Sitar - Tabla - Sitar training materials- exclusive concert Sitars and Tablas in stock or made to order for musicians who expect the very best! 25 years of experience with instruments used in Indian Classical and World music.
our instruments are air shipped to preserver their
quality, no exceptions! Here's why.....
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Sitars and Tanpuras from Srishti Musical. Now in limited quantities with a new label..... Kolkata's best, made for musicians! Custom sitar modifications available, all models available in your choice of teak or tun wood. Nikhil Banerjee style or regular Kharaj Pancham style along with Vilayat Khan style sitars available.
Hiren Roy Sitars: Now with a new label, the old shop has closed and Barun Roy is still making sitars but fewer than before. In our opinion he has perfected his art! We are fortunate to be able to get a number of instruments a year from him. Custom orders available occasionally..........
Radhey Shyam Sharma: Sitar, Surbahar, and other instruments from an excellent maker. Exclusively from RCM. New models just arrived and in stock!
Unique quality instruments by Naeem from the oldest family of makers in Miraj, India. Many instruments in stock now!
Peterson Stroboclip sitar tuners Now available....
We've partnered with Scott to handle all our sitar repair services, he's now located a short drive away in the Pacific NW, we're happy to present his site within our own site and invite you to check out the only person in the US fully trained and apprenticed by a legendary maker in India!
Scott is an accomplished instrument maker with his personal tambura currently in production. Please take a look and don't forget to download his extensive article from his apprenticeship in India with Kartar Chand Sharma.
Last update 10/16/14
*FREE FIBERGLASS CASE AND YOUR CHOICE OF 1 DVD WITH EVERY SITAR while supplies last*
PERFORMANCE SITAR SERIES: Professionally filmed and produced DVD's by Rain City Music! Learn sitar at your own pace with our unique and expanding library of sitar instruction videos. 16 titles now available, each with many lessons worth of material.
Latest DVD's now in!
You get a free DVD of your choice with each sitar purchased.
Sitar Basics ~ Now a beginners video with sitar lessons to help a complete beginner get started and a good foundation for the rest of our titles.
Sitar Technique Vol. 2 in Raga Charukeshi ~ Combining further technique development along with compositions in Charukeshi.
SITAR RECORDINGS ~ we have a selection of CD's available featuring wonderful recordings of Indrajit Banerjee and Amit Roy, jugalbandis, etc. and just arrived is our first independent recording on the RAIN CITY label.
SITAR ACCESSORIES : Everything you need for your sitar such as beads, tuning wrenchs, parts & much more!
Indian instrument accessories now up!
Used instruments here...
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As played by Barun Kumar Pal, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Debashish Bhattacharyya!
Rain City Music is a full service site dedicated to providing the best available instruments and training materials used in Indian Classical music and World music. Started by Lars Jacobsen, the original founder of Sitars Etc., we only carry and represent instruments that we would own ourselves and therefore serve a small niche community of musicians......
How about a few CUSTOMER REVIEWS?
NEW TO SITAR???? There's an old saying "Where facts are few, experts are many"....while our knowledge is by no means complete, please visit the SITAR INFORMATION page and join us as we bust a few myths surrounding this fantastic instrument. It will hopefully be of help to those wanting to know more and it will give you some insight into the sitar, how it's made, and what to do when looking for sitar lessons. Also to help those who are a little apprehensive we offer:
SITAR LESSONS, we have a network of instructors who we can recommend depending on where you live. Skype lessons available from beginner to advanced. Sitar lessons and instruction available year-round in the Seattle area. Please email if you'd like us to recommend a teacher in your area!
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Everything you need to amplify from start to finish including Midi interfaces for sitar.
Remembering Pandit Ravi Shankar.
1920 ~ 2012
We are grateful for his contribution to the world in bringing Indian classical music to the West, a musician of indescribable magnitude who will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
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