Testimonials - Comments From Website Readers

   Congratulations on your research and creation of the 22 shruti harmonium which represents an advance in Indian classical music. I pray that it advances the understanding, performance and teaching of Indian classical music. Now what would be wonderful is if you can document the use of the shrutis in different rags by masters. For example which is the 'r' of Shree that a particular master uses.

-- Karim R. Shariff (k.shariff@sbcglobal.net)

   I am a newly passed out medical doctor in Srilanka. I am really interested in North Indian Classical Music, so I studied it while studying medicine. I am sitting for my visharad part 1 exam in January as an external candidate of Bhathkande Sangeet Vidyapith.

I was really excited and fascinated about this concept of sruthi, and I was trying to understand if for a long time using my understanding of music medicine and physics. Accidently I came across your website and I was really amazed to see a person who has done successful work on my doubtful area. I was really really happy that I was able to listen to all 22 srutis. I am really really happy to know that you are also a medical doctor.

-- Kanishka Chula, Sri Lanka (chula_kanishka@yahoo.com)

   You have done an immense and valuable contribution to Indian Classical Music.

-- Malkeet Panesar, UK (malkeet_panesar@yahoo.co.uk)

   I am a sitarist and learnt under Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb. I came across your website today and found it very interesting. I would like to congratulate you for the hard work you have put in. Your presentation and analysis is brilliant.

-- Dharambir Singh, UK (sitarsingh@hotmail.com)

   I was delighted to find your website today with the videos of the 22-sruti harmonium. Congratulations on your research for and developing of a much needed instrument !

-- Aaron Andrew Hunt, Electronic Instruments Designer and Manufacturer, USA (aaronandrewhunt@gmail.com)

   I am an american guitarist and luthier who had the honor of studying with the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for several years. I discovered your research a little over a year ago and wanted to take a moment to thank you and let you know how important your work has been to me.

After reading your work I began experimenting with adapting 22 Shrutis to the guitar. This has been a fascinating year long journey of education and research which has lead to my current design of a "Saraswati Guitar".

Thank you so much for your research and please know that your work is traveling the world and inspiring people. As I see it, Saraswati has passed inspiration to you to help preserve Raga in the modern world.

-- Adam Stein, Luthier - USA (www.steininstruments.com)

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