Teaching Material on the Sitar

CD-ROM: SITAR GURU - AN INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO SITAR

Sitar Guru - An interactive Introduction to Sitar

This CD-Rom combines expert analysis with simple, user-friendly learning tools. It is a fascinating introduction to the sitar for all music enthusiasts, and an invaluable training manual for those who wish to play the instrument. Arvind Parikh, senior disciple of Vilayat Khan, presents an elaborate exploration of sitar music, which includes a detailed guide to the central concepts of North Indian classical music, and insights into the idiom of plucked instruments, with special reference to sitar and its physical and stylistic evolution. Audio-visual presentation by Arvind Parikh and a group of his students provides invaluable instruction in playing techniques and the various movements in sitar music. Comprehensive diagrams illustrate posture, hand positions, and other technical aspects of sitar playing. The presentation covers the whole range of concepts, techniques and nuances - from the very basic to the fairly advanced - involved in creating an aesthetically satisfying raga presentation.
Includes a bonus audio CD by Arvind Parikh.
System requirements: Pentium 2, 233 MHz, Windows 95, 64 MB Ram

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BUCH: THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA - THE FIRST YEAR'S STUDY

The classical music of India - The first yera's study

Well-structured, easily accessible text on all practically relevant issues, glossary, 180 pages of useful exercises and inspiring vocal and instrumental compositions in ragas bhairava, bhairavi, asavari, todi, alahiya-bilaval, yaman, khamaj, kafi, puriya-daneshri and marwa in sargam notation. 367 p., hard cover, 19 b/w plates

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BOOK: RAVI SHANKAR - MY MUSIC, MY LIFE

Ravi Shankar, My Music, My Life

"My Music, My Life", die erste Autobiografie von Sitar-Legende Ravi Shankar von Ende der 60er Jahre, ist nicht nur persönliche Lebensgeschichte, sondern zugleich auch eine hervorragende Einführung in die indische Musik aus allererster Hand und eine Sammlung zahlreicher Technikübungen und musikalisch wunderbarer Etüden (Sargams) für Sitar in verschiedenen Ragas und Talas. Damit ist das Buch eines der besten Grundlagenwerke zur indischen Musik überhaupt. Obwohl "My Music, My Life" in den 70er Jahren sogar in deutscher Übersetzung erschienen war (wenn auch ohne den Praxisteil...), war es in den letzten Jahren leider komplett vom Buchmarkt verschwunden. Jetzt ist das Werk in den USA neu aufgelegt worden, und wir freuen uns sehr, es damit auch wieder anbieten zu können!
Mit einer Einführung von Yehudi Menuhin, einem neuen Vorwort von Philip Glass, vielen Fotos und einem neuen Kapitel "My Perspective Today".

180 Seiten, davon 55 Strings mit Übungs- und Sargamnotationen; Format: 20,50 x 25,50 cm kartoniert/broschiert

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BUCH: THE SITAR - THE INSTRUMENT AND IT'S TECHNIQUE - MANFRED JUNIUS

The Siotar, the instrument and it's technique

Great introduction with history, technique, graded exercises, meend, ornamentation, jhala, sargams in 7 ragas, maintenance, jovari, glossary.

117 Pages; 28 excellent photos

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Notes on the series: "Teach Yourself...."

The DVD series "Teach Yourself...." , produced in India, offers the chance to get an insight into the Indian way of teaching. All DVDs with the labelling  "Teach Yourself...." are in English and have a duration of 90 - 120 minutes. Since the DVDs were produced for the Indian market, Indian terms are occasionally required. Also, the typical Indian style of teaching sometimes does not really seem plausible and is in parts inconsistent. Also faults in the synchronous progression of image and sound occur. Due to the good price, the abundance of material and the fact that there are sometimes no alternatives on the market we offer this DVD anyway.

 

DVD: SI-10002 TEACH YOURSELF SITAR VOL. 1

Teach Yourself Sitar

With special focus on tuning and maintainance (in english)

1. Sitar The Journey 4:04
2. Parts Of Sitar 10:09
3. Basic Tips Of Sitar 10:12
4. Tuning & Playing 18:21
5. Playing Exercises 12:00
6. Indian Raga 27:56
7. New Releases 0:25

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DVD: SI-10039 TEACH YOURSELF SITAR VOL. 2

Teach Yourself Sitar

1. Introduction
2. Alankar
3. Bhupali
4. Introduction Bhupali
5. Aaroha-Avroh
6. Aalap
7. Bandish
8. Performance

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