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theactor10

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His sitar in this raag sounds like its crying

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A very beautiful rendition to be sure....

.... but get a load of that tanpura!

My goodness, I've never seen something so huge !!

Why, you could put someone's eye out with that or cause a serious knot on the head!

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Strangest thing to me...main string is tuned to Sa, not Ma !
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It's NOT Pandit Chatterjee it's Pt Debu Chaudhury.

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Strangest thing to me...main string is tuned to Sa, not Ma !
Okay, if you take Sa as C or Do - then my baj is Dha
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I have always liked Debu's playing. Especially in the 'lighter' pieces. He has a own melancholic style which is easily recognizable.
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Strangest thing to me...main string is tuned to Sa, not Ma !
I think his main string is tuned to F# and the 2nd string is tuned to C# just like usual. Because of the tuning of the chikari strings the F# is perceived as the tonic (Sa). So the Sa is on the fret where normally the Ma is. This can done in lighter ragas like Pilu and Pahadi and Bhairavi also I think.
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Interesting. I've seen this shifting for instance in sitar/surbahar duets, just haven't seen it (that I recall) in solo sitar. Gives a different character to it, definitely.
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It's NOT Pandit Chatterjee it's Pt Debu Chaudhury.

Nick
Thanks Nick. I initially thought it was a young Purbayan but something still did not jive.

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A look at the fret layout would have been a bit of a giveaway for it being Pt Debu Chaudhury.

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A look at the fret layout would have been a bit of a giveaway for it being Pt Debu Chaudhury.

Nick
Explain.

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Well P...

Pt-ji never has a full deck, so to speak. He has his flats usually removed, such as ga komal & dha komal.
It seems to be a regular thing with his gharana. Wikipedia gives it as Senia Gharana.

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Hi all.

Povster/TrippyM,
TM's right: Senia 17f sitar.
There's a text (Farrell2002) where DC explains how ( at DC's initial GSParampara request) Mushtaq AK told it was a must to remove 2 frets, otherwise he wouldn't be willing/able to teach.

DC + disciples told there were still some old MAK students using 16f as per Barkatullah or (not sure) Ashiq AK, Mushtaq's father's specs.

A beautiful style IMO: it'd be nice if some attention be given to this + other old styles, which could for various reasons have been overlooked amidst the social transformations of post-indep/partition and the rise of the 1st national-dimension sitarists.

Have fun.
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Well P...

Pt-ji never has a full deck, so to speak. He has his flats usually removed, such as ga komal & dha komal.
It seems to be a regular thing with his gharana. Wikipedia gives it as Senia Gharana.

Nick
Having never seen or heard his it took me a minute to get this, until a perusal of the fretboard indeed demonstrated your point.

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