Music improvisation is perceived as difficult skill to master. So, it is not surprising many legendary Jazz musicians are inspired by Indian Classical Music - because of unique melodic phrasing, musical depth and spirituality.
At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently improvise 3 ragas.
The ragas are the building blocks of Indian Classical music. This is course will teach the fundamentals of Indian Classical music. You will learn to apply a 3 phased approach to master ragas.
The practical exercises will guide you through melodic phrasing patterns of different complexity. Mastering these phrases will give you confidence to apply these phrasing in your performance. You will be encouraged to unleash your own creativity by forming patterns.
- The course is suitable for instrumental musicians interested in Music Improvisation. The student need to be able to play any melodic instrument - sax, violin, keyboard, clarinet, flute, trumpet, guitar etc
- confidently improvise 3 Indian Ragas
- understand the basics of Indian Raga based improvisation
- apply the 3 phased approach to master any ragas
Murali Ramakrishnan is one of the senior Indian flute (Bansuri) players in Australia. Murali is trained both in the South Indian Karnatic style, known for its rhythmic patterns and North Indian Hindustani style, known for its melody.
Murali is exposed western classical and Jazz music. Murali continues to explore music with AKAI Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI) 5000.
As a passionate teacher, Murali has music students at various level. He teaches online, face-to-face and blended learning.
Murali has Masters in engineering and MBA qualifications.