Watch the Soul Of India: 2 online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from World Rock Guitar

We're approaching this piece as a raga but not as strict to form, in what I like to call "curry flavored blues." Bends are an important and distinct part of Indian music; simple phrases can sound very "Indian" with proper sliding technique and bending notes in a semi tone fashion. The use of Hendrix and Wes Montgomery style chords can make your previous lines more powerful and be a nice break away from melodies and soloing.