I welcome anyone who is starting out on their journey in Indian Music and the sitar with open arms! It is impossible to learn the sitar from a book, and apart from the lack of material out there, the aural tradition of learning Indian Classical music should be embraced.
You will learn:
- Correct and comfortable holding position with good posture
- How to tune the sitar
- Raga and tala theory and practice
- In a relaxed environment at your own pace
As a sitar player I have:
- Studied in India with Pandit Arvind Parikh (senior-most disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan)
- Completed MMus degree under the guidance of Dharambir Singh MBE
- Attended workshops with: Rajan and Sajan Mishra (kyhal vocalists), Budhaditya Mukerjee (sitar), Mehboob Nadeem (sitar) and Buddhadev Das Gupta (sarod)
Sitar Basics Video Tutorial:
I have loved Indian music and the sitar for a long time but have found very little quality online tuition for people to get started on this fantastic instrument. It is usually necessary to travel (sometimes long distances) to a teacher and in our ever-increasing busy lives this can sometimes be the biggest hurdle in starting. For this reason I have started developing a Sitar Basics Video Tutorial.
In these tutorials you will discover:
- The basics of the sitar and Indian Music
- How to tune your sitar
- Right and left hand techniques
- How to sit and hold your sitar
- A number of different basic paltas (exercises)
By the end you will be ready to make an informed decision on the next step of your learning.
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If you are looking for a sitar teacher close to London in the UK please get in touch. I teach from home in the Bromley/Orpington area. The nearest station is Petts Wood, which you can get to easily from Charing Cross, Cannon Street, London Bridge and London Victoria.