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Ph.D from Rabindra bharati University
In this online course of weekly 45 minutes over 30 weeks, students will get to learn music online and practice the various vocal methods to sing Hindustani Semi-Classical Vocal Music. They will also get an introduction to Hindustani Raaga based semi-classical music and learn to sing those songs after achieving at their respective learning level. The students will also learn all about the technicalities like Taal and theka in those compositions. In this online course, students will pick up Thumri, which is the singing style based on beats, Bhajan, which is a devotional form, Ghazal, which is a Mughal-influenced Hindustani style and Dadra, which is a lighter, more emotional singing style.
Students who are starting at a beginner level will have their course customized at an introductory level, which will help them grasp the basics of their singing styles in Hindustani semi-classical music. Similarly, intermediate students, who might already have a foundation in these styles will be able to learn deeper, more detailed, and difficult intricacies. This course is also helpful for advanced-level students and professionals who are trying to add new skills to their set and wish to imbibe these styles for further musical inspiration. The instructor of the course, Arindam Bhattacharyya will be making sure that you receive reference songs and material for practice.
About the instructor: Arindam Bhattacharyya inherited music from his father, legendary tabla maestro of Lucknow Gharana Pandit Swaraj Bhattacharyya & his grandfather Late Sangitacharya Bibhuti Bhusan Bhattacharyya. Though he is born and brought up with the sound of Tabla, his inner urge and gifted voice turned him into a Vocalist. Arindam is a very laborious student of his guru and renowned musician, vocalist, composer, and teacher Pandit Ranjan Mukherjee who has a very rare background of Talim in the tradition of Patiala Gharana and Kotali Gharana(The Gharana of Late Sangitacharya Tarapada Chakraborty and his son Late Pandit Manas Chakraborty, the outstanding luminary in the musical galaxy).
He is also a Gold Medalist from Rabindra Bharati University, and received many awards like Sangitacharya Girijashankar Chakraborty Prize by R.B.U., Nirod Baron Memorial Prize by R.B.U., Acharya Uday Bhusan Bhattacharya Smrity Puraskar by R.B.U., Bijon Ghosh Dostidar Gold Medal by R.B.U., National Scholarship by Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India.,National Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.,Divisional Railway Manager’s Award for coordinating the musical programs as a coordinator of Divisional Cultural Association and many more. He has qualified UGC-NET(Dec’13) in Music. Being an ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio(Kolkata) and Doordarshan(Kolkata), he performed extensively all over India and abroad. He is blessed by Sarod Maestro Ustad Aashish Khan and Padmasree Ustad Rashid Khan. Besides pure Classical music, Arindam is a very promising Composer and Music Director. He has trained lots of students personally and in music colleges and universities throughout the nation. He is also an honored examiner of various music schools colleges and universities like Bharati Kala Kendra/Lucknow, State music college/Tripura, Tripura University, Visva-Bharati University/Shantiniketan, etc.
At the successful completion of this course, the enrolled students will be able to identify and sing their choice of songs and singing styles in Hindustani semi-classical music, and they will also learn how to understand the mood & feel of the song, how to artistically convey lyrics better through the different methods that they have picked up from the instructor, Arindam Bhattacharyya & how to make the song sound authentic and even more melodious.
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 student. 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.
The enrolled student should have a good internet connection, a notebook, and a pen/pencil to note down the different pointers that would be explained by the instructor over these sessions. They should also ensure to be dedicated to the curriculum to receive complete benefit of their passion, aim and hobby.