After the division of Indian classical music in the early 14th century, the northern and the southern systems of music followed two different paths and it was Vidyaranya Swami (1321-1380 A.D.), the then head of Shringeri Shankara Peetham in Karnataka who composed the first treatise titled Sangita Sa...

Raga is the basis for Indian classical music. There is no parallel to raga in any other system of music in the world. Raga is not just a scale or mode. Each raga is unique, has a specific pattern of ascending (aroh) and descending (avroh) notes, has a dominant (vadi) and a subdominant (samvadi) note...

It can now be safely said that Sitar is the most popular and versatile of all the Indian Classical Musical Instruments known to the world.

Thanks to the pioneering effort of world renowned Sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, the guru of Dr. Madhu Nanduri, Sitar is now capable of imitating finer nuan...

Shruti is the 'pitch'. Shruti is the 'Aadhaar Shadja' - the fundamental note chosen for the exposition of a raga or a tune.

Choose your Shadja and then be faithful to it throughout your exposition of the chosen raga. The quality of your music is (would be) judged primarily by the degree of fidelit...