Hello to everyone in the U.K..where are you based and who's teaching you to play sitar..would love to know..maybe perhaps organise a get together and learn ( in my case) from others and share experience..thanks..mash
Hi Jerry.. Nice to know you're in the U.K..I am based in Leicester..Initially took lessons from Dharambir Singh, a student of ustad Vilayat Khan..Dharambir is a very accomplished sitarist and a very good teacher..however he took up a position as music head in a college in Leeds..so I was then on my own for approx 12 yrs!!..Dharambir recommended another very accomplished sitarist and teacher..I am currently learning from Trilok Singh, who has again studied under Vilayat Khan, Ravi Shanker, Shaheed Parvez etc..trilok has developed a style all of his own..Its quite fun..but lately its been difficult to find enough time to practise..ideally i've got to find at least 2 hrs a day!!..perhaps we could get together sometime..cheers mash..
jerry (Apr 18, 2002 07:54 a.m.): Hi Mash I'm in Chatham, Kent. I was learning from a gentleman by the name of Viram Jasani in London, but had to suspend lessons when my job came to an end. So currently struggling though by myself.
Be good to get together sometime Mash. Sounds like you're well ahead of me on pure ICM on sitar, but if you're into any kind of fusion, I've got a studio full of instruments. Might be fun to see what comes out. Take care Jerry
hey all! i'm living in loughborough (15 miles from leicester) and i am currently learned off an accomplished musican name kumarji shashwat. he is actually a dancer and a singer as well as a tabla player and does not play sitar himself, but is still very knowledgeable. mash, does trilok singh have a son of the name ranjit singh? i was learning off him for a couple of months through leicestershire arts, but due to me moving schools, i found it hard, so then i changed my guru. jerry, if ur interested in fusion then i'd be happy to colaborate. i've done many concerts fusing different kinds of music. keep this post going every1. take care.
Hello Everyone, I'm from Brighton down on the south coast. I'm actualy learning tabla not sitar but I feel it would be great to share ideas with people around the UK. I've only been playing tabla for 1 and a half years so i'm a bit of a novice. It is very important for a sitar player ( or any classical musician) to become knowledgeable about tabla bols. As is the other way round. So it would be great to help each other out with that. If there's anyone around Sussex who plays any instruments then it would be good to get in touch. Those who would like to get in touch please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers, Steve.
For Indian music tuition and players it seems to me that Southall (Middx.) High Street's a good idea. It's just like being in India on a Saturday. Can't be too difficult to find music resources there! Cheers, Peter.
hi hits..yes..it is the same trilokji and ranjit..both father and son are excellent players....i have not done much with sitar latekly due to diy decorating..but take regular private lessons from guruji..initially started with dharambir sing who is now based in leeds..i have known kumar saswat since he came to the uk..you probably know karl peberdy..he is a good sitar player who learnt from dharambir..Kumar knows me quite well..we used to congregate at his flat on windsor ave and have a good bash..kumar is an excellent dancer but does not end there..he is an excellent musician..one of those rare gems who you meet once in a while..say hi to him from me..speak to you soon..
hi jerry..I am not a very good sitarist at all..i mean i can play and almost tune it now..but still have a long way to go..to be honest half the time i go for lessons is not to learn but for the sheer joy of listening to and being immersed in the playing of my guruji..we get so carried away in listening that hrs pass without realising until the blasted mobile rings to interupt with my wife asking whether i was going to come back home that night or not!!..mash..