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George's Sitar-playing
18 May 2011
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McLennonSon
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Rishikesh
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I've been very inspired of George's playing on sitar because it is so sentimental.

And when played sitar on songs like 'Norwegian Wood' and 'When We Were Fab' etc… etc…

It completes the piece musically, and the song is more intresting to hear.

So what do you guys think?

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18 May 2011
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Inner Light
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When George first introduced the Sitar into western music on 'Rubber Soul', I knew the direction of the band was going to change. George really started having a major impact in the group. I first heard indian music when I saw 'HELP' in the theater back in 1965 and fell in love with the sound. 

I am so happy he continued to use this instrument in other songs as well and I remember when I first heard 'When We Was Fab' and he had the Sitar at the end I thought that was so awesome. The one thing I liked about George is he stood his ground on what he believed and never wavered from it. He fell in love with Indian music in 1965 and kept his faith and inspiration until his death which I truly admire.   

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18 May 2011
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My Problem measuring his talent is I don't know what makes great sitar work. Although I didn't like his 3 Indian songs for a long time, I have now come around (Thanks to Von.)

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
18 May 2011
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George never was a great Sitar player but he was innovative enough to incorporate into the Beatles music. Ravi Shankar used to say that George was dedicated to learning and that it was a hard instrument for him. I have to admit, the Sitar is difficult. I have not been able to put enough time into my own playing but hopefully with a lot of practice I will continue to learn more.

One thing for sure, when I'm not playing it, I have it up in a corner with a picture of the Taj Mahal above it. I just love to look at it.

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19 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

My Problem measuring his talent is I don't know what makes great sitar work. Although I didn't like his 3 Indian songs for a long time, I have now come around (Thanks to Von.)

That's great!!!

 

Inner Light said:

George never was a great Sitar player but he was innovative enough to incorporate into the Beatles music. Ravi Shankar used to say that George was dedicated to learning and that it was a hard instrument for him. I have to admit, the Sitar is difficult. I have not been able to put enough time into my own playing but hopefully with a lot of practice I will continue to learn more.

One thing for sure, when I'm not playing it, I have it up in a corner with a picture of the Taj Mahal above it. I just love to look at it.

GEESUZ!

You are one GREAT beatles-fan!

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