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How I learned to play harmonica at the age of 49

samir kapoor

Samir Kapoor

Since childhood I wanted to play harmonica but, could not find any guru. Time passed by and I got married. My kids got in to college then I had time but again no guru. Actually I was shy of learning at the age nearing 50.

My hesitation went on till 2017. Then one Sunday, in the evening I saw my boss going outside. He was in 60s. I asked him where he was going he told me that he was going to a guru for learning harmonium. That was the time I got confidence that when he can learn at 60 then why not me at 49 and then I searched online and found one Mr Bhat in Baroda and started learning from him.

I belong to Delhi but now living in Veraval Somnath, Gujarat the place of 1st Jyotirling. I work as Sr GM-Commercial with Aditya Birla Group Now music is my Passion. Whenever I find time I play harmonica, Bansuri and Saxaphone which also I am in learning stage. I did my schooling from Kolkata and I can speak Bengali also. Hope my story inspires others.

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Flat Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Low Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar (High Note)
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma] = Low Pitch/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote] = High Pitch/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { } = “murki” have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kaan swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes = “meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.