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Raga fusion with Tabla Maestro Athar Husain Khan

Raga fusion with Tabla Maestro Athar Husain Khan

Ustad Athar Hussain Khan

Athar Hussain Khan, is my dear friend for almost 15 years now, a great tabla maestro and from the famous dynasty of Ajrara Gharana. Ajrara Gharana is one of world renowned and one of the six main traditional schools in tabla drums.

Athar’s tabla is the one famous tabla sound that you hear every day at National news channel Aaj Tak.

We both had a great time recording this piece i.e. Indian Guitaroo track. I got to work with Athar in many recordings, which is so overwhelming every time. We have been working on Raga Fusion for over 10 years now and fortunately this is our first video shoot since then.

We recorded this piece on scale of raga Puriya Dhanashree for Indian classical representation while we take minor riffs for rock phrases.

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Posted by on April 12, 2015 in Albums

 

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Fastest Guitar – Played Indian Guitaroo at Speed of 600 notes per minute

Fastest Guitar – Played Indian Guitaroo at Speed of 600 notes per minute

Dear Friends,

Here I am sharing you the 1st song of 3rd season i.e. Indian Guitaroo of gmtunetime. This tune is the title track with the same name, a rare fusion of Rock & Raga music. This season I am going to display my own composed music and pieces. I am privileged having done it at a speed of 600 notes per minute. I am thankful to my favorite Tabla Artist Ustad Athar Hussain Khan, who accompanied me both in recordings and shoot. And a very aspiring percussionist Udit who accompanied in Drums. This is my one of the experiments I risked on guitar and I over-trained my fingers at speed of 650 beats per minute to be able to actually play it at this level and speed. I also want to credit ever inspiring Sawan Dutta who helped it get recorded and then mixed it at her studio.

CONCEPT OF INDIAN GUITAROO – The ‘adhar (basis)’ of this tune is based on Raga – Puriya Dhanashree scale and with some accidental notes, merged with minor pentatonic and application of power chords during rock riffs etc. It is a unique demonstration and fusion of Rock & Raga on Guitar within 3 minutes. Accidental cymbal smashes to show the Sum and reference for the complex Tihai. Ending it all finally in a new Key and Chord.

I hope you like it and if you do, do leave your comments to motivate me. Check more of my videos here >>

Regards

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Albums

 

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Tujhe Dekha to Ye – My Guitar tribute to Bollywood movie DDLJ

Friends,

Here is my second last song of Season # 2 of gmtunetime, Tujhe Dekha to Ye – my guitar tribute to Bollywood most popular and longest ever movie DDLJ, Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge

The movie has recently completed its 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir Cinema Hall in South Mumbai, India. The movie got released in the October month of year 1995 and so far one of the longest movies ever of Bollywood with main lead actors as Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher etc.

Coming to its music part, it has both blend of west and foundation of Indian folk flavor. The songs of movies got very popular even before the movie is released, composed by music director Jatin Lalit. I chose the most popular song of this movie ‘Tujhe Dekha to Ye Jana Sanam’, which is a true blend of Indian Folk and Keherva rhythm merged with various riffs and chords transitions in between. It is a study for many guitar students.

Tujhe Dekha to Ye Guitar Kapil Srivastava

Look forward to your comments and subscribe my youtube channel – www.youtube.com/gmtunetime for more videos, which I keep uploading every now and then. If you have Play Store – download my 100% free mobile app – gmtunetime,

Love and Regards

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Albums

 

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Kapil Srivastava – Guitar Man of India

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One of India’s Prominent Guitarists – Kapil Srivastava, a leading name in India’s Guitar Culture a.k.a Guitar Man of Indiawinner of State Award in the year 2007 (New Delhi, India) and founder of Guitarmonk

Kapil is one of India’s leading solo & lead guitarist who made his first television debut as Guitarist in album titled ‘Lady Chatterjee’ for song ‘Pyar aur Dosti’. He also composed & performed a recent track in the Bollywood Movie – Dubai Returns (Starring Irfan Khan).  He has performed guitar with various record labels including Sa Re Ga Ma HMV, T-Series, Doordarshan, GM Records and has 3 solo music albums to his credits.

Authored 6 Guitar Books (under Creative and Unicorn Publishing) and have led more than 7000+ students worldwide in more than 8 countries via Guitarmonk.

Kapil Srivastava is also contributing socially via its music movement (as Guitarmonk Social) primarily for preservation of arts, music for health, music for poor). He executed more than 100 events in last few years on social causes.
Media – Spy Ghana News (Ghana), Broadway World (USA), Zee, 9x News, NDTV Good Times, 92.7 FM, Doordarshan, HT City, Radio & Music, Adgully, Rave International, City Cheers, CEO India, Afaqs, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, INN Today, Franchise India, Bengaluru Music News, Filmi Kaliyan etc.
Check out his guitar videos at online guitar channel GM Tune Time.
 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Events & Moments

 

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Smart People Magazine Coverage

Kapil Srivastava Smart People Magazine

Friends,

Received the print copy of Smart People magazine today. It covered me this year a month ago on woman issues. You will able to read the text in the image.

Look forward to more this year.

Regards

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Workshops

 

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Music for Hypertension and High Blood Pressure

Music for Hypertension and High Blood Pressure

Friends,

Raga Ahir Bhairava is a morning raga, recommended time is between 6 to 9 am. However ragas are beneficial at any time of the day and is a pure subjective study. There are historic literature, practices and experiences that are connected to prevalence and perception about such ragas.

This Raga Ahir Bhairavs is been recommended as useful for  Hypertension, High Blood Pressure and helps in attaining peace, integration, compassion.

This Music is produced by – Guitarmonk Records from Album ‘Kaytosarg’, which is a therapeutic album series concept. ‘It is dedicated to create therapeutic, relaxation, healing and meditation music. The Sitarist who was called to perform in this album is Mr. Mohsin Ali Khan. Check out my detailed post on our effort for Kayotsarg album series >>.

For buying complete therapeutic album. Go to – http://guitarmonkrecords.com/product/…

Don’t forget to subscribe to http://youtube.com/gmtunetime and receive timely music updates and new music every now and then.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Albums, Causes

 

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Music for Meditation and Healing by Guitarmonk Records

Meditation Music Guitarmonk Records

Long ago I started on a ‘meditation series’ named it ‘Kayotsarg’ music album series and put a lot of time, efforts and money on it. The concept was purely to make an album dedicated to healing or as – ‘Ragas for Healing’ and before it could have reached people, there came the dawn of smart mobiles and internet era and people have stopped buying CD’s something around after 2008. YouTube improved a lot. And as a result lot of my CD stock remain unsold & some un-returned too from planet m and music world stores across. I couldn’t even pitch it. And then gradually all these stores were like stripped off of their royal presence, with no customer and desperate rotten look, got closed almost around 2010. That was quite a sad sight to watch then.

I remember those days, when we used to call specialized people, engaging qualified music staff to research on ragas, was a direct cost at that time. Artist were paid huge good amount on per session basis, along with recording studio charges, so that these unique concepts would recover all investments and will make good return and then will keep it going. Anyhow I kept silently working on this concept without plan but at the slowest speed and we got a new break in education domain than publishing.

As it is said that Life is in continuous flux and evolution is the only way.  Year 2013 we started to re-start our publishing again and came up with new concepts of ‘guitarmonk radio’ for office, clinics and ‘gmtunetime’. Year 2015 we decided to share it at our ‘gmtunetime’ channel 1 by 1 via ‘Guitarmonk Records’ playlist.

Some of us are one of those music promoters who have seen both pre and post internet era of music promotion and marketing and experienced working on both platforms. Today it has transcended to a new zone and level, breaking old contemporary infrastructures via internet.

I wish you will enjoy our effort for Kayotsarg and do subscribe at http://youtube.com/gmtunetime to receive this music every now and then.

Love and Regards

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Albums

 

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Guitarmonk Students share their success

Guitarmonk Students share their success

These are random collection of Guitarmonk Guitar Students bytes taken at different branches of Guitarmonk in Delhi and NCR. These are during the time when the student has finished the batch, or while they were still learning and our teachers recorded their experiences via anything they had be it mobile, digital camera etc. videos. We compiled these videos to share you the smiles and our student’s success stories at Guitarmonk.

Since Last 5 years, we introduced Guitarmonk CRP Program, which became a revolution in Delhi – NCR. This program has got more than 98% student turnout ratio, and a 100% guaranteed success so far on every registered student (of-course unless the student got absent in class or unwilling to practice due to their other priorities).

Guitarmonk CRP Guitar program has proved to be a new revolution and guitar education method, both online and offline as a good competition to even international universities methods, prevalent across 11 countries now.

You can stay connected for updates on same at my Google Plus Page or Guitarmonk Facebook Page. Also download us at Play Store – ‘gmtunetime’

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Workshops

 

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Nepal worst Earthquake in 80 Years

We encountered earthquake on 25 April 2015 and the next day on 26 April too at New Delhi. The centre of the earthquake became our neighbour Nepal and it faced life and property damages. It is Nepal’s worst earthquake in last 80 years with official death over more than 4000 now.

India is sending lots of help and doing the rescue operations. This earthquake was also felt at many places of Northern India with some life damage in Indian cities too.

Mother Earth

One of my friends wrote me this –

“If there is one thing an earthquake reminds us of, it is how fragile this life is. And how connected we are as a world family. The tectonic plates don’t care about the boundaries we draw over Mother Earth. To think that in just a split second, this reality we have built up around us can be destroyed, is a humbling thought. If today were the last day of our lives, would each one of us be truly content with who we ARE within? If not, it is time to start working towards becoming the persons we want to be. Not so much in terms of professions and designations, but as people – as living, breathing manifestations of soul energy.”

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in My Life Views..

 

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Roland Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Roland Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Roland Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Dear Friends,

Today I got my new Roland Acoustic Guitar Amplifier from our owned Guitar Store. This is AC 60 Model.

It was for sale but I wanted it to be in my personal assets. Quite expensive at almost Rs. 40,000 & very small but very handy, awesome sound, beautiful rosewood finish etc. It has many good points. I am trying it for a solo guitar show after two days.

I hope it will cover the size of 1000 sq feet while maintaining the beauty of sound. I will be using both AUX in and other keyboard track.

Will play something on it and share its sound to you soon.

Love and Regards

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Guitar Counseling & Articles

 

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