How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano
Teach yourself to play Indian classical music on the piano!
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Read an article about the book on Frances Wilson's blog:
https://crosseyedpianist.com/2017/01/07/piano-raags/

Playlist of excerpts from the first raag in the book - "Bliss" Raag Kalyani


Learn to play North Indian classical sitar music on a piano.

This brand new collection of 24 raags will be enjoyed by good amateur pianists through to virtuosic professionals. It is suitable for any pianist who enjoys discovering new music, or who has an interest in music from other cultures, or who knows the pleasure of jazz noodling and wants to explore a rewarding and fresh (but centuries-old) form of improvisation.

Indian raags have an extraordinary musical heritage dating back several centuries (from the area that is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) - a truly unique musical genre of fascinating melodic beauty and rhythmic intricacy - freely combining elaborate composed melodies with carefully rehearsed improvisation.

But now the amazing world of Indian raags has been opened up in this sympathetic but thorough reinvention for piano solo (or duet or two pianos) by an award-winning British composer.

* Sheet music for piano solo: a set of 24 raags, newly composed within a traditional raag genre, one for each hour of night and day, sunset to sunset, encompassing a wide array of moods, and based on over twenty fascinating scales.

* Step by step instructions to play each of the pre-composed and improvised sections of Indian raags, written for pianists who are used to playing European classical music and jazz.

* Instructions to play any of these raags in a duet or at two pianos.

* Hundreds of musical examples


Includes these 24 raags:
Raag Kalyani "Bliss" - Excerpt playlist
Raag Hemvati "Golden Mountain Stream" - Excerpt playlist
Raag Latangi "Little Girl" - Excerpt playlist
Raag Desh "Sweeping Landscape" - Excerpt playlist
Raag Vachaspati "Wise Old Man" - Excerpt playlist
Raag Gezellish "Gazelle" based on the through-composed virtuosic duet Raag Gezellig
Raag Kalavati "Moonlight"
Raag Bageshri "The Waiting Bride"
Raag Neenda "Sleep"
Raag Paraj "Pollen on the Breeze"
Raag Lalit "Elegant Mischief"
Raag Jogiya Kalingra "Aroma of Saffron"
Raag Chakravaak "Ruddy Goose"
Raag Kofi "Intense Coffee"
Raag Suraja "Morning Sun"
Raag Bilaskhani Todi "Mourning"
Raag Asawari "Full of Hope"
Raag Todi "Lady in the Forest"
Raag Gaud-Sarang "Lunchtime Bell"
Raag Madhuvanti "Flowing with honey"
Raag Patdeep "Stealing my heart"
Raag Charukesh "Beautiful Hair"
Raag Poorvi "From the East"
Raag Puriya "Satisfaction"


A through-composed, virtuosic piano duet

"Raag Gezellig"
 performed by Emilie Carcy & Matthieu Millischer
Perpignan, France 2015

raag    raga    rag   raaga

Find out more about the author/composer here www.johnpitts.co.uk

All website content copyright John Pitts, Bristol 2017



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