Arnab Chakrabarty

is creating Instrumental raga music

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Primary Patron

$7
per month
One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.

Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.

One interactive session every month
: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general! (30 mins)
  • One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.
  • • Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.
  • • One interactive session every month: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general! (30 mins)

Enhanced Patron

$10
per month
One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.

Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.

One interactive session every month
: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general! (30 mins)

One Specially Curated Listening session
every month– Listening to raga music can be so much more enriching when guided by an expert musician. We will listen to select musical performances, experiencing the joys of collective listening. (45 mins)

Two rare compositions every month –
Listen to me performing two rare compositions on the sarod that seldom make it to the common performance stage. These compositions come from my deep training with the Shahjahanpur-Lucknow gharana maestros.

Five music recommendations
every month– Listen to what I have been listening to and loving, and know why.
  • • One interactive session every month: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general! (30 mins)
  • Five music recommendations every month – Listen to what I have been listening to and loving, and know why.
  • • Two rare compositions every month – Listen to me performing two rare compositions on the sarod that seldom make it to the common performance stage. These compositions come from my deep training with the Shahjahanpur-Lucknow gharana maestros.
  • • Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.
  • One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.

Advanced Patron

$20
per month
One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.

Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.

One interactive session every month
: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general!(30 mins)

One Specially Curated Listening session
every month– Listening to raga music can be so much more enriching when guided by an expert musician. We will listen to select musical performances, experiencing the joys of collective listening. (45 mins)

Two rare compositions every month –
Listen to me performing two rare compositions on the sarod that seldom make it to the common performances. These compositions come from my deep training with the Shahjahanpur-Lucknow gharana maestros.

Five music recommendations
every month– Listen to what I have been listening to and loving, and know why.

One exclusive Vilambit recital every month
– You get to experience a raga unfolding patiently in the form of alaap and Masitkhani baaj.

‘Secrets of the Instrument’
session – where I dwell on the history, science, materials and the many experiments with not just the sarod, but also other instruments in the Hindustani tradition. (20–30 mins)

Musical anecdote of the month –
Our music is replete with anecdotes and stories of musicians and musicianship. In this session, I provide both – some amazing anecdotes, both personal and otherwise, and the pinches of salt required to take them with!

Choose your Raga –
The patrons get to recommend ragas for future sessions as also any compositions they have in mind.
  • • Access to a specially curated performance of Two compositions every month in a brisk, short format in a raga of my choice in my creative space, welcoming you into my world.
  • • One Specially Curated Listening session every month – Listening to raga music can be so much more enriching when guided by an expert musician. We will listen to select musical performances, experiencing the joys of collective listening. (45 mins)
  • • One interactive session every month: I will interact with the patrons to discuss the compositions that I have played that month. Bring your queries or curiosities about them or my work in general! (30 mins)
  • Five music recommendations every month – Listen to what I have been listening to and loving, and know why.
  • • Two rare compositions every month – Listen to me performing two rare compositions on the sarod that seldom make it to the common performance stage. These compositions come from my deep training with the Shahjahanpur-Lucknow gharana maestros.
  • One exclusive Vilambit recital every month– You get to experience a raga unfolding patiently in the form of alaap and Masitkhani baaj.
  • ‘Secrets of the Instrument’ session – where I dwell on on the history, science, materials andvarious experiments with not just the sarod, but also other instruments in the Hindustani tradition. (20­–30 mins)
  • Choose your Raga – The patrons get to recommend ragas for future sessions as also any compositions they have in mind.
  • • Musical anecdote of the month – Our music is replete with anecdotes and stories of musicians and musicianship. In this session, I provide both – some amazing anecdotes, both personal and otherwise, and the pinches of salt required to take them with!
  • One New Video Podcast Every Month – where I discuss with illustrations many aspects of Hindustani raga music which will give you insights into this tradition. For instance, my first vodcast discusses Raag Kafi.

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About Arnab Chakrabarty

I create music in the Hindustani "classical" idiom, also known as "North Indian classical music". To me, it is just "Music". I play the sarod (also spelled 'sarode', to rhyme with 'ode'), an incredibly difficult but expressive instrument native to India. The primary aim behind launching this page is to establish a connection with music lovers, straight from my practice/teaching room, without the need for any intermediaries, impresarios or industrial-scale PR machines.

Every listener has their own story about their engagement with their preferred musical art form(s). There are several layers to each story, and one's engagement with music evolves over time. I hope that by sharing many aspects of my creative process with you, I will help you appreciate music from a doer's perspective as well.

My Patreon presence aims to bring you instrumental Hindustani music as it should be done, in addition to a wide range of informative and entertaining material relating to the music itself, the instruments used, guided listening, my favourite recordings, live streaming webinars/workshops, and hands-on music instruction.

Meditating on ragas and finding novelty within their well trodden pathways demands commitment and immersion. I have been doing my work quietly, and with commitment, for 32 years. I have been an international performer for two decades, and a teacher for 15 years. Your support helps me continue shaping the course of the sarod and its music, while striving to give you uninterrupted musical joy in the years to come.

I have chosen four tiers here on Patreon so that I am able to be of service to all those who love raga music, unhindered by the size of their wallets and other mundane worries.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
3
Images
23
Links
1
Poll
9
Writings
12
Videos

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