- Today, Chennai is the best place in
to do any string section recording. It has the best string artists – several Hindi/other languages film string sections are recorded in Chennai. India
- Some of the best voice conductors in
are out of Chennai. They are trained Western voice conductors. (Note, not music conductors). India
- Some of the best recording studios for sound are Chennai based. While there is a lot of shortage for traditional instrumentalists, it still has the best players supply to instrument ratio. Bollywood is very
Punjabinfluenced and the instruments are very limited. Most Western influenced music is based purely on keyboard and violin. LP used a lot of violins in their compositions, and lots of people mistook it to be Western!
- While there are still keyboard scammers (sorry about the strong words) and recyclers in the music business, suddenly, a conservative city such as Chennai speaks about score sheets, strings, base, voice training, concertos, as though it is Vienna or Budapest. Why should Chennai worry about shortage of cellists (one who plays cello)? Why does AR Rahman want to start a music conservatory in Chennai?
Once upon a time, Tamil/Telugu film music directors used to take pride in going to