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Carnatic, raga improvisation, scales vs ragas
How to raga improvise?
Know 4 phrases, mix and match. Scale improvisation will not help in raga improvisation. We are phrasal…
Do you know the exact phrases in the raga?
Do you improvise ragas with phrases or with notes?
Restricted improvisation at the phrase level
Learn exactly what you need
Scales don’t become songs. Generic exercises don’t make a musician. Abstract practice doesn’t bring realistic results.
Exactly what errors are you correcting now?
Scales and confusion
Are the scales you practice useful for your playing?
Within your skill, do you know the exact moves?
Path to Full fledged Carnatic
Not just repeat. Understand the swara rules to make raga out of scales. Learn phrases towards ragas you like.
Notes are not swaras
Do you know the difference between Ri and D?
How identify arohana, avarohana, apply rules?
Too difficult - we quit. Too easy, no growth.