Sufi Singing Lessons for Beginners

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This course includes 26 weekly lessons for aspiring Sufi singers. An ideal introduction to the current musical market, this course provides students with a foundation for beginning a career as a professional vocalist. For those not seeking a professional singing career, this exploration into the culturally rich tradition of Sufi allows students the opportunity to learn a new and creative way to express their devotions. Through the beautiful Sufi kalams, one can experience a new and beautiful way of life.

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30 Years Experience
From: India
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Classical vocal
proffesional singer
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S.N.D.T. Woman's University- Mumbai
Sangeet Visharad
Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti- Ahmedabad
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M.S. University- Vadodara

Course Details

In this 1-on-1 course, the students will have to select the song they like to learn from this list: 1) Tu Raaz hai tu saaz hai 2) Tu mast hai makhmoor hai 3) Khuda wohi hai 3) Guzar ja 4) Ishq ki duniya mein 5) Aeri sakhi more piya 6) Chhap tilak sab 7) Na suboot hai na daleel hai 8) Ghooghat daal sej par 9) Damadam mast 10) Main toh piya se naina 11) Sanam ab dil mein 12) koi samjhe na 13) toota toota ek parinda 14) ye jo mujh par nikhar 15) maalik sambhal.lena 16) Mann lago yaar faqiri 17) saanson ki mala 18) naina lagaay ke 19) khuda wohi hai 20) khabare tahayyur 21) mujhe bekhudi ye tuney 22) dard e dil 23) jalwa dikha ke yaar ne 24) sakht hai ishq ki rehguzar 25) ho gayi unn se mohabbat 26) nigaah khud pe tiki 27) tere aane ki jab khabar 28) mohe rang de 29) Mann mast hua 30) toota toota ek parinda 31) teri diwani fusion 32) aankhon ke sagar 33) ye jo halka halka suroor hai 34) ishq ka rang safed 35) rang de maula rashmi 36) ek nazar by kavita 37) soch re bande 38) koi samjhe na kavita 39) aafreen- coke studio 40) tune diwana banaya 41) hum ko Yan dar dar 42) mujhe bekhudi ye tuney 43) main hosh mein hoon 44) mere rashqe qamar 45) tori surat ke sona 46) Ali more angana 47) maula by Neel rajpoot 48) moko kahan dhoonde re bande 49) ishq mein tere koh e gham 50) sau baar chaman mehka 51) aeri main toh prem diwani 52) prem ka khel nirala 53) mere rashqe qamar 54) tu na jane aas paas hai khuda 55) kisi dard mand ke kaam aa 56) pyar insaan se karna seekha do 57) mast hua 58) la pila de 59) tu Ayan bhi hai 60) tere khayal ki khushboo 61) yoon toh naadan hoon kavita 62)khuda ko jag 63) tu amber ki aankh ka k 64) mohabbat na samajh hai 65) mere upar usi ka saya hai 66) jee chahe tu seedha ban ja 67) tere khayal ki khushboo k 68) maiqada 69) haman hai ishq mastana 70) Main hoon ke meri bekhudi.

Basics of Sufi Vocals for Beginners covers the various Urdu and Hindi traditional Sufiana kalams, including the works of many poets from ancient, medieval, and modern times. The easy kalaams performed by Kavita seth, Abida parveen, Richa Sharma, Sonal Shah, Rias Miya are taught in this course. Throughout the duration of this course, students will work through the process of learning the correct pronunciation, as it is an essential educational building block for the aspiring Sufi vocal artist. Students will train in the many notes of kalam and receive guided practice to ensure proficiency in rhythm as well as pronunciation and melody. Instructor Sonal Shah’s disciplined training in the Urdu language affords students the opportunity to understand the complicated nuances of this language, which adds to the study of Sufi music via the translations and instruction of a master. On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to perform Sufi vocal compositions and enjoy a complete understanding of the beauty of music through Sufi kalams.

Here is another course tailored by Sonal Shah on Ghazal music: Ghazal Music Basics for Beginners

About Sonal Shah: Sonal Shah is a well-known Sufi Singer. She is classically trained, with a postgraduate degree in Music from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University (SNDT). Shah is a National Award title holder “Sur-Mani” for Indian Classical Music and has been performing as an artist in All India Radio since last 30 years. Previously, Sonal Shah was invited to an exclusive interview by Pakistani radio channel Dhamaal for her service as a Sufi and Ghazal singer. In addition to her musical studies, Shah has also become fluent in the Urdu language to ensure a complete and deep understanding of the Urdu poetry as it contributes to Ghazal music.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure 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.


No prerequisite classes are required for students to enroll in this course; however, a basic understanding of music would be helpful. Attending students will need to know how to speak, read, and write Hindi. Students will also need a notebook and pen, but all other materials will be provided by the instructor.

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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
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.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
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.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period
Can this course be customized?
Yes, the course can be customized.
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course
Students aged 15 or above can join this course.

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