Watch the Jog Raga online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Gaga for Raga
Raga Jog is one of the most useful Indian sounds in western music.
This raga gives you a scale with the major third, fourth, fifth, flatted seventh as well as the minor third when descending. It has a very bluesy sound and is very useful in funk, blues and rock contexts.
Jog is an evening and night time melody. It is a very deep raga, and also can be bluesy. In fact, raga Jog sounds the most like the blues of any raga from India. We explore the structure of Jog (ascending and descending pattern), and introduce a composition with improvisation.