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Frequently Asked Questions

Answered by Sathya

Does learning Western Music help in playing Indian Classical Music on Keyboard?

A. Learning Western Music on keyboard helps to an insight of handling and getting to know the instrument. It familiarises practicing fingering techniques which is used for Indian Classical Music to play Sathya's Style.

How different is playing Western Music & Indian Classical Music on Keyboard

A. Playing Western Music and Indian Classical Music is totally different. There are very few glides that are used in Western Music. Whereas, Indian Classical Music is a music which has a strong dominance of Glides and Nuances ( Gamakas ). Also, Indian Classical Music gives a lot of Value for the Words to be played the exact way its sung. Thus both these styles are very different to play.

What helps You playing the nuaces of carnatic music on keyboard


  • A Good Keyboard

  • A proper tone - Jazz Guitar is my Favourite 

  • Options like Pitch Bender, Portamento, Touch Sensitivity, etc.

  • A Teacher ( Guru ) who can understand you and knows the right techniques to bring the Nuances out of the instrument.

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