Introduction to Hindustani Classical Vocal Music

First Name
Atri
Last Name
Kotal
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Course Summary

This six-week course creates a strong foundation for students looking to step into the world of Hindustani classical music. Students will become well versed in the meaning and application of the three fundamentals of music: melody, rhythm, and lyrics. In addition, students will learn exercises focused on building voice texture and development. Perfect for students with an interest in listening, understanding, and appreciating Hindustani classical music, this course will provide the basics needed to explore this musical style.

Lives In

Kolkata
West Bengal
India

Course Duration
6 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
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
Atri
Last Name
Kotal
Number of years of relevant experience
12 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Hindustani Vocals
Indian Vocals
Vocals
Study Details
Ustad Jainul Abedin
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Self Employed

Course Details

Hindustani Vocal Music for Beginners is a journey in Indian classical and semi-classical music with an accomplished, professional vocalist, Atri Kotal. Starting with the basics, students will be introduced to musical notation and vocal exercises. Once these have been covered, students will be introduced to raga music and the concepts of tala and laya, or speed and rhythm. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to sing and present any one raga in chhota khayal form. Additionally, students will be instructed in beginners swara mapping and identification, the process of identifying notes in simple Hindi songs. These lessons will provide students with an established understanding of Hindustani vocal music. 

Students of this course will flourish under the instruction of an expert in Hindustani classical music and will receive an excellent introductory education. After the course has ended, students will be able to expand on the concepts and topics they’ve learned, including the appreciation of music and vocal ability. As for course materials, necessary documents and recordings will be provided, as well as additional materials for developing students’ overall interest in learning and listening to classical music.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Atri Kotal: Hindustani Classical Vocal Music For Beginners | Classical Singing Lessons For Beginners

About Atri Kotal: Based in Kolkata, Atri Kotal is longtime student of classical music and an accomplished performing artist. She began her formal training in Hindustani classical music at the age of 11, under the tutelage of the late Pandit Biresh Roy, and later under Smt Haimanti Shukla and Ustad Jainul Abedin of Agra Gharana. In 2014, Kotal released her first album of devotional music titled Naman – Light of the Soul, a collection of bhajans. She performs live in various venues in West Bengal and teaches vocal music to students all over the world. The recipient of numerous awards, most recently Kotal received the National Scholarship in both Hindustani vocal and semi-classical music from the Ministry of Culture in 2015.

 

The ipassio Edge

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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Section A
Sun 02:00 AM - 02:45 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section B
Tue 06:30 AM - 07:15 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section C
Thu 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York
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Section D
Fri 11:00 PM - 11:45 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section E
Sun 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section G
Fri 09:30 PM - 10:15 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
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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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