Hindustani / Indian Classical Music Lessons For Beginners | Sarod, Violin, Indian Slide Guitar & Sitar

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by Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar

30 Years Experience

Disciple of Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

US $36 per class |

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: English

Course Summary

This 36-week course covers the basics of playing classical Indian music on a variety of string instruments. Whether on sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar, students will be shown how to hold the instrument and the technique for playing. In addition, students will learn how to play simple songs, melodies, and ragas from a world-renowned maestro, Pt. Abhik Kumar Sarkar. Perfect for those who are just starting out, this course provides a solid foundation to become a classical musician.

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Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar

Experience: 30 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, Sarod, Violin, Indian Slide Guitar, Sitar
  • Education

    Education

    B. Com ( Regular) from Delhi University

    Sarod from Senior Disciple of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

    Sangeet Bhaskar from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh

    Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh

    Senior Diploma from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Sarod Player, Artist, Performer, Writer/Composer - Music

About the Course

This course is an introduction to classical music for beginners 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. 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.

Students of Pt. Abhik Kumar Sarkar will have the opportunity to learn from an expert musician who has been playing and teaching Indian classical music for over 30 years. Mr. Sarkar’s guidance will allow students to move from beginning to intermediate ability during this short-term course and provide them with a technique they can build on.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar: Indian Classical Music at the Intermediate Level | Sarod, Violin, Indian Slide Guitar & Sitar

About Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar: Notable sarod exponent Pt. Abhik Kumar Sarkar has been playing classical music for most of his life, learning vocals and sarod at an early age from his father. Later, since his childhood, he has been learning from Padma Vibhusan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, under the guru-shishya parampara at New Delhi, India. He also had the opportunity to learn Carnatic Music Ragas from Violin Exponent Shri D. Nageshwaran. One of the finest Sarod players, Abhik developed his own unique style of blending both the Senia gharanas of Sarod. For the last 30 years, Abhik has been performing in India and abroad in festivals and concerts, earning many awards and recognitions such as “Sangeet Shiromani”, “Sangeet Sadhak Samman”, “Tarana Samman (Senior)”, “Swar Kriti” felicitation, Certificate of recognition from Mr. N Bains of the House of Commons, Canada and the Bal Shree National Title by Nehru Bal Samity in New Delhi. He is also empanelled in the “Established Category” by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi in the field of Indian Classical Music – Sarod. Abhik has taught all over the world at many institutions, with a large number of his students becoming professional musicians themselves.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

360 Online live sessions completed

360 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

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!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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