Has performed at Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune, Shankarlal Festival in Delhi, Doverlane Festival in Kolkata, and the Darbar Festival in London, among others.
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Pakhawaj, one of the ancient percussion instruments, holds a prominent place in various musical traditions, often accompanying folk music, kirtan, and bhajan performances.
This course caters to beginners who are embarking on their musical journeys with the pakhawaj. It aims to establish a strong foundation by covering:
MA in Pakhawaj from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
This course is designed to introduce students to the art of playing the Pakhawaj, a traditional Indian percussion instrument, and explore the intricate rhythms of Taal, with a focus on Chautaal (a 12-beat rhythmic cycle). The course will cover fundamental concepts, and techniques, and gradually progress to more complex rhythmic patterns and compositions.
Throughout the course, students will receive hands-on practice, individual attention, and opportunities to apply their knowledge in practical exercises and compositions. By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation in playing the Pakhawaj and a deep understanding of Taal rhythms, enabling them to explore and enjoy the rich world of Indian classical music.
About the Teacher
Pratap Awad hails from Awad Shirpura in Maharashtra and is deeply rooted in the traditional devotional music of the region. He began his Pakhawaj training under the guidance of esteemed mentors, including the late Pt. Subhash Maharaj Deshmuk, Pt. Udhav Apegavkar, late Pt. Vasantrao Ghorpadkar, and completed his Master's degree with distinction in Pakhawaj under the tutelage of Pt. Arvind Kumar Azad. Currently, he continues to advance his skills under the revered Guru Taalyogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkarji.
Pratap's mesmerizing Pakhawaj performances have graced numerous national and international stages, ranging from Dhrupad to Pakhawaj solos and jugalbandi collaborations with Tabla, Flute, Surbahar, and Sitar.
He has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Sushree Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pt. Vyankatesh Kumar, Ranjani-Gayatri, Aruna Sairam, Astad Debu, and many more. Their collaborations have enriched prestigious festivals worldwide, including the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune, Shankarlal Festival in Delhi, Doverlane Festival in Kolkata, and the Darbar Festival in London, among others.
Pratap has earned several scholarships and awards throughout his musical journey, including the Maharashtra Government Scholarship (2004), National Scholarship (2012), First prize in the All India Radio competition (2007), Talmani Puraskar (2008), National Gold Medal (2010), Yashwanth Rao Chavan Yuva Sangeet Sanman (2017), and Kala Gaurav Sanman (2020).
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The prerequisite for this course include -
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