Last night I had a friend adjusting my frets and I found that my brand of sitar (a student model from Bombay) has 11 tarabs, instead of 13 - it also has an additional fret - He seems to think that this is the reason why I am having a hard time getting my fret placement correctly, and the placement of the pegs makes playing a minor scale difficult - any suggestions or ideas - since I am a beginner should I just remove the sympathetic strings?
Lars, I had a look at this instrument and the frets were all screwed up, but we have Rob on track now. One thing that is odd is that there is a tarab peg right in the middle of the Re area that would prevent moving the fret into the komal position. I'm in Delaware now (within one hour of Shafaat) and will be here until April 25th when I leave for Uttarkashi. I am following advice to check India out for the four months before commiting to the two years in Delhi. New e-mail address good for 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org I will try to check mail as often as I can. SB
RG, If everything sounds good (you checked bridge placement using harmonics, etc.: I'm sure Stephen probably did) and the only problem is that one peg then probably take it out. Another solution is to use another bridge with a longer surface but without seeing it I couldn't recommend that for sure.....
is that sitar a miraz made one ? anways lars .... have you ever heard the raag "din ki puriya?" on 15th vijay koparkar sang it in the concert i ahd organised its a really nice raag do u have any of artist singing or playing this raag? reguards kedar