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rg
Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 03:52 p.m.


I want to apologize for this question in advance - I know it is kind of silly but - I have a friend who plays the guitar and wants me to learn the sitar part to the beatles song Norwegian Wood so we can play it together - can anyone help me out?
Jeff
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 05:20 p.m.


I figured that out before, its pretty easy. Its in the Bilaval scale.
AJ
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 05:33 p.m.


It's not all that hard..........just listen to it alot, and then start out slow, you'll be cranking it out in no time flat!

I keep wanting to play Blue Jay Way instead of my exercises cuz the kalyan thaat reminds me of it! (so I do! ha!)

see you around like a ferris wheel!
AJ

AJ
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 05:35 p.m.


oops yeah, forgot to add, Jeff's right, it is in bilaval!

see ya round like a nun in a blender!
AJ

Ken
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 05:59 p.m.


Hey rg,
I posted the complete sargam for NWood on this board about two years ago or so. You might check out the threads I posted back then for, at least my take on it...uncle ken
Matt
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 19, 2003 06:08 p.m.


I found Ken's original post -

P DPMG RGMS 'n R 'D 'P - I hope I have this right , that woulb be komal Na in the lower octave.

Thanks Ken - I'm going to try this myself!

johnnysitarwhatson
Re:teak sitar on ebay Nov 20, 2003 11:09 a.m.


Maybe again the seller is crooked? Photos of different instruments again .... hmmm .... next item will be a Ravi Nikhl Khan Prof. model???
rg
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 20, 2003 11:02 a.m.


thanks - you guys are awesome!!!
uncle ken
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 20, 2003 01:05 p.m.


Yes Mattjiresearchwalla you've got it,
There's a bit more to the tune than just this "signature" phrase but with the ol' ear to the track you'll pick up the rest....uncle ken

see ya round like a tabla (AJ your' poisoning my mind)

Bruce
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 20, 2003 02:27 p.m.



Matt (Nov 19, 2003 06:08 p.m.):
I found Ken's original post -

P DPMG RGMS 'n R 'D 'P - I hope I have this right , that woulb be komal Na in the lower octave.


The way I hear that tune is:
P--DPmG--RmGS--nmDP--

Matt
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 20, 2003 06:25 p.m.


Bruce, I think you're right. I tried it out and it works better with the altered notes.
uncle ken
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 20, 2003 11:51 p.m.


Yes, knew I was missing something as well as incorrect Sargam, thanks bruce. . . uncle ken
rg
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 21, 2003 09:43 a.m.


I know that the song is played in E - actually out of a D chord capoed up a step on the guitar. How would you tune the sitar to accommodate this?
Bob
Re:Norwegian wood Nov 21, 2003 01:07 p.m.


I believe Guitar Player magazine had all the parts written out in an issue that appeared two or three years ago.
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