Find the best ektara instructors, lessons, and classes at HeyKiki and learn how to play the ektara. The ektara might be the simplest guitar-like instrument around. With one string and two poles holding that string together, it is the go-to stringed instrument in Indian, Egyptian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi music. The three types of ektara (soprano, bass and tenor) each sound differently and can be played in various forms. There is also the dotara, which has two strings instead of one. For an easy yet eclectic instrument, the ektara is the perfect choice.