Lesson series


This 5 day course will provide practical instructions on how to play key Indian Ragas on any instrument. 

Are you keen to know how these blues notes fit into the Indian system? Our teacher will show you how!

Western notation will be supplied for non-Indian musicians.
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24th Jan 2021 – 28th Jan 2021

Sun: 16:30pm – 19:00pm
Mon – Thur: 18:00 pm – 21:00 pm 


6 Complete Ragas - Explained!

We will cover the following Ragas – Bhairav, Bhairavi, Bhupali, Kaafi, Durga and Yaman. 

Bonus Raga

You will also have a chance to explore Raag Nashika Bhusani which has a definitive blues style containing both major and minor thirds as well as augmented fifths and both sevenths.

Western Notation Included

We will supply western notation for each raga for non-Indian musicians so you can learn quickly and easily. Ragas are fun!

Is this course for me?

No previous experience of Indian music is required, although you should have intermediate level ability with your own instrument.

Knowing which notes you are playing on your instrument is a minimum and key requirement.

From our Students:

I just wanted to quickly thank you, guruji and Bhavan for organising the short course.

Not only did we learn the scales and their names in Western and South Indian music, but the compositions he carefully selected from his own compositions and his gurus’, we could see the different styles of music while using the same scale. Having a fellow student who played different instrument than sitar was a new experience for me.

Meet the instructor

Sri Sanjay Guha

A Fellow of Trinity College, London, Sanjay Guha belongs to the Maihar-Senia Gharana renowned for its systematic unfoldment of a raga as well as a strict adherence to tunefulness even while playing in fast tempo. A prolific sitar player, he was initially introduced to the instrument by his uncle Satyabrata Guha, received training from Sarod maestro, the late Radhika Mohan Maitra, and later on also received special guidance from late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Deepak Choudhury.
Patrick Jones - Course author