All About Sarod - from Introduction to Excellence

All Level

by Dr. Troilee Dutta

15 Years Experience

Performed for Honorable PM of India, Sri Narendra Modi. National scholarship from Govt. of India.

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi & English, Hindi

Course Summary

This is an Onlive (online + live) course for beginners who wish to learn the musical instrument, sarod. To build a strong foundation for students looking to step into the world of Indian (Hindustani/ North-Indian) Classical Instrumental Music, this long-term beginner course takes the duration of 52 weeks, in 60-minute lessons each week with no previous experience required. This clear, concise, and easy-to-understand course is designed for the enrolled beginners who will become well versed in the meaning and application of the basic fundamentals of sarod music such as melody, rhythm, sound variations, structure/form, speed, and expression. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in sarod as well as experience the true essence of Indian Classical Music.

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Teacher's Profile

Dr. Troilee Dutta

Experience: 15 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Sarod, Hindustani Classical Music, Indian Music, World Music, Improvisational Music, Performances, Professional Music, Music Theory
  • Education

    M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata

    Ph.D. from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata

  • Work Details

    Teacher - Shibpur Devgandhaar

About the Course

This beginner sarod course in its earliest chapters of the curriculum will introduce the enrolled students to the sarod as a musical instrument in the musical genre of Hindustani Classical Music, sharing information on the development of the instrument, through the years. It will then teach students the different technical terms or connotations used in context to the Hindustani style of music. Further on, it will familiarise students with sarod tuning as well as the knowledge of writing musical notations. Students will next learn the seating posture and the way to hold the sarod, how to handle the instrument, and the basic techniques of playing the instrument. Students during this time will also learn the hand and finger movements on the sarod. Moving on further into the course, students will be taught the octaves such as Mandira and madhyantar. Further on, the students will be taught to practice the sarod and will also learn the basics of three rhythms or taals on the sarod, namely, Teen taal, Rupak, and Ektaal. At the culmination of this course, students will learn how to play Sarod or any other Indian stringed instrument of their choice.


About the instructor: Dr. Troilee Dutta is an internationally acclaimed Indian Classical instrument ‘Sarod’ player. She received the most coveted training from Pandit Kamal Mallick (disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan), Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhaya, and Pt. Partho Sarathy (disciple of 'Bharat Ratna' Pt. Ravi Shankar). She is also a National Scholar in Sarod and a graded artist of All India Radio. She has been awarded 'Sangeet Ratna' from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad. Troilee is a Ph.D. in Sarod and First Class First in M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University. She has performed in many prestigious musical soirees in India and abroad and has great experience in teaching.

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

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A conventional Sarod instrument has 17 to 25 strings. Four to five main strings for playing the melody, one or two drone strings, two chikari strings, and nine to eleven sympathetic strings. These strings are made of steel or phosphor bronze and are usually plucked with a triangular hand-crafted coconut shell plectrum called a Javva. Some players prefer plectrums made of ebony, cocobolo wood, or horn.

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