Learn Pakhawaj Online - Fundamentals

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by Pratap Awad

20 Years Experience

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Course Summary

Pakhawaj is one of the oldest percussion instrument. It is most prevalent as an accompanying instrument for folk music, kirtan and bhajan. 

This course is designed for new students who have just embarked on their musical journeys with pakhawaj. This course will prepare a profound foundation by providing -

  • Basic information on Pakhawaj
  • The rhythmic scale
  • Laya
  • Basic exercises to refine the conceptual and practical proficiencies

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Pratap Awad

Pratap Awad

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Pakhawaj
  • Education

    Education

    MA in Pakhawaj from Bharti Vidyapeeth University Pune

About the Course

The highlights of the course includes - 

  • Akshar Orakh/ Pehechan - Knowing the very basic components - for example - Ta, Kit
  • Taal Chautaal - information
  • Theka and Taal
  • Padhant practice
  • Theka Laykari
  • Lay and laykari 
  • Badhat or improvisation
  • Section wise badhat
  • Chalan, Bandish
  • Composiotions, rella, chakradhar, chalan (bandish)
  • Teeshre jati - tihai, chalan etc

Each of these concepts require a lot of dedication and years of practice. This course initiates the students on that lifelong journey. 

About the Teacher

Pratap Awad was born in the town of Awad Shirpura in Maharashtra. As a performer, he is firmly rooted in the traditional devotional music stream of Maharashtra. 

Pratap undertook his initial Pakhawaj training  from late Pt. Subhash Maharaj Deshmuk, Pt. Udhav Apegavkar, late Pt. Vasantrao Ghorpadkar and successfully completed his Masters degree with distinction in Pakhawaj  under Pt. Arvind kumar Azad. Currently he is pursuing his advanced learning under revered Guru Taalyogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkarji. 

Pratap has graced several national and international concerts be it Dhrupad, pakhawaj solo, pakhawaj jugalbandi Pakhawaj-Tabla, Flute, Surbahar, Sitar with his enchanting playing. 

Pt.Uday Bhawalkar, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar ,Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Sushree Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pt, Vyankatesh Kumar , Ranjani -Gayatri ji Aruna Sairam ji , Astad Debu ji are among the many dignitaries with whom Pratap has presented several concerts in many acclaimed festivals across the world like . Some of the  prestigous festivals he has performed in, include the followings -  .

 

  • Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mohatsav Pune.
  • Shankarlal Festival Delhi,
  • Doverlane Festival Kolkata
  • Sapttak Festival Ahemadabad.
  • Harivallabh Samaroh Jalandhar.
  • Kalakshetra Chennai,
  • Darbar Festival Londdon 
  • Learn quest Festival Boston 
  • Bengal Classic Music Festival Dhaka .
  • Basant Bahar SAN Francisco
  • Salzbrugh Festival Austria 
  • Theater De la Ville Paris
  • Raag Mala Festival Toranto .
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Pratap has been widely felicitated with many scholarships and awards like -

  • Maharashtra Government Scholarship 2004 
  • National Scholarship 2012 
  • First prize All India Radio competetion 2007
  • Talmani Puraskar 2008
  • National Gold Medal 2010
  • Yashwanth Rao Chavan Yuva Sangeet Sanman 2017
  • Kala Govrav Sanmaan 2020

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

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