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About Mahesh

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    Songstuff Crew
  • Birthday 04/17/1992

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    Music, Philosophy, Art, Life, Mindfulness, Vlog

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    Songwriter, composer, musician, performer, producer
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    John Mayer, Damien Rice, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles, BB King, The Reign of Kindo, The Civil Wars, Otis Redding, Jason Mraz,


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  1. Lyin' (Studio Version)

    Hi Beant, I don't see a link to the song. Since you mentioned Studio version, I'm assuming you forgot to add it in.
  2. Singer-Songwriter with a Voice Ensemble

    Welcome aboard to Songstuff Manta. Nice to see musicians from the Indian indie scene joining our lovely family here! See you on the boards. Mahesh
  3. Can I get some help?

    @Sreyashi Mukherjee, master of play acting? nono. I barely manage being myself.
  4. Can I get some help?

    Jenn, They say that an artist is an explorer. You don't have to have your heart broken to relate to a heart break song while performing. Like the theatre actor switching to a completely different person in a second and wearing their shoes, you can dive in too. Explore what the heart break for this character could mean, what would you have done if you were in her shoes? Wear her shoes and explore her world. Relating to a song is relative. Relative to what you consider the song as. If you do consider it as a reflection of you and you can't see the song in any other way, then you will let this mind block arise. If you see a song as an entity whose world you're looking to explore, man those emotions come right out. Of course, all of this is easier said than done. But it is definitely an approach you should consider when you come across such a block. Approach the song from a different point of view. Tell yourself why you want to mean the songs despite the fact that you don't personally relate to it. Maybe it's because you feel sympathy for the character in the song. Or you've gone in to fantasy land where you ARE the character. Whatever works for you. But it's definitely a useful practice to build expression and versatility to your musical self!
  5. Is anybody out there?

    Oh yes of course. Healthy stuff! Besides, you know what they say Ray - "All is fair in love and party stuff"
  6. Is anybody out there?

    Whatever happened here, that's what lol
  7. Is anybody out there?

    Oh my. You guys have thrown a party down here fellas! P.S Glad the point was made and the intended point was received despite the um.. party stuff. Good day you guys!
  8. Can I get some help?

    Great question Sreyashi! 1. This is something that is more like a chicken or the egg situation for me here. When I try to come up with an idea that can eventually turn into a song, I try different things out on the guitar while my mind is searching for the emotion behind the musical context. Words move all across the room like those bats coming out in a batman movie. The music, my imagination and my mind feeding certain words/stories work together to conjure a song idea. And this dance sort of continues for a while before something solid comes out of it. That whole process inspires me. It's the same dance every single time. I try to restrain my mind from making too many decisions in the initial stage cos it becomes a mess too early on. Working with a simple practice reduces options and helps for it to go in its own flow. My point is you do not have to look at the melody or the lyrics or whatever it is as a unit. A unit which needs exclusive attention. At least in the initial stage. Look at the process as a whole and let your musical capabilities however simple or skilled do its thing. Give yourself more credit. In contrast to this (though ironically relevant), I just wrote a small blog post about how you can enhance your music listening habits and I talk about the distinction of lyrics, melody or rhythm and understanding the attraction to it in the context of a song that you like. Thought it would be of interest to add it here. 2. Lyrically, songwriters immediately come to mind such as John Mayer, Damien Rice, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen but something that does pop up along with these names might be relevant here. It's a song by Vulfpeck called 1612. The lyrics border being vague and humorously pointless but it still delivers the lyrical message of the song because of a catchy groove, super tight drums and an incredible singer delivering the catchy melody. You can see how probably even you might want to sing that if you're into such music while not relating to it. Delivery of the words being expressed is helped by the musical context too. Of course, you don't have to sing a song that you lyrically dislike. But if it is just the case of you not relating to it, you can look to the other qualities of the song and get into the zone from there. And that could eventually lead to you relating to the lyric even. Most of the time, it is our mind making these "I can do this" "I can't do this" decisions. There is no reason why you can't create a whole new fictional world when you are singing a song and channel your emotions even if you don't relate to it. We've just got to get there. Speaking from my own experience. Kill Me is a song I wrote as the point of view of a woman/girl being sexually assaulted. Neither do I relate to it on a personal-life level nor is it a comfortable lyrical context you'd like to be in. But that intrigued me and of course, the internet article that initially inspired me to write the song did make me deeply emotional. And that helped me write and sing the song. Sometimes you've got to find some doorway to channel the lyrics. We'd need the right point of view to take enjoyment in performing any piece of lyric or music. Ofcourse, all this ramblin' is simply my point of view. It may not be the best or the only, but it works for me!
  9. Listening Habits for a Musician

    http://www.mahesh-music.com/listening-habits-for-a-musician/ As a songwriter (and you will see if you do listen to the recent music I've put out on my SoundCloud or Youtube), my songs are quite melancholic and well, 'singer-songwriter'y. But the music I'm listening to is not along the same lines. I listen to a lot of RnB, Neo-Soul, Blues, a bit of Jazz music and more. That's usually my playlist that would keep me going on a daily basis. Sure, I do indulge myself in singer-songwriters every now and then especially when new music is released or I find a new artist that I enjoy; and I do consider John Mayer and Damien Rice my biggest influences. But they aren't on my playlist unless there's new music. In fact, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder have been huge influences for me as a musician and yet, their traces may not be easily found in the music that I do. It's always interested me to understand how this works. And I realised that our listening ears and musician ears may not necessarily be the same thing. When you are listening to a song, you get drawn to the melodies at times, sometimes the rhythm or sometimes the groove. And the words sometimes catch your ear and you get instantly addicted to it. I highly suggest that you recognise and be mindful of these decisions your mind makes. When you listen to a song that you really like. Ask yourself why you really like it. Go through the melody, dance to the groove, sing out the chorus if that is catchy. Enjoy it differently each time and notice it. Learn and try to recognise where your enjoyment for a particular piece of music is coming from. Grow that quality in you. Grow that awareness in you and it WILL help you greatly in your own creative journey through music! It has been helping me lately and I've still a way to go! Some of the artists I've been enjoying lately!
  10. Favorite Song(s) of the Week?

    My favorite song of the week is also the last week's winner. Japanese Denim by Daniel Caeser. Smooth, catchy and very well produced!
  11. Big and Bloody

    Deb, I'd to remove your referral links that you'd inserted. Just wanted to give you a heads up. Cheers, Mahesh
  12. Song Title Association Game

    Dance Week - Groove Spoon
  13. Your Own Artwork

    Here's something I did recently for a compilation EP that I put out a couple weeks ago. I love minimalism! In art as well as in personal life
  14. Thanks Rob! The silent song is a really cool concept indeed. It's good to see the venue lean take the side of the artist for a change!