Anybody here into classical Hindustani music? I picked up the sitar last year and it turns out that Indian music is pretty god tier. This is a favorite of mine that I've been working on recently.
Played guitar for several years, got bored with it, wanted to try something exotic. Plus I'm a little bit of a hindiboo myself tbth. Strongly considering picking up the guqin next though.
Here's another one of my favorite sitar tracks, though it isn't classical hindustani. It's Anoushka with Norah Jones, who's actually her half-sister.
So you actually only finger 1 string, called the baj string. There are also a couple others that are strummed for the harmony, like the chikari strings. All the tiny pegs are strings that aren't actually played, called sympathetic strings. Their purpose is to simply resonate with the rest of the instrument.
Kind of, but all the strings besides the baj would just be plucked open. What you're talking about is more suited to the veena, this instrument.
It's a very romantic song desu. Although so far I do prefer the older (possibly religious?) ones.
If you're trying to cover the entire Orient, you should also learn pic related.
Also, yeah, all those older ones are all very religious. Here's a really popular one that virtually all Indians know. This is a little bit of a more modern version though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEyvAZOvADw
It's such a voluminous religion. The intricacies are mind-boggling. The Vedas alone probably dwarf the entire body of Jewish rabbinical writings.
It's a common personal care item in India. The two halves open up to reveal a miniature city, with a street running right down the middle of the model.
Pretty much all the best classical compositions are prayers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Am1iq5a9D8
Next lesson: pic related is called a tanpura. It's a drone instrument that creates that wall of sound buzzing sound you hear in most Indian music. You don't fret the strings period, they are only plucked, meaning the instrument has to be tuned to each individual piece it's playing along to. For this reason, a lot of times nowadays live musicians will just use a machine for the sound, sort of like a drum machine.
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jesus christ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snN9rjgf4gw
Man an actual Indian classical music thread?
Used to bang ragas hardcore at my last job, no fucks given
What the name of the dulcimer-like instrument?
Really liked the stuff Sharma&Chaurasia did with it.