Aug 10, 2017

George Harrison and Indian Music

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George Harrison and Indian Music

Essay needs to be about George Harrison of the Beattles and his influence by Indian Music and the influence that Indian music had on his playing. Include also transcedental meditation and Ravi Shankar.
>>>IntroductionGeorge Harrison is also known as the quiet beetle. CITATION BBC01 l 1033 (BBC News) Part of the world famous beetles group, he is also listed in the Rolling Stones magazine as the 11th best guitarist of all times. Although he kept to himself a lot of the times and was very reserved as compared to his gregarious band members, George became a popular musician in his own rights after the band broke up and George released the songs that he has worked on solo.George Harrison: ChronologyGeorge was born to a middle class family, in 1943, where during the Second World War; his father drove a bus to support his family. As a child, George was never very inclined towards his family`s religion which was Catholicism. He did not do well at school as he found it difficult to follow instructions. However by 14 years of age he had realized his life`s passion and purchased his first guitar. (Matovina)He did not start any formal training, but instead focused on playing the guitar and practicing it regularly. George and his band member Paul McCartney used to go to school on the same bus, where Paul was a senior at George`s school. Paul was very impressed with George`s talent, which is why he asked him to audition for John Lennon`s band, of which Paul was already a member. The group was initially called Quarrymen, and then later changed some more names to finally become only – the Beatles. (Lavazzoli)Harrison`s musical talent as a guitarist was buried under the other more powerful voices of the band, and his potential was never fully realized when he was a band member. He rose to fame for his talent only when the band broke up and he used his creative talents and his spiritual and Indian leanings to release masterpieces that were appreciated the world over.Having c converted to Hinduism, being impressed greatly by its teachings more so than a passing fad, having taken lessons in Yoga, he realized that his heart grew more and more content. Soon he converted to Hinduism. Even when he died in 2001 of lung cancer, he was cremated in accordance with Hindu tradition.George Harrison: The PersonAs a person George was always very reserved and spiritual, and this led him to meditate and ponder over various philosophies, which is why he was nicknamed the quiet Beatle by the media. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, George`s personality can be described as diffident, as a person who did not relish fame, and yet he did many great things that have left a mark on the history of music. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum) His conversion to Hinduism therefore does not seem to be as surprising because Harrison was already inclined towards various philosophies of life and death.This led him to converting to Hinduism, after which he is said to have been extremely happy in thinking that he knew the way towards contentment in life. Harrison was a low-key figure, and people who know him, such as Matovina Dan, who also wrote about him in his book, des...

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