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B.SC (Honors) from Asutosh College / Calcutta University. A Talented Tabla Player In The World Of Indian Classical Music. As A Disciple Of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, He Has Performed Widely In India & Abroad And Performed Experimental Music Projects With Musicians Overseas
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1. Suruyat/ Peshkar – Jhap Taal
2. Compositions in Rupak Taal – 7 beats- Kaida, Rela, Laggi.
3. Recitation of Rupak Taal’s compositions with Taali Khali system.
4. Some intricate compositions in Teen Taal and Jhap Taal.
5. Compositions in Khanda Jaati and Mishra Jaati in Teen Taal.
6. Compositions with Bayan modulations, different exercise for Bayan modulations.
7. Theka Variations- Playing Teen Taal, Jhap Taal and Rupak Taal theka with khana puri ,diferrent varions – Vilambit, Madhya and drut laya
8. How to play Mukhra at the end of the theka.
9. Introduction of Ek Taal – 12 beats- Vilambit and Madhya laya theka.
10. How to play Teen Taal in Jhap Taal and vice versa, both the theka and the compositions.
11. Keharwa (8 beats) & Dadra (6 beats) – Theka, Variations of theka, Bhajan theka.
12.Some Laggi in Kheharwa and Dadra.
13.Some fixed compositions – Tukra, Gat, Chakardar, Do Palli,Tri Palli, Chow Palli, Farad, Chalan, Akaal etc in Teen Taal, Jhap Taal & Rupak Taal.
14. Basic learning of how to make Tihai in Teen Taal from different places with proper mathematic system.
About the teacher: Apurba is a bright and talented Tabla player in the world of Indian Classical Music. As a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, he has performed widely in India and abroad, accompanying well-known musicians of the country(such as Ustad Saiuddin Dagar, Pt. Vinayak Torvi, Smt Purnima Sen, Smt Sanjukta Ghosh, Prof. Mohan Singh, Sri Kushal Das, Sri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, Sri Partho Sarothi, Sri Partha Bose, Sri Sanjoy Banerjee, and others) as well as composing and performing experimental music projects with musicians overseas.
Some important Concerts Apurba has performed in India: Saaz e Bahaar - NCPA (Mumbai), Thumri Festival (Sahitya Kala Parishad, Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi),Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha- Jalandhar, Kumbh Mela- Prayagraj (Department of Culture, Uttar Pradesh Govt.), Dr.Basant Rao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh (Nagpur,SCZCC,Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India), Ravi Shankar Centre - RIMPA Festival (New Delhi),Sangeet Bihaan- Sangeet Natak Academy (Patna), West Bengal State Music Academy Annual Music Festival (Kolkata), ITC Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata),Santarampant Kirvadkar Smriti Shastriya Sangee Mahotsav, SCZCC, Ministry Of Culture, Govt Of India- Nagpur, Ballygunge Maitryee Music Circle (Kolkata), Basant RituAyee (EZCC, Govt.Of.India),Kala Prakash (Varanasi), SangeetPiyasi, BagbajarAlapan, Shobhabazar Sangeet Sammelan , St.Xavier’s College (kolkata), NTPC (Bihar), Sri Auriobindo Auditorium (Auroville, New Delhi and Pondicherry), IIC (New Delhi),India Institute Of Fundamental Research(Bangalore),Krishna Kriti Festival (Hyderabad),Calcutta Television, Tara Bangla, Kolkata TV & DD Bangla (Television Shows).
Besides playing important concerts in India he has also perfomed in impotant Festivals and concerts in various Countries of Canada, Europe and Middle East, such as – Learn Quest Music Conference (Boston, USA),Indian Fine Arts Academy San Diego (San Diego, USA), India Community Center (Rochester, USA), Raga Mala ,Calgary (Canada), Raga Mala, Edmonton (Canada),House Of India (San Diego,USA), Indian Performing Arts Of Charlotte (USA), MIT (Boston, USA), International Mugam Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan), Oriental Landscape Festival (Damascus, Syria), Ali Akbar College Of Music, (Basel, Switzerland),Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt(Berlin), Helsinki University (Finland), Tours University and Conservatory (France),MusseGuimet (National Museum for Oriental Art and Culture, Paris),Les Orientales Festival (France), RASA(Holland), Festival - Bombaysers de Lille 3000 (Lille, France), Bose Blue Note Jazz Fest (Paris), Oslo Opera (Norway),London Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Paleo Festival (Nyon, Swiss), etc.
Workshops and Lecture Demonstrations- Governor’s School in Winston Salem (North Caroline, USA), Governor’s School in Raleigh (North Caroline, USA), Conservatory of Angers – France, International Dance Workshop in Metz (France), Higher Institute of Music (Damascus, Syria), Workshop and demonstration about Indian Rhythm in Tours Conservatory (France), Workshop in Conservatory Departmental Emile Goue (Gueret, France), workshops in Auroville (Pondicherry), Association Bhairavi -France, Association Hidole- South France, Anagath (France), etc.
Apurba has demonstrated different Tala for a CD-ROM, "Antara", which is about the introductions of Indian Classical Music. Maestros like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Brij Narayan and Smt. Shruti Sadolikar has also performed on this CD-ROM. Collaborations- Apurba composed and collaborated with great musicians for different projects, like with Jamshid Chemirani, Bijan, and Keyvan Chemirani, withPrem Joshua, with Erik Truffaz Quartet, with Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff for Indian Project ( BENARES- Cd from EMI-Blue Note), to name a few. Apurba’s style depicts wonderful filigree of thought, imagination, taalim, and riyaaz.
They will learn another important Taala , Ek Taal – 12 beats. This Taal is very important to accompany Hindustani Vocal Music. They will learn the Vilambit theke and also the Madhya & Drut theka.
They will learn some more intricate compositions in Teen Taal, Jhap Taal and Rupak Taal and also some compositions in Khanda Jaati and Mishra Jaati in Teen Taal. All these will help them to understand the Laykari and strengthened their Laya, Tempo, improvisation skills, opening minds for accompaniment.
They will learn how to fit Teen Taal in Jhap Taal and vice versa, this is very important to understand the mathematics in it, which is very simple when you know it.
Students will learn different versions of Theke in all 4 Taala, Teen Taal, Jhap Taal, Rupak and Ek Taal. Also, they will learn some Mukhra’s, which will help them to accompany and also to improvise during playing the Theka and coming back to the first beat.
They will learn Laggi’s in Dadra and Keharwa, which will help them to accompany Bhajan, Thumri, and Ghazal's style of singing.
They will also learn the basic system of how to compose Tihai in Teen Taal from different places.
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 2. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's 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.
1. After Completing Intermediate Level-1 & 2 Lessons, students can join in this course.
2. This is for advanced students.
3. Students need to revise all previous Lessons.
4. Students should be more attentive, dedicated, and serious about learning at this level.
5. If students want to get better results, then they need to practice at least 2 to 3 hours per day or at least 5 days a week.
6.Students must have a good pair of Tabla
7. They must have a fresh notebook & pen, preferably the same note book which they have use for Intermediate Level 1& 2.
8. Good internet connection.
9. Mobile phone or Laptop.
10. Google meet app.
11. They have to sit on the floor (on a carpet or tissue), and the studnet with the Tabla set should be visible for the Teacher.