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Re: Indian style was Re: making money off your music OT

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From: andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
To: LD <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 3:36:13 AM
Subject: Indian style was Re: making money off your music OT

Hi Kris,
that's quite right, the instrument is commonly called
a Rudra Vina, though Chris tells me that "Rudra Been"
is more appropriate.
Been players don't use a mezrab(mizrab?), so he plays with his
fingers. His fingernails are short apart from on the 4th finger
which he often uses for a brighter sound on the drone strings. 
Kris Hartung wrote:
> He doesn't appear to be using a mezrab. Is that correct?  The miserable mezrab as I called it, when I played sitar.
> But that doesn't even look like a normal sitar. :)
> Kris
> ----- Original Message -----
>> here's something positive
>> Here's my friend Chris Doddridge performing to half a
>> dozen or so people.
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL9wHQH0jKg
>> Chris has no desire to play to larger audience,
>> and considers his playing to be a meditation rather than
>> a performance.
>> He follows the ancient Dhrupad school of North Indian music,
>> and has quite strict views on not playing flashy stuff to
>> impress an audience.
>> While he comes across as very much the traditionalist,
>> Chris has his own distinctive style which often involves the re-stringing and retuning of instruments to a much lower pitch.
>> andy