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    TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeting.

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeting.

    For some reason, I see no link.
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    I have read about the adaption of the Hawaiian guitar into Indian music. It should work since the Hawaiian guitar is fretless ....... allowing for the microintonation of the Indian scale.....Haven't heard the actual music though.

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeting.

    For some reason, I see no link.
    ???????/
    I have read about the adaption of the Hawaiian guitar into Indian music. It should work since the Hawaiian guitar is fretless ....... allowing for the microintonation of the Indian scale.....Haven't heard the actual music though.
    - Tihai Home

    or

    - Our Cdbaby page.

    Hope it will work now.

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeting.

    They didn't (IMO) 'cook'
    The Italian guitar player did good but was
    constrained by the frets (and tuning) of his
    guitar.
    The Indian had to constrain his scales to fit
    the 'European' model.
    This is a 'peeve' with me.
    There are alternate tuning systems (beyond 'equal tempered') that produce aestetics to the max.
    But they are being lost !
    The only type of guitar that can rise to sitar
    must be tuned away from standard, or fretless,
    (I.E. a 'Hawaiian' guitar) ........ mike (IMHO)

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeti

    SO FAR -WOW!-I've followed John McGlauglin from the very beginning-into Shakti.Tho I dont recall him playing with a sitarist. This is a little reminiscent of Shakti.
    It sounds pretty "cookin" in spots to me.
    One thing I will say is due to its complex sonic nature the sitar doesn't stand out in the mix as much as the guitar.I think that may have to do with the drone strings creating a washy reverb effect[which is great on it's own].

    An album I still have from long ago is Yeuhudi Menuin with Ravi Shankar-I suppose a sitarist must adjust his micro-tonal bends.But even traditional sitar music still sounds western tuning to me[maybe because I'm used to blues bending?]

    I may buy it-altho I dont have much chance to listen to stuff these days.

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeti

    >But even traditional sitar music still sounds western tuning to me[maybe because I'm used to blues bending?]

    Hmm ..... Yea I may be lumping Indian with some other tuning (far eastern or one of the Japanese systems). On another thread someone submitted a 'classical Chinese' piece, and it sounded western to me. I keep listening for that sort of short half-step as in North African stuff.
    .........mike

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    Re: TIHAI - Guitar and Indian Classical music. An amazing meeti

    Excellent guitar and sitar work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitsware
    For some reason, I see no link.
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    I have read about the adaption of the Hawaiian guitar into Indian music. It should work since the Hawaiian guitar is fretless ....... allowing for the microintonation of the Indian scale.....Haven't heard the actual music though.
    The name of the guy who did just that is Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. I've heard his work and he's a superb guitar player doing a lot of types of ragas with his custom guitars which is actually designed in a similar manner like a sitar, having drone, sympathetic, and melody strings. You can check that out at www.musicalnirvana.com or through his site at www.vishwamohanbhatt.com

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    Imrat Gitar - Hybrid sitar guitar

    The Imrat Gitar is a hybrid sitar guitar bridge instrument which allows eastern musicians to acess western music and western musiacains to acess eastern music. I have een studying classical North Indian music for the past 12 years on guitar and Imragitar with Ustadt Imrat Khan. For pictures and detailas please go to Mosby Music Group - peformance music. I is an amazing instrument to play and is the perfect blend of sitar and guitar.

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    sounds cool, a mixture of sitar and guitar. i have heard sitar music before-very classical!
    i am sure this Imrat Guitar is hit!

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