#2
I've always wondered what a sitar is, but have always been too lazy to find out...... I picture it as a ukulele.
#3
probably not to different than guitar. but if u use a pick then yur a douche. just sayin lol. but if the strings still go EADGBE (or 4 how many strings there are), then you gotta bust out some indian metal. it will be sup3r k3wL!!!!1!!!!1one!
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I've always wondered what a sitar is, but have always been too lazy to find out...... I picture it as a ukulele.

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#5
Pretty difficult, I assume.

However, probably pretty well rewarding.
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#6
i've heard its very difficult. the bending in indian music is very intricate, because a sitar's strings bend a lot further than a guitars, meaning you can bend by many semitones
#7
While were on the subject, how hard is it to learn to play a lapsteel? I was thinking about getting one.
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i've heard its very difficult. the bending in indian music is very intricate, because a sitar's strings bend a lot further than a guitars, meaning you can bend by many semitones



the thing with indian music is the use not only of whole and half tones, but also quarter tones

the complicated thing about the sitar is the use of the strings made for the melody and the strings made for drone. I'm no expert in sitar but it's definitely not tuned in 4ths like a guitar and it has a really different technique.

it would be excellent to learn to play it IMO
#10
It's supposedly really hard, you will need an instructor most likely. But it's a spiritual thing, please learn it. I would if I had the cash.

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the thing with indian music is the use not only of whole and half tones, but also quarter tones

the complicated thing about the sitar is the use of the strings made for the melody and the strings made for drone. I'm no expert in sitar but it's definitely not tuned in 4ths like a guitar and it has a really different technique.

it would be excellent to learn to play it IMO


There also strings not meant for playing at all. They are just supposed to resonate with the other strings .
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#13
I imagine very difficult. And about the lap steel, I play Dobro, it's not that bad. It's a GREAT jamming instrument.
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#14
Very difficult. Apparently traditional Sitar training starts with a few years of note recognition and theory, without even touching the instrument.
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