Learning Classical Indian Rhythm | Konnakol

First Name
Unmesh
Last Name
Banerjee
Course Summary

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.

Course Duration
18 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$24.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Unmesh
Last Name
Banerjee
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Indian Rhythm
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Professional Musician
Organization / Institute Name
Tabla teacher

Description

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. 

The ipassio Edge

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 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students 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 long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

A Tabla set, notebook, and pen to note the recitals provided during the class.

Schedule Weekly

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
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Section A
Tue 02:15 AM - 03:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section B
Mon 08:45 PM - 09:45 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section C
Tue 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Apart from these online lessons, a regular and honest practice of 30 minutes everyday is required.
Question
What if the 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 respond to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.
Question
How does a student get assessed through the duration of the course and does he/she get a certificate on completion?
Answer
They will be tested on their efficiency at the end of every week. On completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate.

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