Video tutorials!

Here are the first seven of a series of short video tutorials on Indian classical music – 

1) What is a raag/raga? What is Indian classical music?

2a) The 4 melody ingredients that combine to define each raag.

2b) The 4 melody ingredients – examples on a piano.

3) The structure of a raag – brief overview.

4) The Alaap section – what is it and how to play it.

5) Alaap – Raag Jogiya Kalingra – example performance on a piano.

*) A teacher’s guide to “Indian Raags for Piano Made Easy”

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6) The Jhor section – brief overview.

7) Tala – the rhythmic cycle – brief overview.

8) Gat – the pre-composed melody – its constituent parts.

9) Rhythmic variations 1 – Layakari

10) Rhythmic variations 2 – Chand

11) Tihai – the triple pattern that ends an improvised episode.

12) Taan patterns within the improvised episodes.

13) How to finish the Jhor section: Chakkradar tihai.

14) Jhor – Raag Jogiya Kalingra – example performance on a piano.

15) Optional second Jhor section – brief overview.

16) Jhor 2 – Raag Jogiya Kalingra – example performance on a piano.

17) Final Jhalla section and ending gestures – what are they?

18) Jhalla and Ending – Raag Jogiya Kalingra – example performance on a piano.

19) Complete Raag Jogiya Kalingra – example performance on a piano.

20) What is in the book “How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano”?

 

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