from Pandit Ravi Shankar
- Self - Gaurav Mazumdar / Independent Artist
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.
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.
Undergoing training in the aegis of renowned sitar player Gaurav Mazumdar a prodege of Pt. Ravi Shankar, students can be sure that everything they learn would be detailed and will ensure their progression in the field of hindustani classical be it playing an instrument or reciting it through vocals. Besides the learning of the basic saptak notes is right beginning to build a strong foundation on.
Students attending this program experience multiple advantages. For one they get to train from the best teachers from the convenience of their home or office. Unlike the usual norm the batch strength is restricted to two students per class ensuring the student gets ample time with the teacher and clarifies his doubts in real time. The limited strength of the class helps the teacher to focus on individual needs of the students while creating a healthy bond between the two.
Students do not need anything in particular apart from having a keen listening sense. Some prior knowledge of music might help but is not an absolute necessity.