Learning The Sitar For Beginners | Sitar Lessons Notes For Beginners | Maihar Gharana Style

First Name
Prabir
Last Name
Bhattacharya
Course Summary

Learn everything you need to know to start playing sitar from an expert musician, Prabir Bhattacharya. This 27-week course covers basic knowledge of the instrument, its use and how to play. Students will learn posture and instrument placement, scales and exercises they can use to build their skills. Perfect for complete beginners with an interest in sitar and Hindustani classical music, this course will leave students with a fundamental understanding of their instrument. 

Course Duration
50 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Prabir
Last Name
Bhattacharya
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Dedication will be the key of success
Study Details
Master of Arts
Rabindra Bharati University
Ph. D
Rabindra Bharati University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Satya Sai University of Higher Learning

Description

Learning Sitar for Beginners is an overview of everything a student needs to know to get started as a sitarist. Through a series of live online learning sessions with an expert, students master the mechanics of the sitar and learn how to position oneself and the instrument, followed by learning to play and practice notes and melodies. Lessons include basic scales, Suddha and vikrita swaras, Bilawal and Kaphi thaat, Swara Prastar and Paltas exercises. These lessons are the building blocks of Hindustani music and will provide students with a foundational knowledge of this classical instrument.

Best for complete beginners, this course covers the basics of sitar playing and classical Indian music. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to play simple compositions and exercises. Each student will benefit from Prabir Bhattacharya’s extensive background in music, including his experience as a scholar, educator, performer and composer. Mr. Bhattacharya teaches the concepts of this course through lectures and demonstrations, as well as question and answer sessions with students. Students will need their own sitar and time to set aside for lessons and practice for the duration of the course.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Prabir Bhattacharya: Mastering the Sitar for Advanced Students | Maihar Gharana Style

About Prabir Bhattacharya: Prabir Bhattacharya is a highly accomplished musician and exponent of the new generation of sitarists, bringing passion and expertise to each of his lessons. Studying since the age of 12, Mr. Bhattacharya trained under world-renowned artists. He has two degrees in music from Rabindra Bharati University, a bachelor of arts with honors and a master of arts, as well as numerous awards and scholarships. For the last 10 years, he’s been performing in India and abroad, including a recent tour in Russia. Mr. Bhattacharya is also dedicated to education and continues to serve as a visiting fellow at the Sai Mirpuri Music College of Higher Learning. 

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this Long term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for this course is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for this course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Prerequites

Students will need their own sitar and time to set aside for lessons and practice for the duration of the course.

Schedule Weekly

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Section A
Mon 07:30 AM - 08:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section B
Thu 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
Will I be able to play in concerts within six months?
Answer
If you are giving your full attention to the practice with the guidelines of your teacher, it can be possible to reach a level.
Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Students should devote at least an hour to practice everyday.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two day prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule the class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two day prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through mail or the platform?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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