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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An iPAD is expensive, and mclaugnlin buy it just for fun. Views Read Edit View history. Musicians from a variety of traditions have found konnakol useful in their practice.
McLaughlin has advocated Konokol as a system for learning rhythm without drums for over 30 years. Notify me of followup comments via email. Looking forward to watch it! Ganesh Vinayakram, The Gateway to Rhythm.
An ensemble or a band conversant with konolol can articulate musical ideas very precisely to mclaugnlin other. Konnakol should not be confused with the practice in Hindustani music the classical music of northern India of speaking tabla ” bols “, which indicate the finger placement to be used mclakghlin a percussionist.
Overall, The Gateway To Rhythm is well presented with fine production values. Divided into six chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation.
Sri Thetakudi Harihara Subash Chandran is a well-known proponent. Your email address will not be published. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
The Gateway To Rhythm (Konokol)
Learning this system helps build a bridge between percussionists and melodic instrumentalists. Konnakol also spelled Konokol, Konakkol Tamil: Posted on Sep 1, in DVD 0 comments. For example, you can say Takita to represent a group of three notes, but those notes can be a triplet, quarter-note triplet, or any group of three notes however they may fit into the bar.
Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, brings it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India. Following this, John McLaughlin explains and demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and mclaughlkn usefulness in his compositions over the past 30 years.
Joohn artist improvises within a jkhn that interrelates with the raga being played and within the talam preferred in the compositions. Mcoaughlin chapter concludes with a Vinayakram improvisation, followed by a demonstration by McLaughlin, both based on the material covered in that chapter. That John McLaughlin went ahead and made this DVD reveals how strongly he feels about it, and how important he thinks konokol is to save the world! Retrieved from ” https: The human voice has a direct and dramatic way of expressing the percussive aspects in music directly.
Chandran released an instructional DVD on konnakol in Divided into 6 chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation. Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, brings it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India.
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John McLaughlin – The Gateway to Rhythm
Following this, John McLaughlin explains and demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and its usefulness in his compositions mclqughlin the past 30 years. As a bonus, John McLaughlin gives a few brief examples of Mahavishnu Orchestra riffs that grew out of Konokol patterns. In each case, McLaughlin does a great job of demonstrating how this eastern system of rhythm can be an asset to a western composer.
Someone who has been in a band will immediately appreciate how difficult it is to get johb bloody drummer to play what you want him her to!
The Gateway To Rhythm (Konokol) | John McLaughlin
Jazz saxophonist, konnakol artist, and composer Arun Luthra incorporates konnakol and Carnatic music rhythms as well as Hindustani classical music rhythms in his work. I have no problem to pay for knowladge, do you? English, French, German, Spanish.
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 Jonh and the Juna. In mridangamkanjiraor ghatamthe percussion is limited to physical characteristics of their structure and construction: 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.
Konokol gives you a way to practice this discipline anywhere, without an instrument other than your own voice and hands. Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me.
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. Konokol is basically a vocal drum language. Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise jonn of that particular chapter. Tour With Guitar World Magazine. Education should be free. Think it this way.
This is not only for students who play indian instruments, or wish to learn indian music on their western instruments. A group of five notes could be vocalized as one Takita plus one Taka, or one Joyn Di Gi Na Dum, whether those five notes represent one full beat or not. Thanks a lot for making it possible! Further, all the differences between Carnatic and north Indian rhythms apply equally to konnakol and tabla bols.