KS3 Explore the principles of raga and tala (See: cnx.orgcontentm12502latest and the different tuning system of North Indian music (See: cnx.orgcontentm11639latestNoNop12a Select different groups of notes and make up tunes using those notes; then listen to the effect of choosing a different group of notes while playing a similar pattern within them. Try to play the slow accelerando rhythm found in many pieces of North Indian music. Guess and then time the increase in pulse in different performances.
KS4 Investigate some of the music of the remarkable Khan dynasty. Listen to the work of the great sitar player Vilayat Khan en.wikipedia.orgwikiVilayat_Khan his younger brother Imrat Khan who plays the surbahar (bass sitar) en.wikipedia.orgwikiImrat_Khan and Imrat's son Wajahat Khan who plays the sarod www.wajahatkhan.com Wajahat has collaborated with many Western ensembles including string quartets, symphony orchestras and jazz groups.