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fossesitar

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And - for all you 3rd finger fans out there....... 3rd finger meend !!
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Holy cow that Surbahar has a beautiful sound.
Especially in the lower register.
Great sustain and responsiveness.

Great playing too.
He is certainly a masterful musician.
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What's a Bass Sitar???? :wink:

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Yes it's from me, that clip. It was a concert the Pandit did more than a few years ago in London.
And YES he IS guilty of 3 finger meend but then he is a bit weedy too!!!

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I remember that clip when trippy posted it here a while back. One of the more amazing things to me is that (as I recall) it was mentioned that this instrument was not even his, but a students, and he just happened to pick it up and play it because it was there. Particularly in light of how quick and precise his meends are (and how much surbahars can vary in scale length) his precision is all the more impressive.

There's that one little turnaround that always gets me...on the low Pa string on the Dha fret, the Ni/Sa, Dha/Ni\Dha, except that first Dha is barely perceptible. One could basically play Ni/Sa Ni\Dha and have about the same thing, but that grace note of Dha in between adds a certain sweetness and depth. Yaman has a very wistful quality, particularly when in the Dha and Ni area, straining up towards Sa.
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Yes, NN, the precision is remarkable, sweetness too......
As for you Trippy, who woulda guessed we share the same tastes?
As they say in the old country: "great minds think alike" 8)
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This reminds me of an interesting story:

A few years back a friend of mine who studied sitar had a few lessons with Pandit BM. According to him, PBM told him that "the best way to practice meend for sitar is on the Surbahar". It had something to do with the thicker strings increasing the strength in your fingers thus making meend on sitar easier.

The flipside of this is that I told this story to a shagird of USPK who (according to him) asked his Ustad about this and was told "the best way to practice meend for sitar is on sitar ".

Just thought it was interesting that two great players with undeniable meend skills would have different perspectives.
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What's a Bass Sitar???? :wink:

Nick
It must be a gharana thing!

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Although I presume the pandit ALSO plays surbahar as well as sitar... Most do, no??!!?
I know I do as I'm sure many here do too.

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"Although I presume the pandit ALSO plays surbahar as well as sitar... Most do, no??!!?"
I guess I should've clarified - Pandit BM = Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, USPK = Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.

"I know I do as I'm sure many here do too." - I guess I'll have to get myself a surbahar and join the club
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Sri Desh
You will never, I repeat NEVER look back.... 8)

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