Course Duration24 Weeks
Students undergoing this course will get introduced to an important feature of hindustani classical music, called the raga. They will be taught the different parts in a raga, things to consider when playing a specific raga. Ragas are classified as per time of day in hindustani classical music, some are meant for mornings, for evenings or for night. The rendition of these ragas tend to bring out the emotion evident in a specific part of the day. This course will introduce students to raga yaman and to other ragas as the course progresses. Students will also get to learn another important element called tala or the rhythm structure. This course will teach students the basics of teen taal, jhap taal and ek taal. Most of the music created in hindustani classical adheres to specific ragas and tala structures. Students will through this course learn about the different aspects that influence ragas as well as the tala they can be performed in. Students through this course will also learn techniques that will help them become better santoor artists.
If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's nuances of posture, about the built of santoor, the mallets that are used for playing, the right way to hold the mallets etc, Here is another course tailored by Kunal Saha: Santoor Basics for Beginners | An Introduction
About Kunal Saha: Kunal Saha like all masters of musical instruments started at an early age of six, training under his guru from the maihar gharana Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya. It did not take long for Kunal to make a stage appearance as he entered the performing stage at the tender age of eight. He started performing at All India Radio from the age of ten. His talent was a shining example, rightfully noted by the ace violinist Pt. V. G. Jog. His desire to earn a name for himself as an artist saw him participate in the popular reality series on color called India’s got talent’ in 2008, where he ended up as one of the finalists. It was after this appearance that his career shot up. Though academically qualified Kunal always wanted to be a musician and so he did. The list of accolades have not seized, as Kunal travels to countries far and wide to present his music. Kunal Saha in 2015 was awarded Young Achiever's award from Shanghati Society U.K, acknowledging the contribution towards spreading hindustani classical music. Kunal in recent time started a sufi band called ‘Afreen’. He is also part of ‘Kounterpoint’, a duo of musicians comprising Soumyajyoti Ghosh on the flute and Kunal Saha on the santoor.
This course helps students embark on the journey of learning hindustani classical music to be played on the santoor. Students learn the basics of a raga as well as the tala structure enabling and equipping with the technique and understanding to render a raga on the santoor. Being tutored by a renowned exponent of santoor, students can be sure they are learning from the best.
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.
Students should possess a santoor and should be passionate about music.