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Sitar teachers Apr 26, 2002 05:29 p.m.

Just curious.... How may of you guys are studying with a teacher? I guess they are pretty hard to find. At least here in Holland that is..... In England it would be easier to find a teacher, because of the colonial past. But the USA?



Re:Sitar teachers Apr 26, 2002 05:50 p.m.

Hi Remco;
You can't bring the mountain to Mohammad, so Mohammod must go to the mountain. In fact, I'm looking forward to starting lessons with Indrajit Banerjee next week. Yes, I have to travel several hundred miles for this, but sometimes that's the way it goes. Teachers in this country are also exceptionally hard to find.
Re:Sitar teachers Apr 26, 2002 06:21 p.m.

What?? No videos?? Heh heh..........
Just ordered a video of a player named "Usman Khan", full concert. He's very good also, is the guru of a friend of mine. You can find it at:
Also, there's the movie "Raga" by Ravi Shankar which best price is at:
Also, like Russ mentioned....Concert for Bangladesh has some good footage but only about 1/2 hour of Ravi & friends.......
Also there is a video of Vilayat Khan and others but currently out of print...
I heard there is a DVD also of Vilayat but haven't seen it.
I have a full concert video of Nikhil Banerjee also.......the picture quality isn't great but it's better than no Nikhil at all..........if you want to know about it:

Hope this helps.......

Re:Sitar teachers Apr 28, 2002 09:46 p.m.

Hi again Lars. Saw part of this post under a different thread. Perhpas David is working on modifying the board again. Anyway, I have Raga, but I don't recall any complete sections in it. I've heard of Usman Khan somewhere. Let me know what you think of it.
Re:Sitar teachers Apr 28, 2002 09:57 p.m.

Hmm, Russ. Well, I sure didn't post it here!! That's strange.......I'll copy it to the other one.....
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