Learn how to play Sitar – Complete Course for Beginners
Welcome to the online the complete online Sitar course for beginners.
If you have just bought/started playing sitar and want to build a solid foundation for more advanced practice (play ragas, meend, kirtans, and bhajans), then this sitar course is for you.
This course is taught by one of the best sitarist of Rishikesh, Uttarkhand – Bhuwan Chandra. In this course, you will learn:
how to tune your sitar,
how to hold your sitar,
10+ right-hand exercises
12+ left-hand exercises
And a few songs, kirtans, and mantras
See you inside.
The sitar (English: /ˈsɪtɑːr/ or /sɪˈtɑːr/; IAST: sitāra) is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument was invented in medieval India and flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries and arrived at its present form in 18th-century India.
Used widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, the sitar became popularly known in the wider world through the works of Ravi Shankar, beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1960s, a short-lived trend arose for the use of the sitar in Western popular music, with the instrument appearing on tracks by bands such as the Beatles, the Doors, the Rolling Stones and others.
Sitar is used in a variety of genre. It is played in north Indian classical music (Hindustani Sangeet), film music, and western fusion music. It is not commonly found in south Indian classical performances or folk music.