INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra

 

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Beenkarji
More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 01:14 a.m.


Okay, here are some more pics, hope you enjoy them as much as I did when Shahidsaheb sent them to me.....

Khandarbani Style Rudra Veena

Dagarvani Inspired Rudra Veena

Vichitra Veena

Sitar-Sarode

Store Picture with Shahidsaheb on rudra veena

remco
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 05:50 a.m.


Wow!! The sitar-sarode looks FAB!!! What a stunning instrument!!!

Peace,

Remco

Russ
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 01:47 p.m.


Never saw a sitar sarode combo before. Looks to be an original idea. Looks like it plays as a sarode, but does it sound different?
Beenkarji
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 03:29 p.m.


Hi, sitar-sarode sounds like a sitar with a lot more freedom of movement and a much fuller tone. It is played like a sarod, however mizrab also work. He has made many unique instruments, and now I have a few new ones I invented he is going to make for me, they are secrets now, but when they are done I can send pics.
remco
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 05:47 p.m.


It kinda reminds me of a sursingar, as far as the shape goes......
Never heard a sursingar by the way. Does anyone know a recording of the sursingar?

Peace,

Remco

Russ
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 07:07 p.m.


I would like to hear the sound of the sitar sarode. From the picture, it has no frets so its played not by pulling the string for a meend, but along the long axis like a sarode. Looks to have 6 main strings and 2 chikaris, and 14 tarbs. This thing has got to sound tremendous.

I've never heard a sursringar either, but from what I've read it sounds just like a sarode, but very little volume and practically no sustain. That's why the larger sarode replaced it.

Beenkarji
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 13, 2003 11:53 p.m.


There is 1 recording of Sursringar, but it is apparently poor quality. Sursringar is actually a lot like the Carnatic veena in sound, and is bigger than sarod, the one I have is 50". The sitar sarod has 16 tarab strings, 5 main strings and 3 chikari strings. It is played just like sarod, but sound like the sitar, but with a fuller sound because of the body structure.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
RH
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 11:11 a.m.


http://home.comcast.net/~richard.harrington1/media/sounds/baba_surs.mp3
Russ
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 11:27 a.m.


Thanks RH. Hmm....that sample of sursingar sounds more like a rudra veena to me. Beenkarji, can you put an mp3 clip of the sitar-sarode up to link to? Whoa! I think your pics got taken away.
Jan
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 11:40 a.m.


I cant see a thing. im getting a msg. saying remote linking forbidden, and then some more text about freeservers not supporting remote linking og images and files for FREE accounts.

I would love to see those pictures...

Jan

Russ
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 11:50 a.m.


You missed some nice ones, Jan. They were just recently taken down. Not very nice of them. I think I would change servers because of that cheapness!
Russ
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 01:38 p.m.


....and one hour later, the pics magically reappear.....this is weird.........
Beenkarji
Re:More Pictures of instruments by Shahid Ali of Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 02:00 p.m.


Hi, I am going to put all of the pics on my geocities site, so by the end of the day I will send everyone the link. I have to agree about the Sursringar sounding a bit like the rudra veena, but not quite, I guess I play rudra veena myself so I am really picky about the tone. I dont have sound files of the sitar-sarod because I dont own it yet, I just ordered one, but I think it will be a very impressive sound.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
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