Hindustani Vocal music is the classical music of India. Monark university provides the unique opportunity for students everywhere to learn Hindustani Vocal music from the convenience of their own home through a highly structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion.
Hindustani Classical Music also known as Śāstriya Saṅgīt is the birth of music in India, it has been passed from generations. If you master Hindustani Classical Music then this becomes as your base of all form of music & you may learn any other form with ease. Much of the musical forms innovated by today’s pioneers merged from Hindustani Classical its self.
Our course will help you to take first step into Hindustani Classical Music. This course is designed in such a way that you will understand your voice physiology. Eventually you will discover how voice modulation works & how to take ownership of your voice & how to perfect melody, rhythm & musical phrase.
Overview of Hindustani classical:
(1) music and its historical development.
(2) Introduction to the essential concepts and terminologies of Hindustani music.
Swar (Musical Notes):
(1) Understanding the seven swaras (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) and their variations.
(3) Practicing sargam (vocal exercises) in different ragas (melodic frameworks).
(1) Introduction to various talas (rhythmic cycles) commonly used in Hindustani music, such as Teen Taal, Ek Taal, and Rupak Taal.
(2) Learning to perform basic taal patterns through vocal bols (syllables) and clapping exercises.
Ragas (Melodic Frameworks):
(1) Study of different ragas, their characteristics, and emotional expressions.
(2) Learning the structure of ragas, including the ascending (Aroha) and descending (Avroha) scales.
(3) Practicing Alankars (musical patterns) in different ragas to develop melodic agility.
(1) Understanding the structure and components of a bandish (composition).
(2) Learning traditional bandishes in different ragas, including khayal, thumri, and bhajan.
(3) Exploring the various aspects of bandish rendition, such as taan (fast melodic passages), bol-baant (syllabic improvisation), and layakari (rhythmic variations).
Voice Culture and Techniques:
(1) Developing proper vocal techniques, including breath control, voice projection, and clarity of pronunciation.
(2) Practicing voice exercises (swara-vistar) to expand the vocal range and improve tonal quality.
(3) Understanding the nuances of gamak (ornamentation) and meend (gliding) in Hindustani classical music.
(1) Learning to present a traditional performance, including the introduction (alap), composition (bandish), and improvisation (raga development).
(2) Understanding the importance of mood, emotion, and improvisation in Hindustani vocal music.
(3) Developing stage presence and communication skills for a compelling performance.
Listening and Analysis:
(1) Regularly listening to recordings of renowned Hindustani classical vocalists to enhance musical understanding and appreciation.
(2) Analyzing performances and identifying melodic patterns, improvisational techniques, and rhythmic intricacies.
(1) Conducting periodic assessments to evaluate the students’ progress in vocal techniques, ragas, bandishes, and improvisational skills.
(2) Providing constructive feedback to help students improve their musical abilities.