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All Four Stanzas – Isaac Asimov

Introductory Note. Unless you’re already well acquainted with our “national anthem,” this interesting piece by the late Isaac Asimov will be an eye-opener.  It was for me.  It’s especially appropriate at a time when there is much talk of tossing … Continue reading

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… when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance

Linearly arranged swara’s, or sur‘s in Hindi, form a swaramalika, a chain of swara’s. Mixing yours and my swara’s, for instance, produces our sur(YT) (text). Once again,(YT) on a Continuum Fingerboard. The seven swara’s together are also called a ‘sargam‘, … Continue reading

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