Friends,

Great Pleasure to share you the release of my 1st Guitar duet with Pandit ji named “Merry Love Rain”

This is a Music we composed on the Concept of Rain. This is also one of the pioneer jugalbandi so far between Mohan Veena & Western Guitar ever.

I am feeling so proud to be bringing and composing such music with Legend Guitarist Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who is the creator of Mohan Veena instrument and winner of Grammy.

Stay connected at my channel http://www.youtube.com/gmtunetime for new guitar episodes every month.

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

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

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Love and Regards

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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.

Friends,

There are so many oldies and beautiful Bollywood songs composed on Waltz Melody. Let me share you 5 of them of year 1960’s. You can also try them on Guitar and enjoy. Rare Guitarists are capable to play them on Guitar.

I love them and I always bring my students to perceive different melodies. As a guitarist, your music repertoire need not to be biased to this or that. Music is Music.  Sometimes certain melodies and phrases are not easy to relate for young learners but with time one can enjoy the beauty of them. I call this music maturity.

YE DUNIYA WALE POOCHENGE

This is by Kalyan ji Anand ji, sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhonsle (Year 1969)


TERI ANKHON KE SIWA

This is by Madan Mohan, sung by Mohd. Rafi (Year 1969)
This beautiful composition is actually played in cycle of 6 beats  but on Guitar, you can also count it in 3.


LAG JA GALE

One of the most beautiful and evergreen melodies of Indian Cinema ever by Madan Mohan, sung by Lata Mangeshkar (Year 1964)


AGAR MUJHSE MOHABBAT HAI

Another Gem by Madan Mohan, sung by Lata Mangeshkar (Year 1964)


TERA MERA PYAR AMAR

This music is by Shankar Jaikishan, sung by Lata Mangeshkar (Year 1962)

 

 

Being Old is not a relaxation and retirement for many as it is for our parents and affluent families. Many of them have to work hard every day for few rupees to get going (to make a living).

And what to do when you find them around you?

My brother was in TCS Chennai and he shared me the story of a very old lady (nearby his house). The old lady used to make her living by making rosary from flowers. She used to work day and night and then sleep at the same place, waiting for the next day.

2 Months back, I also saw one lady at Rishikesh (Ram Jhula), was a very old lady who used to manage her shop, selling items of clay. She used to keep selling things till 9 pm and close the shop, doing all binding (securing) of items, all laborious task herself. Her shop items were also reflection of whatever she has known and learnt from life; she chose to sell. She started to make a living out of same. Unknown of the larger development of world around her, she was doing her best to meet both ends at this old age. Risking all and nothing at such an age, vulnerable from the heartless and alone.

Today I was for a shopping at Jheel, Gandhi Nagar area of East Delhi and amidst the very fast moving traffic, pollution and people. I happened to see this old lady sitting at the side of main road selling ‘Neem Sticks’.  When I enquired about her, I came to know that she is selling this every day. The same theory struck in mind that whatever she knew, she is selling it every-day to make a living at such an old age, selling something at Rs. 2.50.

Old Age Delhi India

Old age is an unavoidable fact of life. It is a time where body-mind is totally tired and need to relax. Not all people are able to live this period of life gracefully and happily.

I want to advise my younger generation that our old people have seen a lot of dark life, less of advancement and development as compared to us and sometimes they are unable to pace themselves with the fast world. They may have grudges; they may have mental blocks and habits. Ignore all of them as they are old now. It is so unfortunate that they don’t have younger ones to give them comfort.

Old Age Delhi - Guitarist India

And whenever you find some old lady/man struggling hard, working hard at this old age, support her; buy her stuff, even if you don’t need it. It will give her/him relaxation and convenience at-least for that day.

Lastly if you want to work with me to gather volunteers for helping old, who are struggling in streets, we can start a campaign. Write me at kapil.guitarmonk@gmail.com

Kapil Srivastava Guitar Batches India

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We are now regularly conducting ‘Crime Prevention Program’ spreading Free Music Education to at-risk youth

Guitarmonk Social

Carrying on with our annual activities on free music education for poor, here are our updates on this month activity at Sangam Vihar, Delhi.

Free Music Education for Poor Guitarmonk
As we always mentioned that  vulnerability of the youth makes them an easy target and be lured to crime, abuses and violence. Read More on Crime Prevention through music>> Guitarmonk Social is committed to contribute as much as it can via free music education, music instruments support.

Free Music Education Rohini Guitarmonk

In Delhi, we are conducting free music education activities regularly at Sangam Vihar and Rohini. Last years we conducted these activities at South Delhi branch and orphanage. Our motto and philosophy behind such initiatives is creative channelization of young energy, providing them with resources, platforms, facility in form of teachers, instruments, space and draw their attention towards creative activities. Read more >>

Music Charity Guitarmonk Social

DONATE FOR THE CAUSE – You can also contribute to our cause by donating Rs. 3000/student as education program cost…

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Supreme court today ordered real estate Group Unitech to pay 5 crores for delay in their project by Aug 5 2016 or go to Jail on ‘contempt of court’.

Those who only understand the language of beating cannot be counselled by words.

Thousands of buyers have suffered and at-last Supreme Court can only make it happen and nobody else.

It is shame to see that more than 50% of projects/flats are delayed by Builders. It also proves the unethical and illegal practice by these builders and “I don’t care” attitude.

33% of flats today are more than 2 years delayed. 22% are more than 1 year delayed.

My advise to all sufferers of Noida Extension, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, NH-24, Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad or anywhere else to escalate your application to Higher Authorities and Supreme Court and get the relief.

Builders Mafia Delhi NCR Supreme Court Order