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sarega

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Hey guys, I live in the States but is of East Indian decent. I have recently become interested in the culture of the motherland after being thoroughly impressed by "Sa Re Ga Ma" on Z-Tv. The skill of these performers is astounding.

My question is, how does someone embark on such a journey to become such a wonderful performer. Can someone point me in that direction? Are there any exercises I can do to begin?

Any input would be greatly appreciated and looking forward to your replies!

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http://srgmpss.zeetv.com/abhilasha-venkata-chellum/videos/sa-re-ga-ma-pa-singing-superstar-october-16-episode-video-abhilasha-performs.html
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You need to find a teacher in your area. Where do you live?
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Hi, I have to agree with you about the performances on that show. Amazing talent!

While most of us will never get to that level, I would suggest that private lessons will be the best way to move forward on this road.

Like you, I've been in the US for a long time (most of my life actually). I started learning tabla at age 30, over 16 years ago, and it has not only given me the gift of music, but also brought me closer to my Indian roots. So I know where you are coming from.

For past two years, my son and I have been learning tabla via Skype from India. I loved it so much, I started a website, http://worldmusicguru.com, that offers Skype lessons from over 60 teachers, mostly in India.

You might want to check it out. Many of the teachers have very reasonable rates, and you have a good choice of gurus. I have already announced it on this forum earlier, so I didn't want to reply to you in "public."

Let me know what you think of the site.

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rajpuranik

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Sorry folks, my previous post was supposed to be a private message (as it says!). Oh well...

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FYI Mauli Dave from a couple of years back was my wife's student.

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sarega

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^^ Wow, that is impressive. David, how long do you think it will take someone with a moderate background in ICM to get to that level?
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That is hard to say. In Mauli's case it was a combination of talent, intelligence, personality, very supportive parents, drive, and luck.

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