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LEARNING THE SITAR


Learning the Sitar

This is an audio CD / book instruction set for the Indian sitar.  It may be used by schools and private teachers as course materials to aid in their instruction.  It may also be used as a self instruction set.

Here are the contents of the book.

Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 History
Chapter 3 Basics of Indian Music
Chapter 4 Parts of the Sitar
Chapter 5 Stringing and Tuning
Chapter 6 Basic Technique
Chapter 7 Exercises
Chapter 8 That
Chapter 9 Rag
Chapter 10 Tal
Chapter 11 More Technique
Chapter 12 Bilawal That
Chapter 13 Kalyan That
Chapter 14 Kafi That
Chapter 15 Conclusion
 
Appendix 1 Resources
Appendix 2 String Gauges
Appendix 3 Further Reading
Appendix 4 Glossary
Appendix 5 About the Authors

Here are the contents of the audio CD. There are 56 tracks of examples, patterns, etc.

Track   Title
1   Rag Bhageshri
2   Tambura
3   "Da" Stroke
4-12   Exercises 1-9
13   Bilawal That
14   Kalyan That
15   Kafi That
16   Khammaj That
17   Asawari That
18   Purvi That
19   Bhairav That
20   Bhairavi That
21   Marwa That
22   Todi That
23-27   Examples 13-17
28   Tabla
29   Tin
30   Naa
31   Ga
32   Dhaa
33   Dhin
34   Tintal
35   Dir
36   Chikari
37   Jhala
38   Bilawal Gat
39-45   Exercise 11-17
46   Example 23
47   Bhupali Gat
48-55   Exercise 18-25
56   Bhageshri Gat

 

 

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