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barend

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I guess each instrument has it's own difficulties. That's why I don't consider one more difficult as the other. On sitar for example you have to have more speed than on rudra veena because the music requires that. So you have to practice more on speed and tans etc. The physical aspect and the playing position seems more demanding on the rudra veena however.
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Please don't forget about the actual MUSIC in all this physical effort & technique  !?!?!?!?
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Here is the issue with $1200 being too expensive for a beginner. Getting one of those internet specials (at least in the U.S.) is going to be 1300-1500 and the instrument will not be good. It will require a lot of knowledge and setup to even begin to be playable, but it will never be even a decent instrument. Say a beginner managed to find one for half that ... $600. What will have happened? They will have spent $600 on something ultimately discouraging to play and fairly useless.

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Bloody well GO to India & find one there.[smile][redface][redface]
Be a damn sight cheaper than farting around on the net over here in the 'west' !!!!!
Choose what you like & have a GREAT time finding it too. I know I did !!!
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Bloody well GO to India & find one there.[smile][redface][redface]
Be a damn sight cheaper than farting around on the net over here in the 'west' !!!!!
Choose what you like & have a GREAT time finding it too. I know I did !!!


The vin is not a standardized instrument like a sitar. It should be made for the player. Send a beginner to India to seek out a rudra vin and choose what they "like"??? Ignore the fact they know little or nothing about the instrument, its construction, dimensions, materials and dozens of other bits. That is simply ridiculous.

Definitely go to India and have a great time! But otherwise leabe the vin to people who actually know what they are doing.

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Then you take a so-called 'expert' WITH you & have an even better time.
Not ALL Vina lovers are beginners?!?!? ARE WE !?!?!?!?!?
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Then you take a so-called 'expert' WITH you & have an even better time.
Not ALL Vina lovers are beginners?!?!? ARE WE !?!?!?!?!?


As I had previously said, I AM talking about beginners. Obviously, if they take someone who knows the vin, that changes things. But it is irrelevant to the initial point.

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Sorry YES a BIG YES from me too.
You know as well as me what a wonderful world Indian music is & how there's so many pitfalls for the unwary.
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