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More August Music

To download the music:

Right click on the next to the song and select "save link target as" or "save target as" on your menu. Save the file to a location on your computer. Then, make a playlist or burn the music to a CD and you are ready to go.


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The Buzz of the Sitar

The sitar is an ancient stringed musical instrument that is part of the lute family. It’s commonly played in classical Indian music, but it’s also prominently featured in the music of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Dating back to the 16th century, it has become quite popular in the present day, even in the West. The instrument is best known for the natural reverberation (or buzz) created with sympathetic strings that resonate with the plucking of the melody strings.

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