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Sufi Singing Lessons for Beginners
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.
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.
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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Tue 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
Thu 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York