Introduction to the World of Hindustani Classical Music

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by Arul Seth

17 Years Experience

An empaneled artist of All India Radio, Arul has been awarded the CCRT scholarship for Young Artists by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi

Course Summary

For everyone who wants to perfect their swarsthaan and sing the ragas flawlessly and with ease - this is the right place to start. By the end of this course, a student will be able to sing all the notes with perfect intonation while singing the alankaars (in sargam as well as aakar) and present a bandish in a raag along with alaap, sargam, and taan set to a particular taal.

This course covers -

  • fundamental topics such as perfecting the pitch, 
  • voice culture, 
  • distinguishing between the chest voice and the head voice which helps a lot in increasing the range of your voice as well as its flexibility. 

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Arul Seth

Arul Seth

Experience: 17 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Vocal Training, Advanced Vocals, Classical Singing, Hindustani Classical Music
  • Education

    Education

    BA Hons Music from Delhi University

    MA Hons Music from Delhi University

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Singer, Performer, Vocalist - Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Ghazal Singer

About the Course

The details of the course are as follows:

  • Introduction to natural musical notes
  • Introduction to the three octaves - lower, middle, and upper
  • Introduction to Alankaars
  • Learning the correct way to sing sargam and aakar
  • Learning about voice culture and the ability to apply different types of voices - chest voice, head voice
  • Introduction to komal and teevra swaras (diminished notes)
  • Introduction to the Thaat and raag classification system
  • Introduction the concept of Taal and Laya
  • Introduction to the concept of Chota Khayal and Bada Khayal
  • Learn the ability to sing taans and sargams in perfect intonation

After the completion of this course the students can upgrade to - Hindustani Vocals Intermediate Level.

About the Teacher

Arul Seth is a Hindustani classical vocalist belonging to the Kirana Gharana. He started his musical journey at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Smt. Mousumi Dasgupta in Siliguri, West Bengal. After shifting to Ghaziabad he came under the able guidance of Late Smt. Kamal Hanspal (Top Grade AIR Artist) and Dr. Vinod Gandharv played a vital role in his progress. Currently, he is also getting the best technical guidance from Pt. Harish Tiwari(disciple of Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi) of Kirana Gharana. As part of his formal music education, he has completed his MA in Hindustani music from the University of Delhi and won the Gold Medal on its completion. His gayaki reflects and has influences from the Kirana Gharana because of his training and exposure to the system. Apart from Khayals, he also excels in semi-classical forms such as Thumris, Bhajans, and Ghazals.

He is an empaneled artist of All Indian Radio and also has been awarded the CCRT scholarship for Young Artists by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. He recently got a scholarship from the National Council of Performing Arts, Mumbai. He was also awarded the first prize in the Indian Film Project festival for his song "KATI PATANG". He has performed in various cities all over the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Guwahati, Silchar, Siliguri, Kolkata, and Lucknow to name a few.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

28 Online live sessions completed

28 Online live sessions completed

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has a different voice texture, tonal quality and intonation

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • Has different breathing capabilities

  • And a different GOAL!

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