Learn Tabla Through Guru-Shishya Parampara

All Level

by Sandip Ghosh

20 Years Experience

An empanelled artist in ICCR, Govt. of India & a graded artist of All India Radio.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: Bengali, Hindi & English

Course Summary

This online, live course by Sandip Ghosh is an introduction to the age-old tradition of Guru Shishya parampara through the musical instrument Tabla. Students will pick up the tradition over the duration of 10 weeks. This course is designed for those who are new to the duration and can be customized to each student’s progression over Onlive, exclusive, 1-on-1 lessons on ipassio. Successful completion of this course will leave learners with a fundamental understanding of this classic instrument and also its contribution to many musical avenues.

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Teacher's Profile

Sandip Ghosh

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

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  • Education

    Masters in Music, specialised in Tabla from Rabindra Bharati University.

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  • About the Course

    Further along in the course, the instructor will teach the concepts of Guru-Shishya Parampara online. Starting from the technique to some phenomenal compositions, along with the specialization on solo tabla playing, accompaniment, and collaboration. By the end of the 10 weeks, this course will have provided a strong foundation of knowledge and technique from which students can grow and build on. Guru shishya parampara is the teacher-disciple tradition in Indian religion and culture. From Sanskrit, shishya means "student of a guru" and parampara means "an uninterrupted succession." It is the lineage of passing knowledge from a succession of gurus to students through oral tradition. 

    About the teacher: Your instructor for the course, Sandip Ghosh comes with 35 years of Learning experience & 20 years of teaching experience. Sandip Ghosh is a talented tabla veteran of the present generation. He has successfully evolved as a promising Tabla player of the Farukhabad Gharana. He is equally adept as a solo musician as well as an accompanist with vocal, instrumental, and dance performances. Sandip is known for his great sense of creativity as well as intelligent and sensible accompaniment. At a very early age, Sandip was initiated to the art of Tabla under the tutelage of Pt. Gobinda Bose. Later on, he came under the keen supervision of internationally renowned artist Pt. Anindo Chatterjee where he has been taking taalim for the last 18 years. As a performer, Sandip has performed all over the globe across the following countries like USA, Germany, France, Singapore, Georgia, Canada, Belgium, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kuwait, Denmark, Italy, UAE, UK, and lots more, in most of the significant concerts like Doverlane Music Conference, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Saptak Music Festival, Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Shankarlal Music Festival, Darbar Festival, Ganga Mahotsav to name a few. Sandip has accompanied several globally distinguished artists like Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, Ud. Shahid Parvez, Ud. Shujaat Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Vid. Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Ramesh Mishra, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Purbayan Chatterjee and many more.

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    Oral notation of tabla comprises onomatopoetic syllables called bols. It was Vishnu Digambar, Vishnu Narayan who created the notation system. These notations are preference based and not standardized.The systems have bols written down in a script such as Devanagari.

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