A simple and clear book for students starting to learn sitar, originally published through the iniciative of the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation, Berlin. This book explains the basics of sitar and proposes exercises to control the instrument. It contains also photos and illustrations.
Acharya Manfred M. Junius, born in Germany in 1929, studied Indian Classical Music and Musicology for 18 years in various centres of India, and sat at the feet of great masters. He has given many recitals all over India and abroad. Though born a foreigner, he is widely recognized in India as an authority in Indian Classical Music. He is also a qualified Ayurvedic medicine practitioner and teacher.