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pb
Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 28, 2003 12:33 p.m.


Hi,
I need to get some jawari work done. I am in the Ottawa, ON, Canada area. I have a groove under the Ma string after 5 months. If there is someone within a 4 hour drive radius it would be great.

thanks,

Pb

Beenkarji
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 28, 2003 10:33 p.m.


There is a wonderfull article about about the jawari process written by Thomas Marcotty, and I believe it is on the net in a few places. I don't think Canada has much to offer for people who do jawari, here in the US there is tons of people who know it. So my opinion, is try it yourself, its worth a shot, if you take it slowly you can't do any damage so to speak.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
AJ
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 02:07 a.m.


hey pb

I posted a query at Sargam Canada on your behalf, hopefully will get some responses

AJ

pb
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 08:57 a.m.


Hey Ted,
I am going to houseofraga.com on the 22th of Nov or so and I hope to pick up a few bridges to practice with. I think I will have to learn since I play a lot. That is the only thing so far (maintenance wise) that I cannot do myself. Sounds like fun anyway. I'll look around for the article.

Thanks, AJ, for passing along my question!

Pb

Matt
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 01:49 p.m.


Paul,

Here's a link to that article.

http://www.buckinghammusic.com/sitar/sittut/jaw.html

pb
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 02:10 p.m.


Thanks Matt,
printed it just in case it disappears. I'll pick up 4 or 5 bridges to play with. I'll try to get a synthetic bridge or two. Should be fun.

Pb

Estiven
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 03:56 p.m.


Hi pb (and others),

I have always wondered, how do you know when you need a new jawari? or how long can one last?

Estive

PS- Since you're going to House of Raga, if you have time, could you look at the fibreglass cases? just to see if they are of any quality?

Rohit
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 04:25 p.m.


hey pb,

for jawari work i think you should try coming here to toronto, my dad used to commute from ottawa (where i lived) to toronto and it took him 4-5 hrs. There's lots of stores you can try like house of raga, kala kendar, etc. Just come by and you can get the jawari work done if you cahnge your mind and decide not to do it yourself.

Beenkarji
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 06:36 p.m.


Seriously, you are better off doing it yourself, after all what if you are traveling and you need jawari done, where do you go then? Teach yourself, and you have someone to do jawari for life.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
pb
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 07:12 p.m.


Hey Rohit,
I'm going to be in toronto on Nov 22-24th. I have spoken with Mr. Singh from house of raga and I am looking forward to seeing what he has. He doesn't have time to do the jawari though, so I plan to buy several bridges to learn how.

Hey Beenkar, you are right, I think it will be cool to do it myself, and this will be a continual need anyway. So, I will get a second sitar and teach myself jawari.

Pb

Jeff
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 29, 2003 07:32 p.m.


Hey PB, shoot me an E-Mail.
Jeffrey R King
AJ
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 30, 2003 12:03 a.m.


hi pb!

please shoot me an email, as well........I've gotten one very good response from Toronto and I'd very much like to pass it on to you!

See ya!
AJ

Jeff
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 30, 2003 11:23 p.m.


Hiya PB.
I just attempted fixing the same problem on my MPS. What I did was put a pencil mark in the goove itself. Then I used a very sharp paring chisel and scraped until the pencil mark was gone. I also used a very fine file a little. Its not perfect but it sounds better than the dead skrinking sound it was making before. I'm lucky enough to have an extra bridge made just for this sitar, but I wanna save it until I really need it. I'm guesstimating that I'd have to go through about a dozen bridges to learn this properly but I could be very wrong about this. It could very well take 50 or more.
Jeffrey R King
pb
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 31, 2003 08:25 a.m.


Hey Jeff,
Cool. You are brave chisling your mangla! You have a back up so, it is safe. Maybe I'll do something like that. I'll read that article posted by Matt and see what my next step is.

Pb

Beenkarji
Re:Anyone do Jawari in Ottawa or nearby area? Oct 31, 2003 12:27 p.m.


I remember my first time doing jawari was on the old Bina brand sitar I fixed up. I bought a couple new jawari from Mid-East, and remarkable I somehow got a good tone. But later on, I started to get more picky, and that bridge got filed away...hehe But I think I have a bit of a knack for it now, but as far as rudra veena jawari go, I really got the hang of it. Probably because I play bina, so I know the exact tone, and contour that I need. I actually use wood files with chalk rubbed on them, and for the delicate work a chizle. Basically get your chickari strings done first, and after that, don't even think about filing near them. It just trial and error, and eventually you find good results. Lets put it this way, jawari is just as much of an art form as music, it takes lots of practice.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
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