I provide melodic mastery on sitar and guitar. My extensive training in traditional Hindustani Raga Music as well as Western music allows for creative composition that is a rare find. I have vast experience as a composer and performer in Hindustani music, Western classical, jazz, folk, blues, pop, latin and world styles. MFA in Music from Cal Arts.
BIO - Will Marsh brings refined melody, imagination and devotion to all facets of his music. He has been performing classical sitar for fourteen years and guitar twenty. Will has worked with Grammy-winning musicians and producers and has been featured on national T.V. From his roots as a guitarist from northern Michigan to performing Hindustani sitar in Kolkata, Will’s musical journey has been rich and diverse. He believes passionately that music is essential to all of humanity. He holds his MFA in World Music Performance from the California Institute of the Arts and has studied with some of the world’s greatest musicians including Ustad Aashish Khan (eldest son of Ali Akbar Khan), Roshan Bhartiya, Tushar Bhaita and Shakir Khan. Currently, Will resides in the California Bay Area as an active teacher, performer and recording artist.
As a hired service, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to enhance your existing track with sitar or guitar. I work in any style and can also compose a piece as per your needs. I have experience composing jingles, music for film, television, podcast intros, commercials and music tracks of any style.
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Interview with Will Marsh
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first learn the track provided by a client very thoroughly. I create charts and notes to gain a good understanding of it. I then work on some ideas and melodies until I feel satisfied with a good part on sitar or guitar. This time is not billed to the client. It's the creative work necessary for me to provide the best. Once this process is complete, I setup for recording and to capture t
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I track on Logic using an M-Audio interface. I mix direct-in with condenser mics and blend to get the best sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Frank Zappa. Ravi Shankar. Vilayat Khan. The Beatles. John Coltrane. Frederic Chopin. Phish. Maurice Ravel. Wayne Shorter. Ali Akbar Khan. Miles Davis. Toumani Diabate.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording sitar or guitar parts onto existing tracks in a wide range of genres.