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Learn how to play Sitar – Complete Course for Beginners

Online Sitar course for complete beginners
Instructor:
Bhuwan Chandra
92 students enrolled
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How to tune your Sitar
How to hold sitar for practice
Right Hand Exercises
Left Hand Exercises
How to play kirtans/Mantras on Sitar

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.

About Sitar:

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.[1] 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.

Introduction

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Introduction

Tuning & Holding

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How to tune Your Sitar
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How to hold sitar during practice

Right Hand Exercises

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Exercise 1
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Exercise 2
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 4
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Exercise 5
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Exercise 6
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Exercise 7
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Exercise 8
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Exercise 9
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Exercise 10

Left Hand Exercises

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Exercise 1 - How to play scale on Sitar
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Exercise 2
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 4
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Exercise 5
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Exercise 6
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Exercise 7
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Exercise 8
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Exercise 9
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Exercise 10
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Exercise 11
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Exercise 12

Songs/Kirtans/Mantra

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How to play Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho on Sitar
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How to play Mantra Om Gam Ganpataye Namah on Sitar
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How to play Happy Birthday on Sitar
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