Well. As you all know about my little obsession with the violin. Im accompanying in a couple of concerts.
Lingo: In Indian Classical Music, there are two roles for an instrument.
- Solo Playing: Actual solo concert and you do your own thing.
- Accompanying: This is the hard part. You play for someone as they sing (or they may be an instrument doing a solo). The challenge here is that now you have to play in a totally different style and try and at times replicate (as close as possible) what they are doing. Pros do this without even rehearsing!!!
Anyway, I am accompanying Dr Ramanathan. Ive also been learning vocal Indian Classical Music from him for last 3 years so that it would better help me with the violin (follow the logic?). Details are:
Time and Date:
To Be Seated by 5PM, Sunday 1st April 2007 (no kidding)
Hope to see you all there.