Originally Posted by funkypsych
I just bought a my first sitar and I started tuning it, but then i noticed that the first mogara touches the 5th string and that it kills the sound of the string... Is my sitar made incorrectly? Can someone Help what should I do with the first mogara? Should there be enough space for the fifth string to sound?
Heres picture of my sitars strings and mogara.
Try contacting my friend Amie. She went to India and studied for many years and plays sitar quite well. She also has a PhD in ethnomusicology. She has some youtube videos with free sitar lessons. Her website is below: Amie Maciszewski