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Kapil Srivastava

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My life journey can be seen in 4 steps. I started my journey as a professional guitarist (in my teenage years), evolved as an educationist, and then entrepreneur & now touching people’s lives using music as a tool with whatever ideas nature showers me with. There are so many things in between but not worth mentioning.

The guitar became my full-time work after my 12th class exams; I started performing professionally even before I could start the 1st year of college. When I look back, I see the guitar instrument was more like a merudand (spinal cord), the center of gravity of my life. Even before I could understand (and understanding even now), I have already given 24 years with guitar, possessing it like a kamandal (ewer) of a monk, sprinkling something out of it every day, unconsciously and in an undisciplined way.

MY GRATITUDE TO SOME DEDICATED PEOPLE

Who worked with me or loved my works

  • Excellent Performance

    Anupam Kher Bollywood Actor
    Anupam Kher
  • Absolutely Mesmerising & Beautiful

    Om Swami Ji
    Om Swami
  • Honored to be part of Guitarmonk

    Ustad Sultan Khan Sarangi Legend
    Ustad Sultan Khan
  • Privileged to have done duets with you & being part of Guitarmonk

    Grammy Winner VM Bhatt
    Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy)
  • Delighted to know about you. Very Innovative.

    Atul Churamani
    Atul Churamani (Fmr. VP, Saregama)
  • Dynamic Personality

    Padma Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri
    Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (Padma Bhushan)
  • Thankful to be part of Guitarmonk

    Sumitra Guha Padma Shri
    Sumitra Guha (Padma Shri)

As a Guitarist



  • Guitar Track - Bollywood Song - Starring Irrfan Khan-min
  • Grammy Winner with Kapil Ji
  • Ustad Sultan Khan
  • Tujhe Dekha (DDLJ)
  • Indian Guitaroo - World's 1st Fusion on Guitar

Friends, I am a Composer-Guitarist, I came to this extent by non-confirming the contemporary work arenas of a guitar player. Starting from the street guitarist to solo lead plectrum guitarist, exploring every possible dimension of guitar success in my country from music to Irfan Khan’s Bollywood Movie, Ad Films, TV-Serials, Albums, etc. Assignments for Govt. Channel Doordarshan, HMV Sa Re Ga Ma, T-series, etc. I have done hundreds of Live Solo Guitar Concerts and performed duets with Legends of Indian Music Industry as Ustad Sultan Khan, Grammy Winner Pt. VM Bhatt, and others. Currently, I am doing a world record guitar journey of Amazing India and focusing on the sound of Guitar on traditional Indian Ragas & Film Music via Indian Guitar Radio.

I happened to learn from two kinds of masters, viz. (1) Indian Classical and (2) Western Classical. From playing and understanding the music pieces of JS Bach, Beethoven to Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, and several Indian Composers, etc. I have always been focused on lead solo instrumental Guitar. And I think I have just started….

  • World's First Raga & Rock Fusion

    Indian Guitaroo

    World’s First Raga & Rock Fusion
  • Journey Song - Bollywood Movie Irrfan Khan

    Journey Song – Bollywood (Grammy)

    Title Guitar Track (Movie – Starring Irrfan Khan)
  • Tujhe Dekha DDLJ

    YouTube # 1 (DDLJ)

    Tujhe Dekha
  • Ragas Yaman on Guitar

    Raga Yaman (Grammy)

    Ragas on Guitar
  • Duet with VM Bhatt (Grammy) & Kapil Ji

    Duet with VM Bhatt (Grammy)

    Kapil Ji & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Ji (Padma Bhushan)
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RAGA is my sweet-tooth genre

When I first played the raga piece. I was joined by students from many countries to learn ragas. I was lucky to write the world’s first official course on Ragas and enjoy picking the moods of it. I invite you to taste the flavors of Ragas via Raga Radio, Albums, Heritage Journey & other experimental fusion, etc

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24+ years of guitar playing

My 24 years of guitar journey had many stations comprising of making ringtones, doing recordings, arranging, making solo guitar albums, being a session musician, etc. See Indian Guitar Radio to hear out music and albums.

STATE AWARD (Guitar)

By Delhi Govt.
By Delhi Govt.
  • Indian Guitaroo Volume 1
    Indian Guitaroo, Vol. 1
  • Ragas on Guitar Volume 1
    Ragas on Guitar, Vol. 1
  • Ragas-on-Guitar-Volume-2
    Ragas on Guitar, Vol. 2
  • album launch elevate noida
    Album Launch, Elevate Noida
  • Indian Guitar Radio by Kapil Srivastava
    Indian Guitar Radio
  • session guitarists
    Doordarshan | T-Series | Saregama, HMV | Guitarmonk Records
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100s of live concerts

My live guitar journey started in my teenage, during the late 90s, with my teacher. From devotional, orchestra, ghazals, western classical, etc platforms. I later evolved as a solo lead guitarist after the year 2005.

  • Women's Day
    Women’s Day
  • Honda
    Honda
  • dighent Australian high commission
    Australian High Commission
  • Tyacon
    Tyacon
  • Delhi Secretariat
    Delhi Secretariat
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amazing india world record guitar journey


Amazing India’s journey is an attempt to bind heritage-ragas-history of our ancient Bharat. Have a look at this initiative and join me if you want to experience this expedition. To know more click here

  • QILA KUHNA OLD FORT DELHI

    Qila Kuhna

    Old Fort, Delhi
  • SHER MANDAL - DELHI

    Sher Mandal

    Delhi
  • AGRASEN KI BAOLI, DELHI

    Agrasen Ki Baoli

    Delhi

As aN EDUCATIONIST / TEACHER

I am grateful to have been a facilitator in bringing the Bachelor Degree of Guitar in India as well as the Music Grade Exams. As the founder of Guitarmonk, which is the largest chain of Guitar Schools in India, I was invited to judge several inter-college competitions, inter-state competition for Delhi University, Amity University, etc. Got the chance to work with several institutions (but not limited to) such as Rai University, Subharti University, Ansal University, Arunachal University, DPS International, etc. I became part of many corporate via conducting music workshops, lecture demonstrations, and other creative employees’ engagement activities.

  • Amity University Noida Campus
  • Lecture Demonstration Speaker
  • Guitar Grade Exams
  • Mentor Counselor Jury Inter-college Competition
  • Bachelor Degree of Guitar in India

I am fond of writing and so far time has permitted me to write 7 titles focusing on guitar. I happened to contribute several articles for platform magazine, govt. magazine and blogs. My write-ups are going to be at My Blog. As part of guitarmonk, conducted several events and exhibitions.

Guitar Music Books

Some other important education milestones include – Forming the 1st Union of Guitarists participated by thousands of guitar players, developed the world’s 1st official ragas course on guitar applied by students worldwide, developed a credit-based curriculum for universities and corporate (applied by several institutions) and participated by thousands of students.

COMING SOON

as an entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, I have conducted several franchise exhibitions, musical events, book fairs,
and consulting institutions and corporate about music engagements.


These are some of my discoveries along the path

 
  • music education guitar franchise
  • Naaptol COO
  • Rotary Club
  • India's largest guitar chain
Clients Partners Associates


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Visit www.guitarmonk.com for more details

MUSIC FOR THE CAUSE

Music aligns your mind; it’s an absorptive meditation too. When a person learns an instrument or plays guitar for even 15-30 minutes, it brings them to a stage of no-mind (zero thoughts) and that too so easily. It is how Guitar learning is meditative & healthier. We start aligning with nature by playing music. I have several experiences of the guitar effects physically and mentally. Try to imagine how a guitarist practice to strike a balance between fingers, hand, arm between two strings (less than an inch distance apart). While the fingers are dancing, swinging, adjusting. It is followed by heartfelt sound & the magic of music. I have experienced music as a way of bringing harmony to people’s lives. It is one of the tangible ways for people to relate with, a bridge to connect to different dimensions. Here are some of our social campaigns via music.



  • Guitar Donations
  • Green Tunes
  • Guitarmonk Social
  • guitar-donations-guitarmonk-surat
  • Population Day
  • Music for Poor
  • Free-Guitar-Scholarship-Gift
  • health-ministry-honors-guitarmonk-social

GUITAR BOLTA HAIN - WORK-IN-PROGRESS - GLOBAL CAMPAIGNS & CAUSES