Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

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rch
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Popular Bollywood Kehrwa in 4+4

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

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