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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So, pay for a good music method will Keep the teachers alive, making great books and music. English, French, German, Spanish Year: I have no problem to pay for knowladge, do you? Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums.

They are fairly simple at first, but turn into Konokol shred-fests in the later chapters. Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums.

The six lessons lead you progressively from the simplest concepts to complete tongue twisters, subdivisions of 5, 6, and 7, and odd time signatures.

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A teacher isnt expensive. The level of the music they came up with in a very short span of time would not have been possible without konokol. Joun email address will not be published.

Trichy Shri R Thayumanavar gave a rebirth to konnakol. Selvaganeshwho mclaughlim alongside McLaughlin in the group Remember Shaktiand Ranjit Barotwho plays with McLaughlin in the group 4th Dimensionare other noted konnakol virtuosos.

Each Konokol sound is a word that you speak to represent a certain number of notes, mclaughlij on the number of syllables in that word. 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. Jazz saxophonist, konnakol artist, and composer Arun Luthra incorporates konnakol and Carnatic music rhythms as well as Hindustani classical music rhythms in his work.

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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.

You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions.

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Articles containing Tamil-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July 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. Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for mclauhlin 30 years, brings it all together mclaughkin Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the iohn percussionists from India.

Konokol allows the musician to superimpose one tempo and time signature in the singing against another in the clappingand hear the two together. This is a very clear, well-thought-out video course on konokol: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An ensemble or a band conversant with konolol can articulate musical ideas very precisely to each other.

Looking forward to watch it! The human voice has a direct and dramatic way of expressing the percussive aspects in music directly.

Infact, it will be of value even if you do not kojokol any instrument and want to become a knowledgable audience of Indian Classical Music. Thanks a lot for making it possible! Konokol gives you a way to practice this discipline anywhere, without an instrument other than your own voice and hands.

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McLaughlin has advocated Konokol as a system for learning rhythm without drums for over 30 years. 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!


Learning this system helps build a bridge between percussionists and melodic instrumentalists. Further, all the differences between Carnatic and north Indian rhythms apply equally to konnakol and tabla bols. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This truly is for everybody. Tour With Guitar World Magazine. Posted on Sep 1, in DVD 0 comments Konokol is the universal mcllaughlin of mastering rhythm without drums. Views Read Edit View history. Think it this way. Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise material of that particular chapter. Sri Thetakudi Harihara Subash Chandran is a well-known proponent. In each case, McLaughlin does a great job of demonstrating how this eastern system of rhythm can be an asset to a western composer.

Mclaughoin many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Subash Chandran’s disciple Dr Joel, who teaches konnakol in mclaugglin U. Divided into 6 chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation.

In essence, you are vocally mimicking specific drum strokes.

The Gateway of Rhythm

For example, you can say Takita to represent a group of three notes, but those mclaughlkn can be a triplet, quarter-note triplet, or any group of three notes however they may fit johb the bar. An iPAD is expensive, and people buy it just for fun. As a bonus, John McLaughlin gives a few brief examples of Mahavishnu Orchestra riffs that grew out of Konokol patterns. Retrieved from ” https: Overall, The Gateway To Rhythm is well presented with fine production values.

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