Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vardhaman Jain: On Right Track

Vardhaman Jain, an engineer working for the Indian Railways, is a highly talented harmonica player, who has kept himself away from limelight. However, we tracked him down through the ubiquitious medium of the Internet. Here, he has described his tryst with this cute and sweet little instrument:

"I have always been an avid music lover since my childhood.During my engineering graduation at MNIT Jaipur(1979-84) I used to play violin . 0ne bright day , sitting in my hostel I heard a beautiful tune on mouthorgan . I immediately stood up and followed the tune. It was none other than my friend Pradeep Verma ( currently working in Maruti Udyog Ltd.Gurgaon )

I was so fascinated by this tiny instrument producing so sweet & melodious sound that I couldn't resist from buying one for myself.

My first harmonica was' Tower' made in China. On the very first day I tried to play "Hai apna dil to aawara....." & I succeeded.I was highly motivated.During those days I used to listen mouthorgan tunes of Late Shri Milon Gupta on radio & try to copy them.

Inspite of my keen love for the instrument , somehow it got discontinued because of my busy working life in Railway. . After my posting in Vadodara I had an opportunity to perform in Railway Officers Club, which has once again given life to my old hobby.

With deepest gratitude I wish to thank every person who has come into my life & inspired me to continue the journey towards my passion.I don't have any formal training in music.I believe in listening music....then.. just go by my ears....& try to copy the tune.

I sincerely listen to each and every mouthorganist and try to learn something out of their playing. This is the only way to learn & improve for me.

With this intention only I've joined esnips and I hope to share and learn from anybody who is passionate for the instrument. I would like to thank all e-snipers who help me in this task.....who motivate me through their me through their valuable suggestions....

I'll keep on uploading my home recordings on this website. Please take out some time to listen & give me your honest opinion to correct my flaws.

1. Mere Mehboob Kayamat Hogi

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2. Main Shayar To Nahi
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3.Mere Naina Sawan Bhado
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4.Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni
ye raat ye chandni
ye raat ye chandni...
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5.Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandni

aaja sanam madhur chandni me hum
aaja sanam madhur ...
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Anonymous said...

वर्धमानजी बहुत सुन्दर बजाते हैं । अपनी धुनों के पॉडकास्ट्स का एक ब्लॉग शुरु कीजिए ।


Vardhaman ji I was just getting puzzled in which key you played the number MERE MEHEBOOB KAYAMATH HOGI. I was thinking its in G Sharp. But I found you played in A . I have just followed you 3 times with my Suzuki A key just now. It has come very nice sir.

Abe said...

Wow.. excellent tone... Thanks for sharing them... Abe