Performed at Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s Sawai Gandharva festival in Pune & in the USA, Middle East, Sri Lanka, and more.
US $16.14 per class |
for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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Introduction to Mridangam Music and Rhythm is a course designed to educate any student on the essential building blocks of Indian music and rhythm. This course takes place once a week in 45-minute sessions over the duration of three weeks. This lesson plan is designed for beginner musicians as well as those seeking a review of the basics. Introduction to Mridangam Music and Rhythm is open to professional musicians and hobbyists alike.
During this course, students will get a thorough introduction to the basics of Indian music and rhythm, including the history of Carnatic music. This course will continue to introduce the mridangam instrument with an overview of how the instrument is designed and constructed. Balaji will also teach his students about the works of the great practitioners of mridangam and how they have impacted the world around them through their talents.
In order to get the most from instructor Bombay C N Balaji, students should come with a desire to learn about the mridangam and a dedication to the years of practice needed to master all it is capable of. While this course is short-term, the process of mastering the instrument is not. Students who are truly invested in their musical future will need to be ready to commit to the process as taught by Bombay C N Balaji.
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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As an introductory course, there are no prerequisites for enrolling. Students will need to bring a pen and paper for taking notes to each lesson. This course is part of an educational series including three additional courses; Basics of Mridangam, Intermediate Mridangam, and Advanced Mridangam - Playing Professionally.
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