03 August, 2021

Ether Music

Online classical lessons have restored the guru-shishya harmony across continents

R.A. Chandroo
Ether Music

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  • Online music lessons they rely on video-conferencing programs, which earn the average India-based teacher between $20 to $30 for an individual hour-long nri lesson
  • Concerts Shubha Mudgal and Farid Ayaz’s qawwal party upped the ante with their Skype-enabled Karachi-Delhi jugalbandi concert in 2008, seen by virtual and real audiences
  • A concert in your pocket Thanks to innovations like the iTanpura and iTabla, accompaniments can be downloaded on to your iPhone or iTouch, for when you want to sing or play
  • E-Lectures Eminent singers such as Sanjay Subramaniam share
    concerts and conversations with musicologists via podcast, while Shubha Mudgal is planning a series of interdisciplinary, interactive virtual lectures for American colleges


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