Music can’t take the place of medicine but nonetheless it is an important part of treatment.
20 April, 2013 Guitarmonk gave a scintillating music salutation to survivors of cancer disease at Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. On the eve various genres of music as Indi Pop, Western and Instrumental is performed by various artists including a non-stop acoustic guitar by Kapil (founder – guitarmonk). The other artists included singer Nitin, Gaurav, Rahul.
On the occasion guitarmonk also sponsored music therapy CDs gift to eminent doctors and cancer survivors. The CD includes ‘selected ragas’ helps in healing stress.
It is said that physician is inside our body and when we feed the physician inside us with music, it gains strength and healing starts taking place from within. In cancer, this is very important as its expensive dents on mind and body can only be met with a strong will power and spirituality said Kapil Srivastava (Founder, Guitarmonk).
Guitarmonk is one of India’s largest music social movements, honored by state government, ministry of health and various corporate for its social initiatives for last half decade. It is also working on the cause of cancer via bringing an emotional support, creating awareness for all on the cancer havoc and its prevention.
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Wednesday 30 Jan,2013 - Kapil Srivastava, Recording for a TV Episode Series..!
Bridging Guitar education to its very core and bringing out an Indian superior model, with Indian USP, reaching global territories, among all international brands.
Kapil Srivastava talks on the guitarmonk research division and guitarmonk as an emerging global brand in next 5 years -
The right and systematic education in Spanish guitar is still an idea that needs to be dealt sincerely in music academics in India.
What is Guitar to me?
"Guitar is fun; guitar is a mental freedom,
Guitar is little hardwork, an innocent joy,
Sharing sounds, creating tones & sending merriment vibes
It's egoless & it is wordless to unborn fights,
It's not passion but compassion,
Yes, it's not a race; just a smile on face,
It's neither a popularity contest, nor glamour,
Indian Guitaroo is a concept offering series of multiple guitar volumes, representing ‘Indian Guitar Tone’ to masses by any Indian Guitarist so far.
The first volume of Indian Guitaroo got released Aug 2011
Kapil’s initiative who is establishing India’s Guitar tone to Global Community. Kapil has received several state recognition & appreciations including State Award as Best Guitarist, by Delhi University, Education Minister, Ministry of Health, Rotary Clubs, Amity University, Sa Re Ga Ma HMV etc.
THE GUITAR MAN OF INDIA – Kapil Srivastava
Seldom musicians have created their own success path and it’s true in context of Kapil Srivastava – the GUITAR MAN of India, a Delhi-born guitarist, and a famous name in Indian Guitar industry, chairman – Guitarmonk group of companies and founder of leading music concepts of India.
Father of Indian Guitaroo Series – Kapil Srivastava who is also working on his 3rd volume of Indian Guitaroo Album
The Album Series – Indian Guitaroo is a concept offering series of multiple guitar volumes, representing ‘Indian Guitar Tone’ to masses by any Indian Guitarist so far.
“We are limited to Bollywood Music in India and with all great inspirational respect to Bollywood Music, Guitar domain is not even a starting point at Bollywood i.e. playing some few seconds pieces is not even 1% of Guitar music depth. I would find it unfortunate and victimizing of a professional scope as a guitarist in Bollywood but to me it’s not worth it”
“I have heard so many foreign guitarists since my childhood, having plethora of albums, inspiring me to various moods of Love, Life but none Indian Guitarist so far who gave his guitar albums except playing Bollywood tones, so it’s my long dream to be able to establish India’s Guitar tone to the Global Community via this title concept that says “Indian Guitaroo” say Kapil Srivastava (the Guitarist)
This Delhi born Guitarist, who has led more than 5000+ Guitar fanatics worldwide, is also recognized as one of India’s leading corporate music educationist. Author of 5 Famous Guitar books & founder of guitarmonk schools, he researched and produced genre of ‘Ragas on Guitar’ and serving it to the Students globally.
“Why I named it Indian Guitaroo is because of lots of reasons and one is that Indian music is diversified and richer. Musically speaking being an Indian is an extreme proud; I could feel that I was able to add lots of flavors and feeling of Indianism in my album. I’ve experimented lots of genres in these guitar albums, from ragas on guitar to playing blues variations and then going to various syncopated arrangements” says Kapil
As a guitarist, Kapil has a strong command in plectrum guitaring style and is also well versed with finger picking and blues style. Kapil’s guitaring has an independent tone and his musical knowledge is a blend of Western Classical, Indian Classical, Blues and Pop guitaring.
On asking why he released album under his own company ‘Guitarmonk Records’ Kapil says -
“I have worked in several record label as Sa Re Ga Ma, HMV, T-Series, Doordarshan etc. but record label industries are hardly helping any artists with Royalties where as Guitarmonk is already a stronger platform via our huge students and subscriber base.
Kapil has performed guitar at various podiums besides plenty of Album works with Sa Re Ga Ma HMV, T-series and other record labels. Also to note his Title Guitar Track contribution in upcoming Bollywood Movie ‘Dubai Returns’ (starring Irfan Khan). His famous Guitar Albums are – Indian Guitaroo Series, Ragas on Guitar, and the Tribute to music legends
I look forward to bring more of Volumes in future too”