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Learn Vocal Music Online in a Comprehensive Curriculum

All Level, Beginner

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi

Course Summary

Whether you are a beginner or a practicing vocalist, this is an all-inclusive curriculum in Hindustani classical music that will give you the best of every genre. And if you want to rekindle your passion for vocal music after a gap, this could be the best brush-up course for you. 

This course will help you to hone your vocal skills as well as rhythmic concepts. With the emphasis on vocal exercises with rhythm, Raga repertoire, and other semi-classical forms including - Vandana, Bhajan, Geet, Folk Songs, Khayal, Swarmalika, Lakshangeet, and fun songs for kids - the range of this course is very wide. The curriculum of this course is aimed at boosting versatility and performance skills among students.

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Sudokshina Manna Chatterjee

Sudokshina Manna Chatterjee

Experience: 35 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Vocal Training, Advanced Vocals, Experienced in Teaching, Classical Singing, Artist, Hindustani Classical Music, Fusion Music, Light Classical Music, Hori, Harmonium, Bhajans, Folk Music, Chaiti, Performing Musician, Rabindra Sangeet
  • Education

    Education

    Phd from Rabindra Bharati University

    Masters in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music from Rabindra Bharati University

    B.A Honours in English Literature from Sri Shikshayatan College

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Lecturer in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music - Vivekananda College For Women

    Music Teacher and founder member - Arohan Academy of Tabla and Vocal Music

    Music Teacher - Samskritiki Sreyashkar

    Music Teacher - Mahadevi Birla World Academy

    Music Teacher - Swar Sangam ( Birla Academy)

About the Course

The highlights of the course are mentioned below -

 

Day 1

  • Knowledge of seven Shuddha and five Vikrita Swaras. 
  • Simple alankars using Shuddha swara.

Day 2

  • Learning about Ten Thats 
  • Singing Alankars with a combination of Shuddha and Vikrita swaras.

Day 3 

Learning of Raga Bilawal

  • Aroh/ Avroh/Pakad/ 
  • Raag Chalan/ Swarmalika in rhythm cycle Teentaal/ 
  • small taans

Day 4 

  • Learning of Rhythm cycles of Dadra, Keherwa, and Teentaal
  • Revision of previous lessons

Day 5 

Learning a simple Bhajan based on Raag Kafi in the rhythm cycle of Keherwa

Day 6

  • Learning of a Morning Raga - Bhairav 
  • Avroh/Pakad/ Raag Chalan/ 
  • Bandish in rhythm cycle of Teentaal
  • small taans

Day 7

  • Learning of Alankars - Jumping patterns Understanding Jatis ( 3 4 5 7 9)
  • Alankars in tishra, , Khanda, Mishra.

 

Day 8 

  • Riaz of Low notes or Mandra Saptak,
  • Practicing of Alankars in Mandra Saptak

Day 9 

Learning either a Saraswati or a Ganesh Vandana

Day 10

  • A wrap up from the previous lessons. 
  • A simple playful quiz with questions on music in general.

Day 11 

  • Learning of Raga Yaman 
  • Aroh Avroh/Pakad
  • Raag Chalan
  • Swarmalika
  • Bandish in rhythm cycle Teentaal or Jhanptaal
  • Small Taans and bol Taans

Day 12 

Practicing of taal with syllables and hand movements. Learning the Thaaye, and Dwigun layakaris of these talas - 

  • Dadra
  • Keherwa
  • Teentaal
  • Jhanptaal

Day 13 

Theoretical knowledge through explanations and notes of various terminologies related to music 

  • Sangeet,
  • Naad,
  • Swara,
  • Shruti,
  • Thaat,
  • Raga,
  • Tala,
  • Laya,
  • Saptak

Day14 

  • Some fun and enjoyable songs for kids
  • Simple easy to grasp Geet according to the age group of the student.

Day 15 

  • Voice gym for practicing High notes or Taar Saptak.
  • Alankars traversing octaves

Day 16 

  • The concept of Notation system for Hindustani vocal music.
  • Learning of Rhythm cycles of Rupak taal, Ektaal and Chautaal.

Day 17 

Raga Khamaj -

  • Aroh Avroh/Pakad
  • Raag Chalan
  • Lakshangeet in the rhythm cycle of Teentaal

Day 18 

One Folk song ( Choose between Bengali, Rajasthani, Punjabi,

Marathi, Gujrati, Assamese)

Day 19 

Learning of Complex Alankars or Meendkhands in Shuddha swaras and in raga Bhairav.

Day 20 

  • Summation of important points from the course.
  • An introduction to advanced learning and the vista of performance, 
  • Discussion about the Reality shows - its merits and demerits,
  • The pros and cons of professionally pursuing music as a career.

About the Teacher 

Sudokshina Manna Chatterjee started her musical journey at the tender age of 6. In the initial years, she trained under the tutelage of Sri Sachin Basu and Sri Bireash Roy from Kirana Gharana. Later, she received taalim in Qasur Patiala Gharana from Vidushi Sanjukta Ghosh.

Sodokshina earned her Master's degree and Doctorate in Hindustani Classical Vocal from Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata. She is the recipient of a National Scholarship from the Government of India. At present, she holds a full-time job as a lecturer of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music in a reputed college in Kolkata.

Adept in singing Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, Ghazal, Geet, Sufi, Rabindra Sangeet, Folksongs, Nazrulgeeti, Modern Bengali songs, Bengali Kirtans, Bollywood songs, etc.

An empaneled artist of ICCR and EZCC, Sudokshina has toured extensively within India, Europe, and the Middle East for performances, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. She has performed at several world music festivals outside India and has also performed with jazz musicians. Sudokshina has been teaching students in Indian and abroad for about 25 years. She wishes to continue to coach and shape young talents in future.  

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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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

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to  global creative community

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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Statement of Accomplishment

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