Update on the sitar lessons

It has been a good two months since I first started taking lessons from Alif, and I’ve been progressing well, learning basic scales and rhythms. Alif is leaving on the 29th for a month to play at concerts in Bengaladesh and India, so to make sure I stay on point with my practice while she’s away, I brought over my MiniDisc recorder and we recorded examples for my homework. Here is a MP3 of that recording in case you’re interested. It covers basic Pa, Ta, Ni, Sa… scales as well as Alankar 2’s and 3’s, and da-di-di-da-ra strumming.

One Reply to “Update on the sitar lessons”

  1. Hi,

    I’m interested in what you think of Alif Laila as a sitar teacher. I’m currently looking for a good sitar player in the Washington D.C. area. I’ve been trying to get a hold of her for a couple of weeks but have not had any luck. Do you know when she is expected back from her trip and also if there is a better way to contact her?


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