hi all��� i'm learning and reading abou sitar tecniques to play. Anyone knows the differents forms to play the sitar.. I've read about the 'Da' touch, 'Ra' touch and 'Na' touch. I would like to know the difference.. There's another touch play form called 'Diri'. and finnaly i've notes about a 'hammer strike' and 'cut touch'.
Hi & good year & Namaste to Alicante. Da = main stroke, upward finger movement, all stroke patterns begin with Da Ra = downward stroke, allways follows Da Diri = Da Ra strokes in double time. Patterns are made up from these according to the beat/talam. Ex: Da Ra Da Ra or Da Diri Da Ra or Diri Diri Da Ra (four beats). Endless variations possible. Na = I only know this as a Tabla bol. Different Gharana?