Hindustani Classical Vocal Music for Beginners and Intermediate Level







by Angira Kotal

20 Years Experience

Awarded first in Pratima Chandra Memorial award competition, 2018 & Yuva Sangeet Ratna by Art Council of England, 2013.

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for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This course is aimed at training a student in Hindustani classical music (vocal). A student will be taught the basics of Hindustani Classical Music viz. the swar system, ragas, tala system. This course will also develop the quality and texture of the student's voice. At the end of the course, a beginner student will be able to present a bandish along with sargams and taans set to a particular taal while an intermediate student will be able to present a full-fledged khayal at a basic standard. Also, in this course, you will be taught light or semi-classical compositions like bhajan and thumri. 

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Teacher's Profile

Angira Kotal

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Classical Music
  • Education

    Graduate Diploma in Economics from University of Essex, UK

    M.Sc. in Economics from UCL, London

  • Work Details

    Vocalist - Hindustani Classical

    Singer, Performer - Music

  • 1,119 Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    The details of the course are listed below:

    1. Introduction to Hindustani Classical Music swar system and how to train the voice;
    2. Introduction to upper and lower octaves, how to practice standing notes, meends;
    3. Introduction to Sapats, Swar alankars;
    4. Learning komal/teevra swars and apply in Sapats, swar alankars;
    5. Learning taal system, bandish;
    6. Introduction to Thaat system;
    7. Introduction to ragas;
    8. Learning Bandishes, taan, sargam;
    9. Introduction to Chhota Khayal Concept;
    10. Introduction to Bara Khayal Concept;
    11. Bhajan; and
    12. Thumri

    About Angira Kotal: Angira was introduced to Hindustani classical music at a very early age by her mother Smt Ratna Kotal and soon she came under the tutelage of Shri Shyamal and Smt. Mandira Lahiri. She received taalim from Late Pandit Biresh Roy in subsequent years. However, music training was not continuous for her because of academic priorities. Angira graduated in Computer Science Engineering in 2010 followed by a short stint working in Cognizant Technology Solutions. She resumed learning music in 2011, after a long gap of nine years, under the aegis of Ustad Jainul Abedin. She quit her job in 2011 and took up music as a career. Angira also holds a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Economics from University of Essex followed by a Masters Degree with Merit in Economics from University College London. During her stay in the UK she won the title “Yuva Sangeet Ratna,Young Musician of the Year Award 2013” organized by Milapfest, UK and supported by Arts Council England. Currently, she is receiving advanced taalim from the renowned vocalist Pandit Omkar Dadarkar. She has won the Pratima Chandra Memorial Award 2018 in khyal and thumri and has performed in prestigious platforms in the UK and Kolkata. Under the thoughtful and pragmatic guidance of her guru, she hopes to take forward the legacy of Hindustani Classical Music both in time and space.

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    Traditionally, Hindu Hindustani classical music practitioners are referred to as Pandit and Muslim practitioners as Ustad. Religious neutrality has been an essential aspect of Hindustani music since Sufi times; this is why Ustads could sing compositions in praise of Hindu deities and vice versa.

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