Sitar Tan Practice!

Hi, I’m Jeff Starr, a sitar student and filmmaker. Here is a video of me practicing sitar tans for Raga Yaman.

I give all my my Taans nicknames and I call this one, “Chikari pauses.”

I am working to build up speed as my teacher wants me to play this at 200 beats per minute (BPM). Let’s see how fast I can get today!

I took my first sitar lesson on January 27th, 2012.

Alap and Jhala Practice: Raag Yaman

Tonight I wanted to focus on Jhala.

I warmed up with Alap and I think it’s one of the best Alaps i have played! So that was a bonus.

Jhala is particularly hard for me due to a wrist problem I have. I was very happy with my final speed for tonight. I think I can maybe go faster next time… thoughts?

Sitar Speed Breakthrough

My teacher has been pushing me to increase my sitar speed so that I can play at 200 beats per minute (BPM).

I was traveling a while back and using my secondary sitar when I had a breakthrough in speed… Here is a video of my progress.

Here is an old video about the sitar I am playing, I have improved a lot since it was recorded: https://youtu.be/PUA3P_YwMOA

For those curious, I took my first sitar lesson on January 27th, 2012.
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Lots of Alap (and thoughts on my sitar lesson)

Hi, today I had a 2 hour sitar lesson! I wanted to practice more alap tonight before I forgot everything.

Here are links to the videos I reference:
Sitar Speed Breakthrough: https://youtu.be/BEP9cmqayiU
I bought a Sitar! Is this Ravi Shankar Style? https://youtu.be/PUA3P_YwMOA

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Sitar Practice: Warm up, Gat and Alap

Here is a live stream video of my sitar practice, mistakes and all. I start with a short warm up, go into Gat and end with some Alap practice.
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Great Sitar Practice! Raga Yaman

Livestream of my sitar practice focusing on Raga Yaman.

I was very happy with this practice and these livestreams are a lot of fun.

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Developing Sitar Taan Speed

Tonight I am playing 1 sitar taan for about 30 min and increasing the speed as I go.

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Sitar Practice: Raga Yaman Alap, Gat & Taans

Sitar Practice, mistakes and all…

Tonight I’m focused on Raga Yaman Alap, Gat & Taans

Let me know if you like this new Live Stream format. Thanks!

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