Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve heard the seemingly complex. John McLaughlin Konnakol. Richie Jackson; 7 Konokol-The Gateway to Rhythm Chapter 1 The Gateway To Rhythm – John Mclaughlin – School of Rhythm. Konnakol (also spelled Konokol, Konakkol) (Tamil: கொன்னக்கோல்) is the art of Prominent among these is John McLaughlin, who led the Mahavishnu Orchestra and has long used konnakol as a compositional aid.
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McLaughlin has advocated Konokol as a system for learning rhythm without drums for over 30 years. Overall, The Gateway To Rhythm is well presented with fine production values. As a bonus, John McLaughlin gives a few brief examples of Mahavishnu Orchestra riffs that grew mclaughlib of Konokol patterns. This is not only for students who play indian instruments, or wish to learn indian music on their western instruments.
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The Gateway of Rhythm
Register or Login to view hidden content! Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise material of that particular chapter.
Following this, John McLaughlin explains and demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and its usefulness in his compositions over the past 30 years. In a world overflowing with guitar constructionals and hot licks videos, here comes an educational DVD from The Master — the way it is supposed to be. You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions.
The artist improvises within a structure that interrelates with the raga being played and within the talam preferred in the compositions.
Trichy Shri R Thayumanavar gave a rebirth to konnakol. English, French, German, Spanish Year: Sri Thetakudi Harihara Subash Chandran is a well-known proponent. Usage [ edit ] Musicians from a variety of traditions have found konnakol useful in their practice.
Divided into 6 chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the mohn world of improvisation. Learning this system helps build a bridge between percussionists and melodic instrumentalists.
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The six lessons lead you progressively from the simplest concepts to complete tongue twisters, subdivisions of 5, 6, and 7, and odd time signatures. Divided into six chapters, the student moves konoko basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation. Your email address will not be published.
Course, if you want to study in berklee college, well…. Retrieved from ” https: In essence, you are vocally mimicking specific drum strokes.
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One thing that is stressed in the early lessons on this DVD is the importance of keeping the time by clapping your hands or using a metronome. Education should be free! Finally, please remember this is not only for drummers and percussionists. So, pay for a good music method will Keep the teachers alive, making great books and music. An iPAD is expensive, and people buy it just for fun. Thanks a lot for making it possible!
Chandran released an instructional DVD on konnakol in This is a very clear, well-thought-out video course on konokol: Choosing one sound over another is determined by where you want the accents to fall in the bar, since the proper Konokol form is to accent the first syllable of each sound when you say it except in the case of Taka Juna where you accent both the Taka and the Juna.
I think there is easy acces to education. Following this, John McLaughlin explains and demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and its usefulness in his compositions over the past 30 years.
John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram – The Gateway To Rhythm
DVD Mediastarz Monaco, Selvaganeshwho plays alongside McLaughlin in the group Remember Shaktiand Ranjit Barotwho plays with McLaughlin in the group 4th Dimensionare kclaughlin noted konnakol virtuosos.
A teacher isnt expensive. Views Read Edit View history. This truly is for everybody. One of the highlights of the DVD is the improvisation McLaughlin and Vinayakram perform together at the conclusion of the final chapter. Jazz saxophonist, konnakol artist, and composer Arun Luthra incorporates konnakol and Carnatic music rhythms as well as Hindustani classical music rhythms in his work.
Konnakol also spelled Konokol, Konakkol Tamil: Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, koonokol it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India. By contrast, konnakol syllables are aimed at optimising vocal performance, and vastly outnumber any commonly used finger placements on mridangam or any other hand percussion instrument.
I have no problem to pay for knowladge, do you? This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat The whole concept of subdividing rhythms using Konokol really sinks in when you view these short improvs. Watch out for the Finale in Chapter 6, where they get together to create a beautiful guitar-konokol conversation.