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What is Pakhawaj?

It is a double-sided barrel-shaped percussion instrument - often considered the predecessor of tabla and mridangam in India.

What is Pakhawaj used for?

Pakhawaj was used as an accompanying instrument with Drupad recitals. It is also used with Indian classical dances such as Odissi, Kathak, and Marathi folk songs.

Is dholak and pakhawaj the same?

Mridangam and tabla have evolved from Pakhawaj. And dholak has come from the mridangam.

What is the right age to start learning Pakhawaj?

Ideally, the student should be aged 10 years and above. Pakhawaj is a relatively large instrument. It demands strong back and arm support to sit upright and practice for a longer time. So it is better if the student is a little older.

Is Pakhawaj easy to learn?

No. But learning any Indian classical instrument is very enriching more than easy. Connect with a good teacher, dedicate yourself completely to the art, and enjoy the process

What other course can I take up as an add-on to this course?

There are a bunch of courses that you can choose from. Try vocal percussion - Konnakol. It will give you a more holistic learning experience. You could also try other percussion instruments such as tabla or Ghatam (if you like folk music). Besides the numerous options in the percussion category, ipassio offers over 700 online hobby classes helping students across 105 countries to pursue their passion. So, don’t limit yourself.

How should I position my hands and fingers while playing pakhawaj? How should I sit for a long time without hurting my back?

Pakhawaj is a large instrument and requires strong back support and arm strength. Right sitting postures and hand positioning are taught at the preparatory stages. The right hand is placed on the right drum head and the left hand on the left drum head. Every part of your fingers and palms are used to strike the edges and center of the drum head to create different sounds. Your teacher will guide you through the entire process.

Will I also learn to tune the Pakhawaj?

The ability to tune musical instruments is a basic skill that every music practitioner should learn to do on their own. Some musical instruments however demand professional servicing. But percussion instruments such as tabla, pakhawaj, and kanjira, etc are usually tuned by the practitioners themselves. So yes, you will learn to tune the Pakhawaj on your own.

What should my daily practice routine look like?

You must sit with the pakhawaj daily. At the initial stage the duration of practice is not at all important. Pick one concept at a time and try to perfect it. Your teacher will help you with a structured plan for practice everyday in between the online pakhawaj classes.

Do these online Pakhawaj courses include theories as well?

Yes. You will learn about the history and evolution of pakhawaj. You will learn to right the bols of taals, rhythmic phrases and their representation in different tempo (lay). Besides, there will be much more about music in general. Discuss with your teacher during the free meeting regarding how the theoretical part will be taken ahead.

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