my music blog has a number of articles, loose texts, blurps, clippings and snippets.
som of the most interesting and useful items are:
pieces of information about my music teacher Pandit Dilip Chandra Vedi
a manual for analysing music with PRAAT software

The AUtomatic TRanscription for Indian Music (AUTRIM) project visualizes melodic movement - music in motion. It gives examples and details of over a hundred ragas of Hindustani music. The project started in 1983 as a collaboration between the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai) and the International Society for Traditional Arts Research (Delhi). Initially the software for creating the graphs was developed by Bernard Bel, later extended by Wim van der Meer. Suvarnalata Rao did most of the processing and added the descriptions.
the apsaras blog is a collection of images that represent music. the visual arts always seem to have taken great delight in depicting scenes of music and dance. eli alkazi, the famous theatre director who also happened to be very knowledgeable in the field of Indian visual arts, once told me that he thought 40 to 50 percent of all Indian artworks referred directly or indirectly to music.
but elsewhere also, music scenes - frequently involving seductresses - abound.
apsarasses in India were mythical female musicians and dancers of great beauty who provided entertainment for the gods.
The cultural musicology iZine has articles and general information about the idea of a Cultural Musicology. The term was coined in 1959 by Fidelis Smith in a quite remarkable article. Later it has been "reinvented" by Gilbert Chase (1972) and Lawrence Kramer (2003). Cultural musicology can study any type of music, from anywhere or anytime. It is best described as the cultural analysis of music, while at the same time it is the musical analysis of culture. In other words, it provides a funnel for listening to culture, and perhaps more than that...
the photohub contains links to some slideshows and loose images.
We hear, we see, we smell, we taste, we feel. We all do that in our own unique way. Even though we may be one foot apart, what we see, hear, etc may be very different. You may see the tree, I may see the crow. You may see the sky, I may see the sea. Our hearings are even more private. I may hear the blackbird, you may hear the airplane. The nature of hearing and seeing is different; in seeing we focus, in hearing we filter. The great thing about seeing is that it is so easy now to share what we see and thus to show how we see. Through a series of slideshows I present what I saw. By the side are some notes on practicalities of photography.
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