per week per student
Gujarati Sugam Sangeet (Light Music)
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.
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:
- Pan Lilu Joyu
- Savariyo Re Maro Savariyo
- Tari Aankh No Afini
- Nayan Ne Bandh Rakhine
- Dikro Maro Ladkvayo
- Chhanu Re Chhapnu
- Najar Na Jaam Chhalkavi
- Chhelaji Re
- Umbre Ubhi Sambhadu
- 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.
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.
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.
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GUJARATI SUGAM SANGEET
Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM America/New_York