Advanced Mridangam: Professional Lessons


by Bombay C N Balaji

40 Years Experience

Performed at Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s Sawai Gandharva festival in Pune & in the USA, Middle East, Sri Lanka, and more.

US $60 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

‘Advanced Mridangam - Playing Professionally’ will take place once weekly in 45-minute sessions over the duration of 50 weeks. This course will cover musical composition, solo techniques and embellishments that are vital for any musician performing professionally. This is the final course in Bombay C N Balaji’s Mridangam educational series. Upon enrolling in this course, an assessment will be conducted by the instructor to assess retention of his previous course, ‘Intermediate Mridangam’.

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Bombay C N Balaji

Experience: 40 Years

From: India

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  • About the Course

    This course will include lessons designed to ready a musician for a professional career. Picking up where Bombay C N Balaji’s previous course left off, this course will begin guiding students through incorporating proper aesthetics for musical composition. This course will also provide instruction on the importance of pauses during a concert, as well as proper construction and delivery of Carnatic solos.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to enter the musical world with the highest level of expertise, accompanying other musicians as well as performing solo recitals. Students will benefit from the continuity provided by progressing through this series with the devotion of one mridangam master.

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: Bombay C N Balaji is a renowned mridangam player with 40 years of experience in the field. After decades of learning from gurus, Bombay C N Balaji has a deep respect for the relationship between student and instructor. He expects full commitment from his students as he guides them through the process of learning the components required to be a great mridangam player. Beginning his studies in his youth, Balaji first performed with professional artists at the age of eleven accompanying the violin maestro Prof. T N Kirshnan and A grade artist from All India Radio, Prasar Bharati. Balaji has performed with many musical exponents while touring in the USA, Far East, Middle East, and Sri Lanka. Balaji has also given numerous lectures and demonstrations encompassing the intricacies of rhythm and highlighting the greatness of legendary percussion artists in the field.

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    Mridangam has seen an evolution in the kind of wood it is made from, which has led to a significant increase in its durability. Presently, its body is constructed from the wood of the jackfruit tree. The tala (rhythm) system has also evolved alongside the development of the mridangam.

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