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Thread: Sitars? Do you like Indian Music?

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    Sitars? Do you like Indian Music?

    I was introduced, like many Americans, to Indian raga type music via George Harrison and the Beatles. I love the Sitar, tablas, and other classical Indian instruments. Anyone else into this genre? Its beauty is so naturally evident. To me it is as if God himself is speaking and the universe is calling. It is always very moving emotionally. For some "fusion" type ragas, check out Ravi's daughter... Anoushka Shankar.

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    I prefer beef.

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    A great slow cooked brisket is pretty tasty.

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    I like a brimful of Asha on the 45.

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    Yep. I like Ravi Shankar. Got a playlist on Spotify somewhere. There's loads of Sitar and Tabla music on Spotify.

    Tabla is especially cool when used in ambient/trance music too. The real chilled out stuff.

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    Oh, oh, oh, I got something for that. Not electronic but ambient chillaxing with some fine sitar twangs floating on top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmYEtS13BQ (Please ignore the stupid picture.)

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    Ravi Shankar's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is seriously talented on the sitar, as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CnhcGpmH9Y

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    Worth taking a look at. They're on spotify as well.

    https://www.teaparty.com/

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    If you're interested in fusion sitaring/someone who can play that thing like a motherfucking axe rock star, try tracking down Asad Khan's stuff. You're likely to have heard him playing in Slumdog Millionaire, if you need a touchpoint.


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    I've always been partial to the mandolin, myself.

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    I've tried to play mandolin, but my fingers are just too big for it. Heck, Stratocaster necks are a little too narrow for me. I like the way mandolins sound though. Seals and Crofts "Summer Breeze" comes to mind. What sounds like a distorted guitar is really a mandolin. You probably already knew that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    If you're interested in fusion sitaring/someone who can play that thing like a motherfucking axe rock star, try tracking down Asad Khan's stuff. You're likely to have heard him playing in Slumdog Millionaire, if you need a touchpoint.
    Sulphur, that guy seriously kicks MF ass! I like the fusion. Classical Indian music is great, but this stuff rocks. Thanks.

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    Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts. Good stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KrJD9qIA14
    Last edited by bjack; 16th Jul 2017 at 15:20.

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    Amjad Ali Khan on the Sarod:



    North Indian vocal - Kaushiki Chakrabarty:




    You have to shift gears in your mind to get the hang of it - a raga can last for over an hour as they shift through all the rhythms and tempos.

    Ah yes, Carnatic music. L. Subramanium with Jean-Luc Ponty and Billy Cobham:



    or solo:

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