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Violin Basics for Beginners | Hindustani Classical | Level 2

by Johar Ali

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This long term course looks to be build upon what has been taught by the teacher in basics module. Students enrolling for this course will get to practice exercises based on different ragas. Further on, students will get introduced to the tala system. Students part of this course also get to learn the different style in which the violin can be played. The later stage of this course will introduce students to basic aalap or the opening section of a north indian hindustani classical music performance and improvisations. 

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    Johar Ali

    38 Years Experience

    From: India

    • Teacher Skill Keywords:

      Violin, Hindustani Classical Music, Basics of Violin, Performances
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      Masters from Music University

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    This long term course extends the learning students gained in the basics violin course, learning hindustani style of music. This course introduces students to the important element in hindustani classical music called tala or rhythmic cycle of beats. Students pursuing this course will get to learn multiple ragas and their relation to the different times during the day. Raga bhairav which is performed at the end of a concert is associated with the morning. Similarly, raga bhairavi is also associated with the morning or is expected to be rendered anytime in the morning. Students learn about raga bhopali which is a pentatonic raga meaning raga that has five notes and is practiced as five notes ascending and five notes descending. Raga bhopali is also referred to as raga bhoop or bhupali. Most of the compositions in this raga are devotional compositions. Further on students get introduced to raga kirwani which is more suited for instrumental play. Next up students get to learn another raga called raga durga. Raga durga like bhopali is a pentatonic raga and is practiced as five notes played in the ascending order and five notes played in the descending order. Moving ahead in the course students will get to learn alap on their instrument. Alap, is improvisation based and is performed as an introduction or prelude to a raga. Since alap provides scope for improvisations, students get to practice these improvisations. There are different techniques of improvisation such as jor which is practicing a steady beat in the instrument, followed by jhala, which is a beat played with an increased tempo. Students through the period of this course get to learn different techniques of playing the violin in order to get them more accustomed to the instrument. Learning different techniques will prepare students to play complex compositions in the future.

    If the student wants to learn more insights on the different parts of the violin like the bow, strings, pegs etc. And the holding of the violin, posture, alongside the understanding about the placement of fingers, Here is another course tailored by Johar Ali: Violin Basics for Beginners | Hindustani Classical | Level 1

    About Mr. Johar Ali: Mr. Johar Ali can easily be termed a thoroughbred in music. His rich lineage, starting from his grandfather Ustad Ali Baksh, considered to be the creator of the patiala gharana of music, leading to his father Ustad Gohar Ali Khan from Raipur considered to be one of the finest exponents of the violin. It is but natural that Johar Ali was destined for fame. Being the eldest among four siblings all of whom are musicians, Johar’s instrument of choice was his father’s favourite, the violin. Getting trained from his father ensured Johar would eat, drink and sleep music. That he did, to become one of the renowned violinists in present day India. Johar’s accolades have come by the dozen and lining out all would take hours. As a matter of distinction some of Johar’s well known accomplishments includes performing at the SAARC summit in Bangladesh and Nepal. He also performed at the 60 year celebration for UNESCO in Paris. He composed the music for South Pacific Games held in New Delhi. Apart from performing extensively in India, Johar has travelled the world showcasing his genius with the violin.


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