Hi Lars -
I received the dvd and have to tell you that
IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
I HAVE EVER SEEN !!! HOW AWESOME IS IT !!!
Why dont you guys do similar ones for rags
TILAK KAMOD, SHUDDH KALYAN and any other
really popular light ragas by the same
just wanted to folllow up re below and also
let you know that I received the shipment
and everything was great. THanks for the
calendar and agar bathi. I can't say how
much I enjoyed the Introduction to Yaman. It
is far and away the best video lesson for
sitar that I have seen. I am really excited
about your next project along the same
lines. There are so many areas that could be
covered and I think Indrajit is a terrific
teacher- it reminds me a lot of the lessons
I used to take with Amit Adiecha and also
with Amit Chatterjee later.
thanks very much,
The DVD arrived yesterday in perfect
condition, really fast delivery! I allready
had a great time watching it, the general
impression from this first day is: very,
very good, in musical dimensions but also in
terms of photography/ camerawork! I think
this DVD is really equally worthy for
starters and more experienced Sitarists/ ICM
musicians. Allthough IŽve worked intensively
some time now on Rag Yaman, including a lot
of listening to as many different
interpretations of this beautifull Rag,
especially in the Dhrupad genre, I will be
able to learn a lot from this DVD! Also
great compliments to Mr. Banerjee for his
warm and empathic way of explaining,
demonstrating and playing. So let me thak
you very much again, I look forward for the
next DVDŽs to come. IŽll be among the first
ones to order them!
All the best, the "old
I have to
give a shout out to Lars for the production
of this first in a series DVD. I have been
going through it (Yaman) and have to say how
surprised I am that one can learn, actually
learn so much from this type of format.
Indrajit is a wonderful teacher. He sings in
sargam, then plays. Highly recommended if
you have no teacher near-by (and even if you
do!) There's no holding back information.
There is so much good stuff here that you'll
be busy for months. Lars says at least 10
lessons worth. I say double that. Good
stuff. Way to go Lars.
student, I can say this is the type of
training one would receive from Indrajit in
a one-on-one environment. Even though this
is not an introduction to sitar, he uses
basic and advanced playing techniques to
show how to play a nice version of Yaman.
You are taken from alap and jor through two
gats and jhalla. He uses sargam-singing,
bol-baz and strokes throughout. There is
enough material here to keep an intermediate
student busy for at least several months.
The only recommendation is to use a lapel
microphone instead of hand-held, but I
understand that is already planned for in
future releases. In short, I recommend it as
a valuable training aid."
The DVD is a superb learning material,I am
very happy with it. Especially for
beginners, like in my case, I started
studying the sitar 3 months ago,I am 50 now
and never is late to begin.
With your DVD I know I have made a giant
step towards understanding hindustani music.
Please keep me informed of the new releases