Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Tar Shehnai / Esraj (Dilruba) - Raag Kalyan
Maiya Singh, My teacher, playing a Bandish in Raag Yaman/Kaliyaan.
Recording was made mainly for practice purposes.
Not bad for someone who just plays this on the spot without any recent practice eh?
The instrument is a Tar Shehnai, which is an Esraj + a horn that produces the sweet, high pitched sound.
An Esraj (similar to Dilruba) is a hybrid Sarangi + Sitar.
If you noticed: I fumbled the taal at one point because I started concentrating on what my teacher was playing, but he adjusted what he was playing to fit my mistake in.
Advanced listeners will notice instantly :P