Indian Classical Music at the Intermediate Level | 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

Experienced string players will benefit from detailed instruction in this course from world-renowned maestro Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar. Students familiar with sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar will learn a variety of rare and popular songs and melodies, sure to delight lovers of instrumental music. In addition to learning a selection of compositions, students will also learn different rhythmic patterns and improvisations. This course is best for students who have already learned the basics of their instrument and have some experience playing.

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Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar

Experience: 30 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

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

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

About the Course

Indian Classical Music at the Intermediate Level is a course in expanding knowledge and technique for string players. Students will learn moderately difficult songs and melodies throughout this course, in a number of different genres. First, students will learn compositions in a variety of popular and famous rhythmic patterns, as well as rare ragas of Senia gharana, in the style of Hindustani legend Mian Tansen. Next, students will learn improvisations on classical bandishes, which will allow them to branch out from structured compositions. Finally, folk music and light classical compositions will be taught. This variety in styles and techniques will improve the ability of any student who chooses to enroll in this course.

Students of Pandit 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. Students will be able to build on their existing knowledge and add a variety of songs and methods to their repertoire.

If the student wants to get more insights on the basics of playing Indian classical music on a variety of string instruments, whether on sarod, violin, Indian slide guitar, or sitar, here is another course tailored by Pandit Abhik Kumar Sarkar: Hindustani / Indian Classical Music Lessons For Beginners | 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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  • 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

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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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