Course Duration24 Weeks
This intermediate course is aimed at helping the students specialise on the sarod as an instrument. It will help them gain deeper insight into Hindustani music. Deeper insight will help them hold good, to be able to practise Hindustani classical music on any other instrument. Lessons on Hindustani music will teach students more on the intricacies associated with each taal and raag. Emphasis will be laid on the technical understanding of the sarod, the different playing techniques as well as dedicated practise of Indian classical music in its varied forms. This intermediate course will revise the ragas already learnt by the student in the beginners course e.g yaman, raag bhairav etc. The training will also cover theoretical as well as practical application of Indian music, over and above understanding sarod. Further, it will concentrate on correction of technique, if necessary, thereby venturing into new ragas, gats, taals, bandishes.
If the student wishes to learn to play Hindustani or Indian classical music on a stringed instrument, especially sarod. Here is another course tailored by Abhishek Borkar: Basics Of Sarod | Hindustani Classical | Know How To Play Sarod
About Abhishek Borkar: Born to Pt. Shekhar Borkar, Abhishek was fortunate to have the legendary sarod player as a doting father and his first teacher. Starting out early under the aegis of his father practising the musical styles of the Maihar Senia Gharana, Abhishek has come a long way. Like his father Abhishek has been able to carve out a niche for himself getting respect, adulation and innumerable awards in the process. Abhishek apart from his father draws his inspiration from Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee highly skilled exponents of hindustani classical music. Having trained equally well in western music, Abhishek is able to perform soothing fusion music combining Indian and western elements. He is a performing member of the band named ‘Brahma Naad’ and has travelled the length and breadth of the country and places abroad as a member or solo artist.
This course will further engage the student with his playing instrument sarod. A deeper understanding playing the instrument in line with Hindustani classical music will open more avenues for him/her from where they can start exploring in depth into the different aspects of music such as composing, participating in competitions or sharing their knowledge with their loved ones.
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 2 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. 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.
This course requires students to be practitioners of the artform, meaning they should have had primary or beginner training in sarod or Hindustani vocals and in possession of a sarod and dava or plectrum.