Master the Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music

Beginner, Intermediate

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by Onkar Deshmukh

15 Years Experience

Has won several music competitions and performed as a lead singer in various music shows in major cities.

US $12.34 per class |

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Instruction Language

: English, Hindi, Marathi

Course Summary

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of Hindustani Vocal and Indian Classical Music with this comprehensive course. Designed for beginners, this course will guide students through the fundamental principles and techniques necessary to navigate the vast and captivating realm of Indian classical music.

Discover the essentials of Hindustani Vocal and Indian Classical Music in this beginner's course. Gain clarity of voice, stability of notes, and pitch matching with the Tanpura. Learn about notes, and expressive qualities, and practice basic Swar-Alankars with taal and lay. Understand Swara mapping, Shruti, open-voice singing, and the significance of daily Riyaaz. Explore concepts like Raga, Taal, and the structure of Tanpura and Tabla. Master one Raag with Aaroh-Avroh, Pakad, Swar Vistar, Aalap, Bol-Aalap, and Taan.

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Teacher's Profile

Onkar Deshmukh

Onkar Deshmukh

Experience: 15 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Vocal Training, Hindustani Classical Music
  • Education

    Education

    Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai

About the Course

The highlights of the course include -

  • Developing clarity of voice and note stability:
    • Techniques to achieve clarity of voice and stability of notes
    • Perfecting pitch matching with the Tanpura
  • Understanding the nature of notes:
    • Introduction to Shuddh, Komal, and Tivra notes
    • Exploring their expressive qualities
  • Swar riyaaz and basic Swar-alankars:
    • Practicing swar riyaaz and simple swar-alankars
    • Combining rhythm (taal) and tempo (lay) in practice
  • Swar mapping and swar positions:
    • Developing an understanding of swar mapping
    • Exploring different Swar positions
  • Introduction to Shruti and open-voice singing:
    • Importance of Shruti and stability of notes
    • Techniques for open voice singing
    • Practice of various vowel sounds like Aakar, Eekar, Ookar, and Aekar
    • Significance of 'Omkar' and daily 'SA' Riyaaz
  • Basic Concepts of Indian Classical Music:
    • Introduction to the 12 notes and their names
    • Understanding Raga and its components (Vadi-Samvadi)
    • Exploring singing time, Jaati, Lay, and its types
    • Basics of Taal (rhythm)
  • Tanpura and Tabla:
    • Guidance on Tanpura structure and correct tuning
    • Overview of electronic Tanpura and original Tabla
  • Learning a Raag:
    • In-depth study of one Raag
    • Understanding Aaroh-Avroh (ascending-descending notes), Pakad (characteristic phrases), Swar Vistar (expansion of notes), Aalap, Bol-Aalap, and Taan

Join this course and unlock the foundations of Hindustani Vocal and Indian Classical Music, as you immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies and profound artistry of this ancient tradition.

About the Teacher

Born into a family of music enthusiasts, Onkar Deshmukh has been immersed in music since the age of 3. His musical journey began to flourish when, at the tender age of 9, he showcased his talent by singing a Marathi duet for All India Radio.

Onkar's passion for music led him to receive advanced training in light music singing from esteemed mentors such as Dr. Saleel Kulkarni, Pandit Ramesh Kanole, and Pandita Sita in Indian classical music. He holds the prestigious title of 'Sangeet Visharad' with a special qualification from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai.

Throughout India, Onkar has triumphed in numerous music competitions and captivated audiences as a lead singer in various music shows across major cities. He has had the privilege of performing in the presence of notable personalities including the eminent historian Padma Vibhushan Shri. Babasaheb Purandare, lyricist Shri. Pravin Devane, singer Shri Shridhar Fadke, and internationally acclaimed Jaltarang player Pandit Shri Milind Tulankar.

His talent has also taken him to the United Kingdom, where he has mesmerized audiences at esteemed venues such as Maharashtra Mandal, London, and Mauritian Marathi Society, London, along with numerous other locations throughout the country.

Onkar's captivating music performances can be enjoyed through various social media platforms, including YouTube, where he has shared clips of his extraordinary talent. Alongside his performances, he actively contributes to the realm of music as a dedicated music teacher, sharing his expertise and inspiring aspiring musicians.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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151 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

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