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Influence: North American , Asian
Genre: world fusion, jazz
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Ancient Future Times: Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future http://www.ancient-future.com/newsjan2021.html

New Years 2020/2021 Issue:

Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future
•Matthew Montfort Performs Inaugural Recital

Seven Steps of Sound Support
•Help Musicians Through Tough Times

Reading, Rhythm, and Raga
•Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses

Private Online Music Lessons
•Winter Bloom on Zoom

The Cowboy and the Yogi
•Book by Music Writer Teed Rockwell Features Reviews of Ancient Future
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Ancient Future Times: Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow Ancient Future Times
Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow

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http://www.ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html

November 2020 Issue:

Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow
•Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future?
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#coronavirus

Reading, Rhythm, and Raga
•Take a Break from Election Coverage with Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#workshop

Private Online Music Lessons
•Winter Bloom on Zoom
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#lessons more
Reading, Rhythm, and Raga Masterclasses Reading, Rhythm, and Raga
Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses at Blue Bear School of Music Online

Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort taught music at the Blue Bear School of Music for over two decades. This fall, he returns to teach three virtual masterclasses!

https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/

1. Learn to Read Music by Studying Classical Guitar Technique
Rise Above Reliance on TAB!

November 3 to December 8, 2020, Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Have Fun Learning to Read Music through Classical Guitar Technique, Blue Bear School of Music Online. Guitarists are often good at reading TAB, but poor at reading sheet music. This six week class by Matthew Montfort will get you started learning to read standard music notation, while at the same time introducing foundational classical guitar technique that you can also apply to other styles of playing. You'll learn simple etudes and classical pieces, great for boosting your fingerstyle skills while actually having fun learning to read music!
Tuition: $160.
Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/375544510493414/

2. Got Rhythm?
World Beat Workshop Returns to Blue Bear Online

November 4 to December 9, 2020, Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM, World Beat Workshop, Blue Bear School of Music Online. Matthew Montfort’s Got Rhythm? six week workshop is presented in an easy to follow, entertaining, yet educational format for all music lovers. African polyrhythms, Balinese kotèkan and Indian classical music are presented because these traditions cover the major types of rhythmic organization used in most of the world's music. This training from Montfort's book Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India can help anyone with a desire to improve their rhythmic skills.
Tuition: $200.
Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1293998794277679/

Get Rhythm!
Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India by Matthew Montfort.
Info: http://www.ancient-future.com/atfp.html

This classic "world beat bible" by Matthew Montfort takes the student on a musical voyage through the ancient rhythmic traditions of Africa, Bali, and India with a series of exercises that require no instruments to perform. Interesting, imaginative and fun, these rhythm exercises will be of immense help to all music lovers, not just percussionists. The new downloadable companion set of MP3 audio guide and MIDI groove tracks of the exercises in the book is set up for playback on Mac and PC computers, tablets, and smartphones.

3. Indian Raga for Western Musicians
Improve Your Improvisation Skills Through Melodic Training

November 5 to December 17, 2020, Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:30 PM, Indian Raga for Western Musicians, Blue Bear School of Music Online. This six week masterclass by world fusion pioneer Matthew Montfort will help you improve your soloing in any music genre from rock to jazz to free improv through melodic training. Learn the emotional power of each interval and how to construct meaningful melodies through the tradition of Indian raga. Open to all instruments and voice.
Tuition: $200.
Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166034547144381/ more
World Rhythms News: South Indian Music and Online Masterclasses ==========================================================
WORLD RHYTHMS NEWS
Issue 17. Fall 2020:
http://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms17.html
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In this issue:

South Indian Vina Music
•In Western Notation with Guitar TAB
https://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms17.html#vina

Blue Bear Masters
•Masterclasses at the Bear Online: Read Music Through Classical Guitar, World Beat Workshop, Indian Raga
https://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms17.html#workshop

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South Indian Vina Music
In Western Notation with Guitar TAB
Pallavi
https://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms17.html#vina

Ragam: Valaji (1,3,5,6,b7)
Talam: Adi (8 beats)
Arranged by Matthew Montfort

Notation of South Indian Vina Music:
https://www.ancient-future.com/images/pallavi.gif

Matthew Montfort is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). Montfort spent three months in intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the note-bending techniques of the South Indian vina to the guitar.

Those who wish to study South Indian gamaka (note embellishment) on guitar need not have a scalloped fretboard guitar in order to play this arrangement: an electric guitar with light gauge strings or an acoustic guitar tuned very low will work. It can also be sung or played on any instrument that can slide between notes.

This example from Montfort's studies with K.S. Subramanian is in a simple pentatonic raga (a melodic recipe for a mood involving ascending and descending scale patterns), which uses the root, major third, perfect fifth, major sixth, and minor seventh. The tala (rhythmic cycle) is a common 8 beat cycle known as adi tal, which is expressed with a hand clap on beat 1 (sam), a finger count with the pinkie on beat 2, a finger count with the ring finger on beat 3, a finger count with the middle finger on beat 4, a clap on beat 5, a wave on beat 6, a clap on beat 7, and a wave on beat 8.

Pallavi MIDI Files

GM Standard MIDI files of this South Indian gamaka exercise are presented here, arranged for General MIDI guitar and conga and bongo:

Pallavi MIDI File (chromatic): https://www.ancient-future.com/midi/pallavi2.mid

This arrangement of the above example is offered to play along with. The file has no note bends, so it functions well as an intonation guide.

Pallavi MIDI File (with gamaka): https://www.ancient-future.com/midi/pallavi.mid

This file will not playback properly online, so download the file first and then load it into your MIDI sequencing program. This arrangement includes all of the note bends, but since many of the bends are more than a full step, this file requires that the pitch bend function on the playback module be set to +-12 half steps. The tempo should be set at about 30 beats per minute.

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Blue Bear Masters
Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses Return to the Bear Online
https://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms17.html#workshop

Matthew Montfort taught music at the Blue Bear School of Music for over two decades. This fall, he returns to teach three virtual masterclasses:

1. Learn to Read Music Through Classical Guitar Technique

Teenage Student of Matthew Montfort Performs RecitalAdult Student of Matthew Montfort Performs RecitalAdult Student of Matthew Montfort Performs Recital

September 29 to November 3, 2020, Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Learn to Read Music through Classical Guitar Technique, Blue Bear School of Music Online. This class by Matthew Montfort will get you started learning to read standard music notation, while at the same time introducing foundational classical guitar technique that you can also apply to other styles of playing. You'll learn simple etudes and classical pieces, great for boosting your fingerstyle skills while actually having fun learning to read music! Tuition: $160 for six weeks.

Buy Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/782220905869020

2. Got Rhythm?
World Beat Workshop Returns to Blue Bear Online September 30 to November 4

September 30 to November 4, 2020, Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM, World Beat Workshop, Blue Bear School of Music Online. Matthew Montfort’s Got Rhythm World Beat Workshop is presented in an easy to follow, entertaining, yet educational format for all music lovers. African polyrhythms, Balinese kotèkan and Indian classical music are presented because these traditions cover the major types of rhythmic organization used in most of the world's music. This training from Montfort's book Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India can help anyone with a desire to improve their rhythmic skills. Tuition: $200 for six weeks.

Buy Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608710749816299/

Get Rhythm!
Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India by Matthew Montfort.
http://www.ancient-future.com/atfp.html

This classic "world beat bible" by Matthew Montfort takes the student on a musical voyage through the ancient rhythmic traditions of Africa, Bali, and India with a series of exercises that require no instruments to perform. Interesting, imaginative and fun, these rhythm exercises will be of immense help to all music lovers, not just percussionists. The new downloadable companion set of MP3 audio guide and MIDI groove tracks of the exercises in the book is set up for playback on Mac and PC computers, tablets, and smartphones.

3. Indian Raga for Western Musicians

Scalloped Fretboard Guitarist Matthew Montfort
Improve Your Improvisation Skills Through Melodic Training

October 1 to November 5, 2020, Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:30 PM, Indian Raga for Western Musicians, Blue Bear School of Music Online. World fusion pioneer Matthew Montfort will help you improve your soloing in any music genre from rock to jazz to free improv through melodic training. You'll learn the emotional power of each interval and how to construct meaningful melodies through the tradition of Indian raga. Open to all instruments. Tuition: $200 for six weeks.

Buy Tix: https://bluebearmusic.org/classes/online-rhythm-training/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350847699296657/

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Private Online Music Lessons
With Ancient Future Bandleader Matthew Montfort

Private Online Lessons with Ancient Future Bandleader Matthew Montfort. Study any of the musical traditions featured on the Ancient Future web site, all styles of guitar (and other fretted instruments including ukulele, bass, mandolin, charango, and sitar), record production, composition, world rhythms, music theory, and repertoire for all instruments.

60 Minute Lesson- $75. (Sale $60 for new students): Custom private one hour online lesson.
45 Minute Lesson- $65. (Sale $50 for new students): Custom private 45 minute online lesson.
30 Minute Lesson- $50. (Sale $40 for new students): Custom private 30 minute online lesson.

http://www.ancient-future.com/skype.html

There are many advantages to online lessons. The lessons can easily be recorded, and it is easier to evaluate a student's technique with a camera than from behind a music stand. The main drawback to online lessons is that recording software is needed to perform duets due to internet latency issues. But duets are possible online via file exchange, digital audio workstations, and a free browser-based multitrack recording platform.

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