Sitar is one of the moss popular instruments in Hindustani shastriya sangeet and is a versatile instrument. Its ability to produce a deeply emotive tone that is very close to the human voice with agility and liveliness has made it a very sought after instrument.
Sitar music has been patronized for about 700 years and the fact that it is still being practiced today with dedication and passion is a testimony to its grandeur.
This DVD of Learning the Sitar comprises basic lessons on playing the Sitar by Sri B. Siva Ramakrishna Rao, a disciple of late Utsad Ahmed Hussain Khan who was the doyen of Mian Achpal Gharana. The lessons on this DVD [in English] have been tailored in such a way that they can be practiced in the comfort of your home.
- History of the Sitar & Artists profile
- Introduction and Ways of Handling the Instrument
- Types of Sitar
- Parts of Sitar
- Basic lessons Fingering techniques
- Concert pattern
Concept, Direction & Compeering