Watch the G Slow Blues: 1st Chorus online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Riff Revolution
Here we'll break down the final four bars of the first chorus.
In Indian music, the very first thing that happens before any raga is you'll always hear a strum. What they're doing is playing the scale - all the notes of the scale of the raga that they're about to present. This tells us the key that it's in and all the notes that are going to be played. I can't say that I developed that from listening to Indian music, which I love, but nonetheless, here we're spelling out the sonic palette that you're about to engage in as well.