Thursday, 2 April 2009
Jaisalmer Day 4 - The Music Shop.
Oops, I spoke too soon. Today we stumbled into an Aladdin’s cave of Indian musical instruments. It was impossible to resist having a mini-concert there and then! The harmonium-type instrument was very gentle and delicate, but was tuned in equal temperament so it was possible to play some western music on it. Simon had a bash with a short improvisation in A minor and then the Kyrie of the Missa de Angelis, whilst Jon tried his hand at a Russian folk song and then he improved his skills on another Ravanhatta, this time succeeding in convincing vibratos. The large sitar mounted on the wall was also there waiting to be plucked and neither of us could resist.