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Divine Veena Science

Author Name: Manipal Aruna Kumari and V. Shama Bhat | Format: Paperback | Genre : Music & Entertainment | Other Details

Divine Veena was considered as the first of the best in the musical instruments, since time immemorial. This is our National emblem for fine arts! Lack of encouragements and supports by musicians and music-lovers has caused a sharp decline in its past glory. This is a humble attempt to revive it.

Brief contents:
• Ancient history and evolution.
• Saraswathi veena and human body.
• Science of vibrations, acoustics, listening, voice, voice-differences.
• Veena rendering-methods and Baanis.
• Techniques: Mela, shruthi, varities of plucking, thaanams, gamakas.
• Veena - naada-yoga-salvation.
• Varities of veenas,and string- instruments. Famous Vainikas.
• Raaga identification by soft ware technology.
• Present status of Divine veena in India and outside

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Manipal Aruna Kumari and V. Shama Bhat

Multi talented, Manipal Aruna Kumari, is a first A-Grade blind veena artist of A.I.R. (Prasara Bharathi, New Delhi). She had lost her complete vision by retinal detachments and also the strength in fingers by arthritis, at the tender age of six years! These are the main requirements for rendering and mastering veena. She has acquired good experience in veena rendering, Carnatic classical vocal music and in playing violin. She had a brilliant academic carrier in these and is also a post graduate in Sociology. She had her advanced studies in veena rendering technique under the world-famous Vainika, Thrissur A.Ananthapadmanabhan, A-Top veena artist  of A.I.R. Thrissur and has already conducted few hundreds of veena concerts, few accompaniments to Bharatha Naatyams, vocal concerts, fusion music (laya-vaddya) etc,. Recently, music students and music lovers are losing interest in this most melodious naada of Divine veena, the perfect and the first of the best of all music instruments.