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Our email newsletter with current tips, information and background is among the very few regular  publications on Indian instruments and Indian music. We send it every two months with musician portraits, reviews of books, CDs and events, concert and workshop dates, scene news, practical tips, background reports on raga, kirtan and bhakti music, as well as news from India Instruments.

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Previous newsletters

Newsletter May / June 2019

India Instruments‘ Anniversary Celebration (Music All Day Through) - Bina Standard (Sturdy Harmonium for Beginners) - Kirtan (11 – Kirtan Styles: Bengali & Vrindavan) - Brief News (Gypsy Meets India, Shankar Lal, Chhandayan New York, Sargam Czech Republic) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (19 – Letting the Instrument Speak) - Workshops (July to September) -
Concerts (July to August)

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Newsletter March / April 2019

India Instruments turns 25 (Competence & Passion) – Synthetic Mridangam & Tabla (Vegan, Sturdy & Easy to Tune) –  Raga Teaching CDs (Gyan Vol. 5 with Ragas Purvi & Asavari) - Brief News (Shared Values, Extra-Indian Music, Sarod for Millions) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (18 - To Fall in Love with Sounds) – Workshops (April to June) – Concerts (April to June)

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Newsletter January / February 2019

India Instruments turns 25... (Invitation to our Summer Party !) – India Instruments turns 25... (How It All Began) – Affecting the World (2 - Krishna Das) – Brief News (Imrat Khan, Chanting, Theatre Productions, Raga-Live-Stream) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (17 - The Ear as Teacher) – Workshops (March to May) – Concerts (March to April)

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Newsletter November / December 2018

New Harmonium Paloma Maestro (Handicraft & Hi-Tech) – Christmas Sale (CDs & DVDs with 50% Discount) – Raga Music in Changing Times (From Lighthouse to Grassroots) – Brief News (Annapurna Devi, Chanting Together, Raaga Soul Spa) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (16 - 90% Perspiration) – Workshops (December to February) – Concerts (December to February)

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Newsletter September / October 2018

New Beginner‘s Harmonium (Tirupati Basic) – Affecting the World (1 - T.M.Krishna) – Brief News (Research / Festival Anniversary / Record Critics / Ravi Shankar) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (15 - It’s the Small Things) – Workshops (October until December
) – Concerts (October until December
)

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Newsletter July / August 2018

Harmonium Purchase Guide (6/6 – Sources) - Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (5 – Diligent Handling of Tradition) - Movie (Mantra: Sounds into Silence) - Brief News (G.S.Sachdev / Mick Taylor / Sangit Enounters / Darbar Festival) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (14 – Rhythm is the Skeleton) - Workshops (August until October) - Concerts (August until October)

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Newsletter May / June 2018

Data Protection (Information & Perspective) - Shrutiboxes in 432 hertz & in G - Lower Tunings - Harmonium Purchase Guide (5/6 - Tuning) - Mantra Wave (Adam Bauer, Nirinjan Kaur, Satyaa & Pari) - WDR Jazz Award & 70th Birthday (Ramesh Shotham) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (13 - Silence) - Workshops (June to August) - Concerts (June to August)

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Newsletter March / April 2018

New Harmoniums (Compactina Mini & Kirtan Classic 432) - Vintage String Instruments (Unique Treasures Available) - Harmonium Purchase Guide (4/6 – Sustain, Response & Volume)Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (4 – Clarity of Intention) - Studying Indian Music (Popakademie Mannheim & Elsewhere) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (12 – Nuances Make a Difference) - Workshops April to June) - Concerts (April to June)

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Newsletter January / February 2018

Review (Trust in the Unknown) - Harmonium Purchase Guide (3/6 – Context & Flexibility) - Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (3 – Instruments, Time Measures & Ragas) - Buddhadev Das Gupta (A Classicist) - Anindo Chatterjee (A Tabla Maestro’s Journey) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (11 - Beyond Pefect and Imperfect) - Workshops (March to April) - Concerts (March to April)

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Newsletter November / December 2017

New Harmoniums (Standard & Dulcetina from Tirupati & Bina) - Christmas Sale - CDs & DVDs with 50% Discount -  Harmonium Purchase Guide (2/6) – Sound & Feel - Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (2) – Respect for Tradition - Girija Devi – Queen of Thumri - How to Make (Indian) Music? (10) – Sacred Space - Workshops – December to February - Concerts –  December to February

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