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Exploring Harmonium video series
posted by Daniel on February 28th, 2012
Food for musical thought. That's the intention behind my new nine-part series of quickie videos entitled "Exploring Harmonium."
These videos are not comprehensive, not thorough, not even step-by-step! Leave that to the five hours of video lessons in the "Learn to Play Harmonium" kit.
These are two minutes each, presenting one crucial concept about playing kirtan on harmonium. One episode shows a new way to position "open chords" that can transform the sound of a kirtan. Another episode demonstrates how chords can be played in different rhythms to give the kirtan motion and energy, especially when there's no percussionist.
I hope they prove interesting to all you chantaholics working on getting your squeeze boxes rocking! It's always fun to have new musical techniques to play with, to beautify our musical prayers and to engage our full mind and heart in devotional musicking.