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Learning the Sitar

By David Courtney

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/learning-the-sitar-digital-sheet-music/19900537

Sitar - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by David Courtney. World Music. E-book and online audio. 84 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.20870BCDEB).

Item Number: M0.20870BCDEB

ISBN 1610652568.

The sitar has been popular since the 1960s. Since that time it has always had a considerable mystique among musicians. It also has an undeserved reputation for being difficult to play. This book/CD set cuts though the mystique and misapprehensions and presents the material in a simple fashion that is easily understood both by Indians and non-Indian musicians alike.

Learning the Sitar begins with basic background information, including a discussion of Indian music, the history of the instrument, the parts and other important terms It then moves on to basic exercises and finally finishes with some simple compositions in Bilawal, Kalyan and Kafi. This is covered in a mix of staff notation as well as traditional Indian Sargam notation.

Companion audio available by clicking on the 'Listen' link above, or at www.melbay.com.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2016-10-21 04:51:03.0 a great sitar starting point

    This is a great starting point where it gives you all the good reliable information and guidance into learning how to play a sitar between setting it up and the basics of playing

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