Does anyone know the difference between a Sitar and a Veena?

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Rudra veena
by cialadybug

Question by Gayathri K: Does anyone know the difference between a Sitar and a Veena?

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Answer by Ouija

Here are a couple of links that will help explain the difference between the two instruments.

From the mid-east.com site (link below):

“Origin of the Sitar
There are a number of theories regarding the origin and history of the Sitar. Most disregard the historical record. Some suggest the Sitar evolved from the ancient veenas such as the rudra veena. However, there are fundamental differences in the way these two instruments are played. The sitar is in the lute family and the veena is a stick zither. There are also differences in the basic construction and materials used. All these things suggest these two instruments developed independently.”

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