Handbook on the Indian string instrument Esraj
About this handbook
Since some years I receive various questions from musicians
and ambitious about-to-become esraj players. The idea for
the handbook was to provide an introduction to performing
esraj and its playing technique, mostly from a western point
of view. It will not replace finding a teacher, but hopes to give
a little guidance when knowledge around is rare. This instrument
is not often encountered and it is not well known,
especially outside, but also inside India, its land of origin. The
book is to be developed further and further and understands
itself as a work in progress.
If you purchase the “handbook” you will be sent new versions, if available, for free!
- About this handbook
- Why esraj?
- About the instrument
- Structure of the instrument
- Position and playing
- The Bow
- Special FX
- Around performance
- Some theory on music
- Learning esraj
- Buying an esraj
- Performing live
- About the author
You will receive the download link via email after payment.