Lessons for Beginner Vocalists and Playback Singers

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Snehendu
Last Name
Naskar
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Course Summary

This is a long-term course aimed at providing the basics of Indian vocal music and playback singing, best for students who haven’t had any training but have a strong interest in music and singing. Snehendu Naskar, an experienced playback singer with over a decade of experience, instructs students on vocal development, exercises, and techniques through live online lessons. By the end of this course, students will be able to sing ten playback songs of varying styles and difficulty.

Course Duration
44 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 =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Snehendu
Last Name
Naskar
Number of years of relevant experience
17 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Indian Music
Playback singing
Vocalist
Vocals
Study Details
MA in Music
Rabindra Bharati University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Self Employed

Course Details

Over the course of 44 weeks, students will learn vocal development exercises and techniques, and how to apply them to playback singing—which is singing for someone else performing on stage or screen. Lessons begin with basic voice exercises and standing note practices, followed by learning 20 Palta exercises. Students will also engage in vocal development exercises, including learning the swar diagram—which illustrates pitch. Once the Indian vocal basics have been covered, playback singing techniques are taught, including voice throwing and modulation. Students also learn ten chosen playback numbers that vary in style, pitch, tempo and difficulty.

This course provides a foundational knowledge of techniques and practices needed for playback singing, and students will have the opportunity to learn this unique skill from experienced playback singer Snehendu Naskar. This long-term course will give students skills and techniques they can build on, should they choose. At the successful completion of this course, students will have learned exercises for developing their voice and how to sing ten playback numbers. This course is best for students who haven’t had any vocal training but possess an interest in music and singing.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course tailored by Snehendu Naskar: Basics of Indian Vocal Music and Advanced Lessons in Indian Vocal Music

About Snehendu Naskar: Snehendu Naskar is an experienced vocalist and performer who began singing at the age of 8. His first guru was his mother, Smt. Sulata Naskar. Then, he began his music career at age 11, going on to study under Sri Jayanta Sarkar. He's a talented playback singer, having performed vocals for television and movie soundtracks, and commercial jingles. He has also performed and been a finalist on popular reality television shows like Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, and DD Bangla Gaan Sudhu Gaan. Mr. Naskar teaches Indian vocal music and grooms students for playback singing.

 

The ipassio Edge

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 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, 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 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

Age should be above 12 years and there should be a basic interest for music.

Weekly Schedule

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Section A
Mon 08:30 PM - 09:15 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
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Section B
Mon 09:30 PM - 10:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section C
Tue 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Students should devote at least an hour to practice everyday.
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 day 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 the class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two day 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 it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through mail or the platform?
Answer
Students can expect an immediate response unless the teacher is occupied with a show or some other commitment.

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