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Ahiri Marwa and Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta

On the day before yesterday [27 Mar 2014] at the ‘Vistar’ program Buddhada [Padmabhushan Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta] suddenly asked me if I knew ‘Ahiri Marwa’ [আহীরী মারোয়া জানিস?]. I said, no, I did not learn any rag named ‘Ahiri Marwa’ … Continue reading

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Teaching Mian-ki-Malhar to Kalyanjit

  Kalynajit is my student [as well my grand student being the son of my student Kushal Das, the highly acclaimed sitar player]. Kalyanjit [I affectionately call him Bittu] is a highly promising young musician with lots of zeal and … Continue reading

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Teaching Hem-Nat to Dipankar

  Dipankar [Mukherjee] is an advanced student and plays Bamboo Flute. He is also a well-listened person. So, I thought of teaching him Hem-Nat, a very rare raga. I heard my teacher Dr. M.R. Gautam singing this raga a few … Continue reading

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Teaching Alahiya-Bilaval to Rajrupa

I thought it a good idea to keep a few of my teaching examples on the net. This one is what I taught Rajrupa [Chowdhury, nee Sen] during one of many hundred teaching sessions. A July 2012 session. To be … Continue reading

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Sarod playing nails

Hard nails are important in sarod playing where soft ones and easy breaking nails pose problems. Here is a brief discussion on this issue. Many sarod players use artificial nails. Earlier they used thick fish-scales. They used to glue the … Continue reading

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