Visakhapatnam

‘Good music is a stress-buster’

Jaywant Naidu giving a lecture demonstration at a school in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. - Photo:C.V. Subrahmanyam  

Good music is a stress management tool. If students do not learn music, they should at least listen to good classical music or classical-based music, inventor of Jaywant Guitar and Hindustani music exponent Jaywant Naidu has said.

Each student should learn music, vocal or any instrument of their choice, and spend an hour every day in practice, he advised students at a lecture demonstration organised at Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan on Sunday.

At exam time, the students can focus on their academics, but during the rest of the year they should spend time learning and practicing music, he advised. A good beginning would be to form a listeners’ club and listen to classical music — Hindustani or Carnatic — and even film songs that are based on classical music were good, he suggested. Only when the students and youth become choosy about the music they listen would the industry stop churning out noise and ridiculous lyrics that had become the norm today, he said, in response to a question on criticism of present-day music. An auditor by profession, Mr. Naidu emphasised the need for students and youth to learn classical music.

He explained the difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music, and played a couple of ‘ragas’ on his adapted Hawaiian guitar.

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