Prarambhik - Indian Classical Music

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Prarambhik - Indian Classical Music

A beginner vocal music class typically spans a one-year course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of singing and develop their vocal abilities.

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  • Course Includes
  • Sargam & Alankaars
  • Introduction To Raaga
  • Raag Yaman
  • Raag Bhopali
  • Raag Alahiya Bilawal

What learn

  • Swar Ka Gyan
  • Alankaars and Voice Excercises
  • Raaga and their usage
  • Bandish based on Raaga

Course Content

9 sections • 7 lectures • 07h 00m total length
What is Swar?
"Swar" is a term used in Indian classical music to refer to a musical note or pitch. In Indian classical music, there are seven basic swaras: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni. These swaras are analogous to the Western musical notes. Each swara has a specific frequency and a unique characteristic, and they form the building blocks of melodies in Indian classical music. Additionally, in Indian music theory, there are also variations of these basic swaras, known as komal (flat) and tivra (sharp) swaras, which introduce microtonal nuances to the melodies.
Introduction to SARGAM
"Sargam" is a term used in Indian classical music to refer to the system of solfege, where each swara (musical note) is represented by a syllable. The basic sargam syllables are Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni, corresponding to the seven swaras. In addition to representing individual notes, sargam is also used to denote musical sequences or phrases. Singers often use sargam to practice and memorize melodies, as well as to communicate musical ideas to other musicians. Sargam is an integral part of Indian classical music pedagogy and performance, and it plays a vital role in improvisation and composition within this musical tradition.
Practice Basic SARGAM
"Sargam" is a term used in Indian classical music to refer to the system of assigning syllables to musical notes. It is similar to the Western solfege system (do, re, mi, etc.), but with different syllables. In the Indian classical music tradition, each of the seven basic swaras (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) is associated with a specific syllable. The Sargam syllables are as follows: Sa Re (or Ri) Ga Ma Pa Dha (or Dhaa) Ni These syllables are used to denote the ascending and descending sequences of notes in a raga (melodic framework). Singers and instrumentalists often use Sargam to practice and memorize melodies, and it serves as an important pedagogical tool in Indian classical music education.
"SA" Ka Riyaas
Practicing "Sa ka Riyaaz" (practicing the Sa note) is important in Indian classical music for several reasons: Tonal Center: "Sa" serves as the tonal center or reference point in a musical composition. By practicing Sa, musicians develop a strong sense of pitch and tonality, which is essential for maintaining the integrity of the melody and staying in tune throughout a performance. Tuning: Regular practice of Sa helps musicians in tuning their instruments accurately. Whether it's a vocalist or an instrumentalist, starting with Sa ensures that the entire performance is in tune with the chosen reference pitch. Voice Training: For vocalists, practicing Sa helps in vocal warm-up and voice modulation. It allows singers to explore their vocal range, improve their pitch accuracy, and develop control over their voice. Raga Exploration: Sa is the starting point for exploring and developing melodic structures (ragas) in Indian classical music. By focusing on Sa, musicians can delve deeper into the nuances and characteristics of different ragas, understanding their unique patterns and phrases. Foundation for Learning: Beginners often start their music education by practicing Sa. It lays the foundation for understanding the Sargam system and gradually progressing to more complex melodies and compositions. Concentration and Focus: Practicing Sa requires concentration and focus, as it involves maintaining a steady pitch and rhythm. Regular practice of Sa helps in improving concentration skills, which are essential for overall musical performance. In essence, Sa ka Riyaaz forms the fundamental practice routine for musicians in Indian classical music, providing them with a strong foundation and essential skills for further musical exploration and performance.
Sa ka Riyaaz (2)
In Indian classical music, practicing "Sa ka riyaaz" with vowel sounds is a technique used to develop vocal control, tonal clarity, and resonance. Each of the basic swaras (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) is practiced with specific vowel sounds
SARGAM Practice
Sargam practice is an essential aspect of training in Indian classical music. Here's a basic outline of how you might approach Sargam practice: Warm-up: Begin with vocal warm-up exercises to prepare your voice. This could include gentle humming, sirens, or lip trills to loosen up your vocal cords. Sa Re Ga Ma: Start by practicing the ascending and descending sequence of Sa Re Ga Ma. Pay attention to intonation, clarity, and consistency of each note. Pa Dha Ni Sa: Next, practice the ascending and descending sequence of Pa Dha Ni Sa. Again, focus on maintaining pitch accuracy and clarity. Alankar (Ornamentation) Practice: Work on various melodic patterns or alankars using different combinations of swaras. These patterns help in developing finger agility for instrumentalists and vocal flexibility for singers.
Swar Ka Riyaaz Test


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Prarambhik - Indian Classical Music Course - Beginner Level Music Course for Music Aspirants

Introduction to Fundamentals of Music - SARGAM, TAALS and Basic Raags

Foundations of Music Theory:

  • Introduction to basic music theory concepts such as rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation.
  • Learning about musical scales, intervals, and keys.
  • Understanding time signatures and rhythmic patterns.

Breath Control and Posture:

  • Techniques for proper breathing to support vocal tone and projection.
  • Posture exercises to optimize airflow and vocal resonance.
  • Understanding the connection between breath control, posture, and vocal quality.

Vocal Warm-Ups and Exercises:

  • Vocal warm-up routines to prepare the voice for singing.
  • Exercises to improve vocal range, flexibility, and strength.
  • Practice of various vocal techniques such as articulation, diction, and vowel shaping.

Individual Coaching and Feedback:

  • Receiving individualized feedback from the instructor on vocal technique and performance.
  • Working one-on-one with the instructor to address specific vocal challenges and goals.
  • Setting personal milestones and tracking progress throughout the course.

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