B.COM (Honours) from Calcutta University
MBA (Marketing) from Heritage Business School
Associate Director - Indradhanu
Online Tabla Mentor - Ipassio
This long term course looks to strengthen the foundation laid out during the beginners course. Students in this course move on from practicing bols or syllable phrases to practicing and playing compositions. The teacher will begin teaching compositions with shurwaat or the beginning in solo tabla playing. Each composition has its own distinct characteristics. Students are taught to observe and adhere to these characteristics when playing the instrument. Kaida which is the next composition after shuruaat, adheres to a strict composition structure. Students get to play and learn each bol and the finger technique to render the bol on the tabla. They learn the application of each bol and its improvisation in kaida. Moving ahead, students get to practice rela, here in, students learn to play, repeating bols at increased speed.
The next composition structure students are taught is the tukra, which predominantly is played at the culmination of a solo performance. It too like rela is characterised by bols played at speed. Further on in the course students get to practice chakradar with a distinct characteristic that adheres to a cyclical form of rendering bols or syllable on the tabla, played or repeated thrice or in three cycles. Progressing further students are introduced to gat compositions, this composition provides students plenty of room for interpretation and improvisations. The various compositions taught in this course are all played as per a rhythmic cycle of beats. Students playing the different compositions follow fixed patterns of rhythm which is either a 16 beat rhythm as in the case of teen taal, a ten beat rhythm pattern termed jhaptaal or a seven beat cycle known as rupak. By the culmination of this course students are well versed with the basics of tabla playing, elementary compositions and playing these compositions as per rhythm cycles or taals.
If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's of playing tabla, Here is another course tailored by Sourabh Goho: Tabla Basics | Hindustani Classical | Tabla Lessons For Beginners In Tabla Training Course
About Sourabh Goho: Music is in his genes. Born to an acclaimed musician father, Harmonium Maestro Pandit Jyoti Goho, Sourabh entered the world of music at the tender age of five. A couple years later Sourabh was training with renowned Tabla Legend, Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh and also took talim from Eminent Percussionist and Composer, Maestro Bickram Ghosh. Another couple years and the young tabla player was performing for his master’s orchestra at the age of nine. Sourabh’s undoubted talent kept evolving complimented by his perfecting skills, leading him to earn a National Scholarship Award from the Government of India in 2010. The scholarship, is not the only feather in his cap as he has accumulated awards and accolades aplenty. Sourabh as a young exponent of tabla, has been enchanting audiences, at home and abroad, with his skillful mastery of the tabla. He has recently been a participant in the coveted Latin Grammy award winning album "70 Veces 7" of a famous band from Latin America called Alfareros. Sourabh currently teaches Tabla in five continents and in 10 countries around the globe. He has successfully taught more than 50+ online students and 100+ students physically at his institute Indradhanu in Kolkata. In his late twenties, Sourabh has a bright distinct future in front of him with every possibility he gets his name etched in the history books as one among the illustrious tabla artists of his generation.
Course specific benefits: This course is best suited for students looking to hone their basics and take their tabla playing a ability a notch higher. Students get well versed with playing different compositions following the rhythmic cycle of varying beats. This course also enhances the tabla players solo playing abilities with its emphasis on making the student capable of playing solo in front of an audience. The rigorous practice through the duration of this course ensures students can move to the next levels of tabla playing exploring complex compositions.
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 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.
Son of Harmonium Maestro Pandit Jyoti Goho, Sourabh started learning under the Tabla Legend Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh from the age of seven and also took talim from Maestro Bickram Ghosh. He has received guidance from both these great maestros for two decades (20 years).
He has received the golden opportunity to become a Gandabandh- Shishya of his Guru Late Pandit Shankar Ghosh, in September 2007. In the year 2010, Sourabh received “National Scholarship Award” from The Ministry of Culture, Goverment of India & performed a Tabla Solo at the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.
In June 2013, he made his International Debut at Shanghai, China and also performed a Tabla Solo at the prestigious Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata.
He has performed in various reputed venues / organisations like: Royal Opera House (Mumbai), Ramakrishna Mission (Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata), India Habitat Centre (Delhi), Epicentre (Gurgaon), The Oberoi (Delhi), All India Tabla Conference (Secunderabad), Phoenix Market City (Bangalore), Pracheen Kala Kendra (Chandigarh), Legends of India (Delhi), Maihar Palace (Madhya Pradesh), Baba Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaraho (Maihar, Madhya Pradesh), HCL Concerts ( Delhi & Gurgaon), Delhi International Arts Festival, Hampi Utsav (Karnataka), 100 years of Maihar Band Sangeetotsav organised by Sangeet Natak Academi, New Delhi among many others.
Besides music, he has completed graduation in B.COM, Accountancy Honours from the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he pursued Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from Heritage Business School, Kolkata.
Apart from performing in Indian Classical Concerts, Sourabh also performs regularly with Indian Classical & World Music Fusion Band, Indian Blue.
Besides being a performer, he also teaches tabla regularly at his father Pandit Jyoti Goho's music institute Indradhanu in North & South Kolkata. Sourabh also offers private Online Classes to students from five continents and various countries across the globe. He teaches privately as well as joined hands with Ipassio - a hobby learning platform which operates from Bangalore, South India. In March 2018, he conducted four days of Tabla Workshop and performed a Tabla Solo at Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. In 2019, he has conducted Tabla Workshop in the state of West Bengal in two towns: Bhadreswar in Hoogly district and Kalyani in Nadia district.
Sourabh currently teaches Tabla in five continents and in 10 countries around the globe. He has successfully taught more than 50+ online students and 100+ students physically at his institute Indradhanu in Kolkata. Recently, Sourabh has played for a famous band "Alfareros" in their album 70 Veces 7 which has won the coveted Latin Grammy award for best album in Latin Music.
This Tabla Basics - Level I (Intermediate) course requires:
Basic knowledge about the tabla and elementary compositions
Tabla set in good condition and good internet connection.