The year 2005 was when I first listened to Prasanna’s guitar in a concert of his at Music Academy during the December Season. Though I liked the concert, it wasn’t until I got a chance to listen to a couple of songs from his album, ‘Peaceful’ – ‘Peaceful – The Cause’ & ‘Peaceful – The Effect’ (his own compositions) – that I fell in love with Carnatic music on guitar. The next December Season saw me going for some 3-4 concerts of his. It was after that, that I first listened to his ‘Bliss Factor’ – a beautiful composition in Ananda Bhairavi & Sahana. After that, it wasn’t just Prasanna’s playing or Carnatic on guitar, but the very sound of guitar itself started fascinating me like never before. The guitar interludes in July Maadham suddenly seemed more beautiful than before. 😉 Meanwhile, I happened to listen to a Dwijavanti played by Sai Prasad on guitar, which, I must tell you, was awesome!

More recordings and concerts of Prasanna later, I had decided that if I ever learn to play some instrument, it will definitely be a guitar that I will learn to play! But Carnatic on guitar was what I wanted to learn, for which I wasn’t sure if I would find anyone to teach. Yet the desire to play guitar started becoming stronger by the day and a few weeks back, I finally decided that it doesn’t matter if it’s Carnatic or Western music and I am surely going to give guitar learning a try. What sealed my decision to go in for learning Western music was the chance I will get to listen to a genre of music that is totally unfamiliar to me. There is this friend of mine who already knows some basics of guitar playing who wanted to learn too and we both decided that it was high time we both stopped wasting time anymore.

So, finally, I have joined guitar class! 🙂 Muse’e musical, from where, it seems, even A.R.Rahman took piano lessons, is where I have joined. 🙂 Classes are beginning only on Saturday next week. Since this is something that I very badly want to do, I am excited about it and I really hope I am able to play well. I can’t wait for the class to start! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Guitar

  1. Vaishnavi Rajendran

    I have always wanted to learn guitar too. Now that I have some time on my hands maybe I will. Carnatic music on guitar, that sounds intriguing. There is this song by Aerosmith. It is called “The sweet taste of India” and the way he’s incorporated Indian sounds in that song is simply amazing 🙂

  2. dandilsa

    Nice..Have fun 🙂 I love Guitar Prasanna too and used to go to his Kalarasna concert every year..His “Sri Jimmi” and “Ragabop” are my favoritest ever!

  3. Sreekrishnan

    I have always liked the Guitar after i knew Uyire uyire had guitar and Lukka Chuppi. Then came Dasvidaniya’s Mamma song – i was more into it. Figured out couple of days back that GarageBand in mac has guitar lessons, i too started 😛 …

    good luck with yours !

  4. Madhusudhanan.J

    oh… how muych are they charging you ??? is it too costly ??? ALL THE BEST DO WELL!!! almost joined in hyd but this stupid classes forced me to come to this cheenai 😛 😛 😛

  5. Sathej

    Good. Musee musicals is a good place. My brother learnt the keyboard there. Its been there for a long time supposedly. Anyway good luck with Western music and guitar!


  6. Ponnarasi

    Awesome! 🙂
    May be I can post the same way about your Concert when you get to be Pro in it! 😀
    Congrats on the new venture! Keep us posted about the progress!

  7. Aparna

    Do give it a try 🙂 I will try to listen to the song soon.

    Welcome to my blog! Thank you!


    That’s great! 🙂 All the best to you too! 🙂

    Thank you! Will listen to the song soon.

    Thank you! Fees is 750 per month. Oh you can always join a class here

    Oh. Thank you!

    Thank you! 🙂 Me & a pro? 😛 LOL!

    Yoga in Himalayas,
    Welcome to my blog! Thank you.


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