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Bachelors In Indian Classical Music from Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow
Masters in Indian Classical Music from Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow
Masters in English Literature from Mithibai/ Mumbai University
Bachelors in management studies from Narsee Monjee School of economics
This course is for those students who wish to learn how to sing Bollywood Sufi songs from scratch, in 7 weeks. Taught by acclaimed singer and mentor Surbhi Samdani, this course has the following curriculum divided into various categories that will be customized according to the enrolled student's needs. Those are:
-Vocal development and modulation: This would include breathing exercises as taught by your instructor, warming up techniques before the student starts singing, vocal cords warmup, and vocal stretching with different kinds of methods like alaap and riyaaz, and lastly, notation practices.
- Pitch identification and tempo development: This would include identifying the right pitch and tempo for the students who are starting off and helping them develop and strengthen their vocals on the same scale.
- Creativity in singing expressions and instilling required emotions: This process would include the detailing of tonality of the song, the particular emotion or mood, the rhythm, and the beats, as well as the lyrics or the composition.
Some of the songs that will be taught during the course will include:
1. Mere Rashke Qamar
3. Kun Faya Kun
4. Patakha Guddi
5. Maula mere maula
6. Bhar De jholi meri
7. Yun hi chala chal rahi
14.Piya re piya re
15.khwaja mere khwaja
About the instructor: Trained professionally in Indian classical vocals, Surbhi Samdani is a composer, Indian musician, performer, and playback singer. She has been under the tutelage of many prominent and highly regarded gurus such as Pandit Banwarilal Rao (Jaipur Gharana), Pandit Raja Ram Shukla, and Suresh Wadekar for over 10 years. She graduated with a BA, furthering her studies to gain a MA in Hindustani Classical Music at Bhatkhande Music Institute Deemed University (BMIDU). She has also returned and is working towards gaining her Ph.D. in Musicology at the Institute. Besides her academic achievements, Surbhi is a frequent performer of Classical, Semi-Classical, and Light Music in many private shows, local festivals, and has been featured on local Rajasthani TV stations. She has performed outside of her hometown Rajasthan, in other countries such as France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Thailand. Surbhi has also collaborated with various artists spanning across China, Latin America, and Europe. Surbhi has also been among the Top 10 winners in the Bollywood category of the Sur Sangam National Youth Music Festival in 2017. For over seven years, Surbhi has been teaching private music lessons, focusing on the Hindustani classical style. She has also organized Indian Music workshops all across India, Paris, and Holland.
Students enrolling for this 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 their student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is 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 students and their 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 duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
There are no prerequisites to this course apart from the learning spirit from the enrolled student and dedicated consistent practice.