INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Harrison and Sitar


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Harrison and Sitar Oct 01, 2002 10:19 p.m.

Hey, so i'm pretty new and I'm not sure how people here feel about the westernization of the sitar, like Harrison's work from the Beatles. Anway, I have a question, I was wondering if anyone knows how he tunes his strings to play Norwegian Wood?
Re:Harrison and Sitar Oct 03, 2002 01:46 p.m.

Well, my response to your post disappeared with the change in servers, so short answer here. I think most of us are cool with the "westernization" of sitar. No different than using guitar for either popular or classical music. But the sitar comes into its own when playing the music it was made for: classical.

Put Norwegian Wood on the spinner last night and played the lead on sitar. Sounds like George tuned the first string to a mid "E" and second string drone to a "B". I don't think any other strings were used for that tune.

Re:Harrison and Sitar Oct 03, 2002 04:54 p.m.

Sometime in early 2001, Guitar Player had all the parts written out in staff notation.
Re:Harrison and Sitar Nov 17, 2002 07:33 p.m.

I got into Sitar Because of George, I play & sing most of his Sitar songs at Coffee Shop gigs, but I've been too busy studying tyin to pass a few classess. as soon as they're over will hit the Gigs again..............Peace
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