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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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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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Employee Engagement – Music Therapy Demo in office

Employee Engagement – Music Therapy Demo in office

Dear Friends

I was called for a ‘Music Therapy’ Demo and for a lecture on ‘Importance and Benefits of Music’ in corporate. The objective was to find out better ways and different ways to inculcate music in engagement of employees. It was a wonderful session and very nice audience.

I chose my other hand ‘guitar’ to demonstrate various scales and it’s impact on mind. I played few raga scales on guitar and the basis of these ragas along with some selected playlist through my computers.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Workshops

 

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Guitarist Kapil Srivastava Wallpaper

Friends,

My design team shared me this calendar of 10 images today. I am happy to share you this with my 10 songs play list.

Guitarist Kapil Guitarmonk Delhi

10 Images Calendar

Here is my playlist of 10 tunes. Please subscribe http://www.youtube.com/gmtunetime for my upcoming 3rd season this month

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2015 in My Image Gallery

 

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Bollywood on Guitar, Kapil Srivastava Guitarist

Bollywood on Guitar, Kapil Srivastava Guitarist

Friends,

Enjoy my season 2, the unforgettable Bollywood playlist. This season is a collection of 5 selective tunes from 1950’s to 1990’s of Bollywood Music. This season is more lavish, with more budget and we did it at an extra ordinary galleria i.e. must art galleria in South Delhi.

I got a lots of reviews on same particularly songs as ‘Chaudvin Ka Chand’, ‘Tujhe Dekha’ and ‘Neele Neele Ambar Par’. All tunes are gems of its times, they belong to hearts of billions of people across.

I am privileged and blessed to have got the time to play them on my guitar in this fashion.

Bollywood Guitar Kapil Srivastava

We have launched a dedicated website of gmtunetime, where we also helping other artists to get launched. This is now a professional launch pad opportunity and even platform to get noticed by media worldwide.

I will be sharing you my 3rd season soon. Subscribe at YouTube and download all my seasons in google play store by gmtunetime.

Love & Regards

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Albums

 

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Guitar & Ghatam Season Playlist, Kapil Srivastava

Guitar & Ghatam Season Playlist, Kapil Srivastava

Friends,

I am sharing with you my full 5 tunes that I played in season # 1 ‘Guitar & Ghatam’ of gmtunetime. This video gives you all in a row. This was the start of my gmtunetime episodes and I learnt a lot so far in the process. Today I am launching my 3rd season and it seems that an era has passed since the 1st one. I know I will remember these days in future of my life as ‘golden days’ particularly when I will be old and won’t look like the way I am now in these videos.

I want to share you that all songs I make video for, I record them first at different sessions in recording studio, playing each phrase on guitar.  I do a lot of personal work to transcribe these tunes and then record them at different tracks. I then call percussionist and design the rhythm patterns and it takes a lot of time.

Guitar and Ghatam Kapil Guitarist

It would have been very easier for me to present these seasons with ready-made tracks but I always prefer to spend times on each and every track and play it manually. My philosophy of this project is to work on a particular music through guitar as lead instrument. My objective is to reflect the tone, impression and playing of guitar on different types of tunes.

Please see the dedicated website of gmtunetime, where we also helping other artists to get launched.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please subscribe at YouTube and download all seasons in google play store by gmtunetime.

Love & Regards

Kapil Srivastava

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Albums

 

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