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Hindustani Vocal 101

Prerequisites

Anyone above the age of 6 yrs. Interest in music and curiosity to discover the joy of learning are the only other prerequisites.


Overview

This course is ideal for students looking to take their first steps into the world of Hindustani Vocal Music. The course aims at providing a strong foundation where learning is a process of constant discovery. The student acquires the ability to use basic elements of music (melody and rhythm) to improvise musical phrases. The course will lay the foundation for acquiring clarity of voice and teach how to focus on the stability of the note and match pitch perfectly with the Tanpura. The student develops listening skills with an exploratory outlook in addition to acquiring knowledge. The OM book has got study material, reference reading material and listening material. The variety of prayers and folk songs are included in the book for the student to gain exposure to the richness of regional music. One Prayer and One folk song is learnt. The student learns one Bandish in Bhupali. The additional Bandishes are given to initiate students to listen to classical music.