Classics of the Sub-Continent

The Continental in Preston is to host an All-Day Indian Classical Music Workshop on Sunday.

Saturday, 15th March 2014, 8:00 pm
Music review
Music review

Doors open 11:30am for a noon start. Tickets are £15 (£10 concs) for the Art Space session.

The event will be suitable for musicians out to gain insight into Indian scales (Raags) and rhythms (Taals) and those with a good ear and meditative bend.

The initial workshop will be for six hours with a lunch break in the middle.

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Participants may bring their instruments, but will be encouraged to focus primarily on singing as all Indian music is first taught by singing.

Warm up vocal exercises from the Dhrupad tradition will lead into scale exercises using the Indian notes (Saregama) and introduce a Raag by a short demonstration.

We will begin learning Raag through understanding basic Alap mprovisational intro) which will be memorised.

There will be exercises in 16 beat to understand the behaviour of this Raag and a simple bandish (song), practice of Alap with and without rhythm and a more complex Dhrupad composition. Call 01772 499425 for more.