Monday, June 05, 2006

Hawaiin Guitar

In the year 1958, I along with a friend happened to be present at the Baisakhi Day with a friend, happened to be present at the Shivaji Park where the Late Shri Hazara Singh was performing along with his orchestra.

I was deeply touched by the sound of the instrument and decided to learn the instrument. From then onwards I never missed a chance may it be on the radio, or his public performance, also collected his LP/EP records. Later I began to learn the instrument on my own.

I managed to construct the instrument myself, which I still play and preserve. Gradually I started to give performance on the stage programs in a few colleges and schools along with other musicians

After marriage, due to my responsibilities towards my family I had to unfortunately discontinue playing.

Around 3 years back, i.e. after a gap of four decades, I started learning classical music from Shri. Subhash Wange and then playing sugam sangeet. I am now a member of the musical group popularly known as ‘Swara Sampada’ based in Mulund (west). Here I have been giving solo performance in cultural events. Recently we performed in a mega musical event in Kalidas auditorium held on 26.02.2006 along with the team of musician.
It gives me great amount of pleasure to note that people appreciate this instrument and encourage me to play more and more every time.

I bring forward this note inorder to get mass recognization for this neglected instrument.Professionally, I am an Engineer/Consultant owning Quality-Weld Engineers in Bhandup Industrial belt.

Cheers !!!

The Hawaiin Guitar is played with the plectrum (guitar pick) and truss rod to strike the notes on the fret

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Stage programs

My musical journey from 1960 onwards
1960 - 1965

Self-organized orchestra
My friend in Accordion - Narinder Singh
Raju - Mandolin
Event: Welfare Center
Venue: Central Railway Matunga, Mumbai

Event: Musical Cultural Programme
Venue: Poddar College, Matunga, Mumbai

Married in 20 May, 1962
My life partner - Surinder , sharing my
instrument and music.

My friend, Charanjit,
who also guided me to play the Hawaiin guitar.
He is holding the Hawaiin guitar that he asked me to make for him.
He was among the prominent musician in the group of Indian maestro Pancham - Rahul Dev Burman.

Holding my self-made guitar was a wonderful experience.

Associated with 'Swara sampada' few years back to revive the neglected instrument, the Hawaiin guitar.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Quality-weld Engineers

I introduce myself as Welding Specialist.
We at Quality-Weld Engineers in Mumbai undertake jobs of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These jobs are on the lines of international codes - ASTM -AWS, BS, D/N IS, ISO in co-ordination with third party inspection agencies like Lloyds, B/V, VNV, ABS,Tata Consultancy and many others.

In metals,we weld copper, Copper alloys, Brass & Alloys, Aluminium & Aluminium bronze/Nickel bronze, Carbon alloy steel, Heat resistance steel, Boiler steel, Nickel overlays, Monel overlays, Copper overlays, stelliting, any types of Hard facing subjected to resistance, impact, abrasion, corrosion, Heat resistance.

Our Quality service to clients :

Flat Products Equipments (India) Ltd
Crystal industrial Syndicate
Bharat Gears Ltd
Crompton Greaves Ltd
Sumgo Engineering industries Pvt Ltd
Super Rhythm (India) Pvt Ltd
United Vander Horst Ltd
Borroughs Wellcome Ltd
Glaxo (India) Ltd
Goa Shipyard
Mazegoan Dock

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