[free training video] Music learning for Smart People

Revealing methods and approach that i use to learn and teach music. Watch the video to get started on the path. If you are not sure how I approach learning and teaching music, how I can help you or how Read the full article

How to Alai (Tabs, Staff Notation, Swaras) | Indian Raga Carnatic song that A R Rahman made popular

Alaipayuthe Kanna (Raga Kaanada) Indan Raga song How to videos (on Guitar) along with the tabs, western notation, swaras and lyrics that can be used on any instrument or by singers. (Thanks to Sashi. E for taking the initiative to Read the full article

Simple and complex chords for b9 b6 Ragas: Mayamalavagowla (Malahari)

The video shows a few harmonizing or arranging options for non major scale/natural minor scale kind of scales or ragas. Here we have the Raga Mayamalavagowla (Double harmonic major, gypsy) or notes of Rag Bhairav as the example. The scale Read the full article

Effective: Tab running, Human playing Fretboard How to for Sree Gananaatha (Lambodara) Raga Malahari

Below is a video for you to learn Raga Malahari, derivative of Raga Mayamalavagowla (same scale notes as Rag Bhairav). In the video, you see the fretboard and finger moves as I play the song, and above you see a video Read the full article

How to Kanne Kalai (Sadma) | Think Efficient Fingers and Slides

Raga Scale Fretboard Mastery | Extreme Freedom by Patterning | 10+ Example Workouts

It started with a video how and how not to practise scales, comparing it to the 50 first dates movie. Why are scales important anyway? Then came one example of how to convert the only 3 patterns needed, to find Read the full article

Why ‘waste’ time on scales? The reasons

Play Natural Minor Pattern using the Major scale | Any pitch, anywhere on the Fretboard

In the post about learning just 3 patterns to be able to play any scale anywhere on the guitar, we saw how the 50 First dates way of playing scales is not close to the reality of music patterns. That Read the full article

The Guide to sing and slide (tabs, western notation) Raga Malahari Padumanabha Geetham

Below is a how to video, guitar tabs and western staff notation (with all slides included within) for the swaras of Padumanabha paramapurusha, an Indian Carnatic Raga Malahari Geetham, one of the basic compositions used by students. This malahari geetham is a bit Read the full article

Do not learn more than 3 patterns to play any scale anywhere on the guitar

The video talks about learning scales the right way understanding the pattern nature of scales and not in a short term memory kind of manner (similarity found in 50 First Dates movie premise). Please note that all the patterns will Read the full article

How to Sundari Neeyum (Ilayaraja) with slides | Guitar Tabs, Western notation & Swaras (Raga Kedaram)

Here is a video explaining the moves of the song Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum by Ilayaraja. Below the video you will find the Guitar Tab, Western Staff Notation and Swaras for the song, with the gamakas included in the notation. Read the full article