Online Sitar Classes - Fundamentals

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by Dr. Jayant Kumar

30 Years Experience

Has represented India as a cultural delegate of the Government of India in the USA and Europe.

US $20.4 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada

Course Summary

This course is designed for absolutely new learners. The students should become physically and mentally comfortable with the instrument before they learn to create music. Keeping that in mind the course is divided into three levels, each with a duration of 2-3 months. This provides a very smooth transition for the students into the learning process.   

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Dr. Jayant Kumar

Dr. Jayant Kumar

Experience: 30 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Indian Music, International Artist, Classical sitar
  • Education

    Education

    BA from Ravindra Bharati University

    MA in Arts from Ravindra Bharati University

    Ph.D from Bangalore University

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Artist - Indian Radio and Television

    Lecturer of Indian music - M. V. University, USA

    Lecture Demo - University of California,USA

About the Course

The highlights of the course include -

Level 1

  • Playing alankaras using both right and the left hand
  • Learning the different techniques of stroke
  • Learning to use chikari strings
  • Concepts of That
  • Basic ragas with swaramalika
  • Simple compositions on Basic ragas
  • Detailed study of Teental, Matra, Bibhag, Som, Khali, etc.

Level 2

  • Few other related talas in detail and their application in practical practice.
  • Knowledge of the following terms: Ascending, Descending order, Shudha, Vikriti, Tivra, Komal swaras
  • Raga, That, Time theory, Vadi, Vivadi, Samvadi, Pakad, Bhatkhande Notation writing method, Sthayi, Antara, Manjha
  • Basic ragas –Yaman, Durga, Bhupali, Kafi, Khamaj, Jounpuri, Ashavari, Bhairav, Bhairavi, Todi, Gujri Todi, Brindavani Sarang,
  • Small traditional composition with small tans, Toda, Simple Jhala

Level 3

  • Simple alankars like Meend, Ghasit, Jamjama, Simple Gamak, Hammering technique, and Krirtan 
  • Knowledge of Saptak, Familiarities with three octaves of Sitar.
  • How to use the Juri string, Kharaj Pamcham, Kharaj Shadaj, and practice of all saptak.
  • Rejakhani Gat and their Bol structure explanation
  • Simple Masitkhani gat with particular 

About the Teacher

Dr. Jayant Kumar Das has trained in three musical instruments - Sitar, Surbahar, and Rudra Veena. He is an exponent of Etwah Gharana in Sitar which specializes in the Khayal Ang of Gayaki. He is a graded artist at All India Radio for all three instruments.

He is one of the very rare practitioners who have kept alive the traditional Dhrupad style from the Sama Veda - through his practice of Surbahar and Rudra Veena.  

Dr. Das has completed his Doctorate in Music. He has done extensive research on Hindustani and Carnatic instrumental music. He has been lauded for his performances on esteemed stages across the world. 

Dr. Das has given lectures at esteemed universities in the USA. He has represented India as a cultural delegate of the Government of India in the USA and Europe. 

Several laudable performances, concerts, awards, and accolades have been a part of his musical journey. At present, he is working on establishing the Gurukul for training students in Rudra Veena and Surbahar in Bangalore.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

14 Online live sessions completed

14 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

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