Learn How to Play Sitar - Online Sitar Training Class Lessons
GAALC - Global Academy of Arts, Languages and culture offers distance music education programs to learn playing Indian classical music instruments like Sitar stringed Hindustani classical musical instrument with online Sitar music learning class lessons facilitated on Skype or Google hangouts.
LEARNING HOW TO PLAY SITAR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: When learning how to play Indian Sitar with Sitarists - the Sitar player musicians or with Indian Sitar training instructor Guru, the Sitar students learn how to hold the Sitar musical instrument at a 45° angle on their laps while seated, the Sitar instrument is balanced between the Sitar player's left foot and right knee. The hands of the Sitar musician move freely without having to carry any of the Sitar instrument's weight. The Sitar strings are plucked with a wire plectrum worn on the forefinger of the right hand, the left hand manipulates the Sitar strings with a subtle pressure on or between the Sitar frets and with sideways pulls of the Sitar strings. The Sitar player plucks the Sitar strings using a metallic pick or plectrum called a Sitar Mizraab. The thumb stays anchored on the top of the Sitar fretboard just above the main gourd. Usually, only the index and middle fingers are used for fingering although some Sitar players occasionally use the third finger too.
LEARNING SITAR PLAYING TECHNIQUES: Sitar Indian classical musical instrument (Bhartiya Shastriya Sangit Vadya) largely derives its distinctive resonance and timbre from the sympathetic Sitar strings, design of the bridge, Sitar's long hollow neck portion and from the gourd resonating chamber of the Sitar. A specialized Indian Sitar playing technique called "meend" involves pulling the main melody string of Sitar down over the bottom portion of the Sitar's curved movable frets, with which the Sitar player or Sitarist can achieve a seven semitone range of microtonal notes. Senior Sitar players can use special advanced Sitar playing techniques like Kan, Murki, Krintan, Zamzama etc. and can also use special Sitar Mizrab Bols to create Chhands even in odd-numbered Indian classical music Taals like Jhoomra.
LEARNING SITAR TUNING TECHNIQUES: There is no default standard tuning of Sitar like most of the Indian stringed musical instruments and the Indian stringed bow musical instruments. Usually the tunings of the stringed Indian instruments like the tuning of Sitar have a a lot of stylistic variance within the Gharana based Sitar tunings and Sitar tunings vary by Indian music gharanas - Indian music schools of teaching and the raga notation that is meant to be played. The Sitar tuning depends on the Sitar player's or Sitarist's school (Gharana) or style, tradition and personal preference of each individual Sitar artist or Sitar performer. Tuning Sitar Strings - The main Sitar playing string called 'baj tar' is almost invariably tuned to a perfect fourth above the tonic and the second Sitar string being tuned to the tonic. The sympathetic Sitar strings tuning is always according to the notes of the Indian raga or 'Raag' being played and although there is a minor stylistic variance as to the order of these. In a Vilayat Khan style Gandhar Pancham sitar, the bass or kharaj strings are removed and are replaced by a fourth chikari and so the Sitar player needs to re-tune the Sitar for playing each different raga on Sitar. The Sitar strings are tuned by turning or tuning Sitar pegs that hold the strings and the main playing strings can be fine-tuned individually by sliding a bead threaded on each string, just below the bridge of Sitar.
ONLINE INDIAN SITAR LESSONS / SITAR LEARNING CLASSES BY SITAR GURU: GAALC offers online Sitar lessons to learn playing Sitar with Indian Sitar training instructor Guru online. The Sitar teachers teaching Sitar to the global Sitar learning students train how to play Sitar - the North Indian Hindustani classical music on Sitar, including the Indian classical musical ragas or raag (Bhartiya Shastriya Sangit raag) and the musical compositions based on music raag (Shastriya Sangeet raag). An experienced and qualified Sitar trainer guru for beginners, intermediate and advanced level Sitar students get Sitar training according to the GAALC Sitar instrumental music training curriculum for certificate level courses.
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