Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course | Beginners | Basics Of Indian Classical Music

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This Long term course is an introductory course to the basics of Hindustani classical music. The course looks into providing deep basic understanding of raga, taals and different ways of expressing music through sitar or any melodic instrument of your choice and / or even vocals. Students undergoing this course will get to learn the basics of Indian classical music by first understanding the raga and taal, ways of expressing music besides getting to learn and practice the different styles of presenting music such as dhrupad, khayaal, thumri and some other styles.

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25 Years Experience
From: India
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Hindustani Classical Music
Hindustani Vocals
Indian Classical Music
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Pandit Ravi Shankar
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Self - Gaurav Mazumdar / Independent Artist

Course Details

This four-week course on classical music appreciation for beginners is best suited for those wishing to take their first few step into the world of Hindustani classical music, be it playing the sitar, or any other melodic instrument or practising vocals. Students will first learn about raga, which is a melodic way or manner of expressing music in Indian classical music. Similarly, students will also gain the understanding about taal, which is the rhythmic pattern present in any composition. Further, in the course students will learn and get to practice the different styles of hindustani classical music still prevalent, such as the dhrupad style considered to have lasted centuries to be still in use. Students also get familiarised to other styles of music such as khayal, thumri and a few others. The course tries to provide a step by step knowledge and understanding of hindustani classical music, training students from the very basics to teaching them the different styles, trying to build a strong foundation for them to pursue further learning. At the end of this course, students may also be able to render a raga or composition through vocals or or by using sitar or any melodic instrument.

Other Course by Gaurav Mazumdar which trains the students on the foundation step to learning basics of Indian classical music on Sitar or any melodic instrument or vocals: Melodic Instrument | Basics Of Indian Classical Music On Sitar Or Vocals | Basics Of Indian 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.

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The course is the perfect starter course for students interested to learn, practice and gain deep understanding of hindustani classical style of music. It not only helps you practise the style of music on sitar but also on any other instrument and also trains you on vocals. Students are at an advantage to pursue what interests them best which could be further learning hindustani classical music on the sitar or any instrument of their choice or training further even as a vocalist. The strong foundations of Indian music basics in the ancient artform of hindustani classical music gives them the option to choose their stream of study.

The ipassio Edge

Students attending this program experience multiple advantages. For one they get trained from the best teachers from the convenience of their home or office. Unlike the usual norm the batch strength is restricted to five 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

The course being rendered by the disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Shri. Gaurav Mazumdar, a doting exponent of his teacher and the artform, ensures that the teaching are in detail and that the students receives a sound understanding of hindustani classical music that enables him to play the Indian classical music form both on an instrument as well as render it through vocals.


No prerequisites, all what is required is that the students are serious and enthusiastic to learn classical music basics and above all open towards learning something amazing and unique.

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Tue 09:30 PM - 10:15 PM America/New_York
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Section B
Tue 12:30 AM - 01:15 AM America/New_York
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What is the right age to begin learning Indian Classical Music?
There is no right age to learn this ancient art form, however early or late, all you need is an open mind and interest. The important thing is that one needs to start and not miss on knowing something unique and rich.
How much time does a student need to practice everyday?
Students need to practice for a minimum of 30 minutes everyday.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
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.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
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.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.
Will you have assessments to gauge the progress of the student?
They will tested on their efficiency at the end of 4 weeks.

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