Sitar

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Raag-inspired sitar overdubs and instrumental parts for your composition or project.

I have played electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass for 40 years and piano for 45. I am currently receiving formal training in the Raags from a senior disciple of the late Ustaad Ali Akbar Khan and individual tutorship in sitar technique from one of his senior students, an experienced sitarist in the Mayhar Gharana tradition (of which Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar were both exponents).

I am available for recording sitar overdubs and parts for non-Indian Classical music compositions. I would like to emphasize this latter part. While I have been exposed to numerous raags in my training, my playing is *raag-inspired*; in the tradition of Indian Classical performance, it is for those whose experience exceeds my own to perform the raags themselves. I want to be up front about this.

That said, there is a vast musical territory where the scales, melodies, and rhythms of Indian Classical music can intersect with ideas in Western music and the sonic beauty and microtonal agility of sitar can add what no other instrument can.

Whether you're looking for my help writing part in addition to playing it, or have something all ready to go and need someone to lay it down, I look forward to hearing your ideas and connecting them to this wonderful instrument and its heritage!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Theo was a fantastic experience. He was very kind and patient and we achieved a great end result together. Hope we get to collaborate together once again.

  2. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    This was fun: started off as Knopfler and worked my way up to Townsend. Top tune, top client:-) Another fine track from Theo.

  3. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    Another fine tune for this great client:-) a pleasure to work with.

  4. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Theo was great to work with! He brought a great song with emotion, and just wanted the right groove/feel to help carry it. A pleasure!

  5. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    Another fine tune from Theo: a pleasure to work with in all respects.

  6. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    Great client, a pleasure to work with. Communication, tech stuff all good and great music to top it off.

  7. Review by Hamilton McKay Belk
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    It's been an absolute pleasure working with Theo on this project. The songs have been great and he is a very amicable communicator. Thanks again Theo!

  8. Review by Hamilton McKay Belk
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    Thanks again Theo - another great production to be a part of. I would highly recommend working with Theo.

  9. Review by Hamilton McKay Belk
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    Theo is consistently awesome to work with. He has awesome material and clear ideas. Highly recommended :)

  10. Review by Hamilton McKay Belk
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    Awesome song to work with, Theo. Thank you so much! Looking forward to doing more.

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Up to 2 revisions. 24-28 hours turnaround typical. Finals delivered in 44.1 to 96 kHz 16- or 24-bit wav.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Ustad Ali Akbar Khan / Pandit Nikhil Banerjee
Gear Highlights
  • Vilayat Khan and Ravi Shankar style sitars tuned in Keys of D (G) and C# (F#)
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