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aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 01:04 PM
Do you play any musical instrument/s?

When I was 9 or 10, I was invited (my parents were architects of this :D) to attend a dholak class at our local village temple. It was free. I wasn't too interested, since it was the summer vacation, and I wanted to play cricket all day with my friends.

But after attending the first session, I kinda got obsessed with the dholak, it the beats came to me naturally... trained a lot by playing the beats on anything that makes a sound when struck (plates, cups, my knees, etc lol).

The class lasted 2 months (3 days/week).

Playing for the first time on a bhajan sung at the temple was a really good feeling. After that, I looked forward to going to functions all over our county and play... Of course, it took me more than a year to get into it comfortably.

It took up most of my teenage years; along with cricket.

I haven't played it in over 6 years. But I still do hit those plates and cups :)

So does any of our members play any instrument?
Share it...


Beatboxing counts?:-/

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 01:10 PM
At secondary school use to play the Piano. Went after school class to learn some Bengali/Indian beats.

A friend of mine and the teacher (Mr. Haque) composed the beat of Krishno Aila I was there...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtnA8mbsM5w


I was able to play the beat very well, but it was long time ago.. now aint got a clue.

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 01:14 PM
Wow, that's a cool song.

The beats are kinda easy to play.

I can hear the dholak at some points.

What genre is this song?

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 01:19 PM
Wow, that's a cool song.

The beats are kinda easy to play.

I can hear the dholak at some points.

What genre is this song?

Don't know mon. I had keen interest playing the Piano when I was younger. The fact that I went after school... shows it meant something to me..Hardly anyone turned up after school, it was around 3-4 of us..

Use to play beats of the indian film kabhi khushi kabhie gham.. and other indian songs, don't remember them now. but the Bengali one above, the beat when it was composed I was there, the teacher is Bengali and very old/experienced... he had high expectation from me... but when I didn't take Music as one of the GCSE option, he was pissed. Went different route.

bujhee kom
June 26, 2017, 02:47 PM
Now this is the mother of all thread!

Aklemalp bhaiyo and Sporting bhaiyo,

I play the Tambourine and Maraca professionally for a band called 'Tres Hombres'. I have been playing tambourine professionally since 1978.

I would like to have a jam session with Sporting bhaiyo's piano when I drop by London and play my tambourine with Paramanand at time square after our wrestling match.

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 02:53 PM
Bujhee Kom bro, the last time I touched a piano was 7-8 years ago.
I would be really bad, unless I start again from the basics..

I have never played the Tambourine and Maraca - just googled it now..
my cousin bro plays them... at times he gets hired for Bengali events/TV shows.

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 02:58 PM
Now this is the mother of all thread!

Aklemalp bhaiyo and Sporting bhaiyo,

I play the Tambourine and Maraca professionally for a band called 'Tres Hombres'. I have been playing tambourine professionally since 1978.

I would like to have a jam session with Sporting bhaiyo's piano when I drop by London and play my tambourine with Paramanand at time square after our wrestling match.

Ahhha BK bhai, Professional tambourine players are awesome. I remember having a music DVD with all disco songs...the camera usually pans to the tambourine player. I hope that those guys encounter a lot of groupies during their playing years.

Now, will you be able to play the tambourine after I TKO you in the wrestling match?

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 03:05 PM
Now this is the mother of all thread!

Aklemalp bhaiyo and Sporting bhaiyo,

I play the Tambourine and Maraca professionally for a band called 'Tres Hombres'. I have been playing tambourine professionally since 1978.

I would like to have a jam session with Sporting bhaiyo's piano when I drop by London and play my tambourine with Paramanand at time square after our wrestling match.

Are you in this video bro?
Tres Hombres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGGnXod_fbY

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 03:07 PM
^^ :lol: The band is called 'Tres Homres'..and there are more than 3 guys in the band..

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 03:11 PM
^^ :lol: The band is called 'Tres Homres'..and there are more than 3 guys in the band..

Youtubed exactly what Bujhee Kom bro wrote "Tres Hombres".. and those video came up...

I thought that's it.. the guy that's smashing it behind with a hat on could by BK bro:D

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 03:13 PM
^^ I didn't watch the entire thing. But the guy on the drums was awesome!!!

I didn't see BK anywhere there tho

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 03:16 PM
^^ I didn't watch the entire thing. But the guy on the drums was awesome!!!

I didn't see BK anywhere there tho

:lol: Lol. I was like BK bro is proper built - smashing it...

Oh well.. I tried... but good drum skills though..

Ps. Should have known the guy was playing drums..

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 03:26 PM
:lol: Lol. I was like BK bro is proper built - smashing it...

Oh well.. I tried... but good drum skills though..

Ps. Should have known the guy was playing drums..

Hey, BK is more than proper built. He is a behemoth. A more than 6 feet tall behemoth!

Him playing tambourine would be a sight to behold.

Why do u think he wanna wrestle with me? To knock the crap outta me :lol:

We can even make a band together, 3 hombres... dholak + piano + tambourine ....

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 03:34 PM
Hey, BK is more than proper built. He is a behemoth. A more than 6 feet tall behemoth!

Him playing tambourine would be a sight to behold.

Why do u think he wanna wrestle with me? To knock the crap outta me :lol:

We can even make a band together, 3 hombres... dholak + piano + tambourine ....

Lol. Btw what does hombres mean? derived from the word homies?

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 03:38 PM
^^^

http://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2017/06/26/Day9.png

SportingBD
June 26, 2017, 03:42 PM
I see. Tres Hombres = Three guys. Cool. Thanks

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 06:24 PM
^^ yep..

By the way, during that time when I was sent to learn to play the dholak, there were other choices of instruments such as keyboard and the triangle. I could have never gotten the hang of the keyboard

DinRaat.
June 26, 2017, 08:58 PM
I used to be able to play the recorder back in grade/year 3

Does bashing the drums in garage band count.

aklemalp
June 27, 2017, 09:55 AM
I used to be able to play the recorder back in grade/year 3

Does bashing the drums in garage band count.

What do you mean by a recorder? I have no idea what that is..

Bashing drums in garage, eh? I think that may count :D

aklemalp
June 27, 2017, 10:01 AM
This is just a hint of what I used to do:

Guyanese Taan Singing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePT6mqoA1cY)

bujhee kom
June 27, 2017, 02:46 PM
Hold on, Sporting and aklemalp bhaiyos! I am going to have a jam session with you both!

Here is a picture of my Maraca:
400


Here is my Tambourine:
400

bujhee kom
June 27, 2017, 02:51 PM
I used to be able to play the recorder back in grade/year 3

Does bashing the drums in garage band count.

Recorder is very cool...it is a flute...makes a haunting whistle like sound.
Here is a recorder...

http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/b/b0/Play-the-Recorder-Step-12.jpg/aid179751-v4-728px-Play-the-Recorder-Step-12.jpg

SportingBD
June 27, 2017, 03:05 PM
Hold on, Sporting and aklemalp bhaiyos! I am going to have a jam session with you both!

Here is a picture of my Maraca:
400


Here is my Tambourine:
400

Does the Tambourine sound like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjaH2iuoYWE

First 20-30 second.

What do you do with Maraca? just smash one against the other?

Jadukor
June 27, 2017, 07:46 PM
I play the guitar. I use a Les Paul and a Zoom G5 processor.

DinRaat.
June 27, 2017, 08:16 PM
What do you mean by a recorder? I have no idea what that is..

Bashing drums in garage, eh? I think that may count :D

GarageBand the app on ios :facepalm:

aklemalp
June 27, 2017, 08:23 PM
GarageBand the app on ios :facepalm:

Now you're making yourself clear. :facepalm:

icricket
June 28, 2017, 01:36 AM
I play basic keyboard and guitar.

aklemalp
June 28, 2017, 07:05 PM
I play basic keyboard and guitar.

Neat!

I could have never to the life of me play the keyboard. ..it was just so freaking complicated! :)

I was obsessed with the guitar after my 20th birthday when I listened to a Willie Nelson CD

Tigers_eye
June 29, 2017, 10:11 AM
1978? Shala!!!! Try 1964.

"Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning,
I'll come following you

Take me for a trip upon your magic swirling ship
All my senses have been stripped
And my hands can't feel to grip
And my toes too numb to step
Wait only for my boot heels to be wandering

I'm ready to go anywhere I'm ready for to fade
On to my own parade cast your dancing spell my way
I promise to go under it

Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning,
I'll come following you"

Tigers_eye
June 29, 2017, 10:13 AM
You would love tambourine and maraca, yeah. Aren't you onju ghosh fan as well? Koita jatra dekhso? Jamalpur'e regular naki? khali tho komor'er dikay chokh!!!

Shadow
July 1, 2017, 12:31 PM
Taiko and Keyboard.

bujhee kom
July 5, 2017, 05:57 AM
I play the guitar. I use a Les Paul and a Zoom G5 processor.

I play basic keyboard and guitar.

Taiko and Keyboard.

Both my dear Jadukor da and icricket play the guitar. Jadukor plays a Les Paul, a lot of legends played that instrument...very nice Jadu!

Brother icricket and brother Sahdow, like aklemalp said keyboard -piano is very impressive. I could not play the piano or the guitar even if I tried my very best. Wonderful!

bujhee kom
July 5, 2017, 06:02 AM
Guys, don't listen to our Tigers-eye Mijan Dulabhai!
Our Dulabhai is a dirty dirty dirty Old man...hehehe!

Only looks (ekebarey fal fel korey, haa korey takiey thakey) at below the waist area of the person in front oh him (tarpor apa-r kachey jhari khay)! Also loves to watch Anju Ghosh dance in rain on 'Chayachondo' late Sunday night , of course after our apa went to sleep!

bujhee kom
July 5, 2017, 06:10 AM
I want to thank dear Sporting bhaiya and brother aklemalp for digging up all the YouTube videos trying to listen to me play.


But guys, on a serious note...Do you know who the real performing/touring musician BC member? It's our cluster11. Check his band out on youtube...He plays the keyboard professionally and making real records! Very good melancholy band and original song writing by his band. I have to find the name of the band. It has the word 'Cluster' in it.

aklemalp
July 5, 2017, 09:10 AM
What are those things inside of the Maraca?

Seashells?
Bones?
Dried seeds of a passion fruit?

aklemalp
July 5, 2017, 11:11 AM
I want to thank dear Sporting bhaiya and brother aklemalp for digging up all the YouTube videos trying to listen to me play.


But guys, on a serious note...Do you know who the real performing/touring musician BC member? It's our cluster11. Check his band out on youtube...He plays the keyboard professionally and making real records! Very good melancholy band and original song writing by his band. I have to find the name of the band. It has the word 'Cluster' in it.

Ohhh, I bet it'll be hard to find you playing your Maraca tirelessly on YouTube :)

What time period was this member active? Cluster....

aklemalp
July 5, 2017, 03:39 PM
Got it!!

http://i68.tinypic.com/2mg1dfo.png

How maracas are made (http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Maracas.html)

A little bit more info: There's a popular beach/tourist destination called Maracas Bay. Absolutely beautiful:)

bujhee kom
July 6, 2017, 11:44 AM
What are those things inside of the Maraca?

Seashells?
Bones?
Dried seeds of a passion fruit?

Yeah, Paramanand....that is a good diagram you found.
I personally prefer my Doog-doogi aka Jhoon-jhooni - Maraca made of tin can and I like to use human teeth for the goodies inside. Makes a hollow, doodook doodook kruput kruput sound...like a Peruvian rain stick.

bujhee kom
July 6, 2017, 11:48 AM
Ohhh, I bet it'll be hard to find you playing your Maraca tirelessly on YouTube :)

What time period was this member active? Cluster....

Cluster11 (Rashid) - member since the inception of BC. Since 2002.
Rashid: Keyboard, vocal, composer, song writer.
Band's name: Clusters of Grey
Band base: Atlanta

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=44767

http://www.jango.com/music/Clusters+Of+Grey
http://www.clustersofgrey.com

Zeeshan
July 6, 2017, 11:48 AM
I am surprised no one plays kazoo here.

Zeeshan
July 6, 2017, 12:02 PM
I used to play xylophone in my youth...

Zeeshan
July 6, 2017, 12:28 PM
accha harpsichord er string chire gele new market e kothay thick korte pauaaua jay?

Zeeshan
July 6, 2017, 12:39 PM
acha apnader jana mote banani te yabahar er kono bhalo teacher ache?

aklemalp
July 6, 2017, 01:00 PM
Yeah, Paramanand....that is a good diagram you found.
I personally prefer my Doog-doogi aka Jhoon-jhooni - Maraca made of tin can and I like to use human teeth for the goodies inside. Makes a hollow, doodook doodook kruput kruput sound...like a Peruvian rain stick.

Wow, sounds like an ancient musical instrument uncovered during an archeological exploration/discovery. Nonetheless, it's a good way to learn about stuff I'm not familiar with :)

aklemalp
July 6, 2017, 01:03 PM
Cluster11 (Rashid) - member since the inception of BC. Since 2002.
Rashid: Keyboard, vocal, composer, song writer.
Band's name: Clusters of Grey
Band base: Atlanta

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=44767

http://www.jango.com/music/Clusters+Of+Grey
http://www.clustersofgrey.com

Looks good. Will have to listen to some of their music like..

Zeeshan
July 8, 2017, 10:13 AM
acha carry on luggagey tanpura allow na korle, customs k ki alada fee dite hoy?

Roy_1
July 9, 2017, 08:41 AM
The only instrument that I can play is my own vocal cords

aklemalp
July 9, 2017, 11:46 AM
The only instrument that I can play is my own vocal cords

Hmm, not how I pictured it...

This is totally different from beatboxing?

aklemalp
July 12, 2017, 09:55 PM
What's the traditional bengali musical instrument?

Is it the Sitaar?

bujhee kom
July 13, 2017, 06:12 AM
What's the traditional bengali musical instrument?

Is it the Sitaar?

400

Ektara

aklemalp
August 14, 2017, 11:58 AM
400

Ektara

Okay, this instrument was more designed or something like that for the traveling type of person...like a merchant or a mystic. .probably. correct me if I'm wrong. I pulled this off of wikipedia :

The ektārā player holds his instrument upright, gripping the neck just above the resonator and plucking the playing string or strings with the index finger of the same hand. If he is dancing, he supports the gourd resonator with his other hand, in which he carries clusters of small bells which sound as he beats his hand against the gourd.[2] Pressing the two halves of the neck together loosens the string, thus lowering its pitch. The modulation of the tone with each slight flexing of the neck gives the ektara its distinctive sound. There are no markings or measurements to indicate what pressure will produce what note, so the pressure is adjusted by ear.[3] The various sizes of ektara are soprano, tenor, and bass. The bass ektara, sometimes called a dotara often has two strings [4] (as literally implied by do, "two").

The ektara is a common instrument in Baul music from Bengal. Some controversy has arisen in recent years over the adoption and alleged corruption of Baul music by popular bands and films in Bengal. It has become common to mix traditional instruments like the ektara with more modern sounds in an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, which traditional musicians feel is "destroying the true beauty" of Baul music.[5]

Link:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ektara


So now, what is this Baul type of music?

Shadow
August 16, 2017, 10:16 PM
So now, what is this Baul type of music?

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aklemalp
August 24, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Neat. Thank you for the video!