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Teach Yourself to Sing: Basics of Western Classical Vocal

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 Other Western Music Courses Master Solfege

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Durga

Durga is a pentatonic (consists of 5 notes) raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the easiest ragas to get started with. When is Raag Durga sung? Raag Durga is sung in the second division of the night between 9 pm to midnight. What is the nature of Raag Durga? Raag Durga evokes the Sringara Rasa. What is the Thaat of Raag Durga? The Thaat of Raag Durga is Bilawal. What are the notes in Raag Durga?…

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Brindavani Sarang

Brindavani Sarang is an audhav (consists of 5 notes in both Arohana and Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is a very popular raga in the Mathura region of India.   When is Raag Brindavani Sarang sung? Raag Brindavani Sarang is sung in the afternoon between 12 pm – 3 pm. It is also considered as a summer season raga. What is the nature of Raag Brindavani Sarang? Raag Brindavani Sarang depicts the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood). What is…

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bhimpalasi

Bhimpalasi is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the most used ragas used in popular music today.  When is Raag Bhimpalasi sung? Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in the early afternoon between 12 – 3 pm. What is the nature of Raag Bhimpalasi? Raag Bhimpalasi is meant to depict the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood). What is the Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi? The Thaat…

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bageshri

Bageshri is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. Many film songs were composed in Raag Bageshri by the famous hindi music director C. Ramachandra. When is Raag Bageshri sung? Raag Bageshri is sung in the second division of night between 9 pm – 12 am. What is the Thaat of Raag Bageshri? The Thaat of Raag Bageshri is Kafi. What is the nature of Raag…

Indian Ragas: Raag Yaman for Beginners

Yaman is a sampurna (consists of 7 notes) raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the first ragas a Hindustani classical student learns and is considered to be one of the most fundamental ragas in the tradition.  When is Raag Yaman sung? Raag Yaman is sung in the first quarter of the night between 6 – 9 pm.  What is the nature of Raag Yaman? The nature of Raag Yaman is Romantic and depicts the Shaant Rasa…

Learn Hindustani Classical Music: Patterns in Kalyan Thaat

In the 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…

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…

Carnatic Music Lessons: Carnatic Singing Patterns

This course “Learn to sing patterns”, comes packed with various exercises of Carnatic singing patterns divided into Sarali, Janta and Dhatu varishais/svaras, along with videos that explain these concepts and their importance. On practising each exercise, the student gets instant feedback to improve from. These exercises help you learn the fundamental abilities that enable you to sing complex melodies later on. Sarali svaras are simple patterns with increasing level of complexity. Janta svaras teach you how to sing doublets of…

Carnatic Music Lessons: Carnatic Vocal for Beginners

Carnatic 101 singing course comprises of the fundamental exercises that are needed to get you started with a lifetime of learning singing in the Carnatic style. It consists of videos introducing you to the concepts of sruti, tanpura, svara and svarasthana, exercises to practise single svaras and sarali svaras of different complexities. All the exercises are in the scale structure of the raaga Mayamalavagowla. These are the first exercises any student of Carnatic music would practise. Enrol now for free…

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