Hindustani Slide Guitar


Engage your ears with ancient Indian ragas and develop a brand new guitar repertoire in just 30 days or your money back.

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Ancient Indian Tradition

The Hindustani music of northern India is one of the world’s great art forms: astonishingly rich and intellectually complex (but at the same time emotionally powerful and direct), these musical traditions are stunning to listen to and enriching to play. Developed over more than a thousand years, this ancient-yet-living music has absorbed folk traditions, religious ritual and the instruments of foreign invaders.

The Hindustani slide guitar is an example of this remarkable musical blend – while the guitar is a Western instrument its origins are in the string traditions of India and Central Asia. Thus when Indian musicians embraced the guitar they didn’t simply copy Westerners, instead they adapted it to the ragas played on sitar and sarod. What they developed is one of the world’s most unique and hauntingly beautiful slide guitar styles.

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The Indian Slide Guitar Curriculum


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Module 1 - An Introduction To North Indian Music - 40.15
  • Welcome To The Course1.56
  • An Introduction To North Indian Music10.13
  • What Is A Raga3.03
  • Avoha Avaroha – Ascending And Descending7.48
  • Taal – The Concept Of Indian Rhythm8.07
  • What Is An Indian Slide Guitar8.07
  • Adapting These Concepts To 6 String Guitar2.02
Module 2 - Raga Bhupali - Rajasthani Folk Song - 60.48
  • Raga Bhupali – Rajasthani Folk Song5.05
  • Guitar Tuning For Raga Bhupali5.05
  • Bandish – Understanding The Background4.39
  • Keharwa Taal – Explaining The Theka2.52
  • Learning The Rajasthani Melody6.05
  • Alamkar In Raga Bhupali5.35
  • Learning Tihai One3.50
  • Tihai Two – Demonstration0.52
  • Tihai Two – Breaking Down The Details2.59
  • Learning Tihai Three2.32
  • Learning Tihai Four2.07
  • Learning Tihai Five2.45
  • Raga Bhupali With Notation5.05
  • The Concept Of An Allap11.00
Module 3 - Dhun - Raga Bhairavi - 62.42
  • Dhun – Raga Bhairavi7.01
  • Guitar Tuning For Raga Bhairavi1.55
  • What Is A Dhun2.57
  • Dadra Taal – Rhythm Explanation2.17
  • Learning The Bhairavi Melody Part One5.29
  • Learning The Bhairavi Melody Part Two3.56
  • Learning The Bhairavi Melody Part Three5.05
  • Studying Tihai One3.05
  • Studying Tihai Two8.31
  • Studying The Allap5.42
  • Furthering The Allap8.36
  • Dhun – Raga Bhairavi With Notation7.01
  • Thanks For Learning With Us1.00
Module 4 - Raga Khmamaj - 43.29
Module 5 - Raga Chandrakauns - 54.39
  • Performing Sobhana De 6.24
  • Guitar Tuning For Raga Chandrakauns 3.27
  • The Hindustani Classical Structure 11.02
  • Learning The Tintal Rhythm 4.32
  • Sthai – The First Part Of The Melody 3.06
  • Antara – Second Part Of The Melody 5.55
  • Studying The First Tane 4.07
  • Studying The Second Tane 1.05
  • Studying The Third Tane 2.20
  • Studying The Fourth Tane 1.26
  • How To Play Tihai Number 1 3.37
  • How To Play Tihai Number 2 3.41
  • How To Play Tihai Number 3 2.40
  • Thank You For Watching 1.17

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4 hours 20 minutes of detailed lessons teaching you to be proficient in Hindustani music with a strong understanding of rhythm, melody, ragas and slide guitar techniques.

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Engage in some additional study watching Fernando explain Indian music further during this 90 minute masterclass.

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Download the iconic albums “O Shakuntala” and “Calcutta Chronicles” by one of the Indian slide guitar’s great pioneers Debashish Bhattacharya.

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Put your new techniques into practice and jam over traditional Indian grooves so you can develop your own authentic feel and be confident playing in a variety of new styles.

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Meet Your Teacher

Fernando Perez is a master musician who began playing Spanish guitar aged seven and by the following year was enrolled in the Zaragoza music conservatory. He has since dedicated 40 years to immersing himself in the detailed study of each of the worlds’ major, and lesser known guitar styles. From B.B Kings’ Hollywood blues club to Egypt’s Alexandria Opera House, Fernando has performed the world over for music lovers, guitar enthusiasts and royalty alike (ranging from Kings and Queens to Prince – the artist formerly known as.)

Having contributed to multiple Grammy award winning productions, released over 20 of his own world guitar dedicated albums and featured on educational publications by Hal Leonard, Universal and Warner, Fernando takes his inspiration from an ever unquenched thirst for musical knowledge.

He’s studied and/or taught traditional music at Maui Music Conservatory (Hawaii), Istanbul University (Turkey), Shanghai Music conservatory (China), Labyrinth Music Centre (Greece), Musicians Institute (USA) and after hearing the Indian guitar sounds of V.M. Bhatt and Debashish Bhattacharya he moved to India to spend the next three years studying in Jaipur. Of his experience there, Perez says that the most important lesson he learnt was this: the master musician is not the technical virtuoso like in the West but the one who truly conveys so well the character of the Raga/person that it is manifested in the place.”

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Intricate Rhythms, Exotic Melodies

The Hindustani slide guitar evokes the myriad sounds of India: from Jaipur’s temples to the holy Ganges river, played across the lap its six strings often tuned D A D D A D build a bridge between the sitar and the Delta blues slide guitar tradition. Playing a raga on the Hindustani slide guitar evokes the Indian saying that “a raga is like a person. The more time you spend with it the more you know it, but never knowing it all.” Indeed, no one can know all there is to learn about music but the courses Fernando Perez teaches on the Hindustani slide guitar will lead guitarists to new levels of insight and understanding.

Perez emphasises, the techniques taught here can be brought into all manner of slide guitar playing. While he will be teaching Hindustani slide guitar his background in Spanish, Hawaiian and blues guitar ensures that he understands how techniques and sounds can be shared and illuminate different instrumental traditions. “These ragas are ideal for musicians who like fusion – you can experiment with them beyond the strict rules of classical Indian music.”

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