Taals on Tabla | Hindustani Classical

First Name
Sunayana
Last Name
Ghosh
Course Summary

This long term course is for students who have completed the basics course of tabla. Students through this course delve deeper in tabla playing in hindustani classical style of play. Students enrolling for this course get to learn further about taals. They get introduced to jhap taal and kaidas considered to be compositions that either are pre composed or open to improvisation. Students also learn about nagma in this course. Students by the culmination of this course get a sound understanding of taals, kaidas, able to render the same on the tabla.

Lives In

Kolkata
West Bengal
India

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Sunayana
Last Name
Ghosh
Number of years of relevant experience
25 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Percussion
Tabla
Vocal Percussion
Study Details
Masters Degree
Rabindra Bharati University
Bachelor of Arts
Rabindra Bharati University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Pandit Shankar Ghosh Academy Of Tabla
Organization / Institute Name
Blazing Muzik (Sunayana Ghosh Academy of Tabla)

Course Details

This long term course on tabla, teaching students hindustani classical style of music, advances on what the student had learnt in the basics course. Students delve deeper into teen taal, taal consisting of a 16 beat rhythmic cycle. They then progress to learn kaidas, a type of composition rendered on the tabla. Next up students learn about rela which is the fast maneuvering of bols or the swift rendition of bols on the tabla. Students hereafter get to learn tukra, a swift playing of bols on the tabla that usually is rendered at the end of a solo tabla performance. They also get to practice gat which is a sequence of bols played to denote fixed compositions or cyclic form. Further on in the course students get to learn other types of composition of tabla playing namely chakradhar, suruaat, peshkar. Students heron learn about jhap taal and few kaidas. Progressing ahead students are briefed about nagma and are taught to play the tabla accompanied by a nagma. Students through this course also enhance their bol recital to give them better understanding of the sounds that need to emanate from the tabla.

Other courses by Sunayna Ghosh: Basic level Course- Learn Basics of Tabla | Hindustani Classical, Advanced level Course- Complex Compositions On Tabla | Hindustani Classical | Learning Tabla Online

About Sunayna Ghosh: Sunayna’s attraction to rhythm and beats started at an early age when she picked up learning the tabla at the tender age of six. Her mother a vocalist has been a major influence in the life of the gifted tabla player. Sunayna groomed her tabla playing skills, initially under the guidance of Samar Mitra and later under the renowned tabla exponent, late Pt. Shankar Ghosh of the Farrukhabad gharana and continued training under the guidance of his son tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh. Today Sunayna is a renowned female tabla player who has showcased her talent both in India and abroad. Sunayna’s talent is not restricted to just tabla as she is also trained in Kathak and vocals.

Value Additions

You will be rightfully continuing from where you left in the basics course. This course will further add to your repertoire a list of compositions like chakradhar, suruaat, peshkar, jhap taal to enhance your tabla playing ability. As this course is a gradual progression of the basics course it would be easy for you to imbibe the techniques and learn.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 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, long term courses are 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.

Course Specific Benefits

This course taught by Sunaina Ghosh a highly regards tabla exponent will be the next step of learning after completing the basics course. Using her experience she has designed the course to provide students with maximum benefits and comfort in learning. This course set students up to pursue higher level of learning the tabla.

The ipassio experience: Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 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, long term courses are 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.

Prerequites

Students enrolling for this course need to possess:

1) A tabla set;

2) Tabla powder;

3) Tabla hammer;

4) Copy of talim tracker; and

5) Book and a pen for notes.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Sun 08:30 PM - 09:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section B
Mon 04:30 AM - 05:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
Is there an age or gender restriction to enroll for this course?
Answer
The restriction is not age but learning. Students enrolling should have completed the basics course in tabla.
Question
How much time should a student devote to practice everyday?
Answer
Students enrolling for this course should practice for a minimum of an hour and a half everyday.
Question
Would students course related material apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students will receive video links, audio links and tukra notes.
Question
Are there any specific expectations from students?
Answer
Students should practice everyday and maintain regularly updated taleem tracker.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, one day 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 the class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students one day 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
Would the student get assessed through the course? Would the student receive a certificate after completion of course? Would the teacher be training students to appear for exams such as gandharva mahavidyalaya?
Answer
Students should maintain an updated taleem tracker. They will tested on their efficiency every 6 months. Students will receive certification from the teachers institute.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
This course cannot be customized.
Question
How long will it take for the teacher to respond if the student raises a question after class hours through mail or the ipassio platform?
Answer
Students can expect an immediate response unless the teacher is occupied with a show or some other commitment.

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