World Flute Society


"Raga Jog"




Performers: G.S. Sachdev (bansuri) and Elb Souders (tanpura)


"Raga Jog" comes from the CD, Introspection. This is a pentatonic late night raga, which drops the 2nd and 6th in ascending and descending and uses the natural and flat 3rd. This is a very typical characteristic of this raga, bringing out a nostalgic mood. This is from a full concert recording made on May 2011 in Berkeley, California. G.S. Sachdev states that Introspection is "dedicated to the life and music of my beloved Guru Vijay Raghav Rao, who guided me in my musical path."


When sense are withdrawn from outer influences, mind becomes calm and centered, music comes effortlessly.