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Kerry Kriger's Guide To Indian Classical Music: Book Series

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A book to teach you the fundamentals of bamboo flute and Indian Classical Music

Read Indian MusicFinding compositions and learning materials for Indian Classical Music can be challenging, as very few exist online or in bookstores. Thus I am preparing the first in what I expect to be an ongoing series of books. The first book will teach you how to play bamboo flute, from scratch, regardless of your experience level, and will cover all the major concepts that I incorporate into my flute playing. The book will give you the structure to play ragas, to improvise and to practice in an effective manner with good musical habits that allow you improve rapidly. Each book in the series will focus on a particular raga (melody). Compositions will be incorporated into each book.

I have been adding to this book daily and will release it in 2015, GUARANTEED! I am excited and hope you are too.

The books will be an excellent tool for anybody who plays Indian Classical Music, regardless of instrument or experience. Beginners will find the introduction to Indian Classical Music (which includes an explanation on how to read Indian Music notation) very useful, while advanced musicians will enjoy learning new ragas, taan structures and complex rhythmic patterns. This will be an absolutely indispensable tool for anybody interested in Indian Classical Music.

The book will be in PDF form so you can download it right away. Digital copies are easy to travel with, so you can take your book anywhere and load it to your phone, tablet or computer for easy access while laying in bed or practicing your instrument.

About the format of the book

Bansuri CompositionsI have never found a functional way to convey the intricacies of Indian Classical Music notation using computer software, and thus the compositions are hand-written. I have attempted to write everything as legibly as possible, and I do not foresee that anybody would have trouble reading the compositions. All the compositions are scanned at high resolution, presented in PDF format, and will print on standard size paper (8.5" by 11" or roughly A4: 216 × 279 mm).

These books will be a a fabulous tool to help you learn bamboo flute!