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HomeHindustani VocalsHindustani Classical Vocal Music Lessons for Beginners

Hindustani Classical Vocal Music Lessons for Beginners

by Atri Kotal

4.9/5 | 910 Class Reviews

4.9 out of 5.0 from 910 reviews

This 52-weeks course creates a strong foundation and grasp for students focused to learn and build themselves in Hindustani classical music. Students will become well versed in the meaning and application of the three fundamentals of music: melody, rhythm, and lyrics. In addition, students will learn several different exercises focused on building voice texture and development. Perfect for students with a passion for Hindustani classical music, this course will provide the basics needed to gain a strong hold in this musical style and then master the concepts and topics they've learned, including their vocal pitch.

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    Educator Profile

    Atri Kotal

    12 Years Experience

    From: India

    • Teacher Skill Keywords:

      Hindustani Vocals, Indian Vocals
    • Education

      from Ustad Jainul Abedin

    • Work Details

      Music teacher and performer - Self Employed

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    Course Details

    In this 52-week course, students will be introduced to musical notation and 2 to 3 vocal exercises every week. Once these have been covered, students will be introduced to raga music and will be taught 7 to 8 different ragas. Then the students will be introduced to the concepts of tala and laya, or speed and rhythm. By the end of the course, the students will obtain the ability to sing and present raga in both, Chhota Khayal and Bada Khayal form. Additionally, the teacher will help the students in mastering their pitch. Students of this course will flourish under the instruction of an expert in Hindustani classical music and will receive an excellent grasp of this musical style. After the course has ended, students will be able to master the concepts and topics they've learned, including an appreciation of music and vocal ability. As for course materials, necessary documents and recordings will be provided, as well as additional materials for developing students’ overall interest in learning and listening to classical music.

    If the student wants to be well versed in the meaning and application of the three fundamentals of music: melody, rhythm, and lyrics, Here is another course tailored by Atri Kotal: Introduction to Hindustani Classical Vocal Music

    About Atri Kotal: Based in Kolkata, Atri Kotal is a longtime student of Hindustani vocal music and an accomplished performing artist. She began her formal training in Hindustani classical music at the age of 11, under the tutelage of the late Pandit Biresh Roy, and later under Smt Haimanti Shukla and Ustad Jainul Abedin of Agra Gharana. In 2014, Kotal released her first album of devotional music titled Naman – Light of the Soul, a collection of bhajans. She performs live in various venues in West Bengal and teaches vocal music to students all over the world. A recipient of numerous awards, most recently Kotal received the National Scholarship in both Hindustani vocal and semi-classical music from the Ministry of Culture in 2015.


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