To have a healthy, original and consistently balanced voice, practicing basic Hindustani Classical Music is mandatory. ‘Raag Fundamental 1’ will take you to the very roots of Hindustani classical music. This course is the beginning of your journey to become a performer, a playback singer or even a composer. Learning and practicing the content of this course would help you enhance your vocal abilities and musicality. In this course you will learn the language of Hindustani Classical Music through terminologies and signs. You will learn to practice the Bilawal scale and vocal exercises that strengthen your voice. You will also learn to identify the notes from a tune which will help you learn the tune quickly and correctly. You will also learn the basic form of a Raag in Hindustani Classical Music to begin understanding it's relation to a particular mood.
This module allows you to earn credits towards the Pro Hindustani Playback Vocals programme at True School. If you choose the credit option and pass this course with a minimum overall grade of 50%, this course will be recognised and counted as completed in your study pathway when you enrol for a full fledged, on campus Pro programme at True School.
Start Date: Jan 2021 | Timings to be announced
Duration: 11 Weeks
For Ages: 15+
Skill Level:Beginner 11 Weeks / 6hours of work per week
3 Credits* Live Classes
Video Lessons Assignments
Quizzes Peer Assessments
Computer/ Laptop/ Tablet or Mobile Device
Headphones (Recommended) and or speakers
Notebook and Pen
Android : ishala pro / Tanpura Droid & Pro Metronome app OR iPhone : iTabla pro
Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL MUSIC
In this lesson, you will get to learn the basic terminologies of Hindustani classical music. You will also get to learn various signs that are used in the Hindustani classical notation system.
Session 2: INTRODUCTION TO BILAWAL SCALE AND VOCAL EXERCISES
You will get to learn and practice the scale of Bilawal. You will learn about Alankar which are the vocal exercises with rhythm to strengthen your voice. You will get to create your own vocal exercise as well.
Session 3: INTRODUCTION TO PYRAMID, CHAIN, AND INTERVAL VOCAL EXERCISES
You will get to learn and understand the advanced vocal exercises which help you sing the swars fluently. It will also help you understand the distance between the swar.
Session 4: BILAWAL - BANDISH
You will get to learn and sing the traditional tune (bandish or chhota khayal) based on the Bilawal with taal teentaal
Session 5: INTRODUCTION TO SWAR MAPPING
You will understand the concept of swar mapping by identifying the notes from a tune.
Session 6: INTRODUCTION TO RAAG DURGA
You will get to learn and understand the information of raag Durga. You will also get to sing the Aroh- Avaroh and Alankar from Raag Durga in Swar and Aakar. This will help in getting fluent with the raag Durga.
Session 7: SIGHT READING THROUGH HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL NOTATION
You will learn to identify the notes from a traditional tune based on Raag Durga.
Session 8: DURGA- BANDISH
You will get to sing the bandish based on the raag Durga. Bandish is an important part of the raag presentation.
Session 9: RAAG BILAVAL- REVISION
You will be able to revise all the concepts from Raag Bilawal and can almost be prepared for the exam
Session 10: RAAG DURGA- REVISION
You will be able to revise all the concepts from Raag Durga and can almost be prepared for the exam
Session 11: Final Exam/Assessment Brief
Brief description of the final exam.
Recognise musical terminologies and signs that form the language of Hindustani Classical music.
Sing the Bilawal scale and exercises using correct Pitch and Rhythm
Strengthen pitch and rhythmic accuracy
Identify the notes of a tune with the help of the Taanpura, and sing the tune
Learn 2 pentatonic scales, Raag Bhupali and Raag Durga
Relate the mood of a performance to it's Raag
Practice rhythm cycles using Teental and Jhaptaal to strengthen your rhythmic accuracy
Care for your vocal health through correct practice methods
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