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How To Play Sitar

How To Play Sitar


Item Code: IDF487

by Krishana Kumar Agrwal & Smt. Rama Babry

Paperback (Edition: 2006)

Manoj Publications
ISBN 8131002136

Language: English
Size: 9.6" X 7.5"
Pages: 119 (B & W Illus:33, Figures:10)
Weight of the Book: 300 gms
Price: $14.00   Shipping Free
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1 Your Friend Sitar
Selections of the sitar. Simple , Advance and Double Groud Sitars. Main parts and their settings, Use of finger board and other parts.
2 Playing on the Sitar
Different sitting postures on ground, on chair and on bench. Proper position of hands. Wearing and use of the mizerab.
3 Notes and Octaves
Names and signs of seven full tone and five varied notes. Difference between Hindi and English notes and octaves.
4 Tune your sitar
Seven main and thirteen sympathetic strings, their namesand notes with octaves to be tuned on them. Tuning with the help of a harmonium and without any instrument .
5 Tips for Proper Playing
Five boles of strings and their production. Tips for fast and proper movements of fingers.
6 Practice of the plates
Ten plates for playing with string and fret numbers.
7 Thatas and Ragas
Ten thatas with their plates. Description of the ragas and their nine divisions. Vadee, samvadee and varjit swaras and pakar.
8 Notations of Selected Ragas
Notation of 12 ragas belonging to all 10 thatas, named - Raga Bilawal, Bhairavi, Yaman, Kedara, Asavari, Kaafee, Bhimpalasi, Marva, Khamboj, Bhairava, Pooriya Dhanshree and Raga Todi.
9 Tempo or Laya and Tal
Importance and proper use of three tempos and various tals. Notations of 9 popular tals with the number of Matras, Sam , Khaliand Talies.
10 Signs used in Notations 65-66
11 Raga's Based Music Pieces
1. Prayer to God
2. A Bhajan
3. Jago Mohan Pyare
4. Guru Vandna
5. Shiva Aradhana
6. Guru Mahima
7. Holi geet
9. A Virah Geet.
12 Prayers and National Songs
1. Saraswati Vandna
2. Aartee-Om Jai Jagdeesh Hare
3. Our National Anthem - Jan Gan Man
4. Our National Song- Vande Maatram
5. Hum Hoge Kamyab Ek Din.
13 Some Serious Songs
1. Sandeshe Aate hain- Film Border
2. Chandi kee Deewar na Tori -Film Vishwas
3. Aapko hamse Bichhude hue- Film Vishwas
4. Too pyar ka Sagar Hai- Film Seema
5. Khilona Jan Kar Tum To Mera Dil- Film Khilona
6. Shame Gam Kee Kasam - Film Footpath
7. Maine Rakkha Hai Mohabbat-Film Shabnam
8. Ik Pyar Ka Nagma Hai- Film Shor
9. O Jane Wale Ho Sake To - Film Bandini
10. Wafa Na Raas Aayee-Film Bewafa Sanam.
14 Evergreen Film Songs
1. Dekhi Hai Saree Duniya - Singer Aleesha Chinoy
2. Ek Rasta Hai Zindgee - Film Kala Patthar
3. Badal Rahi Hai Roop Zindgee - Film Kal Ho Na Ho
4. O Re Manjhi, Mere Manjhi - Film Bandini
5. Jadoo Teri Nazar - Film Daar
6. Ye Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki - Film Fareb
7. Kis Tarah Jeete Hain - Film Nai Roshni
8. Deedee Tere Dewar Diwana - Film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
9. Koyal Kooke Hook Uthaye - Film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

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