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Although the violin is not native to the Indian subcontinent; it has become so popular that it must be mentioned.  There appears to be no difference in construction between the Indian violin and its Western counterpart, however the technique is quite different.  The most refined technique is to be found in South Indian music.  Instead of holding the instrument under the chin, the musician props it between the shoulder and the foot.  This gives a stability which cannot be matched by either north Indian nor occidental techniques.  North Indian technique, though not nearly as refined, is still impressive.

 


 

Selected Videos (Performances and Documentaries)

Carnatic Music from India

 

raag Miyan Ki Todi by N. Rajam

 

Navaragamalika String Quartet Arrangement by V.S.Narasimhan

 

 


 

Selected Videos (Lessons)

Violin-Lessons-1

 

Violin-Lessons-2

 

Violin-Lessons-3

 

Violin-Lessons-4

 

Violin-Lessons-5

 

Violin-lessons-6

 

Violin-lessons-7

 

Violin-lessons-8

 

Violin-lessons-9

 

Carnatic Violin basic

 

TKV Carnatic classical Violin swara basics - mayamalavagowla

 

Carnatic Violin basic Raga rendition

 

Varna-Demos-Darbar-3.01-AA

 

 


 

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