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I learned Mridangam for some time, but had to discontinue because of high school studies. I however like mridangam very much, for that matter all percussion instruments.
Want to learn something....hope its not too late...
 
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Originally posted by Raghav Sam:
I learned Mridangam for some time, but had to discontinue because of high school studies. I however like mridangam very much, for that matter all percussion instruments.
Want to learn something....hope its not too late...



Well I play. Guitar
 
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:


Well I play. Guitar





Last one is my one..
 
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I badly wish to learn guitar... and some fundamentals of music. any good music school in chennai?
 
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Originally posted by Akhilesh Trivedi:
I badly wish to learn guitar... and some fundamentals of music. any good music school in chennai?



Well you are so much far apart from Delhi, otherwise I could give you tution.
 
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I started learning guitar few months back - my roommate was my tutor. But since he left the room, my learning has stopped.
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
I started learning guitar few months back - my roommate was my tutor. But since he left the room, my learning has stopped.



See, how panic it is sometime to teach someone...
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
See, how panic it is sometime to teach someone...



 
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:


Well you are so much far apart from Delhi, otherwise I could give you tution.



how about e-learning?
 
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Originally posted by Akhilesh Trivedi:


how about e-learning?



Ofcourse we can start by today... What about my fees..
 
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:


Ofcourse we can start by today... What about my fees..



gyan baatne se badta hai, so no fee

(Knowledge increases with sharing)
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:


gyan baatne se badta hai, so no fee

(Knowledge increases with sharing)



Guru Dakhsina to fir bhi deni padti hai
(We need to pay something to our teachers in terms of Gifts.)

So where are my gifts.....
 
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:


Guru Dakhsina to fir bhi deni padti hai
(We need to pay something to our teachers in terms of Gifts.)

So where are my gifts.....



Here is your 'Guru Dakshina':

 
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:


Guru Dakhsina to fir bhi deni padti hai
(We need to pay something to our teachers in terms of Gifts.)

So where are my gifts.....



parantu guruji, dakshina to shiksha ke tadoparant hoti hai na! :roll:
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:


Here is your 'Guru Dakshina':



Thumb???
Beta eklayva, will you still play guitar now?
 
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Ankur:

Is that last one a Les Paul or imitation? If real, from what year?

Here I am MANY years ago when there were not that many rock bands in the world, period

http://solo23.abac.com/tony-alicea/alicea/stokes/index.html

and this is a short clip (from the same time) when I was 15 years old in late 1965:

http://solo23.abac.com/tony-alicea/alicea/deseo_24K_22050.mp3
 
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I played guitar in various bands during the 80's, then taught for 6 years. Here's what I still have...
  • 1964 Fender Duosonic, dakota red w/ maple
  • 1974 Fender Stratocaster, walnut w/ maple
  • 1981 Fender Stratocaster, "International" Capri Orange w/ maple
  • 1982 Fender 60's Reissue Stratocaster, fiesta red w/ rosewood
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, black w/ maple
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, black w/ rosewood (replacement tortoise guard & aged covers)
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, black w/ maple (replacement black guard & covers)
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, white w/ maple
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, white w/ maple (red bobbins)
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, mocha w/ maple
  • 1982 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, white w/ 1982 reissue 60's rosewood (replacement mint green guard and replacement bridge pickup)
  • 1982 Fender Lead III, black w/ maple
  • 1983 Fender "Smith" Stratocaster, blue stratoburst w/ maple (replacement white guard and replacement pickups)
  • 1980's custom Schecter Strat, gold w/ maple and pearloid guard (pickups possibly late-60's Fender)
  • 1990's Fender Japan Paisley Strat body w/ 1982 maple "Smith" neck and Lindy Fralin pickups
  • Early 1990's Soundgear bass, forest green
  • Early 1990's Charvel Surfcaster (1st design), black
  • Mid-1990's Fender Japan 60's Reissue Stratocaster, surf green w/ rosewood
  • Late 1990's Gibson Les Paul Classic, goldtop
  • My main amps are a Mesa Boogie Subway Blues and a Fender Reissue Twin Reverb.

    (I also have a 1984 Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer and a pair of Technics SL-1200 turntables.)
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    Wow Marc, you win!

    Although I claim to having the "bragging' rights to who started first
     
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    In my pics you can see an original Fender Super Reverb.
    [ October 03, 2006: Message edited by: Tony Alicea ]
     
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    Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
    In my pics you can see an original (as opposed to re-issue) Fender Super Reverb.

    [ October 03, 2006: Message edited by: Tony Alicea ]

     
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    Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
    Wow Marc, you win!

    Although I claim to having the "bragging' rights to who started first


    Yeah, I think you beat me to the computer as well.

    Too much stuff... The sad part is I'm burned out on guitar now, and I've hardly played in years. At the same time, the one I still want is a nice 50's Reissue Telecaster, butterscotch with a black guard -- lightweight with a thin neck. (Maybe then I could play like Robbie Robertson. )
     
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    Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
    ...as opposed to re-issue...




    The only real "vintage" Fender I have is the '64 Duosonic, which isn't very collectible. Still, it has a certain feel to it. If only I had a Strat with that feel...
     
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    Strat is right! :-)

    I bought a 1965 Fender Jazzmaster when I should have bought a Strat. I didn't know better in 1966.

    And Robbie Robertson and his band were one of the greatest bands of all time: The Band!

    See the movie THE LAST WALTZ.
     
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    Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
    ...Robbie Robertson and his band were one of the greatest bands of all time: The Band!

    See the movie THE LAST WALTZ.


    Yeah, I remember you talking about that Jazzmaster in a previous post. Very cool!

    The Last Waltz... Classic band, classic performances, and classic (Martin Scorsese) filmmaking!

    There's also a documentary of their self-titled "brown" album, available as part of the "Classic Albums" DVD series. In addition to reflections from all surviving members -- including Rick Danko, filmed shortly before his death -- Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm play back the original tapes (although not in the same studio together), talking about how the tracks are put together. And segments of Robertson demonstrating ideas on an old Tele... I never get tired of watching that!
     
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    What can I tell U?

    You have excellent taste in music.

    May I ask how old are you? (I think you know how old I am... HA HA!)

    Regards,

    Tony
     
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    I saw THE LAST WALTZ when it first came out in 1978!

    Wow what a Concert movie!

    The newspaper said that it had better sound than Woodstock which was great for its day. And I agreed.
     
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    Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
    ...May I ask how old are you? ...


    I'm 42. Fortunately my dad listened to good music, so I heard The Band a lot while growing up -- along with Creedence, Janis Joplin, etc. I think hearing that stuff at a young age really made an impression. Much healthier than "Barney" style kid's music.

    Then when I started playing guitar (after hearing Dire Straits' first album in '79), I sought out as much groundbreaking music as I could, and rediscovered The Band. I haven't stopped listening to them since.
     
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    All posts are related to guitar. Are there anybody who play violin, drums, keyboard?
     
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    I remember Dire Straits in 1979. I was 29 and going through a Big Change: moving from Long Island (NY) to Miami, FL!

    Another group that I remember from that time is THE KNACK! Ha ha! Great couple of songs... (My Shirona and Good Girls Don't).

    And SUPERTRAMP!
     
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    (Not very well, but I try)
     
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    Wow Marc, that's quite a collection!

    Right now I have two guitars, an old Martin and a Gibson SG knock-off - i've always liked Gibsons more than Fenders. I used to have a Taylor That I loved, but had to sell during a financial downturn

    The other guitar I had to sell at the same time was a real prize - a 12-string that was owned by Leo Kottke - it was awesome.

    I've got a synth pickup added to my Gibson-esque guitar, so you could say that I play 500 instruments Synth guitar is very, very cool.

    Marc, other than Robbie, and Knopfler who are your influences? I play like a really poor man's version of the Grateful Dead guitarists, but I'd love to play like Jorma Koukenen or Leo Kottke.

    Finally, I've heard that a very high percentage of programmers are also musicians...I've also heard that a high percentage of musicians are left handed (as am I) - any other feed back on those points?
     
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    One of my favorites from Koukonen:

    Embryonic Journey

    And I am right handed and also a programmer
     
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    When I was 15 and 16, in 1965 and 1966, Michael Bloomfield was one of the "top dogs" in guitar. He's the one that I would call "my hero" back then.

    He's of Paul Butterfield Blues Band fame, BTW...
     
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    Originally posted by Raghav Sam:
    All posts are related to guitar. Are there anybody who play violin, drums, keyboard?



    I played violin from 2nd to 5th grade...
    Then switched to guitar
     
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    More on Bloomfield. This strikes me as very interesintg:

    "...he became interested in music through the Southern radio stations he was able to pick up at night, which gave him a regular source for rockabilly, R&B, and blues. He received his first guitar at his bar mitzvah and he and his friends began sneaking out to hear electric blues on the South Side's fertile club scene (with the help of their families' maids). The young Bloomfield sometimes jumped on-stage to jam with the musicians and the novelty of such a spectacle soon made him a prominent scenester. Dismayed with the turn his education was taking, his parents sent him to a private boarding school on the East Coast"
    [ October 04, 2006: Message edited by: Tony Alicea ]
     
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    Originally posted by Bert Bates:
    ...Right now I have two guitars, an old Martin and a Gibson SG knock-off - i've always liked Gibsons more than Fenders. I used to have a Taylor That I loved, but had to sell during a financial downturn

    The other guitar I had to sell at the same time was a real prize - a 12-string that was owned by Leo Kottke - it was awesome...


    The trick is finding the right Fender. Most of their guitars are pretty average, but once you find one with "that feel..."

    I've never been able to play acoustics. I like to bend strings and hear that sustain.

    Originally posted by Bert Bates:
    ......Marc, other than Robbie, and Knopfler who are your influences? ...


    Steely Dan's guitarists were an influence, especially Larry Carlton. And some of the better "new wave" players: Elliot Easton (Cars), James Honeyman Scott (Pretenders), Andy Summers (Police), and Andy Taylor (Power Station). Come to think of it, Elliot Easton is left-handed.

    There's also music that's influenced me in terms of phrasing, timing, or just overall feel. For example, Jean-Luc Ponty's Enigmatic Ocean or Eric Johnson's Tones. That stuff is beyond my ability to nail technically, but hints of it still creep in.
     
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    All this talk has made me nostalgic.

    Could U believe that the EXCUSE that I have now for not playing guitar is that I AM MISSING THE (high) "E" string!? And that I don't know where the closest music store is?

    And talking about ACOUSTIC, here I am playing with the singer of my former band:


    http://solo23.abac.com/tony-alicea/tony_and_ray/

    Cheers!
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    Please filter for the fact that the recording was made in 1978 and I had no control of it. In fact, I learned of the fact of the recording, minutes after it ended. No one asked me before. :-)
     
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    Wow Tony - embryonic journey is awesome - his solo album Qua(h) ? has a lot of nice acoustic stuff, and acoustic Hot Tuna has some nice stuff.

    I guess it wouldn't make any sense to say "I'd give my right hand to play like Jorma"

    So Tony - this link of yours - what are a couple of your favorite tracks?

    Marc - wow - Steely Dan and Ponty? We saw Ponty jamming with Bela Fleck last year - very cool. I'd love to have some Steely Dan influence, but I just can't comprehend their music - love it - can't follow it at all :roll:

    And Knopfler, too good, he makes me want to weep, neverheard anyone so clean.

    I'm also a big David Gilmour fan - it takes gut to play slow..
     
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