When it comes to Pakistani classical music, few mention the pakhavaj. Now, of course, all of you must be clamouring to know what exactly a pakhawaj is, but, patience, please. We need to rant first. So, coming back to our original topic, the tabla, the dhol, even the dholak; all of these are much moreContinue reading “The Pakhawaj”
Welcome back to Save the Sitar with the fourth episode of In the Footsteps of the Masters! In this episode, we will be learning a new tabla composition form, the kaida, as well as how to play it. Remember, your feedback is always valued here at Save the Sitar!
Finally! We’re back with the third episode of In the Footsteps of the Masters! In this episode, we’ll dive deeper into the basics of tabla theory, and learn about taals, vibhags and other such terms. If it gets too boring, please remember that we always welcome comments and feedback at Save the Sitar!
After the release of Ali Ayub’s amazing interviews, we thought it only natural to check which sitar-player was the favourite of our readers. Be sure to choose wisely!
No-one is quite sure what the sarangi’s name is meant to mean. Some argue that it comes from the Persian for ‘three strings’, while others claim that it means ‘a hundred colours’, a reference to its incredible musical range. Whatever it means, one cannot deny that that very name is now synonymous with Pakistani classicalContinue reading “The Sarangi”