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by Apurba Mukherjee

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Disciple of late Pt. Shankar Ghosh. Performed in more than 28 concerts in India & 25 festivals abroad.

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Course Summary

This course for beginners (part 1) by Apurba Mukherjee is an introduction to the Tabla, one of the most well-known and popular percussion instruments in Hindustani classical music. Not only in Hindustani music, but Tabla is also being used in Film music, Folk music, Experimental music, Jazz music, and in some other styles too. Students will learn some part practices, which will help them to exercise all the fingers in proper articulation, so after when they will be taught the compositions then that will be easier for them to cope up with.

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Apurba Mukherjee

Apurba Mukherjee

Experience: 30 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Indian Classical Music, World Music, Tabla
  • Education

    Education

    B.Sc. (Honors) from Asutosh College, Calcutta University

    Disciple from Pandit Shankar Ghosh

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Secretary & Artistic Director (Charitable work) - "Mangalacharana" - A charitable organisation to support artists and needy people.

About the Course

This course is for beginners who will start learning Tabla or have learned for some time and want to continue. The course will be an introduction to this beautiful instrument, sitting posture, different parts of the Tabla, and the hand position. Basic bols(syllables) with the notation system. This is a very scientific way of teaching. Then they will be taught the basic bols (syllables) like- Na, Ta, Tin, Dha, Ghe Ghe, Te Te, Terekete, etc. They will learn all those bols or syllables with notations, that is to play and write the notations each bols with each finger of both hands. This is a very scientific way of teaching. So in the beginning, while practicing at home, they will not forget with which finger and with which hand they have to play those bols or syllables. They will also learn how to recite all those syllables. Recitation is very important in this stage. So in the beginning, while practicing at home, they will not forget with which finger and with which hand they have to play those syllables. After learning the basic bols and some compositions in Teen Taal, they will be taught the phrases and from there are some basic compositions. In the beginning, they will learn compositions in Teen Taal, 16 beats. They will be taught the Teen Taal and also the system of Taali and Khali of Teen Taal with the clapping of their hands. In this way of teaching, students will learn Tabla very systematically with no tension and they will enjoy playing and practicing. They will also learn how to recite all those syllables. Recitation is very important in this stage. Beginners will also be learning part practices, which will help them to exercise all the fingers in proper articulation, so when they will be taught the compositions it will be easier for them to cope up with it. Some phrases will be taught and from there, some basic compositions will be given. In the beginning, they will learn few compositions in Teen Taal, 16 beats. Taali and Khali of Teen Taal with the clapping of their hands & also the composition's with this taali khali 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. 

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