Hindustani Vocal Music Basics for Beginners









by Narasimha Joshi

20 Years Experience

Disciple of Pt. Shripad Hegde who is the senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt Basavaraj Rajguru.

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

‘If music wakes you up, makes you think, heals you… then, I guess the music is working.’- A.R Rahman

Learning a music genre give you the first hand experience of its might! These classes designed by the accomplished Narasimha will help students enhance their voice quality and texture. By 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 of a basic level. Also students will learn light or semi-classical compositions like Bhajan and Thumri. 



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Narasimha Joshi

Narasimha Joshi

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Hindustani Vocals, Ghazals, Bhajans, Music Theory, Slokas
  • Education


    Masters in Hindustani vocal from Karnataka Education Board

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Freelance music teacher - Hindustani classical music

About the Course

Before starting with the curriculum, expert Narasimha will identify the student's pitch. Followed by the curriculum that covers:

  • Introduction to the musical genres of India- Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music
  • Life history of Indian classical vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers
  • Introduction to the seven notes and their practice through ascending and descending exercises in different tempos
  • Introduction to Octaves ‘Sapthak’
  • Alankar or Swara exercises for voice tuning
  • Introduction to Taal (rhythmic cycles) and compositions in classical and light classical music
  • Introduction to light classical music 

About the Teacher: Expert Narasimha’s singing style is a fantastic blend of the Gwalior and Kirana Gharana, popular styles of the Dharwad region that several maestros follow. 

Joshi started his Hindustani music training under Pt Shripad Hegde, the senior disciple of Padmabhushan Pt Basavraj Rajguru. 

Rigorous training of 15 years in line with the guru-shishya parampara nurtured his talent and made Joshi a promising vocalist in Khayal, Tarana, Thumri, and light classical genres. Later became a disciple of Pandit M.P.Hegde to learn the typical Gwalior Gharana style.

Top grade artist of All India Radio, pursued Masters in music from Karnataka and Visharad from Gandharva Vidyalaya Pune. He has performed for over 15 years on various platforms, Radio, and Television shows. 

Acclaimed vocalist Narasimha Joshi conducts an annual music concert in the memory of Guru Padmabhushan Basavraj Rajguru to promote Indian classical music and to support the younger generation inclined towards this music genre.



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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

5 Online live sessions completed

5 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

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!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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