Practicing Alap, Raga Yaman: 04.04.2017

Here is a short video of me practicing Alap for Raga Yaman on Sitar. 

Tonight I was struggling to play overall, I feel that I am racing and that my sense of phrasing is very random. I couldn’t decide between practicing one phrase multiple times or trying to play “for real.” As a result I feel like this is pretty messy. I chose to upload the video to be honest in documenting my progress. 

What is amazing is that at my next sitar lesson my Guru gave me a whole new level of instruction and opened a lot of new doors for me. I hope to grow a lot in the next year.