Gujarati Sugam Sangeet (Light Music)

First Name
Sonal
Last Name
Shah
Course Summary

This short-term course in Gujarati light classical music is designed for students who already know Gujarati and want to learn popular romantic and devotional songs. Designed by Indian Classical exponent and Sufi artist Sonal Shah, this course is great for both hobbyist and professional singers alike. Lessons are face-to-face online each week for one hour over the course of 15 weeks.

Lives In

Vadodara
Gujarat
India

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
Hindi
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$21.60

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Sonal
Last Name
Shah
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
singer
professional singer
Professional teacher
Sufi Music
Ghazals
light music
Study Details
M.A.(MUsic)
S.N.D.T. Woman's University- Mumbai
B.P.A. (VOCAL)
M.S.UNIVERSITY
Sangeet Visharad
Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti- Ahmedabad
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
M.S. University- Vadodara

Course Details

During this course, expert vocalist Sonal Shah will guide students through learning the varied rhythms and styles of sugam sangeet tradition. This light Indian classical style of vocal music incorporates a wide range of rhythms and melodies and lyrics. Students will learn a total of 10 famous Gujarati songs from popular culture and Gujarati films, like Savariyo Re Maro Savariyo and Najar Na Jaam Chhalkavi.

Below is the full list of songs each student will learn to master:

  1. Pan Lilu Joyu
  2. Savariyo Re Maro Savariyo
  3. Tari Aankh No Afini
  4. Nayan Ne Bandh Rakhine
  5. Dikro Maro Ladkvayo
  6. Chhanu Re Chhapnu
  7. Najar Na Jaam Chhalkavi
  8. Chhelaji Re
  9. Umbre Ubhi Sambhadu
  10. Jode Rehjo Raaj

About Mrs Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is an experienced Sufi vocalist and composter who began performing at age 9. She has performed countless concerts since and was classically trained in music from SNDT Women’s University, with a post-graduate degree and gold medals. An award-winning artist, Shah received the Kala Gujari Award for her contributions to Sufi music and the Surmani National Award for Indian Classical Vocal Music. Fluent in four languages including Urdu, Shah has been teaching students in university and privately in the art of Sufi and Ghazal vocal tradition for many years. Her extensive experience and education, as well as a lifetime dedicated to music, makes Sonal Shah a compelling teacher for any student with an interest in Indian Classical music.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. The sessions will help you in creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The sessions will be customized based on each student's goals and required area of improvement.

Prerequites

Sonal Shah’s lesson plan includes understanding the meaning of each song, the proper pronunciation, rhythm and melody, as well as performance technique. Students who speak/sing in Gujarati and have a basic understanding of Indian Classical music will do best in this course. Career vocalists looking to add Sugam Sangeet to their repertoire will benefit from lessons from an experienced professional and after just 15 weeks, beginners can start wowing friends and family with light classical performances.  

Weekly Schedule

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
GUJARATI SUGAM SANGEET
Thu 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
GUJARATI SUGAM SANGEET
Thu 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a 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 days 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 a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days 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 the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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