Sitar, an indian stringed instrument has a very prominent role in India Classical Music. It holds a special place in the Indian Classical World. Learn Sitar Online with Pt. Abhishek Maharaj. Learn the basics of Sitar, how to play Sitar - the beginner level.
The sitar, a stringed instrument played by plucking, is one of the most well known Indian musical instruments and has a very prominent role in Indian Classical Music. The Instrument has gained popularity both in India and the west over the past few decades. The 16th century Sufi mystic Amir Khusrow has also had a major role in the development of the instrument.
About Sitar - the Instrument - The sitar consists of a hemispherical base made out of a dried and hollowed gourd (tumba), a long half-round frame of wood (dandi), a second resonator, and wooden pegs that run through the length of the sitar. The number of frets on the dandi range from 16 to 24. The tuning of the sitar has evolved into two very distict schools- the Pt. Ravi Shankar (instrumental style) and the Ustad Vilayat Khan (gayaki style) schools.
In this course you will learn How to hold the sitar, The basics of playing sitar. Use of Sitar strings, How to tune the Instrument, How to use Mizrab or Plecktrum, The strokes (Up and down), the notes, chords and more.