Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

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rch
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Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby rch » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi
Happy New Year!!

I know there are hundred different variations of Kehrwa, but there is one very popular variation in 4+4, played most often in medium or fast speed for most Bollywood ( Hindi Film ) songs,and really sounds very pleasing too. Just wondering if any one knows this popular variation, or has a favorite of your own that you would like to share. I know it depends on the music or song, but with a link to a bollywood U-tube video, you can share with us how you would play in 4+4 ( bols) for the song.

Thanks
Rch

saurav2614
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Re: Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby saurav2614 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:59 am

Dear Rch
It is very difficult unless you tell us the song(s). Anyway Please check these links. Hope these will help you.

1. Anuj Lodhi
https://youtu.be/AT9-ygm29mg

2. Prasad Golipkar
https://youtu.be/e7cLTIYGItI

3. Prof. Pasad Kulkarni
https://youtu.be/T_SifUNaDuw

4. Tej Singh
https://youtu.be/8t1JAa5jVYA

5. Bhilaj
https://youtu.be/c5pFYsrBhoc

These guys are very helpful and please 'like' their videos if you find them useful.
Thanks
Saurav

rch
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Re: Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby rch » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi Saurav
Thank you. I am already subscribed to all except Kulkarni which I did today. I have certainly learned a lot from these. Some times I wonder whether they all have the same roots( genealogy) since most compositions are similar. What I was mostly interested in getting the opinion was
that , with kerhwa it is not necessarily the bols but how they are played. I believe most of these songs are played with flam strokes in a swaying
pattern (akin to bhajni teka). In fact Bhilaj mentions that in one of his Kherwa lessons. Perhaps I am asking a very simple question here. I would like you to listen to the following. I had communicated with Tej Singh about this and he had said that I could play Ge te tin Na,- te dhin Na ( te- played with middle-ring finger).Tej has a lesson #94 on U-tube with this teka played with a bhajan, but I am not sure whether that is really what is being played here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHRYBD-8abw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE3In4E9zlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mpjYxEcWBQ

Sooner or later one of us would be called upon to play inpromptu in a house concert or on the stage , and I think it would only boost our confidence if played well.

Once again thank you for your opinion
Rch

rch
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Re: Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby rch » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:24 pm

I am not sure if I was asking a very simple question or a very hard one but after a few opinions outside of this forum, I have this from the horses mouth!
Dhi Te Tin Na, Ti Te Din Na played in a 'swaying' fashion. Some may also play
Dha Ti Ta Ta , Dha Ti Dha Dha.
(See Anuj Lodhi's lesson #4) Also, explained by the others in their tutorials.
There are more than one way to skin the cat , but the MOST important tip in Kehrwa playing is the swaying motion and the bayan modulation!! One may practice for years and very well maintain a great rhythm but may well fall short in the art of accompaniment. Just my opinion!

saurav2614
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Re: Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby saurav2614 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:08 am

Hi Rch
Thanks for your post and sharing your knowledge.
Just wondering if you have seen this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO0T7utzOb0

I have been following his lessons for last one week and I just loved them.

Thanks
Saurav

profpandit
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Re: Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Postby profpandit » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

rch wrote:I am not sure if I was asking a very simple question or a very hard one but after a few opinions outside of this forum, I have this from the horses mouth!
Dhi Te Tin Na, Ti Te Din Na played in a 'swaying' fashion. Some may also play
Dha Ti Ta Ta , Dha Ti Dha Dha.
(See Anuj Lodhi's lesson #4) Also, explained by the others in their tutorials.
There are more than one way to skin the cat , but the MOST important tip in Kehrwa playing is the swaying motion and the bayan modulation!! One may practice for years and very well maintain a great rhythm but may well fall short in the art of accompaniment. Just my opinion!


When you say swaying,
do you mean emphasizing the Dhi and the Ti that begin the two sections?


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