Students who would enroll in this Sarod course will be exposed to the instrumental lessons in Sarod, and so, it is recommended for only students who have great interest in detailed training. This course for all levels is an introduction to classical music for individuals in string instrumental music, best for those who have not played a string instrument before or are just beginning to learn. Students will begin by learning the different parts of their instrument and their significance, followed by how to properly hold the body and strike the strings and tune their instruments. Once those basics are learned, students will be educated on Sargam, the practice of singing the notes of a composition, as this increases the understanding of tones before playing them on the instrument. Finally, students will learn a selection of simple songs, like ‘Hum Honge Kamyab,’ and ragas of Indian classical music, such as Bilawal, Kafi, and Durga.
About the instructor: Your instructor for this course is the famous Monit Paul. Monit Paul is a sarod player of the Senia Bangas Gharana. He had stepped his first step into the world of music at the age of 6 under the guidance of Pt Kalyan Mukherjee of Senia Maihar Gharana, a senior student of Ustad Bahadur Khan sahib. Under his strict guidance, he started playing the sarod. He achieved the CCRT junior scholarship at the mere age of 10 when he was in class 5. Gradually he got natured and nurtured up with the heavenly tune with perfection. He had quailed himself in various competitions all over Bengal. He had also played in Doordarshan (Kolkata) and in AIR. He had also completed successfully 6th year course from Trailokya Sangeet Parishad and earned a gold medal in the practical section. Now he is taking talim under the active guidance of Pt. Debojyoti Bose of Senia Bangas Gharana. He equates himself quite well with the new Gharana style of intricate laysa style enhanced tansargam and ekhara. He is now performing within and outside states in various concerts. He has also performed abroad in Poland Warsaw Palace of Culture and represented India in Indian Consulate at Shanghai (CHINA) on the 15th of August 2018.
The course is suited for all those interested in learning to play the Hindustani classical style of music on the sarod. The content of the course has been designed in such a manner that though it uses sarod as the stringed instrument to demonstrate playing of Hindustani classical music, the students undergoing the course can conveniently play the type of music on any stringed instrument of their choice.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, ensuring the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is 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.
The prerequisites for this course are a rhythm app, good internet connection and a sarod that's maintained well.