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Mumbai, Friday, July 26, 1996 In Tune Satish Vyas : Instrumental : Strings of your soul: MUMBAI: When one talks about the santoor only name comes immediately to our mind is that of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, but here's one upcoming Santoor wadak Satish Vyas who is one of the most dedicated student. He has often accompanied his guru on his various tour abroad. Unfortunately Santoor could never have a significance place in the Hindustani music front but gradually it is being acknowledged as an concert instrument. The album opens with rag Malkauns one of the most popular midnight melodies in North Indian music. The artiste starts his raga exploration with a leisurely alaap and jod unaccompanied by rhythm. This is followed by rhythmic composition known as gat in vilambit tempo set to a rhythm of seven beats called rupaktaal followed by madhylaya composition set to teentaal of 16 beats. The composition heard next is also a gat but set to a fast tempo drut which is also played to rhythmic cycle of 16 beats called teentaal. On the flip side he starts with rag Sohini the rendition of which is usually associated with the late hours of the night. Satish Vyas is accompanied on tabla by Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari and on tanpura by Sangeet Atasa. The cassette make international hearing.

By Priti Menon, Screen Channel.