hindustani slide guitar- buy + lessons= kolkata?

#1 May 10th, 2010, 15:09
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Hi all

Not sure if anyone at IndiaMike can help me. I am a professional guitarist going to India in december this year (flying in to Delhi).
I'd like to stop for a few weeks to take lessons and buy a hindustani slide guitar.

I'm aware that Kolkata is the place to go unless anyone knows different? I'm emailed Debashish Bhattacharyat's school a number of times but they never respond.
Can someone suggest anyone else for good lessons? In Kolkata? or elsewhere?
and to buy an instrument too.

Thanks John
#2 May 15th, 2010, 00:16
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Vishwamohan Bhatt plays something called Mohan Veena, which is basically a modified slide guitar: http://www.vishwamohanbhatt.com/index.htm.

Maybe you might find it to be of some use? His son plays too.
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thanks Bitches brew. Yes ,very aware of V. M . Bhatt. Was fortunate enough to see him play a decade or so ago as well as have several of his cds. Amazing dude. All these guys like him are far too busy and expensive for a semi pro like myself. Fortunately, even the unknown players are amazing, such are the standards in Indian Classical music and should fall in my price range, etc. I'm getting a few leads now so should be cool...thanks again

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