John Mayer Raga Music For Solo Clarinet
The author of John Mayer’s raga music for solo clarinet is a classically trained Western violinist with an interest in Indian music. This treatise explores how Mayer’s perspective influenced his clarinet works, introducing some basic principles of Indian classical music. He also analyzes some lesser-known pieces for solo clarinet. The article is written from a critical and practical perspective, advocating for a diverse range of works for the instrument outside the traditional Western classical idiom.