Adventures in the world of Music

Baji J. Ram Rao
19:00 +0530 Wed. 28-Oct-2015

Talk Shows

For mature listening audiences, I conduct talk shows on hindi film music.

These are critical presentations of Hindi Film Songs of the Golden Years and involve substantial research to justify the claims made.
I play small audio and/or video clips out of a laptop computer, to illustrate a point, helping audiences connect with Hindi film songs from the golden age until the early 1970s.

One talk show was on Muhammad Rafi on Sat. 22-Aug-2015 at Chembur, Mumbai.

Stage Performances

I also compère and conduct private singing shows.
This involves getting good singers together and training together, rehearsing songs for an onstage performance before an audience.
The background accompaniment is usually performed live by an orchestra comprising acoustic as well as digital electronic instruments. Very occasionally the accompaniment comprises digital files playing out of a computer.

For example, I conducted stage performances
in Mysore Colony, Chembur, Mumbai on Sun. 20-Sep-2015 and
at the Chembur Gymkhana, Chembur on Sat. 24-Oct-2015.

[Update: 21:18 +0530 Thu. 02-Mar-2017]
Quite often, I sing in private singing shows organized by various groups of singers.
Examples of private singing shows with whom I have performed in Mumbai are:

Pedagogy

I teach Theory of Music and the piano keyboard. Theory of Music covers sight-read musical notation, construction of scales and composition.
Learning music is popular with adults who turn to music later in life.

The students are required to possess a piano or 61-key keyboard.
At the present time, I visit the student’s home and teach them there.
Have consciously chosen not to advertise or promote. The firm conviction is, that happy and satisfied students will inspire and motivate more students to learn from me.

Thoughts on Music

Documenting here some of my thoughts on music over time.