harmonium.

The words of a bandish are not necessarily wonderful poetry, they seldom are. What makes a bandish sublime is the three-way relationship it establishes between words, the rhythmic cycle and the melody.

Braj bhasha is the main language of Hindustani classical music compositions. According to ancient Hindu texts such as the Shrimad Bhagavatam, the kingdom of King Kams is described as spreading through the Braj (also known as Vrij or Vraj), where the incarnation of Krishna was born and spent his childhood days. This region lies in the Agra-Mathura area, and stretches as far as the environs of Delhi. In modern India, this area lies mostly in northwestern Uttar Pradesh, the eastern extremities of Rajasthan and the southern extremities of Haryana. Today Braj Bhoomi can be seen as a cultural-geographical entity rather than a proper state. It is the vernacular of the region and boasts a rich culture and literature by famous poets like Surdas, Bhai Gurdas and Amir Khusro.

scrapbook iconRaga Bairagi 'Ma Sarada' vocals by Shri Malyaban Chatterjee

Raga Bairagi has an enchanting and devotional property, beyond most of the Bhairava That ragas.

The raga contains five notes with a great level of harmony between each notes, S, r, m, P, n and S. This raga is heard usually in light classical musical areas and devotional settings.

Raga Bairagi, also known as Raga Bairaga Bhairava, is a raga based on the South Indian raga, Revati.

Raga Bairagi originates from the parent scale (Thaat) Bhairav and it is a pentatonic (auduv-auduv) raga.

Important notes are Ma’ and Sa.

‘Aroha’ (ascending) : Sa Re Ma’ Pa Ni Sa
‘Avaroha’(descending) : SaNiPa Ma Re Ni Re Sa

PRISM of PARADISE North Indian Classical music CD available

Contact Asian Arts Academy (Rani tel (0044) 07979454365)
or visit www.malyabanchatterjee.com

scrapbook iconHuman Colours by Embers on Ice (Music in Raga Kalavati)

Can you forgive my Human Colours?

Silent Snowfall - Purer white is fairer still when the splash of Human colours reveal within

These are the tears of the forgiven
Can you forgive my Human Colours?

Using the Raga form in expressing lyrical melody - the ancient formula of inherent therapeutic quality ensures it soothes the Mind, Body and Soul. Combining this with western music instrumentation, it bursts a flavour of the new generation.

Further information, please contact

email [email protected]

MALYABAN CHATTERJEE Mobile 0091 - 9051-777-077
UK Mobile - 00447503-972-949 Website - www.malyabanchatterjee.com

scrapbook icon'This Devotion' by Embers on Ice (Music in Raga Ragreshree)

Using the Raga form in expressing lyrical melody - the ancient formula of inherent therapeutic quality ensures it soothes the Mind, Body and Soul. Combining this with western music instrumentation, it bursts a flavour of the new generation.

The western chords and notation has posed some difficulties when combining this with Raga scale.

'This Devotion' is based on Raga Rageshree in a setting so that west and east music meet in a soothing manner.....

....This Devotion has no cure, no beginning or an end, Having but never having, Living but never living, This eternal fire, A burning desire......

email: [email protected]

scrapbook iconWahe Guru in Raga Yaman Fusion - vocals Shri Malyaban

Waheguru means "Wonderful Teacher" in the Punjabi language.

Wahi means "wonderful" (a Middle Persian borrowing) and "Guru" (Sanskrit: गुरु) is a term denoting "teacher".

Waheguru is also described by some as an experience of ecstasy which is beyond all descriptions.

"Waheguru" is the distinctive representation of God's name in the Sikh tradition.

Wahe Guru features the eternal words of the Sikh Gurus in Raga Yaman Fusion music by Bally Rai and Vocals by Shri Malyaban Chatterjee....

Look out for more beautiful music...to bring you peace, happiness and relaxation in life's turmoils

Subjects:

scrapbook iconPRISM of Paradise

A beautiful collection of Ragas by Malyaban Chatterjee demonstrating Ragas of love and devotion for 2012
God bless great musicians

Ragas ~ for your pleasure

Raga Rageshree
Raga Shivranjani
Raga Maru Bihag
Raga Gavati
Raga Bhimplashi
Raga Patdip
Raga Bairagi

scrapbook iconShri Malyaban Chatterjee - Surmandal

Surmandal otherwise known as swarmandal, is a small harp. It is generally used for the drone to accompany vocalists.
1. There is no standard size for a surmandal.
2. There is no standard number of strings.
3. Different individuals will sing from different keys.
4. One tunes the surmandal to the rag, every one of which will be different.

Stringing a surmandal for any individual is one of trial and error.

Start the tuning with the lowest string and work your way up. Simply start with the lowest string and tighten it until the tension feels comfortable. At that point find the nearest note which is in the rag and tune to it. Try to tune to Sa or Pa. Then tune the next string, and the next, etc.

You will quickly reach a point that the strings are getting too tight. At that point you can double up on the tuning. That is to say that you tune two or more strings to the same note. Then again you go up the scale. Again you reach a point where it is getting too tight. Again you double up the tuning. Repeat this entire process until the instrument is in tune. One can use any note to double up on, however Sa and Pa are very comfortable.

Initially it is good to tune to a seven note scale (sampurna jati). Therefore, if you need to switch to a five note scale (audav) or a six note scale (shadav), then all that you have to do is double up on the appropriate strings. You do not wish to go back and retune the whole instrument when simply doubling up on the strings will do.

The surmandal is now in tune.

Kings of Kirana

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What are characteristics of Kirana gharana?
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The name of this school of music derives from Kirana or Kairana, a village in Haryana state of central India.

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is the long-reigning King of Hindustani classical vocal music. Loyal to Kirana tradition, yet innovative, he has systematic elaboration of a Raga, improvisation in the vilambit laya, and slow spacious alaps employing meendkari with clear gesticulations.

What were the specialties of the gayaki of Ustad Amir Khan? The revolutionary spirit, progressive outlook and creativity brought about radical changes in the style of presentation of classical music by Amir Khan who disregarded, conventional traditions, and with his intelligence and talent evolved an entirely original style of presentation, keeping 'Merukhand' gayaki at the center.

Nilam Sharma
Disciple of Pandit Madav Gudi presents the well-developed characteristics of the Kirana gharana of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Malyaban Chatterjee is a extremely talented musician presents Ustad Amir Khan’s style of Kirana Gharana with crystal precision-oriented tunefulness, an impressively graceful style, a disciplined, systematic and methodical raga development, an elegantly elaborate alap and skilful decoration of saragam and tans

SUBJECTS: aesthetic, Classical Music, colours mind, Creative, historical, indian, meditational, Raga, relaxation, Spiritual, tradition



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