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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 02:24:56 pm »
Could I play the tabla and bayan like a lefty....I am just wired backwards... 8)
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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2011, 05:43:01 pm »
Beer, its whats for dinner.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2011, 06:42:50 pm »
Yeah, I'm not terribly into vocal/harmonium music.  Just not my thing.  It is likely that there isn't much difference between Paki and Indian music, their cultures share a lot. 

Been listening tonight to Vilayat Khan and Nikhil Banerjee.  Amazing stuff!

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2011, 07:10:21 pm »
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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2011, 08:06:45 pm »
Rais Khan is definitely well spoken of and Zakir Hussein is Alla Rakha's boy.  Lots of chikari, but I havent finished listening yet.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2011, 05:27:35 am »
It's here:



Going to take years of practice but I'm already loving it.  The main string has a half-open jawari, and the chikaris ring out with that classic sitar zing.  It has a built in transducer and a reduced size wooden tumba, but the acoustic volume is still nice.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2011, 08:31:49 am »
Wow nic,
What a beauty. If you post some onto youtube send the link.
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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2011, 08:37:26 am »
I'm really glad this one has geared tuners for all of the main strings.  Those taraf string pegs slip...guess I need to get out the chalk and sandpaper.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2011, 01:04:58 pm »
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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2011, 03:09:52 pm »
Nishat Khan would have to be one of the many Khans assumedly of the etawah gharana...I know Vilayat, of course, and Imray, Inayat, Rais, etc.  Plenty of Khans!  (looks up)  Appears to be Imrat Khan's son...Imrat Khan is the master of the surbahar alaap from my modest listening experience.  Zakir Hussein of course needs no introduction!  I like the jugalbandi he did with his father, there are some excellent recordings.

I know there are many who think that Ravi Shankar was a sell out and totally overhyped...but the more I listen to him, and then the musicians commonly posited as superior (Vilayat Khan, other Khans, Nikhil Banerjee) I keep coming back to Raviji.  I like them all, but if I have to be a partisan (and from dealing with sitar playing circles, its almost like you have to be! lol) I love Ravi's playing most of all.  I've heard his style ascribed to his early background when he studied dance.  Vilayat Khan developed a "singing" style of sitar, Ravi Shankar's playing was almost like a dance.


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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2011, 02:31:27 pm »
Just FYI, any of y'all happen to be in the Kansas City area and are musicians interested in this (yes, I know that's rather a tall order of unlikely circumstances all joined together) PM me and if you're interested I can refer you to a guy who's been working on getting workshops going with great musicians as they travel through the area.  I've been to one with Sandip Burman, which I credit to finally getting me hooked on this stuff, and getting motivated enough to dive in.

Also, Zakir Hussain is playing with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer here soon in town.  Those interested might check one of their sites in case they are coming to your town, they are a fantastic trio...strange jazz-bluegrass-hindustani fusion as you might expect from Bela Fleck.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2011, 03:58:05 pm »
Zakir Hussain is playing with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer...strange jazz-bluegrass-hindustani fusion

you bastard  ;D sounds great (I'm guessing they won't make it to my town)
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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2011, 08:01:07 am »
Sitar music, to me, is right up  there with nails gliding down a chalkboard.

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2011, 08:08:20 pm »
OK, ancient thread bump time...

I mentioned Ustad Imrat Khan earlier in the thread, as a surbaharist whose music I was particularly fond of...I recently found out he lives on the other side of the state from me, in St Louis!  I was able last month to drive out and have a lesson with him, although honestly I was more there just meet and talk with him (mostly listen).  Brilliant guy, and an extremely nice person, not lording his ego over everyone.  He's a very good teacher!  Anyway, this is the kind of thing that would be a little like one of us talking about going to Charlie Papazian's house and having a brew with him, and when you tell a normal person they say, "Charlie who?"  But suffice to say, it was one of those experiences you will remember for a very long time. 

Here's a great download...the Yaman and Hamsadhwani are great:
http://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.com/2011/07/imrat-khan-sitar-surbahar-nordindische.html

And parts 1 through 4 of a masterclass special for the BBC he did in 1981 (funnily enough, the year I was born):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QXb0YaLV3w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wuKIjjrWo0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_qJLPm40s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjjoF2YfCxo

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Re: Hindustani music
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2011, 12:07:59 am »
I had just heard this David Brubeck Take Five cover a night ago and seeing this thread it seems just perfect.

http://youtu.be/GLF46JKkCNg
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