Course Duration25 Weeks
This course will provide students with the basic information and elementary knowledge of raagas and their associated intricacies. Instructor Aditya Khandwe guides students through the lesson plan as they learn Alankaars and other basic vocal exercises that will help new students fine-tune their pitch and strengthen their tone. Later in the course, students will master introductory compositions as well as the mannerisms and techniques of developing a raag of their own.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will enjoy the ability to sing and develop raags on their own. After course completion, all students will be well equipped to move onto the next course, Intermediate Level Hindustani Classical Vocals.
After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the other course by Aditya Khandwe: Nuances of Khayal Gayaki in Hindustani Music
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Aditya Khandwe is a vocalist in the tradition of Jaipur Gayaki, the rich and flourishing signature style of Jaipur Gharana. Khandwe has a distinguished lineage of doyens in this Gharana through his guru Ganyogini Smt. Dhondutai Kulkarni. Khandwe has won many awards and accolades during the duration of his musical career including; Shanmukha Sangeet Shiromani Award, Pt. Ramkrishnabua Vaze Yuva Puraskar, Surmani title by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 2008, winner of Acharya Vishwanath Dev Sarma Art Foundation competition in 2006 in Classical Vocal held at New York, USA and many more. Today, Khandwe ensures the continuation of this traditional art form by providing instruction to students all over the world.
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
As an introductory course, no prerequisites are required before enrolment. Students will need pen and paper to take notes, but no other materials are required for this course. It is vital that students have ample time to not only participate in the weekly sessions but also practice on their own. The frequency of individual practice sessions may vary.