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Learning Classical Indian Rhythm | Konnakol

by Unmesh Banerjee

4.8/5 | 22 Reviews

This 18-week course teaches rhythm from North Indian and Carnatic (South Indian) traditions on any instrument, across any genre. Unmesh Banjeree, a highly experienced and talented teacher, customizes his course according to each student’s background and learning style. Best for experienced musicians, students will learn various techniques, time signatures, and calculations, as well as vocabulary and recitation. Successful completion of this course will leave students with a robust understanding of classical Indian rhythm.

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    18 Weeks

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US$36(1-on-1 Class)

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1 Class = 60 minutes

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Educator Profile

Unmesh Banerjee

20 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Indian Rhythm
  • Work Details

    Percussionist/Tabla player - Professional Musician

    Teacher - Tabla teacher

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Course Details

Applicable to any instrument in any genre, this course is perfect for those wanting to add Indian rhythm to their musical expertise. Lessons begin with Carnatic rhythm from South India, including training in Konnakol—the vocabulary of vocal syllables, followed by North Indian rhythm and its distinctive vocabulary and recitation tradition. Students will also study micro beats, calculations, and time signatures relating to Indian rhythm. These techniques and traditions are unique to India, having no counterpart in Western music, and students completing this course will be able grow in complexity and skill as musicians.

Other Courses by Unmesh Banerjee: Basic Tabla For Beginners Course and Tabla Lessons for Advanced Students

About Unmesh Banerjee: As the child of prominent North Indian classical musicians, Unmesh Banjeree has been playing the tabla almost his entire life. He began performing at age six and has been playing solos and accompaniment with prestigious artists across India since, including the Sangeet Research Academy and Kalashree Music Circle. Unmesh is an alum of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata and a recipient of the CCRT Scholarship for Young Musicians. He has a keen interest in fusion music, Carnatic rhythm, and challenging taalas and nadais. Unmesh endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art form in the hearts and minds of all his students.


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