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Jai Kasthuri
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  • Aurora, IL
  • United States
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Jai Kasthuri replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion "CV" in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"Nicely explained. One extra detail I would add - if you should come across a C with a vertical line through it, then it means a partial barre. It is left to the player to figure out how many of the strings need to be 'barred'."
Jul 17, 2010
Jai Kasthuri replied to Mike Bryant's discussion Help with upgrade. Weighing the advantage of electronics vs."High dollar" models. in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"Mike, I have had classicals with various undersaddle piezo pickups and currently have a K&K pure pickup in one of my classicals. I find that none of them sound natural as-is. They sound pretty good if I plug them through my tech21 para driver DI…"
Jun 5, 2010
Jai Kasthuri updated their profile
Jun 5, 2010
Jai Kasthuri updated their profile photo
Jun 5, 2010
Jai Kasthuri replied to David Mitchell's discussion I figure this could start a few heated discussions... in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"IMO, the most innovative and advanced bracing patterns in acoustic guitar design within the last 20 years have been by Greg Smallman and by Michael Kasha. Both of them developed and demonstrated their concepts on Nylon-stringed guitars (not steel).…"
Dec 30, 2009
Jai Kasthuri replied to Mike Bryant's discussion Animated fretboards in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"Mike, I agree with others here Leyenda in its entirety is a bit advanced. But you could just play some of its simpler and recognizable parts if your intent is not formal performance. The first part where pedal tone (i.e. the repeating note) is just…"
Dec 28, 2009
Jai Kasthuri replied to Jasper Squire's discussion Analysis of right hand picking styles in the group Flatpickers
"Hi Jasper, I have seen Jimmy Rosenberg perform (on a DVD with Frank Vignola) and have to agree that he is simply outstanding. Jimmy does use a lot of sweep picking. To my understanding, this type of picking is not unique to gypsy-jazz. There are…"
Apr 11, 2009
Jai Kasthuri joined VooDoo's group

Midwest Acoustic Pickers

A place for players around the Midwest States to gather for fun, passion, and picking. Also a place to post announcements for festivals, recitals, and acoustic jams for all.
Apr 11, 2009

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Aparicio AA-80; Eastman AR805CE; Fender Deluxe Strat; La Patrie Concert; Taylor 414; Johnson Resonator; Roland RC-50 Loop Station.
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Indian, Blues
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 5:41am on April 29, 2009, Mario Pronovost said…
Thank you Jai! I appreciate your positive comments, you seem to have a very guitar on your photo, what a beauty!



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