Sitar Lesson 2 – Play Sa Re Ga Ma …

Play:
1.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa. – Indian Music
Da Ra Da Ra Da Ra Da Ra – Plucking with Mijrab (Plucker)

Sa. Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Da Ra Da Ra Da Ra Da Ra

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. – Western Music
Do. Ti La So Fa Mi Re Do

2.
SaSa ReRe GaGa MaMa PaPa DhaDha NiNi Sa.Sa.
DaRa DaRa DaRa DaRa DaRa …DaRa DaRa DaRa

Sa.Sa. NiNi DhaDha PaPa MaMa GaGa ReRe SaSa
DaRa DaRa DaRa …DaRa DaRa DaRa DaRa DaRa

SitarLesson2

1. Place your left thumb behind neck and left index finger on extreme right wire just behind 7th fret from top. There should be metal to metal contact of wire and fret.

This is Sa (Do in western music). Pluck Da on it

2. Pluck Ra on 8th Fret. This is Re (Re in western music)

3. Pluck Da on 10th Fret. This is Ga(Mi in western music)

4. Pluck Ra on 11th Fret. This is Ma (Fa in western music)

5. Pluck Da on 13th Fret. This is Pa (So in western music)

6. Pluck Ra on 14th Fret. This is Dha (La in western music)

7. Pluck Da on 16th Fret. This is Ni (Ti in western music)

8. Pluck Ra on 17th Fret. This is Sa(.) (Do. in western music)

Pluck Da and then Ra alternateny in reverse order from Sa. to Sa

Please Note:

1. Your left thumb and index finger should move together on the long neck of the Sitar.

2. View video to understand better

3. A dot after the note shows higher octave

4. A dot before the note will show lower octave.

5. Practice enough to play notes on Sitar clearly.

Note: In the photo position of Dha is as shown by the arrow. The fret is at the komal Dha (d) position which should be moved down.

  1.  Place your left thumb behind neck and left index finger on extreme right wire just behind 7th fret from top. There should be metal to metal contact of wire and fret. This is Sa (Do in western music). Pluck Da on it
  2. Pluck Ra on 8th Fret. This is Re (Re in western music)
  3. Pluck Da on 10th Fret. This is Ga(Mi in western music)
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