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Episode 84: Ilaiyaraaja : A Musical Movement (5)

This episode begins to pull back the curtain on how Raaja uses his training in Western Classical Music. What do the frameworks he learnt there provide him? How does he employ them in his music? We go western classical in this episode!

Topics covered:
Melody and its key structural features
Why grasp of melodic structure is critical to constructing a countrapuntal texture
Contrapuntal theory and use in Ilaiyaraaja’s music
Instrumentation and the classical guitar
What it means to really use classical guitar and manifestations in Ilaiyaraaja’s songs
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