Monday, April 6, 2020

Violinist Kala Ramnath takes on to the online space to cultivate positivity through music

 “Together at Home”: E-learning session
 14 sessions| April 1 to 14 | 5.00 pm 

Due to the novel Corona Virus, Covid-19, our life has completely changed. While we wait for this pandemic to get over, lets continue to be as curious and passionate as earlier. Taking this thought ahead, The Singing Violin of India Kala Ramnath has created a two week module for e-learning module. Titled ‘Together at Home’, Kala Ramnath will cover various aspects of violin like how to tune a violin, technique for the violin hand, correct use of the bow in the bowing hand, the beginning of 'gamak', etc. The learning sessions will be followed by Q & A where audience/viewers can ask Kala their questions.

These sessions will be conducted on Facebook Live :

Time : 5.00 pm
Date : April 1 to 14, 2020

Details of the sessions:

Session 2 : April 2, 2020 : Correct technique to hold the violin and bow
Session 3: April 3, 2020:  Learn to use the right fingers to play a phrase or scale
Session 4: April 4, 2020:  Correct use of the bow
Session 5: April 5, 2020: Exercises to develop technique for the violin hand
Session 6: April 6, 2020:  Exercises to develop technique for the bowing hand
Session 7 : April 7,2020: Beginning of Gamak
Session 8: April 8, 2020: Exercises for bow speed
Session 9: April 9, 2020: Exercises for speed of violin hand
Session 10 to 14: April 10 to 14, 2020 : Advanced exercises..

Kala Ramnath shares, “When we’re all lockdown at home, events, sessions like these can be a welcome change to everyone. This not helps to divert your mind but also stay positive in these difficult times. The virus has set out a wave of worry across individuals, even artists like us but it is important to keep the spirits high and maintaining a healthy state of mind and what better than music to do the same.”

About Kala Ramnath
Kala Ramnath is an Indian classical violinist. She belongs to the Mewati gharana.[1] She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskaar in 2016, Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman in 2008 and the Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar in 1999. Composition of Kala Ramnath featured in the Grammy Award-winning album "In 27 Pieces" She is a featured artist in the Grammy nominated album ‘Miles from India’ . Kala is Recognized as one of the fifty best instrumentalists of the world by the prestigious ‘Songlines’ Magazine. Kala is the first Indian violinist to be featured in the violin Bible, ‘The Strad’.

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