The Sarod Book is finally ready, after many months of writing, editing proof reading etc. I believe this may be the first step by step book on how to play the sarod.
With full HD video demonstrations of each of the key concepts, the sarod book provides a practical guide to those wanting a detailed operational handbook on how to play the instrument. It is specifically written in plain English, avoiding jargon and focusses on the task of playing the sarod. It doesn’t waste time in talking about concepts which are of interest from a theoretical point of view, such as Gharana specific treatments of ragas etc.
The approach followed in the book is simple. After a basic review of core topics of scales, notations and rhythm, we take up a simple, elegant composition. Once that’s covered, we move on to a bigger performance and so on. The idea is to achieve a quick win first, to give us confidence to move on.
I’ve put in practical tips from my own personal experience wherever possible.
A limited preview of the book is shown below. The book can be purchased from me for $89.95 USD, payable via Paypal, which will provide the reader with an electronic PDF copy, and access to the HD video library where they can observe the video tutorials. I will continually update the book based on feedback from readers and also add to the video library and readers will be able to get all the latest updates.
The sample HD video will be available here shortly.
In addition, I’ll gladly answer any operational question that the reader may have related to the book.
“The price for the Sarod book seemed a bit much at first, until I realised that I’ve had more than $80 of value from the free material on your site already. The site has been invaluable to me, so very well set out and presented. So I just made a payment for what I’ve already had, and if I get the book too that’ll be great!”
– A reader from the UK
“Well written for the absolute beginner”- A reader from the USA
Buying the book:
Option 1: Make a secure payment via Oronjo –
Upon successful payment, you will be be able to download a PDF document which contains the download links to the PDF Sarod Book (55MB) as well as a link to download the accompanying videos (450MB) referenced in the book.
Option 2: Make a payment of USD 89.95 via Paypal directly to info.com.au and I will email you the download links.
Option 3: Buy the Kindle version (2017) from Amazon