Raga Improvisation & Expansion

(Picture above: my hometown of Varanasi, India, famous for Indian classical music, especially tabla) Ever wondered what musicians play after the main composition and how it’s structured? Especially in the slow (vilambit) part of the composition, there are a number of devices and pathways available to the artist. As a short example, I start with a very standard composition in slow 16 beat cycle in …

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