The Rasa of Scale Practice

Saskia Rao-de Haas

Picture Saskia Rao

A new weekly class at The Exhale! Join us every Saturday,

Rasa in Indian arts means the essence of an artwork or performance the audience and performer conjunct together. It is at the heart of experiencing arts in Indian culture. How can we experience a Rasa in practicing a scale? And involve ourselves completely in the process mindfully? These classes will expand your understanding of scales, modes and how to practice them engaged with your mind, body and emotion.

Most of us grow up knowing 3 scales: Major, harmonic minor and melodic minor. Later we are introduced some more, but it would not cross 6 scales that we are practicing regularly.

But, what is there are almost infinite more possibilities open to all musicians to create scales and modes? That is when we enter the territory of Raga. An Indian melodic mode with its infinite possibilities to create and improvise. Knowledge of the parent scales of Ragas make the practice of scales so much more interesting while strengthening your focus and concentration in your practice.

World renowned creator of the Indian cello, Saskia Rao de Haas, will teach this one of a kind, regular workshop. Apart from a master performer of Indian music, she has composed music for ballet, cross-cultural ensembles and is the co-founder of the Shubhendra and Saskia Rao foundation providing music education to over 30.000 children in India.


So. 21. Februar 2021, 6:00–6:30 Aufnahme

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Preis: 10,00 €