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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Not JUST for Jazz and for the Blues!

Improvisation is not just for jazz and for the blues. Check out the amazing artistry of Pandit Ravi Shankar, a renowned Classical Indian musician.  I am no expert in the scales employed in Hindustani (Northern India) classical music, but I know there is a variety from which to choose.  This man is an incredible improviser and innovator!  He's using a scale, a set of pitches, to create this music.  It requires knowledge and training, but more importantly, courage to creatively express with that knowledge.  

For more on Indian scales (raga) and the music of Northern India, you may check out: Raga Scales.

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