The sitar (English: / ˈ s ɪ t ɑːr / or / s ɪ ˈ t ɑːr /; IAST: sitāra) is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument was invented in medieval India and flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries and arrived at its present form in 18th-century India.
- Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar KBE (Bengali pronunciation: [ˈrobi ˈʃɔŋkor];...
The word sitar originates from the Persian si + tar.
The history of the sitar is disputed, with Western scholars...
- Ravi Shankar
The sitar (English: / ˈ s ɪ t ɑːr / or / s ɪ ˈ t ɑːr /; Hindi: सितार, Punjabi: ਸਿਤਾਰ, Urdu: ستار sitāra pronounced ) is a plucked string instrument. It uses sympathetic strings along with a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber to make a rich sound with complex harmonic resonance.
Sitar (Persian: سيتار , also Romanized as Sītār and Saitār; also known as Sītār-e ‘Olyā and Sītār-e ‘Omar) is a village in Sand-e Mir Suiyan Rural District, Dashtiari District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 313, in 66 families.
Although the sitar is not a regular staple in country music, it can be heard in Hank Williams Jr.’s A Country Boy Can Survive off his 1981 studio album The Pressure Is On and was played by Reggie Young, as listed in the ‘Personnel’ section on the album’s WikiPedia page.
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An electric sitar is a type of electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the sitar, a traditional musical instrument of India. Depending on the manufacturer and model, these instruments bear varying degrees of resemblance to the traditional sitar. Most resemble the electric guitar in the style of the body and headstock, though some have a body shaped to resemble that of the sitar.
The instrument was developed in the late 1960s by session guitarist Vinnie Bell in partnership with Danelectro. At the time, many western musical groups began to use the sitar, which is generally considered a difficult instrument to learn. By contrast, the electric sitar, with its standard guitar fretboard and tuning, is a more familiar fret arrangement for a guitarist to play. The twangy sitar-like tone comes from a flat bridge adding the necessary buzz to the guitar strings.
In addition to the six playing strings, most electric sitars have sympathetic strings, typically located on the left side of the instrument. These strings have their own pickups, and are usually tuned with a harp wrench. A unique type of bridge, a "buzz bridge", developed by Vinnie Bell, helps give the instrument its distinctive sound. Some electric sitars have drone strings in lieu of sympathetic strings. A few models, such as the Jerry Jones "Baby" sitar, lack both sympathetic and drone string
Because the tone quality and playing technique differ significantly from that of the sitar, it is typically used in rock, jazz, and fusion styles. Notable early hit singles featuring electric sitar include Eric Burdon and the Animals' "Monterey", Joe South's "Games People Play", Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered", B.J. Thomas' "Hooked on a Feeling", The Spinners' "It's a Shame", The Box Tops "Cry Like a Baby" as well as some sides by The Stylistics and The D
The history of the sitar in jazz, that is the fusion of the sounds of Indian classical music with Western jazz, dates back from the late-1950s or early-1960s when musicians trained in Indian classical music such as Ravi Shankar started collaborating with jazz musicians such as Tony Scott and Bud Shank.
Konstruktion. En sitar har vanligen 17-18 strängar med stämskruvar längs hela greppbrädan.Bara 5 strängar utnyttjar hela halsens längd. På greppbrädan har man 16 till 24 band, vanligast 19.
Sitar é um instrumento musical de origem indiana, que é da família do alaúde.   É um símbolo da música da Índia.Para esclarecer a diferença entre o sitar e a cítara é que esta e os integrantes de sua família são classificadas como um tipo de cordofone que, suas cordas se estendem junto à caixa de ressonância.
Tahud sa bukid ang Sitar sa Bosniya ug Ersogobina. Nahimutang ni sa entidad sa Republika Srpska, sa habagatan-sidlakang bahin sa nasod, 50 km sa sidlakan sa Sarajevo ang ulohan sa nasod. 642 metros ibabaw sa dagat kahaboga ang nahimutangan sa Sitar.
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