Sitar, an indian stringed instrument has a very prominent role in India Classical Music. It holds a special place in the Indian Classical World. Learn Sitar Online with Pt. Abhishek Maharaj. Learn the basics of Sitar, how to play Sitar - the beginner level.
A stringed instrument played by plucking, is one of the most well known Indian musical instruments and has a very prominent role in Indian Classical Music. The Instrument has gained popularity both in India and the west over the past few decades. The 16th century Sufi mystic Amir Khusrow has also had a major role in the development of the instrument.
About Sitar - the Instrument - The sitar consists of a hemispherical base made out of a dried and hollowed gourd (tumba), a long half-round frame of wood (dandi), a second resonator, and wooden pegs that run through the length of the sitar. The number of frets on the dandi range from 16 to 24. The tuning of the sitar has evolved into two very distict schools- the Pt. Ravi Shankar (instrumental style) and the Ustad Vilayat Khan (gayaki style) schools.<\\/span><\\/p>\\r\\n
In this course you will learn How to hold the sitar, The basics of playing sitar. Use of Sitar strings, How to tune the Instrument, How to use Mizrab or Plecktrum, The strokes (Up and down), the notes, chords and more.
Swar Kala Sangam was established 37 years ago in Jammu - J&K when the Founder - Director Prof. Baldev Singh Bali decided to dedicate his life in the field of Music. Prof. Bali studied the intricacies of music under the guidance of Sangeet MahaMaho Upadhayay Pt. Dilip Chanderji Vedi and Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan Pt. Bhimsen Ji Joshi. He has expertise in Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khayal, Thumri and Tappa. He holds the formal degrees of Sangeet Alankaar from Gandharv Mahavidhyalay Mandal - Pune, Prabhakar from Punjab University and BA from University of Jammu and Kashmir. Now Swar Kala Sangam is managed by Prof. Bali's Daughter and disciple - Ms. Mukta Mehta. She is a qualified music professional with MA in Music and Gold Medalist in Music from Jammu University. Now Swar Kala Sangam provides Music Class (indian classical music class, carnatic music class, ghazal music class, bhajan class, folk music class, bollywood music class, western music class and more), Dance Class (kathak class, bharatnatyam class, manipuri dance class, odissi dance class), Art Class (Drawing, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting and sketching), Instrument classes (Guitar class, Piano Class, Tabla Class, Sitar Class, Flute Class, Harmonium class and more)
The aim and objective of the Sangam are to impart Classical Values in the children and adults, Impart knowledge to the ones aiming to take Music and Arts as their profession, organize music conferences, demonstrations, festivals in memory of eminent musicians and also to encourage young artists by giving them all the help to exhibit their talent. Swar Kala Sangam has been instrumental in organising a number of conferences in Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu.
• KNOW YOUR POTENTIAL –"SWAR KALA SANGAM“ is the place where you can refine and redefine your music and dance skill in a most encouraging and creative atmosphere.
• RICH HERITAGE - At "SWAR KALA SANGAM“ , we access and promote the rich heritage of Indian Classical, Bollywood and the World Music and dance. With this purpose we exist for all those who love music and desire to learn singing and/or play a musical instrument.
• NO AGE LIMIT - "SWAR KALA SANGAM“ exists to discover and build on the musical and creative potential present in children and adults too. Age group does not limit us as leaning happen at all ages, We give a lot of importance to the individuals skills and liking for music and dance and we make them as musical as they desire to be and also nurture their talent. We impart music knowledge in the best way possible manner with passion and conscience. Even more, we impart music learning to different types of individuals with varying skills.
• PASSION & PLEASURE - Hence, for us at "SWAR KALA SANGAM“, teaching music is not just a passion but an absolute pleasure. "SWAR KALA SANGAM"