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Here’s a little tribute to my favorite recordings of the magnificent, incomparable, Ragi Samund Singh Ji. My little recording is a mish-mash of Raag Bin Shadja with obvious hints of Rag Hameer (but avoiding MA tivar). Some subtle hints of Raga Bilawal also showed up. Aside from in old school Kirtan, Taal Firodust – 14 […]

Shamsheer berehna maang gazab

Classical Song in Raag Hameer.


I like this tune – It’s GREAT practice for learning how to use different instances of a Sur in the same composition. It’s TOUGH ( for me anyway ) – forces me to try and stay sharp … which . as you can see I’m not quite there yet. I also tried converting it from […]

3 More Audio Files

Someone asked me to record some audio files for a project – but did not use them. Feel free to download them.

Raag Bilawal

This particular composition is the tune for the Shabad “Tere Gun Gavan Deh Bujhayee” . I accompanied Beant Singh, Birmingham Wale on Tabla as he sang this in a casual, private ( 3 persons ) , Kirtan session at the GNNSJ Gurudwara on SOHO Road in Birmingham. It’s been stuck in my head ever since […]

Tune in Dadra Taal

Heard this on youtube a week ago from a Dharna sung by Sant Sujan Singh ji . ( 4:14 onwards ) Apparently the tune’s originally from an old hindi film. I like it , so I tried playing it.

Kesariya Balam Aao Ni Padharo Mare Des

I first heard this Rajasthani Folk tune sung on SaReGaMaPa 2007 by Raja Hassan. Fantastic Tune, and Fantastic singing. Here’s what I could manage to play after re-listening to it just twice. I added my own random alaaps and mistakes Personally I’m happier with the Audio recording in my previous post, but this still feels […]

Relaxing Tune in Raag Megh

As mentioned in the title, the tune is based on Raag Megh, but Mishr due to the occasional Dha – not counting the Ga note touched by mistake. Mishr* – means “joined” or in this context: “mixed”. I have observed: when there are embellishments added to a composition which don’t fit in with the generally […]

Esraj Instrumental – Album 1 , 2008

Instrumental .mp3 recordings of my Ustad, Maiya Singh ji, on Esraj. Plus some background experimentation by me. The tracks have not been given any fancy made-up names. The names you see below are the names of the Raags (Ragas) used. The suffixes 7bt , 11bt, 10bt indicate the number of beats in the rhythm cycle […]

Free Instrumental Music mp3s

Ustadji Maiya Singh on TarShehnai Jam Session/Lesson Recordings Instrumental Music for Free Download (for Personal Use only) Right Click and choose “Save As” or “Save Link As” to save to your Computer

Music Samples

World Music – Esraj Instrumental Ustadji Maiya Singh on Esraj or TarShehnai & Manav Singh on Tabla The Idea was to create music that feels good to listen to. Sample tracks have been uploaded to our Myspace page.