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Raga Shambhala Masterclass – Indian Music with Sangeet Mishra & Shen Flindell – One Night Only

Learn & explore melodies & rhythms with World class Indian musicians

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This is a one off opportunity to learn from world class musicians playing original music drawn from ancient traditions to create an evocative blend of nomadic song and Indian rhythm.

Indian Classical Ragas & Taals:

Delve into the melodies and rhythms of Indian classical music with master musicians Sangeet & Shen.

During this unique one-off master class, Sangeet Mishra will lead the group in exploring a Raga (a melodic framework for improvisation), including exercises, compositions, and insights into improvisation.
Shen Flindell will introduce several Taals (one of the two foundational elements of Indian music) and explain how to hear and follow the Taal while listening to a performance. He’ll also cover counting up to 16 beats on one hand while vocalising tabla rhythms; an essential skill for playing tabla.

Finally the duo will give a guided demonstration of aspects of an Indian classical performance.

This master class is for intermediate to advanced players

​​What you’ll get:

  • Knowledge of the scale notes of a Raga

  • How to sing and play a composition in that Raga

  • Knowledge of aspects of other Ragas, as well as contrasting Ragas

  • How to count and vocalise Indian Taals

  • You’ll understand and be able to follow the structure of Indian classical music

What to bring:

  • Just you.

  • Optional: if you play an instrument, feel free to bring it (it’s recommended that instruments are able to play altered scales from D)

FOLLOWED BY CONCERT – BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!

Indian tabla player Shen Flindell first began learning tabla in Melbourne from Sri Debapriya Bhattacharya and in 1994 went to the holy city of Varanasi, India to study under Pt. Kaviraj Ashutosh (“Ashu Babu”) Bhattacharya, a great tabla master of the Benares Gharana of tabla. Since his initiation into the Benares Gharana, Shen has become one of Australia’s leading tabla players and is highly regarded in the thriving Indian classical music scene in Japan.

Sarangi master Sangeet Mishra comes from a long line of sarangi masters from India’s holiest city, Varanasi, and has performed with leading artists in India and around the world. He first learned to play sarangi from his father Pandit Santosh Mishra, received advanced training from his grandfathers Maestro Bhagwan Das and Maestro Narayan Das Mishra and was considered by his seniors and gurus to be a child prodigy.