About the Course
It is a on going course -
At Sangeet Sadhana we create group based on competency, attitude and talent.Therefore it is targeted to all age groups ranging from 5 to 65Years. The whole ambience of our school ,the nature of its discipline or Sadhana, the instruments used to support our music, are all directed to one single end – the acquisition of swara, the core and substance of Indian Classical music. In Sangeet Sadhana Classes happens in 3 different levels Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The teacher interacts with individual attention and infuses a liking towards real music in students.In Sangeet Sadhana we have Following courses
1. Hindustani Vocal Classes
2. Carnatic Vocal classes
3. Indian Instrumental classes (Sarod, Sitar, Violin, Mohan Veena, Guitar)
4. Flute Classes
5. Tabla classes
6. Western Guitar classes
7. Keyboard classes
# The purpose of this class is to give swaragyan. Elementary lessons (Swaradhyaya) of shruti, swara, Sur and Tala( Talagyan), sargams, rules of raagas aroha avaroha, vadi- samvadis, the swar sangatis, pakad, and Paltas listening to thekas of Taal and keeping a mental note of tala while demonstrating. Concepts of saptak, Thaat paddhati or parent scales etc are taught. Particular emphasis is laid on reproducing music in notation. Theory and evolution of classical music are discussed in detail, like difference between allied ragas their catch notes etc. Proper Pronunciations and bol banana aspects will be given importance. The initial lessons are very attractive so that students don’t exhaust their patience
# Familiarity with Talams, alankarams.
# Introduction to geethams and also Swarajathis. Students get familiar with and are able to identify the basic ragams. Student should be able to sing all carnatic exercises with ease.The student will learn the lower sthayi varsai and two more swarajathis.
# The student will also be introduced to Lakshana geethams.
# Introduction to singing tanams. Understand the concepts of speed and tempo in Carnatic music. Attain flexibility in voice and perfection of notes. Introduction of a different scale or Raga. Familiarize the student with Kakali Nishadam.
# Introduction to voice culture technique. The vowel practice enables the student to gain control and help modulate their voices.
# Fingering Techniques of improving or modifying the quality of sound production in order to increase the aesthetic effects are emphasised. Some of these embellishments are kana or grace notes, kampan or tremor, krintan or pizzicato , zamzama, midh or portamento or glissandi, Ladi(quick tremolo strokes) are taught with fine detailing in order to appreciate the subtleties involved in playing Sitar. Similar ornaments also exist in the case of Sarod but involve slightly different techniques, since the latter does not have frets.
# Fingering techniques used in playing flute, understanding the texture of the notes and their tonal quality.
# Techniques to overcome the limitation by changing the scale through transposition or murchhana. This involves making another note Ma or Pa the tonic and thus changing the fingering pattern.
# How to vary the breadth which the key to changing the octaves, understanding the different blowing techniques to obtain the wide musical change, techniques of tonguing , tatkari etc.
# The jod and jhal are played by emphasising the rthythmic aspects by using a combination of tonguing and blowing techniques both.
# Understanding the theka which thus provides the standard for the improvisations( uthan, peshkar, kayada, Rela, gat, Tihai, Tukda/chakradhar). Sound production style which is the quality and the techniques used . rhythmic practices form the core of our teaching methodology here .
# We follow the traditional aalap-jod-jhala-gat sequence. Instrumental renditions either follow the tantrakari ang or the gayaki ang.
Who should attendPeople those who love music , love to sing, Listen or want to play instruments.)
What you need to bringCome with a open mind but having an intention that yes i will learn something new and interesting."
Key TakeawaysIn-depth understanding, strong foundation , good atmosphere and above all you will develop a love for music.
Apart from that
Group Practice sessions - Have lots of fun and make new friends
Written notations, recordings.