Professional Song Composition Course

First Name
Sonal
Last Name
Shah
Course Summary

On this course, students will learn all the basic components of composing musical pieces, enabling them to be able to create their own songs. Aimed at those of a professional level, the course will be delivered at a high level, offering complex, nuanced techniques for students to apply to their existing skillset. Suitable for those between the ages of 15 and 40 who have knowledge of the Hindi language and Indian music.

Lives In

Vadodara
Gujarat
India

Course Duration
10 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Professional
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$0.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Sonal
Last Name
Shah
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
music composer
Music
Indian Music
Sufi Music
proffessional singer
Ghazals
teaching
Study Details
M.A.(MUsic)
S.N.D.T. Woman's University- Mumbai
B.P.A. (VOCAL)
M.S.UNIVERSITY
Sangeet Visharad
Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti- Ahmedabad
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
M.S. University- Vadodara

Course Details

The course will cover all the foundations of swars and how their moods change. The impact of these moods on the overall feel and atmosphere of songs will be explored so that students can understand how to use them to develop and perfect their own compositions. Students will also be taught how to compose with the aim of later adding lyrics to a musical piece, as well as to understand the demands lyrics bestow upon music and how to meet them. However, it's not just the musical relationship between lyrics and sound, but also the creation of lyrics that will be covered. Students will be in a better position to write lyrics with meaning and depth alongside their compositions.

Sonal Shah is an experienced, popular Sufi singer who has had a very successful career. As the proud owner of numerous awards, her skills and expertise are extensive and of a high standard. She also has experience in composition and her pieces have received a positive response from others in the industry.

About Mrs Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is an experienced Sufi vocalist and composter who began performing at age 9. She has performed countless concerts since and was classically trained in music from SNDT Women’s University, with a post-graduate degree and gold medals. An award-winning artist, Shah received the Kala Gujari Award for her contributions to Sufi music and the Surmani National Award for Indian Classical Vocal Music. Fluent in four languages including Urdu, Shah has been teaching students in university and privately in the art of Sufi and Ghazal vocal tradition for many years. Her extensive experience and education, as well as a lifetime dedicated to music, makes Sonal Shah a compelling teacher for any student with an interest in Indian Classical music.

Value Additions

The course offers singers the opportunity to add an extra dimension to their skill set and further their career. Some students who are particularly talented and enthusiastic may wish to go on and become professional composers of music.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

knowledge of Indian Music Basics and Hindi language.

Weekly Schedule

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Section
section A
Wed 12:30 AM - 01:30 AM America/New_York
Thu 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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