rāga – that which colours the mind


Making Music:



Lessons & Explorations:

  • Shakti’s Remainder Bar Rhythms – flow in odd-time using a flexible Indo-jazz rhythm trick
  • Rāga Jungle: Turntables, Tablas, & Tālas – similarities between Jungle/DnB and classical tabla soloing, hidden in plain sight
  • Rāga Basics for Guitar [Jazz Looks East Pt.1] – Hindustani introduction lesson for MusicRadar [forthcoming]
  • Alankar: ‘Indian’ Ornamentation [Jazz Looks East Pt.2] – slides, bends, & vibrato lesson for MusicRadar [forthcoming]


  • Haphazard website for George Howlett, musician and music writer. I play guitar, tabla, santoor, and hand percussion, and write about topics loosely related to jazz, jungle, rhythm theory, and Indian Classical music. Rāga Junglism EP forthcoming. Email me here.