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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Selvaganeshwho plays alongside McLaughlin in the group Remember Shaktiand Ranjit Barotwho plays with McLaughlin in the group 4th Dimensionare other noted konnakol virtuosos.

Konokol requires absolutely no playing ability as it is all about counting, division and mathematics- the building blocks of rhythm. Thanks a lot for making it possible! You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions.

In essence, you are vocally mimicking specific drum strokes. The level of the music they came up with in a very short span of time would not have been possible without konokol.

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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. Konokol allows the musician to superimpose one tempo and time signature in konoiol singing against another in the clappingand hear the two together. This is a very clear, well-thought-out video course on konokol: Subash Chandran’s disciple Dr Joel, who teaches konnakol in the U.

One of the highlights of the DVD is the improvisation McLaughlin and Vinayakram perform together at the conclusion of the final chapter. The human voice has a direct and dramatic way of expressing the percussive aspects in music directly. Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol knookol always been a bit of a mystery to me.


Tour With Guitar World Magazine. Your email address will not be published. John McLaughlin — drummers and percussionists. Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums.

This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat Jazz saxophonist, konnakol artist, and composer Arun Luthra incorporates konnakol and Carnatic music rhythms as well as Hindustani classical music rhythms in his work. McLaughlin has advocated Konokol as a system for learning rhythm without drums for over 30 years. Posted on Sep 1, in DVD 0 comments Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums.

You can also subscribe without commenting. Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums. I have mclahghlin problem to pay for knowladge, do you?

An iPAD is expensive, and people buy it just for fun. Ganesh Vinayakram, The Gateway to Rhythm. Notify me of followup comments via email. As a bonus, John McLaughlin gives a few brief examples of Mahavishnu Orchestra riffs that grew out of Konokol patterns. This truly is for everybody. 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.

Musicians from a variety of traditions have found konnakol useful in their practice. 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.

If you dont pay to a teacher, o dont buy his dvd most dvds requires years of knowledge, and a lot of mclaughliin and money to make it …there will be less teachers, or poor quality dvds or methods out there…because teachers will have to drive taxis or do office work to pay his bills, and will have no time and mastery to do great lessons anymore… So, a dvd isnt expensive.


Usage [ edit ] Musicians from a variety of traditions have found konnakol useful in their practice. Konnakol also spelled Konokol, Konakkol Tamil: 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. Following this, John McLaughlin explains mflaughlin demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and its usefulness in his compositions over the past 30 years.

Articles containing Tamil-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July 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. They are fairly simple at first, but turn into Konokol shred-fests in the later chapters.

The Gateway To Rhythm (Konokol) | John McLaughlin

Looking forward to watch it! And let me tell you my friends, you are doing a great deed. So, pay for a good music method will Keep the teachers alive, making mclauhglin books and music. This makes The Gateway To Rhythm one of the most unique instructional videos you will find.

Course, if you want to study in berklee college, well…. Retrieved from ” https: Each chapter concludes with a Vinayakram improvisation, followed by a demonstration by McLaughlin, both based on the material covered in that chapter. I think there is easy acces to education.

You are not logged in. DVD Mediastarz Monaco, A teacher isnt expensive. Someone who has been in a band will immediately appreciate how difficult it is to get the bloody drummer to play what you want him her to!