Learn to Render Ghazals like a Pro

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by Dhriti Chatterjee

20 Years Experience

Performed at Swarazhankar and Malhar SurUtsav, as well as events like Swar Suman and the Raipur Bengali Community Music Festival.

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi

Course Summary

This course offers the perfect opportunity to discover the most enchanting musical genre – Ghazal. This is where poetry unites with music. Explore the profound art of Ghazals, where emotions are intricately woven into verses. From its Middle Eastern origins to its Indian and Pakistani evolution, its incredible journey from Persian courts to universal tales of love and devotion.

Experience the diversity of the Gharanas of Ghazal - right from the soulful Kirana Gharana to the vibrant Rampur-Sahaswan tradition.

Unravel the poetic structure of Ghazals – one part at a time, from the matla to the maqta and the captivating couplets. Mastering the art of expression with proper dialect and pronunciation is essential for conveying emotions.

Learn to use the best accompanying instruments, like the harmonium and tabla. How do they add depth to Ghazal's performances?

Learn the skill of personalizing Ghazals, infusing them with your unique creativity. Witness the magic of Ghazals through live demonstrations by renowned artists such as Mehdi Hassan to Farida Khanum.

The practical sessions also include a brief introduction to the ragas. The curriculum also includes learning some of the most popular Ghazals.

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Teacher's Profile

Dhriti Chatterjee

Dhriti Chatterjee

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Hindustani Classical Music, Ghazals
  • Education

    Education

    M.A. in Indian Classical Vocal Music from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University (S.N.D.T), Pune

    M.A. in Sociology from University of Calcutta

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Vocal Music Teacher - Ruby Park Public School, Kolkata

About the Course

The course is divided into theoretical and practical segments. 

The theoretical curriculum includes the following topics - 

  • One class - dedicated to learning the introduction and definition of Ghazal. In addition - a short historical background and the different Gharanas of Ghazals./
  • One class - to understand the structure of Ghazals. And also, proper dialect and pronunciations in Ghazals
  • One class - to get oriented with the accompanying instruments - Harmonium and Tabla. And also, improvisations in Ghazal
  • One class - to learn the examples of how Ghazals are performed in recitals. Learn about eminent Ghazal maestros in India and Pakistan

Practical :

  • One class - Brief introduction of ragas used in Ghazals 
  • Two classes - First Ghazal: "Ranjish hi sahi ,dil dukhane ke liye aaa" 
  • One class - New Ghazal: "Kal chaudhavi ki raat thi"
  • Two classes - Mastering of "Aaj jane ki zid na karo" Ghazal
  • One class - Lighter form of Ghazal: "Ye daulat bhi le lo" 
  • One class - Conclusion and Wrap up of the course

About the Teacher

Dhriti Chatterjee, a versatile performer, trainer, and vocal coach, is deeply immersed in the world of music. Currently, Dhriti Chatterjee is under the tutelage of the renowned Vidushi Pandita Padmashree Shubha Mudghalji. She has received rigorous training in the Vishnupore gharana under the guidance of Acharya Jayanta Bose from a very young age. Furthermore, she has benefitted from the expertise of artists like Vidushi Suhasini Koratkarji, Vidushi Padma Talwalkarji, and more. 

Dhriti Chatterjee's academic pursuits include an M.A. in Indian Classical Music from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University (S.N.D.T), Pune, and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Calcutta.

She currently holds the position of a Vocal Music Teacher at Ruby Park Public School in Kolkata. Her performances in Indian Classical and Semi-Classical music have graced stages across India and abroad, captivating audiences with varied musical tastes. Some noteworthy events include - Swarazhankar and Malhar SurUtsav, as well as events like Swar Suman and the Raipur Bengali Community Music Festival. Dhriti takes pride in sharing her music with diverse audiences.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

2 Online live sessions completed

2 Online live sessions completed

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