Ustadji Maiya Singh

Bhoopali at a World Music Festival

Ajarn* Maiya Singh Ji was invited to play at the “Rhythm of the Earth” world music festival – at Central World , Bangkok – May 2008. Satpal Singh Ji (Ustadji’s nephew) is on Tabla. the Thai word for “Teacher”/”Ustad” is Ajarn – pronounced aa-charn Raag Bhoopali – Tintaal 1. 2. 3. Kindly excuse my playing […]

Old Semi-Classical Hindi Song – Raag Yaman Based

Thank you ji! The Song is : Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par, dil kehta hai jo kehne do Kabir Singh on Tabla.

Classical / Semi-classical Songs from Indian Movies

Tere Liye – from Veer Zara The Song is : Kabhi Na Jaao Chod/Chor Kar – If you can tell me the movie , I’ll update the info. I forgot to ask . Dil Cheez Kya Hai – from the Old Umrao Jaan


Videos from Practise Session / Lesson. Raag Madhuvanti . 11 Beat Drut Tintaal. My cousin Kabir Singh on tabla. Was Really Good fun.

Raag Asa Shaan in Chanchal ( with Tabla )

Thanks to My cousin Kabir who came over to practice. It’s always more fun with tabla accompaniment.

Raag Bhairavi – Old Indian Song

Song : ” Dil Ka Khilona ” It’s good practice to play Old Indian Songs.

Raag Desh

Nice Tune in Raag Desh — For Raul – BHOOPALI WAV – right click and choose save as to your computer. — once you are done , please send me a message on youtube so I can remove the link.

My Ustad’s Ustad’s Ustad

Thanks to “tripmonk0” on youtube for uploading the video. Ustad Piara Singh on TarShehnai. Bhai Baljeet Singh learned from Ustad Piara Singh. Maiya Singh picked up a lot of the tunes and style of Ustad Piara Singh by listening to him play during Diwaans and Informal Gatherings at Bhaini Sahib. Maiya Singh also spent time […]

Raag Pahari Alaap and Tunes.

Ustadji Maiya Singh on TarShehnai. Manav Singh on TarShehnai – playing Along. (TarShehnai = Hybrid Sitar + Sarangi + Mechanical Amplifier) Raag Pahari Alaap. Song tune in Raag Pahari. Traditional Namdhari Shaans (Tunes) in Raag Pahari. 1) 2) Here’s an Idea of how he “randomly” composes Tunes. We were just jamming, I switched to Ik-Taal […]

Raag Patdeep

Maiya Singh, My Ustadji, teaching me Raag Patdeep Alaap: Jamming, Tune 1: Jamming, Tune 2:

Bhimpalasi Lesson + Jamming

Bhimpalasi Practice : My Teacher Jamming – Bhimpalasi Medium Tempo My Teacher Jamming – Bhimpalasi Fast Tempo ( very tiring :S )

3 Tunes in Raag Bhairavi

3 Tunes in Raag Bhairavi 1st: Tune using both MAs and both GAs .. took me quite long to understand what was going on when I first heard it 2nd: Nice tune, but very hard to play – and My teacher said he didn’t remember the rest of it, hence the short segment. 3rd: Old […]

Raag Kirwani

Small “classical music” get-together at Aunty Tara’s house on 24 March 2007. Maiya Singh (My Teacher) on Tarshehnai I’m on tabla. The foil-leaf in the Tarshehnai’s sound box popped so my teacher had to end abruptly. Btw. this little recording was done with NO practice. – the Get-together WAS the practice. Enjoy

tune from SUPER OLD indian movie

My teacher says Ustad Pyara Singh used to love playing this tune.

Raag Bhoopali Bandish

Composition in Raag Bhoopali.