INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: His playng was amazing....

 

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peterc
His playng was amazing.... May 12, 2002 10:50 p.m.


It was like he had four arms!
http://www.buckinghammusic.com/arms.html
Russ
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 12:07 a.m.


Wow! I don't think Saraswati even on a good day could outplay this Ravi.....
Peterc
Re:His playing was amazing.... May 13, 2002 07:26 a.m.


Hi Russ.
To me this is the very best photo. of Ravi I have ever seen. He looks like a god in this to me anyway... as though he had taken his aspect upon him.
That's what inspired me.
Funny thing that I mis-spelled "Playing"... guess I was laughing too much to notice.
PhotoShop is such a neat program... a little hard to learn at first - but very deep and neat.
Cheers, Peter.
Russ
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 12:49 p.m.


Yeah, I haven't seen this cover to Two Raga Moods in a long time. Good lighting fx. That was the second Ravi album I bought, about 34 years ago now. I'd still have it if my cat had not of jumped on it as it was playing! Photoshop is a good program, but a little pricy. I use Ulead software. It can do the same thing but has to be done manually. Rough on the eyes, but good for the hand cordination.
K.K.
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 06:12 p.m.


I�ve heard of Indian musicians growing extra limbs after years of having to cook meals, wash and iron the guru�s cloths, and practice their instrument all at the same time. Well, the cat�s out of the bag. It took modern technology, Adobe�s new digital video analyzing software program, �Super-fast Capture of Awesome Musicianship� (SCAM) to prove what we all have suspected about Pt. Shankar all these years. Nice catch, Peter! � K.K.
Lars
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 06:13 p.m.


Now so would it be 'Nada Brahma' or 'Ravi Brahma'?
Peterc
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 07:09 p.m.



Russ (May 13, 2002 12:49 p.m.):
Yeah, I haven't seen this cover to Two Raga Moods in a long time. Good lighting fx. That was the second Ravi album I bought, about 34 years ago now. I'd still have it if my cat had not of jumped on it as it was playing! Photoshop is a good program, but a little pricy. I use Ulead software. It can do the same thing but has to be done manually. Rough on the eyes, but good for the hand cordination.

Hi Russ, nice you had the album at any rate.
Originally released in 1967 as EMI Music From India Series - 4 I think this may perhaps have been re-released about a year later as "Two Raga Moods".
In spite of my keeping my copy away from the cat all this time, my copy still sounds fairly nasty - perhaps because exposure to certain psychedelics acted as a solvent on the vinyl or maybe it was the stylii made from old broken coke bottles that did it this way.
At any rate it now sounds very crunchy - like an old 78 so perhaps I can find a CD of this somewhere - anyone know?
Lars
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 07:25 p.m.


Er, ummm I think you already have it on CD? Did one for Russ from the LP and thought I sent one to you too?
Peterc
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 13, 2002 08:09 p.m.



Lars (May 13, 2002 07:25 p.m.):
Er, ummm I think you already have it on CD? Did one for Russ from the LP and thought I sent one to you too?

"I've looked under chairs,
I've looked under tables... etc. etc.
They call me the seeker,
I've been looking low and high-eeeee
Won't get to get what I'm after,
'Til the day I diiii-eeeee"

Nar mate - can't find it. Postman must have nicked it.
Duuuuurn!

jerry
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 14, 2002 04:27 a.m.


What a great photo. Looks way cool when you set it as your wallpaper.
How does Ravi balance his sitar without resting it on his right knee?
Russ
Re:His playng was amazing.... May 14, 2002 10:47 a.m.


Whoa, the Who still live!

Jerry, sitar is usually balanced using the rt forearm on the tumba side. If your legs or knees have arthritis, poor circulation or muscle strain, you can raise your rt leg & knee a bit to help support it. Some folks do this, but it places extra tension on my leg, hips and back, and I can't hold it for long. So I usually just adjust my complete posture to move the center of gravity a bit.

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