100 Followers and Shahid Parvez

I've just hit the one hundred followers mark so thank you to everyone who is following the blog and commenting on the posts. 

Just a short post to say thanks today so here is one of my favourite player, Shahid Parvez. This is an excellent video with all the close ups. 


Sitar - Ustad Shahid Parvez from Sayeed Mohiuddin on Vimeo.

I haven't mentioned much about Shahid Parvez but he really is a legendary player. He comes from a family of classical Indian musicians spanning seven generations. His relatives include Imdad Khan, Wahid Khan, Wahid Khan, Vilayat Khan and Shujaat Khan. Quite impressive!

He was a child genius and was performing concerts in public by the time he was eight years old. Being one of the true masters of the instrument, Shahid prime example of what hard work and lots and lots of practice can do (and being part of one of the most famous families in Indian classical music).

Go over to his website and read some of his articles, he has some strong and traditional opinions about Indian music and how it should be performed - http://www.shahidparvezkhan.com/



20 comments:

Shona said...

Congrats my dear!

Casually Anime said...

Congrats.

Hook Games said...

Good job.

KuntaJay said...

I remember hitting 100, it's a great feeling man.

Shreddie Murphy said...

Great stuff, I'm on my way to 100 also. Congrats! Followed!

Sean said...

This is awesome! Can't wait for more posts

Empty said...

Does being a part of an important family make you an important or interesting person? In my eyes, no. One must prove that himself, as the guy in the video clearly did.

btw, I'm not trying to imply that you do think so, I'm just trying to stress out that it shouldn't matter who your relatives are :)

As far as I know, these things are looked upon a little differently in India. :( (maybe not that much anymore). everyone looks down on the commoners.

Empty said...

Also, congratulations on your 100followers! :)

Alexis said...

Empty, yes you are right, these things are looked upon slightly differently in India. But in this case it would certainly make you a better player if you were hearing one of the best sitarists in the world from the minute you were born and had lessons from the best in the world from when you are a toddler.
I think it makes him an interesting person in this sense, the magnitude of musical knowledge that must have been passed down is mind boggling.

Richard said...

Congrats.

minecraft129 said...

Nice man! I got my first 100 today as well :) keep up the good work and there will be another 100 soon enough :3

Jack said...

congrats on the followers! well earned mate, keep it up!

Necroticism said...

One hundred ftw!

Geoffrey said...

gratz on hitting the hundred. Here's to 100 more.

Solsby Kid said...

Congrats! :D

Duhniel S. said...

Congrats dude!
you got another one

Sean said...

grats!

linkszee said...

congrats on 100+. like the video!

The Mighty Quinn said...

Really glad I came across your blog! Now following. I love the sound of this music but am not educated in it at all and that has made finding anything decent on youtube difficult. What is the instrument called that produces that very deep percussive "woo" sound. I like that a lot.

Alexis said...

The Mighty Quinn, that's the tabla. It's an insanely complex percussion instrument to learn.

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