INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: How Bout a Little Help!!!!

 

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Boz
How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 26, 2003 06:12 p.m.


Hey Everyone....Not only am i new to this Site/Forum Im new to the Sitar.....I was wondering if anyone could give a newbie a few pointers...I play other instruments ie. guitar, piano, bass, violin, trumpet....but am extremly interested in learning Indian Classical Music!!!! I love the sound and have been tryin to put together a few compositions but am not to learned on the Sitar!!! anyone have any pointers.....cords, tunings, etc....thanks alot
BOZ
K.K.
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 26, 2003 06:44 p.m.


Hi Boz: Just about everything you could possibly think of regarding the sitar and ICM has been brought up on this forum - just search the archives. Have fun
Boz
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 27, 2003 09:59 a.m.


hey..Thanks for the response...do you or anyone know any good websites for tunings, or the translation of notes from eastern to western...tablature or any excersises to train my fingers so they wont get so tired...im sure practicing will help but ive heard of excersises..to train body and mind
BOZ
pb
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 27, 2003 10:59 a.m.


Hey,
have a look at sitarsetc.com for some tunings. Many people use C# for tonic. I don't know western music at all since I started with the sitar. I bought a chromatic tuner so that I could learn western notes
I wrote a little chart a while ago mapping sa->4C# etc, play a note look at the tuner kind of thing. Then, it is just a matter of getting used to it. You should get a teacher so that you don't waste time with basics (I forgot whether you said you had one). Tuning is a difficult thing to start. Try karaj-pancham (ravi shankar) tuning, unless you have a vilayat khan style sitar. If you find that too "twangy", go to the standard one. (see charts on the web for those).

Pb

Estiven
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 27, 2003 04:30 p.m.


Try
http://www.raganet.com/RagaNet/
for more info on beginning, there are like 8 sitar lessons in this e-magazine
Ready to Help
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 27, 2003 09:27 p.m.



Boz (Nov 27, 2003 09:59 a.m.):
hey..Thanks for the response...do you or anyone know any good websites for tunings, or the translation of notes from eastern to western...tablature or any excersises to train my fingers so they wont get so tired...im sure practicing will help but ive heard of excersises..to train body and mind

If you would be a little bit proactive and buy a book, many of your questions would be answered. There's a lot of people here on this forum that can and will help, but you gotta do your part too.

Remco
Re:How Bout a Little Help!!!! Nov 28, 2003 10:59 a.m.


Hahaha be prepaired: your fingers WILL get tired and they will hurt like hell in the beginning! But then: no pain....

Peace,

Remco

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