Publications

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XX, November, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

This book of poems written in chaste Telugu has been liked by the educated and erudite of Andhra Pradesh. Not only is the author my grandfather, but he also served in the British Government before India got independence. This is just a very humble attempt to translate this great work so that it reaches a larger audience.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XIX, July, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

The much awaited monsoon has finally arrived. The cool breeze and the occasional showers have ushered in a pleasanter time. This month we are presenting the Film Music in the genres of music. Although somewhat useful on certain occasions, we discuss why it is mostly unsuitable as therapy. A young Mridangam player has taken upon himself the burden of carrying the mantel of his father’s legacy and through his own efforts established Rudraksham which teaches students Mridangam and other percussion instruments. Team Sunada is also very proud to introduce a new feature in which we are publishing poetry written by amateur writers. It is just not some poetry, but it is about Music. Happy reading…

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XVIII, June, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

The heat is on. Even though rainy season has set in some parts of India, some are still reeling under the sweltering heat. Hope this second poem from “Chittabodhamrutam” will have a cooling effect on the minds. It is my good fortune that I am getting to know some very young and dedicated doctors of India, who are not practicing for making money, but to offer some solace to the elderly through various methods. We are introducing Dr. Vivek Bhavaraju, a very highly qualified Medical Doctor of repute who is doing yeomen service to the society by taking care of the elderly citizens from his organization by the name Naimisha.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XVII, May, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

In the last few issues the Sunada has tried to understand how music therapy began in the west. This month, we are introducing a new feature by the name “Nectar to the Mind”. In this, books written by great writers of yester years. “Chitta Bodhamrutam” is a set of poems written on Rama, by Late Bhavaraju Bapiraju in chaste Telugu. I have made an attempt to translate these little known poems with the idea of popularising and want everyone to enjoy the essence of these. As always we are covering some very talented people who are doing some excellent work in the area of music in various capacities. This time we have put up a write – up about a musician from Air Force and one can see how music knows no boundaries.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XVI, April, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

In the past few months the Sunada team has been trying to dig into the past and see how the frequencies of the brain waves can be matched to the frequencies of various musical notes. The idea was to see how the brain waves which when recorded during an ailment can be brought back to their normal levels with music therapy, using suitable compositions to various patients. The reason being, what is melody for one can cause a malady for another. Music is completely subjective and enjoyed best at individual levels. We are trying to establish the relationship between musical frequencies and the brain wave frequencies. This issue deals with the Fibonacci numbers and how this ratio is present in the musical notes and their various frequencies. A lot of material had to be researched through the internet and put together in a relevant manner. Happy reading…

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XV, March, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

A great poet once said “if winter is here, can spring be far behind?” Indeed spring is here in all its vivacious and vibrant colours. There is some unexpressed happiness in everyone’s faces. The very clichéd but beautiful expression that spring brings with it all new hopes and widens our horizons. Recognizing this mood at the time of these new beginnings, we will be talking about the effect of Lullabies on babies and children. Whenever I ask anyone about what Raga appeals most, pat comes the reply that Mohana Raga is most pleasant and appealing. Here we are presenting some more facts which will give a better insight into this Ragam which will help us to explore the reasons for this effect in a more scientific manner in our later issues taking into account the frequencies of the notes used in this Raga. Happy reading…

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XIV, February, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

February somehow, always feels short and sweet, despite the fact that it is smaller only two days than the normal months. However, it is very power packed and here are some articles to prove it. It is short and strong and yet meaningful. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” said John Keats. A thing is considered as beautiful only when a harmonious combination is present in its entirety. It goes without saying that music is definitely a product of notes arranged in harmony. It is a distinct probability that the Greek Gurus gained their knowledge of the philosophic and therapeutic aspects of music from the Egyptians”. Research about the origin of Music as Therapy shows that the ancient Greek Philosopher and Mathematician Pythagoras indeed the first one to use Music for Therapeutic purposes.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XIII, January, 2018

From the Editor’s Desk..

Baby Sunada completes one year. Despite some teething problems, we have learned a lot of things about running a magazine, the pains, pleasures and everything else. Taking the suggestions offered by our valued readers, we are changing the format of the magazine so that it becomes easier to turn the pages and makes it a more pleasurable experience to read. We hope the readers welcome the new Avatar.. Wewelcome your continued patronage and readership and valuable suggestions. And, baby Sunada needs all of your best wishes and blessings. We assure our readers that we will keep up our efforts to make this a magazine of high standards.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XII, December, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

Starting this month, we have started anew series of articles on the effect of avariety of genres of music on thepeople. Although manyIndianreadersare not very familiar with westernmusic, we thought it would be a goodidea to start with the great MaestroMozart and the famous‘Mozart Effect’as it was the first time that any musicwas actually used physically toinfluence and better a situation. Whilemusic does notalter the basicpersonality of an individual, it doesdeal with various moods and can bringabout a considerable change in thebehavior patterns, often for the better

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume XI, November, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

Come November and everyone is talking about Childrens’ Day. While we do a lot of talk about Chacha Nehru, his love for kids and not to forget red roses, there is really a lot of criticism about what is not being done for the welfare of children. However much we do, it is just not enough ever. I personally know of at least two organizations which are rendering yeomen service to the welfare and education of street/poor kids. We are presenting a face to face chat with Ms. Rekha Malhotra who is doing great work in this area.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume X, October, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

Its Deepawali time and the noise of crackers and festivities is very much in the air. Beg your pardon….no noise of fire crackers this year. Yet, having put up with the tremendous noise pollution till now, the absence of Noise has a strange effect. For those who believe that Goddess Lakshmi has to be ushered in by bursting fire crackers, it must feel like blasphemy. But it is not so. A community event for fire works display similar to Dussera should be fun. It would be interesting to see our readers’reactions to this issue.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume IX, September, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

In this issue continuing the series of Alpha Ragas. Now we will talk of Mohana Ragam to show its uniqueness as an alpha Raga despite having all major notes. Our endeavour is to spread awareness about how Carnatic Music has the special ability,quality and pliability depending on the Mood as well as the situation. It appeals to one and all in its light and classical form. It is therefore very suitable for use in Music Therapy.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume VIII, August, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

Continuing our tradition of dispelling the doubts expressed by various readers about how Music Therapy works, our science team is making constant efforts to answer and sometimes find answers to these doubts. As part of this continuous process, this month there is a special article on the Alpha state of mind and how some Carnatic Ragas can help achieve that state of restful, yet wakeful alertness.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume VII, July, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

Questions frequently asked when we talk about music therapy and how it alters the state of mind, are about the different states of mind. In this issue we are discussing about how Music Therapy is administered. We are also giving some examples of how some astrological placements of certain planets determines whether one becomes a singer or a writer. “I see music all around me. It is in Mother Nature. I found music where ever I traveled the world path. I have learned to live in different cultures although we could not understand each other. But we understood each other. That is because music speaks the language of the soul and emotions.”

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume VI, June, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

This month, we are show casing interesting effects that meditation has on the human brain. The pictures show various stages of this effect. This gives us a new insight into the working of the brain and how we can in fact control our emotions from going awry. Learn the art of meditation and see for yourselves. Team Sunada is still learning to cope with new technology. So just enjoy the content only.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume V, May, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

The summer heat of the month of May becomes bearable only because it ushers in Mothers Day. I have yet to meet someone whose eyes do not acquire a softer hue and an expression the minute mothers are mentioned. We wish all the mothers, past, present and future a wonderful mother’s day. In honour of those mothers who have left for the heavenly abode let us just take a few seconds to remember and pay our respects to them. Talking of mothers, this month we are also paying a tribute to the mother earth by taking a vow to keep it green. We take this opportunity to wish out readers worldwide a very Happy Earth Day! Be kind to your mothers and Mother Earth and save it for the future generations!

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume IV, April, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

The name of Lord Rama is considered as one of the easiest to pronounce and chant as a means of meditation. We wish all our readers worldwide a very Happy Rama Navami. Continuing with the spirit of colours, this month also we are presenting a few more interesting facts about colours. Starting this month we are also starting a new feature on Music Therapy and will offer small articles on different methods of Self Music Therapy. We trust that this will be useful to one and all.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

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Music, Therapy and More…

VolumeIII, March, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

March is the month of colours and the great fun festival Holi where we play with colours. We wish all our readers a Very Happy and Colourful Holi. May this festival bring in all the beautiful colurs of life. This is also the starting month of the Hindu Lunar New Year, the Chaitra, which ushers in the new year or Yugadi or Ugadi. We are t
presenting a very insightful article on the relationship between astrology and music. In keeping with the colourful season, we are giving a little insight into the colours of music and sounds.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume I, February, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

We have received an overwhelming response to this maiden venture, and we are continuing with the strength that gratitude provides. This month the whole of India celebrates Maha Shivaratri and we wish all our readers “PIOUS BLISSFUL MAHA SHIVARATRI”.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

Magazine “Sunada”

SUNADA

Music, Therapy and More…

Volume I, January, 2017

From the Editor’s Desk..

At a time when lots of web magazines are in circulation, we are venturing to launch a new one, completely dedicated to Music, Therapy and More. We intend to bring to our readers world class articles related to Music, Music Therapy and many other connected subjects. We are sending the inaugural edition of this new venture and hope and trust that readers will not only
welcome it as a pioneering effort but also enjoy reading it.

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KS VasanthaLakshmi, MA, MT, TM Specialist

English

  • “Leading Note – the Magazine of the British Association For Music Therapy – VOL 7 JULY 2014 “Nada, The Sound Of Therapy and More…The Indian Context”
  • Science India – June 2014 ” – VOL 17, NO 6, JUNE 2014 – COVER PAGE ARTICLE “Relevance Of Human Perception of Music in the use of Music as Pprscripted Therapy “
  • North American Telugu Association, Edison, New Jersey, USA, July 1-3, 2011 “Thyagaraja”
  • Papers In International Conferences
  • Music of South India (For beginners) – Can be purchased
  • Coming soon…….Raga Chikitsa in Telugu
  • Relavance of Human Perception of Music in the Use of Music as Prescripted Therapy – 4th Andhra University, December 2010
  • Music as Therapy: Projected & Actual Effect of Ragas, 5th International Conference on Music Therapy Bangalore University, 2012
  • STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS OF MUSIC THERAPY – 6th World Music Therapy Conference, New Delhi, March 2014
  • Standards for Music Therapy in India