Questions tagged [sitar]

Sitar is a string-instrument used in Indian classics. It normally contains 7 strings.

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Need advice on simple audio mixer and setup for novice sitar player to play along with masters recorded audio?

Currently the person plays the recorded audio on her laptop and practices along with it, the issue is background noise and other household noise distracting her. I am not a qualified person, my ...
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What gives the sitar its characteristic sound?

The sitar has an instantly recognisable sound: I've always assumed that the characteristic 'lush background drone' that I associate with the sitar came from its ...
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What causes this weird sitar-like sound?

For a few weeks now I've been noticing that when I play the 7th fret on the 6th string a get a weird squeak mixing into the sound. Here is audio of me playing the 6th string up to the 7th fret and ...
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Altering the sound of a guitar to match a sitar

I'm interested in altering my guitar to give it a more sitar-like sound. I've stumbled upon this video below and am wondering how dangerous this would be to my ...