Ustad Fahim-ud-din Khan Daggar, in an interactive session with Dr. S.K. Saxena, musicologist
explains, with the help of demonstrations, the various stages of Drupad, its meaning,
objectives, elements and nuance. Alap – the initiation, aims at bringing out the specific
traits of the raga. Music has its own grammar, and Fahim-du-din explains the basic concepts
and language of music. Every ‘raga’ has its own ‘muqam’ or position. Raga Bharavi is an
obeisance to sun, a tribute to light. But it has no words, because, ‘sur’ can’t tolerate the
burden of words. ‘Vidya’ or knowledge is necessary, but one must have a guru, a teacher.
Riyaz or practice is important, but dedication is more important. Music is search for
solace, whereas poetry appeals to emotion. To understand more about classical music or
Shastriya Sangeet, watch this.
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