Journal of
Music and Dance

  • Abbreviation: J. Music Dance
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8579
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMD
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Published Articles: 23


Music technology: A perceptive prospect

M. V. Ramanamurthy
  • M. V. Ramanamurthy
  • 68-1-3/1, Netaji Street, Ashok Nagar, Kakinada-533 003, India
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  •  Accepted: 24 April 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2013


Carnatic Music is holistic and scientific with physics and mathematics. Nowadays songs are taught, not music. It is practiced as a copying art, but not with innovation. To alleviate this, concept oriented initiative by adopting modern frontiers of scientific knowledge under “Music Technology Courses” is conceived to unfathom the music doctrinaire treatise by R&D. Isolation of science and technology is unrealistic in modern technological society. Our living, legendaries, Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna (MBK) and Prof. Yella Venkateswara Rao (Yella) are testimony of creativity, among others. MBK made innovations, his music therapy gave new lease of life to M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) and became Chief Minister twice. Prof. Yella added new dimensions to the percussions and music therapy for physically challenged is yielding results. Music is useful for all ages. For children it improves intelligence, for working class relaxation and for the aged mental solace, bliss, tranquility and therapeutic value. Animal and plant yields increases by playing music. Research visionaries under Global scenario, have forecasted this millennium will have large-scale mental depressions. Music listening suggested to alleviate. Music Technology/Administration course up to PhD are in vogue in West. Music Technology (B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD) are to be taught as enshrined and enunciated. Job potential exists. Whosoever starts, they will the first in India. These degrees are not only useful in music and allied but also useful in engineering discipline, including computers and also for other jobs, where a degree is a pre-requisite like in Civil services, Banks and allied.


Key words: Carnatic, karnatik, music, scientific basis concepts, concept oriented teaching learning, music technology.