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Sarod Gifts

Sarod Gifts

Welcome to our collection of sarod gifts. Introduce someone to the unique sound of Indian music. Choose from classical and contemporary music, T-shirts, posters, refrigerator magnets, trucker hats, ceramic coffee mugs, cooking aprons, stainless steel commuter mugs, colorful buttons, cotton canvas tote bags, and more unique sarod gifts.

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Vasant Rai

Live at Washington Square Church (1981)
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Sarod Music

Musicians always enjoy adding to their music libraries, and these selections are sure to please. Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was born into a family of classical musicians and is one of the world’s foremost players of the sarod. Mentored by his father, Amjad Ali Khan has passed the family tradition on to his sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan. We also love the sitar and sarod duet by Reena Srivastava and Rajeeb Chakrabaorty.

Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan – Live at the Royal Festival Hall London Audio CDReena and Rajeeb – Sitar and Sarod Duet Audio CDsarod gifts

Sarod Traditional Music From India by Aditya VermaSarod Traditional Music From India by Aditya VermaMagical Touches on Sarod (Indian Classical Music) by Abhisek LahiriMagical Touches on Sarod (Indian Classical Music) by Abhisek Lahiri

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Sarod Shirts

Shirts are always popular with musicians and people who love music. Click on any of these sarod designs to see the wide selection of colors, sizes, and styles available for any age group.

Sr - Sarod Music Chemistry Periodic Table Symbol T-ShirtSr – Sarod Music Chemistry Periodic Table Symbol T-ShirtLove My Sarod Indian String Instrument Basic T-ShirtLove My Sarod Indian String Instrument Basic T-Shirt

I Love Sarod Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the sarod. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both sarod players and enthusiasts.

Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Sarod Raglan T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Sarod Raglan T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Raglan T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Raglan T-Shirt

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Sarod Short Sleeve Raglan T-ShirtBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Sarod Short Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt

Easily Distracted by Sarod Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of sarod players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

Cartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Sarod Players T-ShirtCartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Sarod Players T-ShirtCartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Sarod Players T-ShirtCartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Sarod Players T-Shirt

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If I Can’t Bring My Sarod, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my sarod. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this unique string instrument.

If I Can't Bring My Sarod You Won't See Me T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Sarod You Won’t See Me T-ShirtIf I Can't Bring My Sarod You Won't See Me T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Sarod You Won’t See Me T-Shirt

If I Can't Bring My Sarod You Won't See Me Baby Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Sarod You Won’t See Me Baby Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can't Bring My Sarod You Won't See Me Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-ShirtIf I Can’t Bring My Sarod You Won’t See Me Slim Fit Fine Jersey T-Shirt

The Coolest People on Earth are Sarod Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Sarod players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or sarodist.

Coolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Raglan T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Raglan T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players T-ShirtCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players T-Shirt

Sarod Magnets

Refrigerator magnets are one of our favorite inexpensive gift ideas for sarod players. They’re also appreciated by fans of this unique Indian string instrument. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking new for years.

Rainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod 2-inch Square MagnetRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod 2-inch Square MagnetSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod 2-inch Square MagnetSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod 2-inch Square Magnet

Sarod Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any sarod player or enthusiast.

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart Over Sheet Music Sarod Budget Tote BagSparkly Bass Clef Heart Over Sheet Music Sarod Budget Tote BagCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Grocery Tote BagCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Grocery Tote Bag

Sarod Hats

Sarod trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

If I Can't Bring My Sarod You Won't See Me Trucker HatIf I Can’t Bring My Sarod You Won’t See Me Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Sarod Music Lover Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Sarod Music Lover Trucker Hat

Sarod Mugs

Everyone needs mugs. They’re inexpensive and practical too. These coffee mugs are sure to please any music lover. Click on any image to see the design from different angles. Choose from many other sizes, styles, and colors. Select any of the options presented here, or customize to create the perfect mug gift.

I'd Rather Be Playing My Sarod Classic Coffee MugI’d Rather Be Playing My Sarod Classic Coffee MugI'd Rather Be Playing My Sarod Two-Tone Coffee MugI’d Rather Be Playing My Sarod Two-Tone Coffee Mug

Sarod Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical sarod gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

Rainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod Standard Adult ApronRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod Standard Adult ApronSr - Sarod Music Chemistry Periodic Table Symbol Standard Adult ApronSr – Sarod Music Chemistry Periodic Table Symbol Standard Adult Apron

Coolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Adult ApronCoolest People on Earth are Sarod Players Adult ApronSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Standard Adult ApronSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod Standard Adult Apron

Sarod Buttons

What’s not to love about buttons. They’re one of our favorite inexpensive music gift ideas. Standard-sized square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches, and round buttons are usually available in several sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. Changing the background color is a breeze. Choose from a rainbow of pretty colors for a customized gift.

I Believe I'll Go Play Sarod Round ButtonI Believe I’ll Go Play Sarod Round ButtonAsk Me About My Sarod Skills Round ButtonAsk Me About My Sarod Skills Round Button

Sparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod 2-inch Square ButtonSparkly Bass Clef Heart Sarod 2-inch Square ButtonRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod 2-inch Square ButtonRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Sarod 2-inch Square Button

What is a Sarod?

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Sarod Gifts

The Song of Freedom

Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Accompanied by His Sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Hats off to the Japanese, who created the keyboard, I think. Now children play with the Casio keyboard and so do a lot of music directors. But I feel sad that because of this keyboard a lot of musicians have lost their jobs in the orchestras in Bombay and elsewhere in India, especially because a keyboard can produce the sound of a flute and a violin and a cello. Thank God there is no sarod sound in the keyboard.

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Sitar Facts

Sitar Facts

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument used in Hindustani and Indian classical music. The instrument descended from lutes and was also influenced by the veena, an ancient Indian instrument. The body is characterized by a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber at the lower end. Teak wood or tun wood are commonly used for the neck and faceplate. The instrument looks a lot like the tanpura, except that it has frets.

Here are a few more sitar facts. This unique instrument has 18, 19, or 20 strings. Six or seven are played strings which run over curved, raised frets. The rest are sympathetic strings which run underneath the frets and resonate in sympathy with the played strings. The frets are movable, which allows fine tuning.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a sitarist.

Notable sitarists include Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Ashwin Batish, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Annapurna Devi, Reenat Fauzia, Lowell George (Little Feat), George Harrison (The Beatles), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Shri Premadasa Hegoda, Prem Joshua, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and The Khan Family, Al Gromer Khan, Gabby La La, Dr. Swarn Lata, Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks), Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar, and Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones).

Indian Woman Playing Sitar

Painting by Ravi Varma
Giclee Fine Art Print

Indian Woman Playing Sitar by Ravi VarmaIndian Woman Playing Sitar by Ravi Varma

The Sitar in Mainstream Pop Culture

Though highly popular in the Indian culture, the sitar gained fame on the worldwide stage when the Beatles featured the instrument in several of their compositions. Sitarist Ravi Shankar inspired lead guitarist George Harrison to play the instrument on the song “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1965. “Love You To,” written and sung by George Harrison in 1966, was the first Beatles song to fully embrace Indian classical music.

George Harrison received one-on-one guidance from Ravi Shankar during a seven-week visit to India, which left a lasting impact on his musical style. He promoted Indian music for the remainder of his long and successful career.

Brian Jones played the instrument on The Rolling Stones 1966 hit “Paint It Black.” Another English guitarist, Dave Mason, played it on Traffic’s 1967 hits “Paper Sun” and “Hole in My Shoe.” Ravi Shankar described this pop song trend as “the great sitar explosion.”

Brian Jones Playing Sitar

Painting by John Froehlich
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Sitar FactsBrian Jones Playing Sitar by John Froehlich

Listen to the Sitar

Performed by Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. Anoushka began training with her father at the age of seven, eventually accompanying him on the tanpura. She was 13 when she performed sitar onstage for the first time at a concert celebrating her father’s 75th birthday. After establishing herself as a respected classical sitarist, Anoushka began composing music. Her unique style blends Indian music with flamenco, jazz, electronica, and Western classical genres. Musical talent runs in the family. Both she and her half-sister Norah Jones were nominated for Grammy awards in 2003.

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Banjira Handcrafted Quality Standard Sitar

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  • Individually crafted and unique
  • Standard decorations and colors will vary
  • Double toomba
  • 5 main, 2 chikari, and 11 sympathetic strings
  • Extra string set
  • Mizrabs
  • Information and tuning guide (Book or CD-Rom)
  • Nylon padded gig case
  • Satisfaction guaranteed, 30-day return policy!

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Sarod Facts

Sarod Facts

The sarod is a lute-like stringed instrument of Indian origin. Like the sitar, it’s a popular and prominent instrument in Hindustani classical music. The instrument is known for its deep, introspective sound, which contrasts nicely with the sweet texture of the sitar. The absence of frets allows players to glide easily from one note to another. This is known as meend, which is essential in the performance of Indian music.

Here are a few more interesting sarod facts. It’s likely the sarod descended from the Afghan rubab, a similar instrument with roots in Central Asia and Afghanistan. The word sarod means “beautiful sound” or “melody” in Persian, one of many languages spoken in Afghanistan.

Sarod Construction

How many strings are there? On a conventional instrument there are 17 to 25. Four to five main strings are used for playing the melody. There are also one or two drone strings, two chikari strings, and nine to eleven sympathetic strings. The strings are made of steel or phosphor bronze, and are usually plucked with a triangular hand-crafted coconut shell plectrum called a Javva. Some players prefer plectrums made of ebony, cocobolo wood, horn, or cowbone.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a sarodist.

Notable sarodists include Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Abhisek Lahiri, Sharan Rani, K. Sridhar, Aditya Verma, and James Whetzel.

Indian Classical Ragas

Amjad Ali Khan
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Performed by Amaan Ali Khan

Indian classical musician and composer Amaan Ali Khan explains the construction, techniques, and performance of the sarod. He’s a seventh generation Sarod Master, and was just eight years old when he gave his first public performance. Amaan is the son of Amjad Ali Khan and often performs with his younger brother Ayaan Ali Khan, with whom he hosted the music talent show Sa Re Ga Ma. He’s widely considered one of the finest players in the world, with fans on many continents.

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Maharaja Sarod with Tumba – Ali Akbar Khan Style

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  • Thoroughly dried tun wood
  • Beautiful inlay work
  • Chrome-plated brass toomba
  • Coconut plectrum included
  • Extra strings included
  • Professionally tested before shipping

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