Steps by Step Guide to Hindustani Raaga Music For Beginners

First Name
Arindam
Last Name
Bhattacharyya
Course Summary

This is an online Hindustani vocal course for beginners that take place in weekly 45-minute sessions over a duration of 30 weeks.  This course is a step by step guide to learn Hindustani Swara system and introductions of Raaga. In this course, students will learn to recognize the 'Swara' or musical notes in an octave in respect of the 'Sa' (the first note of an octave) as per their Scale. Students will also learn scale names as per western music to determine their own scale. They will learn how to make Palta (combinations of 'Swaras'), Meerkhand (old school practice of Indian Scales), etc.

Lives In

Kolkata
West Bengal
India

Course Duration
30 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$24.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Arindam
Last Name
Bhattacharyya
Number of years of relevant experience
22 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
learn and perform
Study Details
M.A.
rabindra Bharati University
Ph.D
Rabindra bharati University

Course Details

In this online course of weekly 45 minutes over 30 weeks, students will learn and practice Swara/notes in various methods.  The students will get an introduction of Hindustani Raaga system, 10 Thaat of Hindustani Classical music, learn the basic Thaat Raagas originates from 10 Thaats.  Further, the students will also learn scale names as per western music to determine their own scale. The students will learn about Taal-Teentaal (16 beats), Ektaal (12 beats), Vistar, Sargam, Taan & Tehai of those Raaga.  most importantly the students will learn to perform those Raagas as per the method or 'Silsila' to perform 'Khayal' style.

About the Teacher: Arindam Bhattacharyya learned music from his father who is the legendary tabla maestro of Lucknow, Gharana Pandit Swaraj Bhattacharyya. An extremely diligent student of guru Pandit Ranjan Mukherjee, he is a renowned musician, vocalist, and composer possessing a very rare background in Talim, in the tradition of Kotali Gharana and Patiala Gharana. Arindam has received many awards, including Gold Medalist from Rabindra Bharati University; Nirod Baron Memorial Prize by R.B.U.; Sangitacharya Girijashankar Chakraborty Prize by R.B.U.; Acharya Uday Bhusan Bhattacharya Smrity Puraskar by R.B.U.; National Scholarship by Ministry of Tourism and Culture; Bijon Ghosh Dostidar Gold Medal by R.B.U., Govt. of India; National Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India; Divisional Railway Manager’s Award as a coordinator of Divisional Cultural Association and more. He is an ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio (Kolkata) and Doordarshan (Kolkata) and has performed throughout India and further abroad. Besides his proficiency in classical music, Arindam is also a promising music director and composer.

The ipassio Edge

Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 1 or maximum 2, ensuring that a student gets attention. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Course Specific Benefits

Student will learn all the basics of Hindustani Raaga Music and will move towards perform those Raagas.

About Teacher

Arindam Bhattacharyya inherited music from his father, legendary tabla maestro of Luknow Gharana Pandit Swaraj Bhattacharyya & his grandfather Late Sangitacharya Bibhuti Bhusan Bhattacharyya. Though he is born and brought up with the sound of Tabla, his inner urge and gifted voice turned him into a Vocalist.

Arindam is a very laborious student of his guru and renowned musician, vocalist, composer and teacher Pandit Ranjan Mukherjee who has a very rare background of Talim in the tradition of Patiala Gharana and Kotali Gharana(The Gharana of Late Sangitacharya Tarapada Chakraborty and his son Late Pandit Manas Chakraborty, the outstanding luminary in the musical galaxy).

Arindam is a Gold Medalist from Rabindra Bharati University, and received many awards like Sangitacharya Girijashankar Chakraborty Prize by R.B.U., Nirod Baron Memorial Prize by R.B.U.,Acharya Uday Bhusan Bhattacharya Smrity Puraskar by R.B.U.,Bijon Ghosh Dostidar Gold Medal by R.B.U.,National Scholarship by Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India.,National Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.,Divisional Railway Manager’s Award for coordinating the musical programmes as a coordinator of Divisional Cultural Association and many more.

He has qualified UGC-NET(Dec’13) in  Music.

Being an ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio(Kolkata) and Doordarshan(Kolkata), he performed extensively all over India and abroad.

He is blessed by Sarod Meastro Ustad Aashish Khan and Padmasree Ustad Rashid Khan. 

Beside pure Classical music Arindam is a very promising Composer and Music Director.

He has trained lots of students personally and in music colleges and universities through out the nation.

He is also an honored examiner of various music schools colleges and universities like Bharati Kala Kendra/lacnow, State music college/Tripura, Tripura university, Visva-Bharati University/Shantiniketan etc. 

Prerequites

Students will require an electronic tanpura or an online tanpura app and a pen and notebook for taking notes. All other course materials are provided by the teacher.

Weekly Schedule

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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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