The Uniqueness of the Sitar
Khusrav (c. 1253-1325) is thought to have invented the sitar. This
instrument is played with a plectrum on four of its six or seven
strings. The right index finger is responsible for wearing this
construction of the instrument is such that an additional eleven
to nineteen sympathetic strings are fitted in place on a separate
bridge. In addition, the sitar has movable frets.
most common type of sitar is the tarafdar sitar, also known as a
concert sitar. This wood instrument comes in either a double-gourd
or a single-gourd model. A bass sitar is known as a surbahar.
legend associated with this instrument is Ravi Shankar.