Ghazal Music Basics for Beginners







by Sonal Shah

30 Years Experience

Awarded Surmani in 2005. Album Sufiana Rang Sonal Ke Sang on Apple Music, Hungama, etc.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This 26-week course delving into the rich practice of Ghazal music will be attended once per week. During lessons, students take the first steps toward a musical career of their own. With the guidance of an accomplished artist, those in attendance will learn about this traditional art form and how to utilize this education within the current musical market. For students not seeking a musical profession, they will enjoy the poetry and beauty of Ghazal music, and the honor of carrying on a timeless tradition. The many moods of Ghazal mean it lends itself perfectly to those in search of a new form of expression.

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Teacher's Profile

Sonal Shah

Experience: 30 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Ghazals, Classical Vocals, Proffessional Singer, Sufi Music, Teaching
  • Education

    Master of Arts in Music from S.N.D.T. Woman's University in Mumbai ;

    B.P.A. (Vocals) from M.S. University ;

    Sangeet Visharad from Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti in Ahmedabad.

  • Work Details

    Lecturer - M.S. University- Vadodara

  • 491 Online live sessions completed

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  • About the Course

    In this 1-on-1, Ghazals for beginners course, students will have to select the ghazals of their choice from the list given here: 1) hoton se chhu lo 2) jhuki jhuki si nazar 3) phir chhidi raat 4) ye daulat bhi le lo 5) hoshwalon ko khabar 6) ye na thi hamari qismat 7) har taraf har jagah 8) tujse naraaz nahi zindagi 9) tere aane ki jab 10) yaad nahi kya kya 11) rahon pe nazar rakhna 12) tera chehra kitna suhana lagta 13) citthi na koi sandesh 14) seene mein jalan 15) pyar ka pehla khat 16) dil ke armaan 17) faza bhi javan javan 18) deevaron se mil kar rona 19) tum ko dekha toh 20)aap jinke qareeb hote hain 21) na jee bhar ke dekha 22) mile kisi se nazar toh samjho ghazal 23) aahat si koi aaye toh lagta hai 24) rangat teri zulfon ki ghataon 25) hum toh hain pardes mein 26) kyun zindagi ki raah mein 27) ye tera ghar ye mera ghar 28) mere dil mein tu hi tu hai 29) tum na mano magar Haqeeqat hai 30) baad muddat unhein 31) waqt ne kiya kya 32) sarakti jaye hain Rukh se 33) kal chaudvin ki raat 34) charagh e ishq 35) dil mein leher di uthi (tasavvur khanam version) 36) jeevan se bhari teri aankhein 37) baat karni mujhe mushkil 38) ye dil aur unki nigahon 39) na kisi ki aankh ka noor 40) tumhare seher ka mausam 41) shamma jalaye rakhna 42) ek na ek shamma 43) aey khuda ret ke sehra 44) mere jaise ban 45) mujhe tum nazar se 46) dayar e dil mein 47) ye bahar keh rahi hai 48) aur ahista kijiye baatein 49) hamari sanson mein aaj tak woh 50) kabhi kisi ko mukkammal jahan 51) ek pyar ka naghma hai 52) tere bare mein jab socha nahi tha 53) charagh e ishq jalane ki raat 54) humsafar ban ke hum sath hain 55) apni marzi se kahan 56) suna tha ke woh aayenge aanjuman 57) badi nazuq hai ye manzil 58) tera chehra kitna suhana lagta hai 59) aap ko dekh kar dekhta 60) thodi thodi piya karo 61) bohot pyar karte hain tum ko sanam 62) pyar mujhse jo kiya 63) baat niklegi toh phir 64) kaun aayega yahan koi na 65) hazaron khwaishein aisi 66) apne hoton pe sajana 67) yaad kiya dil ne 68) kahin door jab din 69) likh diya apne dar par 70) kiya hai pyar.

    The duration of this course includes a study of the art of Ghazal music from its origin, including the Urdu and Hindi poetry that lies at the foundation of this musical form. Students will begin with Ghazals of popular Hindi films including Ghazals of Jagjit Singh, known as the ‘Ghazal King.’ Ghazal exponent and renowned singer Sonal Shah will lead students through the process of learning different forms of poetic expression through voice modulation.Upon the successful completion of this course, aspiring musicians will be prepared to perform musical pieces and will have attained a solid foundation to carry on to their next advanced Ghazal music course. Students attending this course in search of a hobby or learning a more profound form of devotion will be pleased to find themselves able to perform basic musical pieces for their family and friends, as well as having attained a deeper understanding of this art form.

    Here is another course tailored by Sonal Shah on Sufi music: Basics of Sufi Vocals for Beginners

    About Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is a well-known Sufi Singer. She is classically trained, with a postgraduate degree in Music from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University (SNDT). Shah is a National Award title holder “Sur-Mani” for Indian Classical Music and has been performing as an artist in All India Radio since last 30 years. Previously, Sonal Shah was invited to an exclusive interview by Pakistani radio channel Dhamaal for her service as a Sufi and Ghazal singer. In addition to her musical studies, Shah has also become fluent in the Urdu language to ensure a complete and deep understanding of the Urdu poetry as it contributes to Ghazal music.

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    Ghazal has rich and a long history, which can be traced back to 7th-century’s Arabic poetry. The increased new Islamic Sultanate presence in South Asia in the 12th century led to the prevalence of ghazal in the region. Presently, it is mainly a form of poetry across many Indian subcontinents and Turkey languages.

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