INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Check out the video

 

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Matt
Check out the video Mar 10, 2004 02:05 p.m.


http://www.geocities.com/sitar_sanjoy/

In the upper left hand corner, there is a link to a 40 minute performance via a Real player. Great stuff - enjoy!

Neal
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 10:25 a.m.


I tried that on my Real One player -real hurky-jurky and not fluid. Anyone else have that problem?
Neal
jaym
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 10:59 a.m.


I have watched it and yes, it is not a very smooth video stream. It is too bad we can't download it and run it locally!

Hey Neal, how are things? Still studying w/ David?

Matt
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 01:05 p.m.


It's not the best, particularly on dial-up. (ugh) Audio isn't too bad, though.
pb
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 02:54 p.m.


I ran it late last night on a fast connection (2.4 Mb) and it was pretty good. The audio was good, as good as 64 bit gets, the video was ok, some dropped frames, but a lot better than most I've seen via real one.

Pb

jaym
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 05:43 p.m.


Neal

Congrats on the new Sitar!! You will be required to upload pics to messageboard and a play by play from the moment it arrives! I will do the same when Tony K. finishes mine in few months......

Is there a particular Rag you are working on? I have been working on Yaman with David for the last few months. I wont stop until he nods at me as if to say, "yes, that was a performance of Yaman." I'll keep you posted on my progress in another 3 months!

Neal
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 05:10 p.m.


Hi Jay,

Yeah I had a lesson last week. The whole thing (ICM, Ragas, Sitar) is a very slow process for me. Painfully slow at times - but on the flipside, I love the process.

In fact, I just bought a Rikhi Ram Grand Professional Tun from Lars at Sitarsetc. I should have it in a couple of months. Lars has been extremely helpful and patient with my requests as I went with a custom order with some very specific requirements- and he has been great.

Neal

I have watched it and yes, it is not a very smooth video stream. It is too bad we can't download it and run it locally!

Hey Neal, how are things? Still studying w/ David?[/quote]

Neal
Re:Check out the video Mar 11, 2004 07:16 p.m.


Jay- I mainly have been working on Ahir Lalit. The reason it is sometimes slow for me is that I will spend days on a meend or ornament or subtle inflection before moving on with more of the raga. I want to really master the subtleties of what makes ICM sound so unique. Neal
Estiven
Re:Check out the video Mar 13, 2004 01:51 p.m.


Neal,

I think thats great that you take time to get a meend really good, for example; I should do the same. What sometimes I notice myself doing, is trying to get the whole song memorized quickly, but that doesnt sound right. It feels too mechanical. If anyone has suggestions on how to add more fluidity to my music, I would greatly appreciate it...

P.S.--cool vid stream, too bad you can't see the individual strokes on sitar or movement on the tabla

thanks, Steve

jaym
Re:Check out the video Mar 15, 2004 12:08 p.m.


I warm up with meend exercises. Start on SA and meend to Re, Ga, Ma, Pa and back down.

I do this in rhythym so that it is more nusical then just an exercise. Then do intervals:
Sa-Re-Sa
Sa-Ga-Sa
Sa-Ma-Sa etc.

Then start on Re and continue....up the neck.

It has really helped me get more accurate and more musical flow in my meends.....

Some days your intonation will be dead on, others will be a pretty sour....always reminding you how many more hours, months, years of practice you have!!

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