INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Tunning

 

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Kunal
Tunning Jan 13, 2004 01:19 p.m.


As a guitar player im wondering if its possible to tune a Sitar to a standard guitar formation i.e. E A D G B E, is it possible to damage a sitar if i did this? thanks for your time -Kunal
Lars
Re:Tunning Jan 13, 2004 08:55 p.m.


Kunal,
You could tune it that way somewhat with the first 4 strings. You wouldn't be able to chord like a guitar, you could get a 2 note "chord" with a little effort, also to play scales/runs like a guitar your use of the 3rd and 4th strings would be limited as the pitch wouldn't be accurate the further up you moved on the neck.
Also, you would have to use different string gauges than the normal setup. As for the chikari strings, I don't know...
Lars
Matt
Re:Tunning Jan 13, 2004 10:59 p.m.


If you're looking to tune like a guitar, why not buy an electric "sitar", like a Jerry Jones? Just a thought...
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