Indian Classical Music at the Intermediate Level | Sarod, Violin, Indian Slide Guitar & Sitar

First Name
Pandit Abhik Kumar
Last Name
Sarkar
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Course Summary

Experienced string players will benefit from detailed instruction in this course from world-renowned maestro Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar. Students familiar with sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar will learn a variety of rare and popular songs and melodies, sure to delight lovers of instrumental music. In addition to learning a selection of compositions, students will also learn different rhythmic patterns and improvisations. This course is best for students who have already learned the basics of their instrument and have some experience playing.

Course Duration
104 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$36.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Pandit Abhik Kumar
Last Name
Sarkar
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Indian Classical Music
Indian Slide Guitar
sarod
SItar
Violin
Study Details
Vocals - Ravindra Sangeet, Indian Classical Instrumental Music and Sangeet Visharad, Sangeet Bhaskar from Pracheen Kala Kendra
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
'Classical Presentation' IMDP Centre, New Delhi
Organization / Institute Name
Sarod Ghar, Kalashram and other Cultural and Educational Institutions in India and Abroad.

Description

Indian Classical Music at the Intermediate Level is a course in expanding knowledge and technique for string players. Students will learn moderately difficult songs and melodies throughout this course, in a number of different genres. First, students will learn compositions in a variety of popular and famous rhythmic patterns, as well as rare ragas of Senia gharana, in the style of Hindustani legend Mian Tansen. Next, students will learn improvisations on classical bandishes, which will allow them to branch out from structured compositions. Finally, folk music and light classical compositions will be taught. This variety in styles and techniques will improve the ability of any student who chooses to enroll in this course.

Students of Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar will have the opportunity to learn from an expert musician who has been playing and teaching Indian classical music for over 30 years. Students will be able to build on their existing knowledge and add a variety of songs and methods to their repertoire.

If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's of playing classical Indian music on a variety of string instruments. Whether on sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar, Here is another course tailored by Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar: Hindustani / Indian Classical Music Lessons For Beginners | Sarod, Violin, Indian Slide Guitar & Sitar

About Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar: Notable sarod exponent Pt. Abhik Kumar Sarkar has been playing classical music for most of his life, learning vocals and sarod at an early age from his father. Later, since his childhood he has been learning from Padma Vibhusan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, under the guru-shishya parampara at New Delhi, India. He also had the opportunity to learn Carnatic Music Ragas from Violin Exponent Shri D. Nageshwaran. One of the finest Sarod players, Abhik developed his own unique style of blending both the Senia gharanas of Sarod. For the last 30 years, Abhik has been performing in India and abroad in festivals and concerts, earning many awards and recognitions such as “Sangeet Shiromani”, “Sangeet Sadhak Samman”, “Tarana Samman (Senior)”, “Swar Kriti” felicitation, Certificate of recognition from Mr. N Bains of the House of Commons, Canada and the Bal Shree National Title by Nehru Bal Samity in New Delhi.  He is also empanelled in the “Established Category” by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR),New Delhi in the field of Indian Classical Music – Sarod.  Abhik has taught all over the world at many institutions, with a large number of his students becoming professional musicians themselves.

Value Additions

You will graduate from playing the sargam and the basic raags to learning something more complex. Your handling of the instrument would also improve practicing the rare ragas that will be taught through the duration of this course. You will also learn to adhere to the rhythmic pattern an essential component when performing hindustani classical music, besides the different styles that you will learn. You will be able to perform a semi classical music piece, folk song or a light musical piece by the culmination of this course encouraging you to continue further.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

Before signing up for this course, students must have a string instrument of their choice (sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar) and an electronic tanpura, which provides a continuous tone to accompany Indian classical melodies.

Schedule Weekly

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Sun 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM America/New_York
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Mon 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
There is no limit when it comes to practicing but one should practice regularly and whatever time one can put in.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, 1 day prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give 1 day prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule the class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students 1 day prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through ipassio platform?
Answer
The teacher will respond within 24 hours, unless preoccupied or traveling.

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