Basics Of Indian Classical Music On Sitar Or Vocals







by Gaurav Mazumdar

25 Years Experience

Grammy nomination for East meets West album, 2004. Performed at the 2004 Olympic games in Greece.

US $60 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This course is the foundation step to learning basics of Indian classical music on Sitar or any melodic instrument or vocals. Students undergoing the course will be introduced to the basics of Indian music, notes in Indian classical music as well as the sargams that relate to singing or playing just the notes or swaras without the use of words in a composition, using alankaras or ornamentation to make it sound more appealing. Students pursuing this course will create a strong foundation of basics learning about notes or swaras as well as being able to render theses notes as a sargam, using alankaras that increase the appeal of musical notes. 

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Gaurav Mazumdar

Experience: 25 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Classical Music, Hindustani Vocals, Sitar
  • Education

    from Pandit Ravi Shankar

  • Work Details

    Performer, Composer, Sitar Player, Educator - Music

  • 161 Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    This long term course will create a sound foundation of teaching students the very fundamentals of Hindustani classical that relies heavily on the saptak, otherwise known as 7 notes (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa) to sargams that will train students on using a variety of combinations of the mentioned seven notes. It will educate the students on some of the basic ragas, which is a melodic way or manner of expressing music in Indian classical music both through way of an instrument or vocals as well as taals that relate to rhythm and tempo in a composition.will ensure their progression in the field of Hindustani classical, be it playing an instrument

    Other course by Gaurav Mazumdar which provides deep basic understanding of raga, taals and different ways of expressing music through sitar or any melodic instrument of your choice: Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course | Beginners | Basics Of Indian Classical Music

    About Gaurav Mazumdar: Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Gaurav Mazumdar declared to the world his prodigious self at the tender age of 4, when he won the All India first prize for his music prowess. Training under an illustrious guru Pt. Ravi Shankar, Gaurav kept adding color and flair to his music, collecting both accolades and appreciation. His illustrious career saw him performing at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece. He also got nominated for the Grammy’s in 2004 for his collaborative work and music rendition, ‘East meets West’, for best classical crossover album, in association with Daniel Hope on the violin. He has also been blessed to have performed at multiple occasions with his Guru, Pt. Ravi Shankar as well as Pt. Kishan Maharaj. Having travelled the length and breadth of this world mesmerising audiences with his keen sense of music, Gaurav Mazumdar now spends his valuable time teaching disciples.


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    A sitar can have 18, 19, 20, or 21 strings, of which 6 or 7 of these are playable strings that run over curved, elevated frets; others are sympathetic strings that run beneath the frets and resonate in harmony with the playing strings. These strings are typically used to set the mood of a raga at the start of a performance.

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