Honored as one of the best young artists of the decade - Saptak Music Festival, Ahmedabad, and Finalist for Aga Khan Music Awards, Lisbon.
US $36 per class |
for 1-on-1, 60 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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If you have acquired the basic skills and musical understanding to play Sarod, you can now upgrade to the next level by enrolling in this course. It will help to further develop your technique, understanding of ragas (melodic frameworks), and improvisational abilities.
In this course, you will focus on refining your playing technique and expanding your repertoire. You will continue to learn more complex compositions and delve deeper into the intricacies of Indian classical music.
You will learn advanced Sarod techniques that include different stroke patterns such as Meend, Gamak, Krintan, Khatka, and Murki among others. You will learn to play several elements of Raga including Alap, Jod, and Jhala. You will learn the nuances of compositions such as Gat and Tihai, and improvisation techniques such as vistar, sargam, and different kinds of Taan patterns.
The highlights of this course are -
Throughout the course, you will have regular practice sessions to improve your playing abilities. The teacher will provide feedback on performance techniques, posture, hand positioning, and overall musicality.
About the Teacher
Sougata Roy Chowdhury hails from an art and music-oriented Bengali family. His father, Prof. Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, was an eminent sculptor, and his mother, Smt. Ajanta Roy Chowdhury is an Indian classical vocalist of the Agra Gharana.
Sougata started to learn sarod at the age of 10 with Ustad Dhyanesh Khan, son of Sarod Legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. After the untimely demise of Dhyanesh Khan, he continued his study with his elder brother, Ustad Aashish Khan, for some time until finally pursuing tutelage under his Guruji, Pandit Santosh Banerjee - a sitar and surbahar player and one of the main disciples of Ustad Mohammed Dabir Khan, the last descendent of the Miyan Tansen family. At present Sougata is training with the senior disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Guru Pandit Rajeev Taranath.
Sougata has been performing, teaching, and conducting workshops actively all across the world since the year 2000. Notable accolades gathered by Sougata include being honored as one of the best young artists of the decade by the Saptak Music Festival, Ahmedabad in October 2010 and being awarded as Finalist of the Aga Khan Music Awards, Lisbon 2019.
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