SSLC English (TL): ‘The Two Great Musicians’

10th Grade English (TL) textbook solution

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  • State – Karnataka
  • Class – 10
  • Board – KSEAB,Bengaluru.
  • Syllabus – State Syllabus
  • Subject – English (TL)
SSLC English (TL): ‘The Two Great Musicians’

The unit titled “The Two Great Musicians,” celebrates the lives and legacies of Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi and Lata Mangeshkar,two iconic figures in Indian music. Here are the short notes on the unit:

  • Born on September 16, 1916, in Madurai.
  • Known as the Nightingale of India.
  • First musician to receive the Bharat Ratna in 1998.
  • Gave her first recital at age 10.
  • Blended intuitive and reflective elements in her music.
  • First woman recipient of the ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title.
  • Popularized Karnatic music in North India and the West.
  • Sang Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan upon his request.
  • Passed away on December 11, 2004.
  • Born on September 28, 1929, in Indore.
  • The most recorded artist in the world as per Guinness Book of Records.
  • Began singing lessons under her father, Dinanath Mangeshkar, at age five.
  • Became the breadwinner of her family after her father’s death in 1942.
  • Achieved a breakthrough with the song “Dil Toda” from Majboor (1948).
  • Dominated the playback singing industry with her sister Asha Bhosle.
  • Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001.

Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi: Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi, often hailed as the Nightingale of India, was a virtuoso of Karnatic music. Born on September 16, 1916, she began her musical journey at the tender age of 10. Her music, rooted in technical mastery and rigorous practice, resonated with both the intuitive and reflective aspects of art. She was the first woman to receive the prestigious ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title and played a pivotal role in popularizing Karnatic music across India and abroad. Her contributions to music were recognized with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1998. She passed away on December 11, 2004, but her legacy continues to inspire musicians and music lovers alike.

Lata Mangeshkar: Lata Mangeshkar’s name is synonymous with Indian playback singing. Born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, she has been a dominant presence in Indian popular and light classical music. With a career spanning decades, she has recorded over 30,000 songs in various languages, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most recorded artist. Her journey was not without challenges, but her unique voice and dedication led her to become a beloved figure in Indian cinema. Like Subbulakshmi, Mangeshkar too was honored with the Bharat Ratna in 2001, cementing her status as a national treasure.

Both these artists have not only enriched Indian music with their exceptional talent but also paved the way for future generations to follow in their footsteps. Their lives and music continue to be a source of inspiration and pride for India.

CommuniquéCommuniqué refers to an official announcement.
Rendered speechlessRendered speechless means being too surprised to speak.
EffortlessnessEffortlessness describes something done with ease.
CeaselessCeaseless means without stopping.
Self-appraisalSelf-appraisal is self-evaluation.
IntuitiveIntuitive refers to understanding without rational thought.
RecipientRecipient is someone who receives something.
AccoladesAccolades are awards or expressions of praise
DuetDuet is a performance by two singers, while a chorus is a group singing together.
PhenomenalPhenomenal describes something extraordinary.
ContributionContribution is something given to help a cause.

These notes encapsulate the essence of the unit, highlighting the contributions of the two legendary musicians to Indian music and providing relevant vocabulary and grammar notes. The unit serves as an inspiration, showcasing how passion and dedication can lead to national and international recognition in the field of music.

Ans.- Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi was the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Ans.- She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1954.

Ans.- M.S. Subbulakshmi was born in Madurai.

Ans.- She gave her first recital at the age of 10 during a wedding in Madurai.

Ans.-M.S Subbulakshmi passed away on December 11, 2004.

Ans.- Lata Mangeshkar’s first guru in music was her father, Dinanath Mangeshkar.

Ans.- Lata Mangeshkar’s Guinness Records include being the most recorded artist in the world with over 30,000 songs.

Ans.- Lata Mangeshkar acted in films in her early days to support her family financially after the death of her father.

Ans.- The Hindi film Majboor (1948) gave Lata Mangeshkar a breakthrough with the song “Dil Toda”.

Ans.- The prestigious awards conferred on Lata Mangeshkar in India include the Bharat Ratna in 2001, Padma Vibhushan in 1999, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

B. Discuss in the class and answer the following Questions. Sit in groups, discuss the answers and write them down.

Ans.- Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi’s achievements include being the first musician to receive the Bharat Ratna, the first woman recipient of the ‘Sangit Kalanidhi’ title, and popularizing Karnatic music in North India and the West.

Ans.- Both Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi and Smt. Lata Mangeshkar have been awarded the Bharat Ratna for their contributions to music. While Subbulakshmi is known for her influence in classical music, Lata Mangeshkar is celebrated for her extensive work in playback singing.

Ans.- Pandit Jasraj said this.

Ans.- It was said about Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi.

Ans.- It was said during the golden jubilee year of India’s independence.

Ans.- . It was said because Subbulakshmi receiving the Bharat Ratna was a significant honor for classical music.

Ans.- Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer said this.

Ans.- This statement refers to Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi.

c. When was it said ?

A. Study these illustrative examples (do it in pairs).

  1. The music programme has been put off. (postponed)
  2. Our father has put in more than twenty years of service. (completed)
  3. When I go to Bombay for a music programme I put up in a hotel. (stay)
  4. We have got a very bad neighbour.We have to put up with all the nuisance caused by him. (tolerate)
  5. This musical instrument is lying idle, it must be put to use. (applied)
    (Observe the underlined phrase which can be replaced by a single word.)
  1. pleased to (willing to)
  2. . used to (accustomed).
  3. to give away (distribute)
  4. fond of (like)
  5. backed out (withdraw)
  6. give up (leave, to stop)

Ans. –

  • Duet: Two people singing or playing music.
  • Chorus: Many people singing together.
  • Sentence: “A duet is like two friends singing, and a chorus is like the whole class singing.”

2. Music Composer vs. Playwright:

  • Music Composer: Someone who makes new music.
  • Playwright: Someone who writes plays for theater.
  • Sentence: “A music composer makes songs, and a playwright writes stories for plays.”

3. Alone vs. Lonely:

  • Alone: By yourself.
  • Lonely: Feeling sad because you’re by yourself.
  • Sentence: “You can be alone without feeling lonely if you are happy by yourself.”

4. Hear vs. Listen:

  • Hear: Sounds come to your ears without trying.
  • Listen: Paying attention to the sounds.
  • sentence: “You hear a noise without trying, but you listen to music because you want to enjoy it.”

5.Same vs. Similar:

  • Same: Exactly the same thing.
  • Similar: Almost the same but with small differences.
  • Simple sentence: “Two same shirts look exactly alike, but two similar shirts might have different colors.”

1. The spectators or listeners assembled at a performance.

Ans. – Audience

2. 50th year of celebration.

Ans. – Golden Jubilee

3. A person whose voice enriches the song in the movies.

Ans. – Playback Singer

(in, at, with, by, above, in front of, in time, on time, in the middle of, behind, between, beside, among, to, with,)
Smt. Hema lives at K. halli, a small village Tiptur. Her music programme was scheduled 6. p.m. She went her friends a car. While going they saw a programme banner ___ ___ the entrance of the city ____ the school. They reached ___ and programme began ___ on the stage singer Hema sat the stage. Geetha was sitting ___ Hema tuning Thambura, Ghata was played by Raghu sitting _ Ravi and Arun. Smt. Kala vilonist playing violin was sitting __ Smt. Hema. The audience were enjoying the music happily and talking ___themselves. When the programme was over, Hema and her friends came back to the house. Hema searched for the key. She was not in a position to open the door, as there was no key. One of her friends tried to open the lock __ a pin but could not open. Another friend opened the door_________a duplicate key. They then entered the house.

Ans. –

Smt. Hema lives at K. halli, a small village beside Tiptur. Her music programme was scheduled at 6 p.m. She went with her friends in a car. While going they saw a programme banner above the entrance of the city in front of the school. They reached on time and the programme began in the middle of the stage singer Hema sat behind the stage. Geetha was sitting beside Hema tuning Thambura, Ghata was played by Raghu sitting between Ravi and Arun. Smt. Kala violinist playing violin was sitting to the left of Smt. Hema. The audience were enjoying the music happily and talking among themselves.

[through, between, before, along, across, underneath, until, without]

Across :

  • 1.Six lies ———————— five and seven.
  • 3.The children’s room is right ——————— their parents.
  • 4.The day —————————— yesterday means two days ago.
  • 5.There’s a bridge —————————— the river.
  • 6.I’ll wait —————————— 6 o’ clock but no longer.
  • 7.We walked —————————— the river bank.
  • 8. I love you! I can’t live —————————— you.
  • 2. The train went —————————— a tunnel.

Ans. –

  1. Six lies between five and seven.
  2. The children’s room is right underneath their parents.
  3. The day before yesterday means two days ago.
  4. There’s a bridge across the river.
  5. I’ll wait until 6 o’clock but no longer.
  6. We walked along the river bank.
  7. I love you! I can’t live without you.

2. The train went through a tunnel.

  1. Ensure that all the members of the group cover a different angle of the topic while presenting to the class. (Group activity)
  1. Karnatic Music:
    Purandardasa ___ Karnataka, Pithamaha____ he is _____founder south____ music_____ so many musician _______composed___raga_____ kirthana etc.

Purandardasa from Karnataka, Pithamaha of he is the founder of south Indian music and so many musicians have composed in raga and kirthana etc.

Folk song from the Village sung during field work is composed of meaningful lyrics to relax and gets one pleasure as it is born out of experience with no literary background.

Everybody from students to favourite actors in many languages enjoy many different composers and everybody on every channel enjoys sings songs naturally.

Many poets write poems with bhava and emotion in many languages and there are thousands of so many musicians creating melodious tunes.

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