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Master of Arts from Rabindra Bharati University
Ph. D from Rabindra Bharati University
Visiting Lecturer - Satya Sai University of Higher Learning
Learning Sitar for Beginners is an overview of everything a student needs to know to get started as a sitarist. Through a series of live online learning sessions with an expert, students master the mechanics of the sitar and learn how to position oneself and the instrument, followed by learning to play and practice notes and melodies. Lessons include basic scales, Suddha and vikrita swaras, Bilawal and Kaphi thaat, Swara Prastar and Paltas exercises. These lessons are the building blocks of Hindustani music and will provide students with a foundational knowledge of this classical instrument.
Best for complete beginners, this course covers the basics of sitar playing and classical Indian music. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to play simple compositions and exercises. Each student will benefit from Prabir Bhattacharya’s extensive background in music, including his experience as a scholar, educator, performer and composer. Mr. Bhattacharya teaches the concepts of this course through lectures and demonstrations, as well as question and answer sessions with students. Students will need their own sitar and time to set aside for lessons and practice for the duration of the course.
After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Prabir Bhattacharya: Mastering the Sitar for Advanced Students | Maihar Gharana Style
About Prabir Bhattacharya: Prabir Bhattacharya is a highly accomplished musician and exponent of the new generation of sitarists, bringing passion and expertise to each of his lessons. Studying since the age of 12, Mr. Bhattacharya trained under world-renowned artists. He has two degrees in music from Rabindra Bharati University, a bachelor of arts with honors and a master of arts, as well as numerous awards and scholarships. For the last 10 years, he’s been performing in India and abroad, including a recent tour in Russia. Mr. Bhattacharya is also dedicated to education and continues to serve as a visiting fellow at the Sai Mirpuri Music College of Higher Learning.
Students enrolling for this Long term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for this course is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for this course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.
Students will need their own sitar and time to set aside for lessons and practice for the duration of the course.