Results for: Sitar

Who invented sitar?

Tradition states that Amir Khusrau a poet in the court of Allaudin Khilji was the inventor of the Sitar. Don't get Amir Khusrau confused with Khusrau Khan an 18th century fig (MORE)

How is the sitar played?

The sitar is played by strumming or plucking its stings with a wire "pick" called a mizrab. Getting into detail, you hold the instrument while sitting with your legs crossed. (MORE)

What is a sitar?

A sitar is a type of Indian string instrument that is similar to a guitar, but it is larger and played resting on your feet and held up

What beatles song had the sitar in it?

One that comes to mind is 'Within you and without you", maybe a few  others; George took lessons from Ravi Shankar so there are probably  more...   The first sitar appea (MORE)