World of Ragas on Guitar

World of Ragas on Guitar!

An untouched genre that drives every human into the unmixed world of neat emotions…



THE BEAUTY OF RAGA MUSIC ON GUITAR


Indian classical music on guitar (aka ragas on guitar) is an untouched genre that represents thousands of years old ancient Indian music heritage. The evolution of Raga is since times immemorial with its roots in Vedas (oldest scriptures).

Raga is a beautiful Indian classical music world in itself, usually played on the traditional old instrument – Sitar, Veena, etc. The exclusivity of Raga Music is that it focuses on a particular human emotion out of ‘nine’ emotions described in Indian classical literature.

Raga on guitar is a celebration of music. It is also an experience of different kinds of musical content and celebrating that journey. Celebrating and cherishing the 9 RASAs (moods) of human emotions


From WESTERN to RAGIC GUITARIST – BACK to the FUTURE – Join the world of Ragas on Guitar. 

Through RAGAS knowledge, you can perform 100s of unique beautiful RAGA melodies on your Guitar as a SOLO GUITARIST.

RAAG is a Music Style

That doesn’t need western scales, chords, harmonies at all. It’s an entirely new approach to discover the 12 Musical Notes with its own grammar, language, techniques, and embellishment.

FACT

Approx. 50 crores people play guitar in the world today mostly following the western dimension of music, unaware of this undiscovered Indian Raga Genre of solo-lead guitar playing. It offers very different flavored melodies, styles, played upon traditional percussion of India.

FUTURE SOLO GUITAR GENRE

I was totally surprised when I discovered the huge potential of RAGAS ON GUITAR to entertain for hours and offer different music to the world guitar fraternity.

SEA OF GENRES

While there are thousands of Ragas, but among the 200 popular, each raga is like a genre, which can be crafted to play a plethora of compositions within it. Some ragas are like an ocean of genres, having hundreds of compositions within it, with an enormous potential for performances and a plethora of possibilities.

DIMENSION OF RHYTHM STYLES

One other dimension is unique rhythm styles/cycles of Indian Music with its amazing moods of 6 beats, 7 beats, 10 beats, 12-14-15- 16 beats, etc. named Rupak, Dadra, Jhap, Keherva, Garba, Ek Taal, Teen Taal, etc.

ORIGIN FROM VEDAS

Raga is said to be originated from Ancient Vedas and focuses on 9 human emotions. Each raga is fixated to build and express that 1 emotion (which further relates to human health and therapy). Ragas are also based on the time of the day and some ragas are invoked on different seasons of the year, reflecting the ancient spiritual science of unity with nature.

RAGIC GUITARIST

I wrote many fresh compositions as per the anatomy of the guitar, which you can hear in my page, evolving this genre further as

  • Raga Radio Station
  • Heritage-Raga Journey
  • And helping students to build their RAGA CONCERT, who want to do solo concerts.

Exploration by students

So far it is explored by students from 40+ countries. My purpose is to use my homework to help sincere students enter into the world of PLAYING RAGAS. With sincerity and focus, you can develop this style to do solo concerts for hours, travel, and demonstrate this mood. Or meditate for personal self on the therapeutic raga melodies.

So are you willing to taste the flavor of Ragas or want to be the future performers? Or join me in my Amazing India Expedition?

5 Dimensions of Ragas

Raga Courses - Guitar

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Raga Course

Ragas on Guitar is one of the beautiful & pioneer Indian classical guitar styles, launched as an official guitar program for the first time in musical history. 

If you want to develop a taste of/discover ragas then you may start with the ‘Flavors‘ course but if you want to develop raga performance then you can go for the Complete course.

Check Raga Courses >> 

Ragas Sheet Music Notes Tabs

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Ragas’ Sheet Music 

If you are already aware of the ragas then you can select from diversified ragas’ sheet music. These sheet music are written in Staff Notations, Tabs (tablature). 

Check Raga Sheet Music  >> 

Ragas on Guitar Radio

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Ragas – Guitar Radio

Access to my researches, creations, and performances of ragas on guitar. Enjoy dedicated raga radio from Indian Guitar Radio Club section.

Check Ragas on Guitar Radio  >> 

Amazing India Guitar Journey - Raga

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Ragas – Amazing India Heritage Journey

Visiting Select 100 sites of India. Dedicating one unique raga/fusion music on guitar for each heritage. Also filming & creating a video episode series. Become part of this  journey

Check About Amazing Indian Journey >>

Tremolo Picking Guitarist - Kapil Srivastava

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Ragas – Live Events/Performances

If you want to invite Kapil Srivastava & team for live ragas on guitar concerts/performances. You can email us at the following link.

Email Us (contact@guitarmonk.com)

Raga Brindavani Sarang

Raga Sohini

Raga Shuddh Kalyan