Step-by-Step Guide to Hindustani Raga Music for Beginners

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by Dr. Arindam Bhattacharyya

22 Years Experience

Grade A artist of All India Radio, 2014. Gold Medalist from Rabindra Bharati University, 2002.

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

With its mention in the ancient scriptures- the Vedas, Raga translates to ‘the act of dyeing or coloring’. The core of Indian Classical Music, Ragas are capable of adding colors of moods and emotions to any musical composition. These classes designed by acclaimed musician Arindam Bhattacharyya are an ideal fit for beginners who wish to understand the subtleties of Indian Classical Music through Ragas. Students will be introduced to the Swara system and the old school practice of Indian scales. 



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Arindam Bhattacharyya

Dr. Arindam Bhattacharyya

Experience: 22 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Hindustani Raaga Music
  • Education


    Masters of Arts from Rabindra Bharati University,

    Ph.D from Rabindra Bharati University,

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Classical/Light Vocalist, Tabla Player, Performer, Publisher - Music

About the Course

The course is a step-by-step guide to Raga music. The curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to the Swara system
  • Learning to recognise the 'Swara' or musical notes in an octave in respect of the 'Sa' (the first note of an octave)
  • Learning to make Palta (combinations of 'Swaras'), Meerkhand (old school practice of Indian Scales), etc.
  • Understanding the concept of Thaat (ten Thaats of Hindustani Classical Music) and how Ragas originate from Thaats
  • Introduction to the Raga system
  • Scale names as per western music to determine one’s scale
  • Understanding of Taal-Teentaal (16 beats), Ektaal (12 beats), Vistar, Sargam, Taan & Tehai of a Raga
  • Learning to render a Raga as per the method or 'Silsila' in 'Khayal' style

About the Teacher: Arindam Bhattacharyya learned music from his father, Pandit Swaraj Bhattacharyya, the legendary Tabla maestro of Lucknow, Gharana. 

A highly diligent student of guru Pandit Ranjan Mukherjee, Arindam is a renowned musician, vocalist, and composer possessing a very rare background in Talim, in the tradition of Kotali Gharana and Patiala Gharana. 

Arindam has received many awards, including a Gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University; Nirod Baron Memorial Prize by R.B.U.; Sangitacharya Girijashankar Chakraborty Prize by R.B.U.; Acharya Uday Bhusan Bhattacharya Smrity Puraskar by R.B.U.; National Scholarship by Ministry of Tourism and Culture; Bijon Ghosh Dostidar Gold Medal by R.B.U., Govt. of India; National Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India; Divisional Railway Manager’s Award as a coordinator of Divisional Cultural Association and many more. 

He is an ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio (Kolkata) and Doordarshan (Kolkata) and has performed throughout India and abroad. Besides his proficiency in classical music, Arindam is also a promising music director and composer.



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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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236 Online live sessions completed

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