Padumanabha Malahari Geetham – Full fledged raga slides

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Raga music is phrasal. This course will deepen your raga phrase understanding using Raga Malahari geetham Padumanahbha.

Converting swaras to its note equivalent without the needed raga slides and rules will not give you raga music.  Looking and repeating tabs, even if they contain the required raga slides, will keep your learning and playing at a mechanical level.

Reach the understanding level of learning as early as possible by Understanding the underlying rules and movements of Indian music. Play it on the guitar by acknowledging the Framework of a standard tuned guitar while practicing the required moves – slides, hammer ons and pull offs – along with phrase and finger logic.

Prerequisite: The Lambodara Geetham course introduces the connection between scales and ragas, how to convert the major scale to the needed raga and add the slide rules. it is useful to do that course first to get the fundamentals correct. See the Lambodara Geetham course or get the complete Carnatic bundle.

In this course we will look at the swara and lyrics variations of the Padumanabha Geetham. Basic understanding of the raga Malahari, how to connect it with swaras and lyrics on the guitar is assumed, learned using the lambodara geetham course.

This course is for you if,

  • you want to learn to play Carnatic Geetham Padumanabha, Malahari Geetham different from the other three, on the standard tuned guitar. This is THE course.
  • you want to learn to play Carnatic in general, on the guitar, this is a good second stop, after the Lambodara Geetham course.
    • This geetham in Raga Malahari has a representative sound of Carnatic music and has very typical raga moves
    • Don’t just look and repeat tabs – instead learn the underlying connections between carnatic and guitar fretboard, phrasing, finger logic.
  • you want to play or improvise with Indian music eventually.
    • Indian music is phrase based – random scale not combinations will not give you the raga. Therefore this course is a good starting point to understand the phrasal nature of the music, to connect the scales on the guitar to the raga in a systematic manner beyond remember and repeat.
    • You also develop the needed psychomotor skills in a graded manner from simple notes to slides and combinations.
  • want to try something new on the guitar? This course will help you improve your raga knowledge using the same raga in Geetham lambodara. Good to go deep and learn the intricacies before switching to something entirely new