Course Duration100 Weeks
Instrumental Music Hounours from Rabindra Bharati University
Picking up where the instructor Dey’s previous course left off, this class begins with lessons detailing complex ragas and advanced level guidance through musical ornamentation, including taans, meend, gamakhs, and more. Students will also learn to write their own unique musical compositions in the Indian notation system (Bhatkhandi, Aakarmatrik, Dandmatrick, etc.) Instructor Panchajanya Dey will also guide students through the process of learning different patterns of rhythmic variations (Layakaris), as well as different blowing techniques that will produce a variety of musical effects.
About Panchajanya Dey: Expert flutist Panchajanya Dey began pursuing his musical interests at a young age, studying classical musical fundamentals under Sri Sakti Pada Nag. Panchajanya also learned the 'Gayaki Ang' tradition under the school of Vishnupur Gharana. Dey received his advanced training under Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and his classical music studies were completed with Smt. Rakhi Bandopadhyay, while Sri Chittapriya Chowdhury provided him with the training of tabla under the school of Benaras. Panchajanya Dey received his education at Rabindra Bharati University and has ten years of performance experience. Panchajanya Dey understands the importance of learning the foundations of Hindustani classical music in its entirety before moving on to popular songs like Bollywood music. This approach ensures the student has the ability to create their own unique sound, as opposed to the limiting practice of mimicking popular melodies.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Students will need a notebook for taking notes, a flute of their own for practice (C scale, medium is recommended), as well as mobile software for tanpura and tabla (iShala for Android and iTablaPro for iOS is recommended.) Before enrollment, students need to ensure they have not only time enough to dedicate to the online courses, but time to dedicate to practicing independently, as well.