Special Moments
 
 

Geeta's journey in the field of music has been inspired by great masters who, at different points in time have left lasting impressions and help mould her thoughts:
 
 
  Encouragement from Pt.Bhimsen Joshi   "Classical music is not merely dry grammar, nor is it just a tabulated form of notes and rhythm; it is not a reckless display of imagination nor is it an acrobatic excercise of soaring taan patterns. Although entertainment is a part of classical music, it is not merely a means of entertainment. When music comprises all these factors in optimum proportion, it becomes far greater than the sum of its parts and transports the listener to a great height at all the three levels - mental, intellectual and emotional. Music of the great masters has this capacity and aspiring artists should follow in their footsteps."

  "The importance of voice training cannot be overemphasized. The singer's voice must originate from deep within - from the navel region and not from the throat. Such a voice has the capacity to penetrate deep into the listener's heart and moreover such a properly trained voice can retain it's command over the swaras well into one's advanced years. This is the secret behined the longevity of the voices of the great masters such as Pt. Mallikarjun Mansoor and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. "   Motivation from Shri P.L. Deshpande

  Discussions with Smt. Kishori Amonkar and Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur   Blessings from Ustad AllahRakha

  Guidance from Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur   "An artist can justly be proud of her gharana but at the same time she must have an open mind to appreciate and absorb what is good in others. The 'Khayal' in Hindustani Classical music is an avenue available to an artist for expressing her personality freely and she should have total freedom to explore and portray the aesthetics within a raga according to her creative genius. This portrayal should, ofcourse, confine itself within the framework of raga - purity."

 

"Each (classical, semi-classical and light music ) is an equally important genre of music
and must be kept apart so that each retains it's own beautiful identity. An artist would not do justice to a classical form if she mixes a thumri or natyasangeet style phrase while rendering the same or vice versa."
  Inspiration from the greats

  Ashirwaad from Swami Chinmayananda   Felicitated by Shri. S.D. Sharma
         
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