- Oct 15 2016 , Premiere of Melharmony Foundation NAME & NAMHO Orchestras, Chicago , Melody, Harmony, Melharmony Concert at Chicago SAPNA Festival ...Read More
- Jul 27 2016 , WCO-Ravikiran Concert on the Square, Madison , "Concert on the Madison Square" features Ravikiran's solo & Melharmonic arrangements of Muttuswami Dikshitar compositions played by Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra...Read More
- Jul 23 2016 , Wisconsin Summer Workshop, Madison , Workshops for students of Western Classical, Indian Carnatic/Hindustani, Jazz and other systems on Melody, Harmony & Melharmony by Ravikiran in Madison ...Read More
A glimpse of the harmonic approach
It is essential for even composers skillful melody not familiar with Western harmonic approach to develop at least a working knowledge about it to be able to create melharmonic compostions of good quality.
- This video shows a few of such important techniques employed in the West to create multiple parts like triadic harmony, ostinato, imitation etc. (See video)
- They must familiarise themselves with range, typical speeds and tonalities of various orchestral instruments (bassoon, oboe, tuba, trombone etc) not to mention the brilliant manner in which they have been explored by legendary composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others.
- Listening to a lot of quality orchestras and ensembles or even soloists can help a lot.
- Needless to say, they must also develop an ability to write/read Western staff notation with its sophisticated but precise markings for expressions, articulation, dynamics etc.