INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Learning improvisation


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Learning improvisation May 17, 2004 07:11 a.m.

How do your teachers learn you to improvise (gat vistar)?
Do they teach you a systematic aproach like Ravi Shankar's layakari system (division of the matra)?
I mean that you first learn to improvise tanas from one note in one matra, then two notes in one matra, then 3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9.
Or do your teachers teach you a different method of improvisation?. I am curious.
Re:Learning improvisation May 22, 2004 04:54 a.m.

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I think it's an interesting subject though. I mean indian music is about 80 (or so) percent improvisation and anyone playing it should learn it.
Tell me your experiences..
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