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Posts published in July 2018

Singing to connect with nature and discover himself

“Music has no language, no words can possibly express my passion for it. It is an ocean, a mode to connect myself with nature and with my soul” Such is the depth of this 27 year old web developer’s passion for singing. Mr. Apurba Shah Gopal is from Narsingdi, a district in central Bangladesh. Being extremely passionate about music, he has invested his 15 youthful years into learning it relentlessly. Having faced several difficulties through his musical journey and successfully overcoming…

Mastering solfège (Part1)

This course comprises of first 43 solfège exercises from A. Dannhäuser, Solfège des Solfèges, Book 1, published by G. Schirmer, Inc. in 1891. All the exercises are in the scale of C major and with a 4/4 time signature. You will be able to practice these exercises and get instantaneous feedback on how well you sing them. Enrol now Following are the course contents Learning intervals Whole, half-notes with rests Quater-notes and rests Eighth-notes and combinations Enrol now

Western Vocal 101

This course comprises of the basic exercises that are a prerequisite for any singing aspirant. This will help you to embark on your singing journey and hone your basic skills. Enrol now Practice exercises provided in this course span the following aspects. Warmup Vocal agility Dexterity Vocal range Enrol now

Introduction to Raag Durga

This is an introductory course on Raag Durga in Hindustani music. The course contains video explanations for important concepts in the raag followed by practice sessions for you to repeat, after the guru and internalize the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance. Concepts covered: Aroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam geet and lyrics. Enrol now Lesson Structure  Introduction Practice of Aroh and Avroh…

Introduction to Raag Brindavani Sarang

This is an introductory course on Raag Brindavani Sarang in Hindustani music. The course contains videos explanations for important concepts in the raag followed by practice sessions for you to repeat after the guru and internalise the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance. Concepts covered: Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam Geet and lyrics. Enrol now Practice Of Aroh, Avroh and Pakad Practice…

Introduction to Raag Bhimpalasi

This is an introductory course on Bhimpalasi in Hindustani music. The course contains videos explanations for important concepts in the raag followed by practice sessions for you to repeat after the guru and internalise the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance. Concepts covered: Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam Geet and lyrics. Enrol now The course contents are as follows: Practice Of Aroh,…

Introduction to Raag Bageshree

This is an introductory course on Raag Bageshree in Hindustani music. The course contains videos explanations for important concepts in the raag followed by practice sessions for you to repeat after the guru and internalise the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance. Concepts covered: Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam Geet and lyrics. Enrol now The following are the course contents. Practice Of…

Introduction to Raag Yaman

This is an introductory course on rāga yaman in Hindustani music. The course contains videos that explain the basic melodic concepts and characteristic aspects of rāga yaman. Each video is followed by an appropriate audio lesson to internalize and practise the concept. While practising a student will receive instant feedback based on the performance. This course covers concepts such as āroh-avroh, nyās, vādi-samvādi, chalan of rāga yaman. A student will be able to practice sapāt lessons in different speeds, ālap…

Patterns in Kalyan Thaat

In Hindustani 101 singing course, you’ve learnt the fundamental patterns that are set in Bilawal thaat. This course brings these patterns with svaras from Kalyan thaat. These exercises will help you get the hang of svaras of Kalyan thaat and would ease learning of raags that fall under this thaat. These are highly recommended before taking any other course on raags of Kalyan thaat going forward. Enrol now This course consists of the following learning and practice modules. 1. Svaras of…

Know your nottuswarams

Nottuswarams are the small songs which resemble western melodies composed by Sri Mutthuswami Dikshitar in the language Sanskrit. They are among the first songs learned by Carnatic music students. The nottuswarams in this course are all in Raga Shankarabharanam, which has all the seven notes. This course is brought to you by SaPa. Tutors and contributors for this course include K. Shruthiranjani, Gayathri Prakash,Vivek Sadasivam and Abishek Sridhar (Voice), Ambi Subramaniam (Violin) and B S Prashanth (Mridangam). Enrol now This…

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