jaan e kharabat wrote:Dha and Ma are easy too. Just do a Pa on Re (to get Re, you can do a Pa from Pa!) to get Dha, and do a reverse Pa from Sa to get Ma. Obviously, you have to first get your ears attuned to the Sa-Pa interval, the perfect 5th, in order to do these.
I love how you make this sound so very easy. I'm glad that someone's got this figured out!
Could you let me know how exactly one is to, "Do a Pa on Re", "Do a reverse Pa to get Ma", etc? I want to do this right, so please use small words, in English if possible.
I'm aware that what I just wrote could be perceived as pissy or facetious, but please do not take it that way. I have no teacher. None of my friends has even seen a sitar before. I need words like "string" and "fret". And things like, "Pluck this string while holding it on this fret, that is a Ma note." Or something like that.
If my level of ignorance it beyond what can be rectified through an Internet forum, then I'm more than willing to seek some help with this from another source. But.... If someone here can explain this in a way that a COMPLETE MUSICAL NOOB can deal with, that would be pretty kickass!!!
This forum is great and I'm loving all your responses, even the ones where I have no idea what you're talking about