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.
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!
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.
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]
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
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