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What is a Dholak?

Vividly used in the folk tradition Dholak is a double-faced hand drum.

Is it easy to play Dholak?

Yes. It is best suited for beginners who want to pursue percussions.

What is the benefit of learning Dholak?

Dholak as an instrument is very close to the earth. Hence, it is picked by folk singers. It brings an indigenous element to folk music. Learning to play Dholak will bring you closer to folk music.

How do you play dholak?

Dolak can be placed on the lap horizontally and played by tapping on both sides. Alternatively, it can be placed vertically on the ground and played as a drum.

What is the recommended setup for the student’s practice area?

You should sit in a quiet, distraction-free, well-lit room with enough space to comfortably play the Dholak. Make sure to position the camera to clearly show your hands and the instrument. This will help the teachers to watch your hand positionings an finger movements.

What does an online Dholak class in ipassio look like? How are the lessons planned?

An online dholak class on ipassio typically offers a structured and personalized approach to learning, designed to accommodate students at various skill levels. There are several topics to be covered. For absolute beginners, it starts with the basic sitting postures, hand positionings, and how to position the dholak on the lap. Gradually, you learn how to strike the drum heads. Next you learn the structure of the rhythms and playing dholak in different tempos. This is the way that the course will proceed. One step at a time. One concept at a time.

How is the lesson plan customized?

Each student learns new skills at their own speed. To help with this, the teacher checks what the student knows during the free meeting and the first few lessons. Then, the teacher makes a lesson plan just for that student. You can see a basic plan of the course in the 'About the Course' section, which shows what you will learn. But the teacher will change the details and methods to fit your own learning goals and abilities. If you learn quickly, you can move on to the next level faster. If you need more time, you can go at your own pace without feeling rushed. In one-on-one classes, you don't have to keep up with others. You can take your time or move ahead quickly, depending on what works best for you. You can also ask as many questions as you want, so you can understand everything fully.

What are the technical requirements for online Dholak classes?

You should have access to a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a camera and microphone. A stable internet connection and access to upgraded video conferencing platform like Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Botim, Google Duo, Google Meet or ipassio video.

How long is each online Dholak session?

Most online Dholak classes on ipassio.com last between 40 to 60 minutes. Beginner courses are usually shorter, around 30 to 45 minutes. At the beginner level, students learn basic concepts. Shorter sessions help them understand each idea deeply, one at a time. This also works well for children, who are often beginners. Since children have shorter attention spans, 30-45 minute sessions keep them engaged and effective. As students move to intermediate and professional levels, classes last 60 minutes or more. This allows for more advanced instruction and practice.

What time slots are available for the online Dholak classes?

At ipassio, the teachers usually offer flexible scheduling to accommodate different time zones and personal schedules.

Can I request specific topics or compositions to be included in my learning plan?

Yes, since these are individual online Dholak classes, you can certainly share your wishlist with your teacher. But your teacher will evaluate your abilities before including them into the curriculum.

What are the professional possibilities for a student after learning Dholak?

Learning to play the Dholak opens up many professional opportunities. A student can become a musician in bands or orchestras. They can perform at weddings, festivals, and other events. Teaching Dholak is another option. Students can offer private lessons or work at music schools. They can also create music for movies, TV shows, or online content. Recording music in studios or creating their own albums is possible too. Some students might join cultural groups and perform traditional music. There are many ways to use Dholak skills professionally.

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