Why ‘waste’ time on scales? The reasons

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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How to slide Amma endrazhikaatha (Tabs & Western Notation) | Indian Carnatic Raga Kalyani (Ilayaraja Rajanikanth)

Amma endrazhikatha With Complete Slides Below is a how to video of the Kalyani Raga based Ilayaraja song. Below the video, the tabs and western notation are given. Also given is a swara sheet, where the slides etc has been

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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

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How to Kandukonden Kandukondein song (ARRahman) swaras, moves on guitar (singers and instrumentalists)

The song Kandukondein composed by arrahman.  (The very first section for now. More to be added in time) The melody with each move has been written as swaras below to be used by singers and instrumentalists other than guitarists too.

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Akale neelakaasham guitar: Raga Charukeshi swaras, notes, slides and moves (Singers, Instruments)

Online lessons Below are the swaras and an explanation video (moves using the guitar) for the song Akale akale neelakasham composed by Sri Baburajan for the movie Midumiduki. Raga Charukeshi, that has the same notes as the 5th mode of the

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Madai thiranthu (Ilayaraja Nizhalgal) Chords Swaras Rhythm Guitar

Below are the swaras (below the video that explains the lead on guitar) for the Nizhalgal movie song by Ilayaraja, Madai thiranthu. Below the Swaras are the chords for the song along with a video of rhythm guitar playing while the

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