Watch the Gaga for Raga online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Gaga for Raga

Welcome to Gaga for Raga! This course is unique in that it will not only present to you some essential elements of Indian music but also translate those ideas to the guitar and apply them to 'western music' styles.

The influence of Indian music is felt every day all around us. However we still treat it as an exotic foreign influence.

It's time for us all to embrace the fullness of music and culture from around the world.

In order to guarantee the authenticity of this Indian music primer, I have teamed up with my good friend sitar virtuoso indrajit Banerjee.

In this course you will learn five essential ragas, learn five original compositions in those ragas, learn how to ornament them in the traditional manner, and learn to play those ornaments to the guitar.

Last we will play the composition with ornaments and improvisation on a typical western groove and put all of these elements into practice.

Indrajit will explain and demonstrate these ragas authentically and traditionally on the sitar. In addition he will demonstrate the ornaments that are so typical of South Asian music. Finally, I will play them on the guitar and show you my approach to going Gaga for Raga!!