Thyagaraj Ranga is a bona fide young saxophonist with a great panache. He hails from a family of illustrious musicians from Doddaballapur town, Bangalore. His grandfather Vidwan. Sri. Nagappa was an honourable ‘Asthana Vidwan’ in the Kingdom of Mysore. Thyagaraj began his training in Carnatic Vocal And Instrumental music at the tender age of 7 under his father Vidwan. Sri. Rangappa, a proficient flautist and vocalist. He started playing the saxophone out of his own interest and later underwent professional training under Vidwan. Sri. Harish Pandav. He also underwent advanced vocal training under Vidushi. Smt. Anupama Thyagarajan. After years and years of training, Thyagaraj’s unique talent began to get recognised and he started performing vocal and saxophone concerts all over India and abroad. His expertise in multiple genres of music gave him an opportunity to work with many leading bands like Vasu Dixit Collective, Shadowz, Allegro, Swaratharanga. His style of playing is characterised by dexterity in playing Kalpana Swaras, especially his Muthayee swaras is loved by the audience all over the world. He has entertained music lovers of all sorts by his creative way of playing the Krithis and giving the compositions a unique western touch too. Thyagaraj Ranga has also been a panel member and an esteemed judge for many celebrated events like ‘Kalanjali’, ‘Verve’ at Sir.MVIT Bangalore, ‘Allstate Idol’ to name a few. Thyagaraj has inspired students all over the world.
In this course, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of Carnatic music, Saxophone blowing and fingering techniques. On the completion of this course, students will be ready to play very simple carnatic songs (Krithis) on the Saxophone. This course would give the students a great head start on the techniques of playing the Indian Carnatic Music on this classical western instrument thereby making the course unique..
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