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11 sympathetic strings Mar 04, 2004 05:54 p.m.

Anyone that has a VK style sitar.....
How would you tune your taraf strings (high to low) for the following ragas. Wondering which notes you would double up on.



Re:11 sympathetic strings Mar 04, 2004 06:43 p.m.


Well at the moment I've only learned Yaman from Ust. Nishat Khan and he tunes like this, from bottom up.

ni sa dha re ga ma pa dha ni sa re ga

so ni sa re ga dha are double, I guess you could leave one of for 11 strings.

Re:11 sympathetic strings Mar 04, 2004 08:39 p.m.

for 11symp string sitars I would usually tune yaman
S<NSRGmMPDN>S that is from low to high. for bhairav you could either double the ma or pa or go past high sa to re
S<NSrGmmPdN>S or S<NSrGmPdN>S>r
notes with < before them are lower octave and notes with>before them are higher octave
Re:11 sympathetic strings Mar 05, 2004 10:40 a.m.

Thank you both for the info!

If either of you know a gat in bhairav I would really appreciate it.

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