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Sitar Exercises

Sitar Exercises

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Chapter2:exercises
2.1SapatMindMurcchanaPaltasKrintan&GamakSNRSNSCoordinationBols/Lari/jhala
 
Chapter2:exercises
2.2
Sapat
up & down
Sapat is the most basic exercise. It consists of going up and down the notes of the scale,through the whole range the instrument or voice is capable of:
SRGPDNSRGRSNDPmGRSNDPmGRSRGPDN
For voice, a more typical range would be:
SRGPDNSRGRSNDPmGRSNDPDN
There are many possible ways to vary this:•change the laya- from as slow as possible to as fast as possible:•acceleration may be either gradual, or step-by-step:
1 note / beat
SRGm
4 notes / 3 beats
RGmSRG
33
SRGm
3 notes / beat
RG
33
mPD
4 notes / beat
RGmPDNS
2 note / beat3 notes / 2 beatsEtc.4 beat / note
SRGm
3 beat / note
SRGm
2 beat / note
RGm
8 notes / beat
RGmPDNS
 
Chapter2:exercises
2.3
•On an instrument, changing the plucking pattern creates new variations:Bol patterns will be discussed later, but the most basic(notated here in fasttintal) are:
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SRGmPDNSSRGmPDNGSNDPmGSNDPmGR
Sapat2
up & down with bol patterns
all da strokesall ra strokesdara – alternating da and radiri diri – 2 strokes/noteda diridiri dada diri diri dirida diri da radaradada ra, da ra dadarada, darada, darada, darada, daradaradarada darada darada diri dada ra da, da ra, da ra
Bol patterns may also go against the flow of the barlines, creating patterns thattake more than one cycle to resolve.
daradarada, daradarada, darada darada
Longer patterns are also possible:
(darada)
10x
dara35373333455333
10x
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