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/