USD 549


Course duration
12 week(s)
Max class size
2
Study Hours Per Week
45min
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In this course student will be introduced to different aspects of Rhythm, understanding songs in different beat patterns, introduction to what a raga is, and a few compositions composed in the same raga in classical and film music.  Student will be able to learn semi classical based film songs containing sargams and swara patterns. Student is also introduced to light classical non-filmi and folk genre. You will have the opportunity to use all the voice gym techniques learned in your previous courses by co-ordinating your singing with your breath control and rhythm.

Course Format

Batch Size: 2

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week

Objectives

  • Learning to warm up with pitch and notes perfection.
  • Introduction to beat patterns, rhythm and tempo with exercises.
  • Identify,  understand and learn to sing songs with different beat patterns in a consistent tempo
  • Understand and learn to sing songs that start on beat, before beat, after beat with beat positions and tempo
  • Introduction to raga, scale and expression
  • Learn to sing a raga based film song with expression and melody
  • Learn to sing semi-classical based film song which contain sargams/swara patterns in the song to help understand the swara placements
  • Introduction to folk music, understand the pattern, lyrics and learn to sing a folk song in the right tempo.
  • To learn to embellish the songs with emotions, mood and expression  

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the students will

  • Know how to attain pitch and notes perfection
  • Know beat patterns, rhythm and tempo
  • How to sing songs in different beat patterns and maintain the tempo and breath control throughout the song without missing the beats
  • Awareness of how to sing songs with off beats
  • Awareness of how classical ragas are used in film songs.
  • Know how to sing a semi-classical based film song with the right swara positions.
  • Know how to understand and sing a folk song with the importance of tune, lyrics and tempo

This course is for students who have completed the Voice Gym II course. The student is expected to submit an assessment and have a session with our Voice Gym Counsellor prior to beginning the course. Student should have:

1. Basic knowledge of Swaras and sing in pitch with Tanpura or drone

2. Have Tanpura, Shruti Box or Tanpura Sofware such iTablaPro or Tanpura Droid

3. Have a metronome software or metronome app

Warm up
  • Introduction
  • Exercises to connect tonic notes
  • Readiness to Perform (Pitch and notes accuracy exercises)
  • Practice Tip
Rhytm and Beat Patterns
  • Introduction
  • Taal patterns
  • Exercises for pace, tempo with four beats and breath control
  • Songs based on the four beat pattern
Beat Patterns of three
  • Identifying beat patterns of three
  • Exercises for pace, tempo with three beats and breath control
  • Songs based on the three beat pattern
  • Choice of Songs and References
Beat Patterns of five
  • Identifying beat patterns of five
  • Exercises for pace, tempo with five beats and breath control
  • Songs based on the five beat pattern
  • Choice of Songs and References
Beat Patterns of seven
  • Identifying beat patterns of seven
  • Exercises for pace, tempo with seven beats and breath control
  • Songs based on the seven beat pattern
  • Choice of Songs and References
On Beat
  • Identifying and understand songs that begin on beat
  • Practice Songs that begin on beat
  • Choice of Songs and References
Before Beat
  • Identifying and understand songs that begin before beat
  • Practice Songs paying attention to tempo throughout the song
  • Choice of Songs and References
After Beat
  • Identifying and understand songs that begin after beat
  • Practice Songs paying attention to tempo throughout the song
  • Choice of Songs and References
Introduction to Light Classical
  • Introduction to raga
  • Scale - Ascending and descending notes
  • Practice a film song based on classical raga with expression & melody
Introduction to Semi-classical Genre
  • Introduction
  • Practice a film song based on sargams or swara patterns
Introduction to Folk Music
  • Introduction
  • Importance of Lyrics, melody, tempo in folk music
  • Practice a regional folk song