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Diwali.

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What a breath of delight for you to remember Diwali, Sir Furry! And I thoroughly loved reading the hymn...

In Seattle, the University of Washington in the 1960's, I was dating a Ph.D. student from Pakistan, and from him I learned to appreciate the classical music of India...Ravi Shankar as well as others, were invited by the University to give concerts. I just looked up Ravi Shankar now, and learned he lived into 2012, died age 92 -- wonderful.

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That particular Ravi Shankar song used to be played on our national pop music station in the seventies.

Difficult to post song lyrics here....the site seems to think they exceed the word limit!

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I am missing you, Oh Krishna,
Where are you?
I am missing you, Oh Krishna,
Where are you?
Though I can't see you
I hear your flute all the while.
Though I can't see you
I hear your flute all the while.
Please come wipe my tears
And make me smile.
Please come wipe my tears
And make me smile.
I am missing you, Oh Krishna,
Where are you?
I am missing you, Oh Krishna,
Where are you?
Though I can't see you
I hear your flute all the while.
Though I can't see you
I hear your flute all the while.
Please come wipe my tears
And make me smile.
Please come wipe my tears

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And make me smile.
I am missing you, Oh Krishna,
Where are you?

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Oh it is very beautiful Tink

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I often wondered how a sitar is tuned.


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Tink he is tuning that to the Western scale, and I am quite certain the scale used in India is different -- it's been 55 years now but I think classical Indian music has a very different scale, might be twelve notes!

So yes SOLVED is very educational but pretty sure this is not the complete answer to sitar tuning...

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You are right, Virginia, a sitar would normally be tuned to some other scale, but I was curious as to why there are so many tuning pegs, just from a mechanical standpoint. Most of them are for strings that vibrate in sympathy with the fingered strings. I also never realized before that the fret positions are adjustable.

Remarkable instrument!

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Tink i am smiling ... I am realizing that among your many accomplishments, you are very likely also a musician, you are a delight! :)

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Yes, thank you, I can play the violin, and can fake chords well enough on a guitar to accompany folk songs. :D

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Well I am certain this faking of chords is done with a great heart and so very beautiful

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