Dave Cipriani Lessons & Performance

indian slide guitar, 7-string guitar, composer, songwriter

Dave Cipriani is a highly accomplished guitarist, songwriter and composer based in Ojai, CA who performs on 7-string classical & electric guitar, and (20-string) Indian slide guitar.

Mahadev is a world music ensemble that plays an eclectic blend of Indian, Gypsy, African, Middle Eastern and American music mixed with original compositions that ranges from danceable high energy virtuosic music to mellow, contemplative and hypnotizing long grooves.

A Mahadev set can include blues tunes based on Indian ragas, modal music based on Middle eastern or east african scales, or classic Indian or Balkan tunes in original arrangements.  


Dave Cipriani: 7-string Classical Guitar, Indian Slide Guitar & Vocals

Michael Mull: Tenor Sax & Bb Clarinet

Dave Tranchina: Upright Bass

Chris Payne: Hand Percussion (Zabumba, Frame Drum, Cajon, Shakers, Congas,etc)

Jamie Papish: Hand Percussion (Riq, Frame Drum, Cajon, etc)


Maha = Great, Dev = Lord, Mahadev is another name for Lord Shiva.

Or from the first two definitions that came up online:

-Your name of Mahadev has given you a clever, deep mind and the talent to excel in highly inspirational lines of endeavour as a dramatist, musician, writer, or artist. 

- You can be lifted by beauty in all forms and you are at the most creative when inspired.