Indian Classical Vocals: Ghazals & Bhajans

First Name
Ramanuj
Last Name
Dasgupta
Course Summary

Indian Classical Vocals: Ghazals & Bhajans takes place in 60-minute weekly sessions over the duration of 24 weeks. Expert teacher and vocalist of over five decades, Ramanuj Dasgupta will coach students through the process of learning 15 to 20 Ghazal or Bhajan compositions. Designed for both aspiring musicians and hobbyists with an appreciation of classical music, students with some musical training are welcome to enroll.

Lives In

Kolkata
West Bengal
India

Course Duration
24 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Ramanuj
Last Name
Dasgupta
Number of years of relevant experience
50 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Ramanuj Dasgupta in Youtube
Study Details
GRADUATE WITH MUSIC HONOURS
RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
DOORDARSHAN KOLKATA /FILMS DIVISION MUMBAI

Course Details

Instructor Ramanuj Dasgupta starts by speaking with each student to ascertain their current level of musical education and their desired outcomes. Students will have the option of learning between 15 and 20 Ghazals, Bhajans, or a mix of both. Dasgupta will provide pointers and exercises to help them prepare for musical performance. Dasgupta’s lessons will include accent and pronunciation of the Shayari, the tune and raag of the Ghazals, and voice training to enable the student to embellish songs with expression. Dasgupta will also teach students about the songwriter, the meaning, and the original raag and taal of each song, giving students a full awareness of the emotion meant to be evoked from the audience.

As an intermediate course, those enrolling should already have a basic understanding of classical music and of literature, a good sense of rhythm, and a fundamental knowledge of Urdu and Hindi. Students will be expected to identify the 12 musical notes, and should also have knowledge of the common taals including Keherwa, Dadra, and Rupak: knowledge of the different ragas is preferred, but not required. Students will need pen and paper for taking notes, and time to commit to online lessons and independent practice. Upon completion of the course, students will be well-equipped to perform their new skills in a professional or casual setting.

About Mr. Ramanuj Dasgupta: Ramanuj Dasgupta has been dedicated to music for fifty years. At the age of 23, he was selected to serve as a music teacher for an institution affiliated with Rabindra Bharati University in India. These years of experience have taught Dasgupta to accommodate students by getting to know their educational history, personal goals, strengths, and weaknesses, tailoring each lesson to meet their needs. Dasgupta’s musical career has lead him through the learning process of various genres and traditions. He mastered these techniques under the tutelage of many great instructors including Sri Manindra Chakroborty, famous lyricist Sri Gopal Dasgupta, renowned musical director Sri Sudhin Dasgupta, and classical maestro Pandit Amiya Ranjan Banerjee. Ramanuj Dasgupta is always continuing his musical education because he understands that mastering music is a never-ending endeavor.

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Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Prerequites

Age should be above 5 years and a basic interest in listening to and learning music should be there.

Weekly Schedule

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Tue 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM America/New_York
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Tue 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM America/New_York
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Section C
Sat 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM America/New_York
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Section D
Sat 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM America/New_York
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Section E
Sun 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM America/New_York
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Section F
Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a 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.
Question
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 travelling.

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