Amazing Sarod by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan | Hindusthani Classical Music | Desh Raga


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This Album of Hindustani Classical Music features one of the most legendary and popular Hindustani Classical musician, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is undoubtedly one of the greatest Sarod Players still practicing. He is responsible for popularizing Sarod as a musical instrument worldwide.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan hails from the famous Senia Bangesh gharana or school of music. Amjad Ali learnt his art form from his father the legendary Haafiz Ali Khan who was initiated in the tradition of Senia Bangesh Gharana by Ustad Pyar Khan and Ustad Jafar Khan,direct descendants of the line of Tansen. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s family is closely related to the history of Sarod and are said to be the inventors of this instrument.

Sarod is said to have descended from the Afghani Instrument Rabab. Sarod as we see it today owes a lot to the Senia Bangesh Gharana for its modifications. The beauty of this classical instrument lies in it’s tonal clarity and the swooping slides between the melody notes. This style of playing allows the sarod player to copy a human voice. This technique is possible because of the primary modification of the Sarod from the Afghan Rabab which is replacing the wooden fingerboard with a long metal fingerboard. Thus allowing the Sarod player to slide almost seven notes or more. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is notably one of the masters of this technique. He is also known for his blazing fast staccato passages. In this album Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has presented raga Desh. Desh Raga is of Audav-Sampurna nature, i.e, in its arohana (ascent) only five notes are used where as in the avarohana (descent) all the seven notes are used. This is a very popular raga which is commonly sung at the second quarter of the night. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has delivered a very soulful rendition of the raga following the structure of Hindustani Classical music format. A treat for your ears, this album “Hindusthani Classical Instrumental Sarod” by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a steal.

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