Musical genius best describes Ranjit Barot. An award-winning Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Drummer and Vocalist, Ranjit is also Musical Director for all of A. R. Rahman’s live concerts and drummer with the legendary guitarist John Mclaughlin & The 4th Dimension Band. On this Masterclass, we take you through the fundamentals, and approaches to mastering various aspects of music. And equally important – creating your own identity.
Introduction: A fascinating journey - Ajay Menon [ 06:41 ]
Introduction: A fascinating journey
Ranjit Barot’s tryst with music began at the tender age of 12. At the forefront of Indian classical and mainstream, World Music and Jazz, he has played with legends such as Pandit Ravi Shankar and Zakir Husain. His performances with Wester greats included unique collaborations with Bill Evans, (late) Don Cherry, and many others. Ranjit shares how music chose him.
Music Composition & Direction - Ajay Menon [ 18:20 ]
Music Composition & Direction
Defining composition and direction – “The dialogue starts in your mind”, says Ranjit Barot. How do they vary when scoring for an ad film, movie, television and other formats? Training your ear to listen, mastering the process, creating samples for distribution, and other fundamentals.
Music Arrangement - Ajay Meno [ 11:15 ]
From first principles and basic song structure, to communicating with your listener to control their emotions, gear to get started with, types of musical arrangement and making yourself known, Ranjit Barot shares his methodologies. Tune in!
Mastering the Drums - Ajay Menon [ 09:39 ]
Mastering the Drums
To be the best drummer you need immense creativity, intense focus, and stamina. To get there, learn about expanding your repertoire, deftly managing solos, what it takes to be a part of a band and getting stage ready. All this from one of India’s best drummers, Ranjit Barot.
Hitting the High Notes as a Vocalist - Ajay Menon [ 11:36 ]
Hitting the High Notes as a Vocalist
An outstanding vocalist, Ranjit Barot, helps you understand the various forms of vocals, deciding between a career as a solo artist or part of a band, honing your vocal skills and whether a manager is necessary. If singing is your thing, tune right in!
Personal Branding - Ajay Menon [ 13:06 ]
You may have the talent but how do you cut through the noise to shine? In conversation Ranjit Barot, award-winning musician and legendary drummer, on the importance of crafting your own identity. To make you and your talent memorable.