Monday, March 14, 2011

Sitar

This sitar is sitting on a dresser abandoned in our upper hall. Originally I bought it for hubby but when SMK saw it she asked to have lessons. Within a short few weeks she learned what many take years to master. Her ustad, a Mr.Khan, was most impressed with her ability. Still my multitalented daughter preferred visual art and has chosen it for a career. Thus the sitar remains a dust collector. I hope someday she will make better use of her musical ability because it is a special gift. 
 


7 comments:

Olga said...

That is a beautiful instrument. Your daughter is obviously very talented.

Arkansas Patti said...

What an amazing looking instrument. How interesting you even found someone to teach her. Maybe you should learn?

Sandra said...

this is a new instrument to me, and when i saw your post title, i thought you misspelled Star. what a wonderful talent to have and also to be an artist, two talents for one person is not fair, maybe that is why i did not get one

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi there, That Sitar is gorgeous... Hope your daughter will be able to take it someday and continue playing it...

I have heard them --and they have such a beautiful tone... I think they originally came from Persia, but are known now as an Indian Lute.... At least, that is what I remember....???

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a beautiful instrument! My husband enjoys instruments, of which he owns several. Here are a few that come to mind -- a bango, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, organ and a didgeridoo. He plays each by ear.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

They say, if you love your job then it isn't a job. I suppose if you don't love the sitar it would be a job to continue to play it. It looks like a beautiful instrument.

Patty said...

Perhaps you need to take up the instrument and learn to play.