NEW: Video Tutorials

I have started putting together a mini-series of short video tutorials on Indian classical music (designed for piano).  As more videos are created they’ll be uploaded at the Intensely Pleasant Music youtube channel.  If you want to be notified when new tutorials become available, please subscribe to the channel.

  • 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.

COMING SOON

  • i) What is in the book “How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano”?
  • ii) What is in the book “Indian Raags for Piano Made Easy”
  • 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.
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