Melodic Instrument | Basics Of Indian Classical Music On Sitar Or Vocals | Basics Of Indian Music

First Name
Gaurav
Last Name
Mazumdar
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Course Summary

This course is the foundation step to learning basics of Indian classical music on Sitar or any melodic instrument or vocals. Students undergoing the course will be introduced to the basics of Indian music, notes in Indian classical music as well as the sargams that relate to singing or playing just the notes or swaras without the use of words in a composition, using alankaras or ornamentation to make it sound more appealing.

Course Duration
12 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$60.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Gaurav
Last Name
Mazumdar
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Hindustani Classical Music
Hindustani Vocals
Indian Classical Music
SItar
Study Details
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Self - Gaurav Mazumdar / Independent Artist

Description

This long term course will create a sound foundation of teaching students the very fundamentals of hindustani classical that relies heavily on the saptak, otherwise known as 7 notes (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa) to sargams that will train students on using a variety of combinations of the mentioned seven notes. It will educate the students on some of the basic ragas, which is a melodic way or manner of expressing music in Indian classical music both through way of an instrument or vocals as well as taals that relate to rhythm and tempo in a composition.

Other Course by Gaurav Mazumdar which provides deep basic understanding of raga, taals and different ways of expressing music through sitar or any melodic instrument of your choice: Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course | Beginners | Basics Of Indian Classical Music

About Gaurav Mazumdar: Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Gaurav Mazumdar declared to the world his prodigious self at the tender age of 4, when he won the All India first prize for his music prowess. Training under an illustrious guru Pt. Ravi Shankar, Gaurav kept adding color and flair to his music, collecting both accolades and appreciation. His illustrious career saw him performing at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece. He also got nominated for the Grammy’s in 2004 for his collaborative work and music rendition, ‘East meets West’, for best classical crossover album, in association with Daniel Hope on the violin. He has also been blessed to have performed at multiple occasions with his Guru, Pt. Ravi Shankar as well as Pt. Kishan Maharaj. Having travelled the length and breadth of this world mesmerising audiences with his keen sense of music, Gaurav Mazumdar now spends his valuable time teaching disciples.

 

Value Additions

As the seven notes namely Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni , Sa found the base of hindustani music, undergoing this course will make you proficient in their use for sargams. You will also get a better understanding about ragas and taals based on your learning of the saptak. This course will give you a strong foundation to further your learning of hindustani classical music whether practicing it on an instrument or through vocals.

The ipassio Edge

Students attending this program experience multiple advantages. For one they get to train from the best teachers from the convenience of their home or office. Unlike the usual norm the batch strength is restricted to two students per class ensuring the student gets ample time with the teacher and clarifies his doubts in real time.  The limited strength of the class helps the teacher to focus on individual needs of the students while creating a healthy bond between the two.

Course Specific Benefits

Undergoing training in the aegis of renowned sitar player Gaurav Mazumdar a prodege of Pt. Ravi Shankar, students can be sure that everything they learn would be detailed and will ensure their progression in the field of hindustani classical be it playing an instrument or reciting it through vocals. Besides the learning of the basic saptak notes is right beginning to build a strong foundation on.

Prerequites

Students do not need anything in particular apart from having a keen listening sense. Some prior knowledge of music might help but is not an absolute necessity.

Schedule Weekly

These sections are for individual students.

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Section A
Mon 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
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Section B
Mon 11:30 PM - 12:15 AM America/New_York
1 Seats
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Section C
Tue 12:30 AM - 01:15 AM America/New_York
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Section D
Wed 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
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Section E
Wed 11:30 PM - 12:15 AM America/New_York
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Section F
Thu 12:30 AM - 01:15 AM America/New_York
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Section G
Wed 06:00 AM - 06:45 AM America/New_York
1 Seats
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FAQs

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Who can learn and at what age?
Answer
Anybody from anywhere can learn this and there is no age limit.
Question
How much time does a student need to practice everyday?
Answer
Students need to practice for a minimum of 1 hour everyday.
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, two days 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 two days 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 a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days 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.
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How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.
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Will you have assessments to gauge the progress of the student?
Answer
They will tested on their efficiency at the end of every month.

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