since it seems that there are no sitar players in the Charleston, huntington, and beckley area. clould someone please recommend a video or book which is helpful for beginners. I have Introduction to Sitar by Rao and Learn to Play the Sitar by Ram Avtar "vir" (the second book came with the sitar). I have also seen some videos for $50.00 this seems ridiculously expensive - but if anyone has any recommendations I would be greatful
I have all 4 of the Ashwin Batish videos, cost me $200 but they did unlock some mysteries. I am sure if you look on e-bay you could find them cheaper. If you must, just get sitar tutors #1 and #2 from the Batish series. They're better than nothing but they leave you wishing that he should have put more info on the videos.
On another note I've e-mailed Ashwin a few times about his announced "Jawari" video but his wife says he's too busy to do it. I think that is a very good idea for a video and I hope someone will put one out soon.
Hi Rg... Check your email.....! The Batish videos are all that's out there for the moment....we are planning on a DVD series hopefully within a year to help those in your situation but it's expensive to make them so slowly, slowly....