Course Duration52 Weeks
from Guru Pt Partha Chatterjee, Pt Debasish Bhattacharya & Pt Ajoy Chakraborty
Music teacher and performer - Self Employed
'Introduction to the slide guitar' is a long-term course which aims to introduce students to the basics of this relatively new instrument. Suitable for professionals, students may play another instrument or already have a good understanding of Hindustani classical music.
This course will cover the basics, including ragas, left and right-hand techniques, coordination, balancing the tone of the guitar and how to hold the slide guitar. Students will be required to practice in their own time in order to develop their skills and complete any assignments they are set before their next lesson.
Hindustani classical music has a long and interesting history, and 'Introduction to the slide guitar' is suitable for those who have a basic appreciation and understanding of this musical style. As such, it's aimed at students who are above 5 years old.
About Mr. Ratan Bharati: Ratan Bharati is an accomplished guitar player and has won a number of prestigious competitions, including the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. Starting lessons at the age of four, he was taught by Sri Swapan Kar and Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Bharati performs regularly on Indian television and has been involved in various fusion music projects since competing on India's first online instrumental reality show, Life is Music. With a keen interest in Western classical music, Ratan hopes to share his knowledge with dedicated music students via his 'Introduction to the slide guitar' course.
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 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge student's 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 student and his/her 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.
Age should be above 5 years and basic interest in learning music should be there.