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Music and Me

Music is my hobby and to learn music well is my dream. I know it’s very difficult, but it’s my dream to learn as much as I can. Since my childhood, I had a dream of playing a Keyboard. Unfortunately this dream of mine was not fulfilled for a long time, but then my sister and brother-in-law brought me a YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR-295 in 2005 and then I was able to start learning! I don’t have fingers, so initially, it was really very difficult for me to play a Keyboard, but now I have adjusted and I can play it.

My Music Teacher

My Music Teacher

In August 2005 we found a very good Music teacher,  Mr. Mrityunjay Mukherjee for me who guides me in playing the Keyboard.

In the beginning, playing any tune on the Keyboard was a very difficult task for me and I was not able to play even a simple Sargam of Indian Classical Music. But then, with my hard work and encouragement of my Music Sir I started playing some notes. Now I’m able to play many Raagas of Indian Classical Music, Western Music, and also some famous songs in Hindi and English. But there is still a lot more to learn and get better at. All this is just a beginning of the realization of my dreams and music gives me joy!

My Music Sir is very happy to see that his encouragement and lessons along with my efforts have shown very good results and I really feel great when he says that he is proud of me.  I hope one day I will be able to give a gift to my Sir by playing everything fabulously on my Keyboard.

Check out my Recordings :)

I sometimes record what I am playing on my synthesizer to listen to them later and find ways to improve. Here are a few of those recordings:

Music Geek Talk

When I started learning the keyboard, to start with, my Sir taught me how to play Sargam (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni Sa) (the basics) of Indian Classical music. Once I become familiar with Sargam, my teacher taught me how to play some of the Ragas (melodies) of Indian Classical Music along with there Tan, namely:

  • Raga Kaushik Dhwani
  • Raga Bhupali
  • Raga Malkauns
  • Raga Megh
  • Raga Hansadhvani
  • Raga Jog
  • Raga Bhariravi
  • Raga Darbari Kanada
  • Raga Desh
  • Raga Saraswati
  • Raga Todi
  • Raga Kirwani
  • Raga Durga
  • Raga Bariagi Bhairav
  • Raga Behag
  • Raga Ragashree
  • Raga Sankar

I’ve also learnt how to play Jhala (The jhala is a fast paced alternation of main melody string) of diffrent Ragas of Indian Classical Music. I’ve also learnt plugging of Chords in Western Classical Music in C-Scale, E-Scale, G-Scale, D-Scale and some chord types such as Major Chord, Minor Chord, Augmemted Chord etc.

Now I can also play the following :

  • Indian National Anthem
  • Hindi Film Songs:
    • Ajeeb daastan hai…
    • Jeena yahan, marna yahan…
    • Kisna (instrumental)…
    • Purano Se Dener Kotha (Bengali Rabindra sangeet)
    • Om Jai Jagdish Hare
    • Piyu bole Piya bole
    • Tum Dil Ki Dhardkan Mein Rahte ho
  • English Rhymes:
    • Jingle Bells
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    • Happy Birthday

and more…

To honor my teacher, I made a painting of one of his performances on Stage, here is that painting:

My Music Teacher's Concert

My Music Teacher’s Concert