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Learn Light and classical Ghazals step-by-step

Ghazal: Classier form of Indian music
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Video: 5h 26m
Language: English
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•This course is created especially for those Indian music lovers who love the Ghazals. Majority of people like old movie Ghazals, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Begum Akhtar etc. In this course, students will be able to grasp and acknowledge the basics of the most popular Indian music genre:Ghazal. They will learn to sing the popular Ghazals of Jagjit Singh & Ghulam Ali from the scratch. Ghazals like “Ye Daulat bhi Lelo, ye Shauhrat bhi lelo”, “kal Chaudavi ki raat thi”, “Ranjish hi Sahi”, “Aaj jaane ki zid na karo” will be discussed and bisected deeply for their understanding. These are all very familiar and ubiquitous Ghazals, thus, it will be fun for the Ghazal lovers to dive deep into its discussion and singing pedagogy. 
•Starting from the knowledge of the notes, ragas, talas in which they are composed, some four to five ghazals would be taught in detail whereas some of them briefly. In the beginning the students will be introduced about the Definition, origin, background, history, terminology  and parts of Ghazal; how one should be singing; what singing technique or voice should be used while singing; pronunciation of the proper ‘zabaan’, dialect, of the Urdu language. Furthermore, what attitude and emotions are needed to sing the Ghazals will be discussed. 
•Ghazal vocalism is hugely accompanied and ornamented with Harmonium. Therefore, it’s essential for the students to have the basic knowledge of playing harmonium. So, a brief training of harmonium, only on the Ghazals which will be taught in detail, will also be provided. 
•Ghazal singing is the semi-classical genre of Indian music, therefore, it’s essential to know Indian classical vocal music on the basic level- Swar, saptaka, pitch, shadja, shruti, raga, tala, etc. which I have already taught in my previous two courses. So, if someone is not aware of Indian music mechanism, I recommend them to first complete the courses on beginner level to have a good understanding of this course. 

You will learn

✓ Students will be able to sing their favourite Ghazals in a proper manner, knowing fully about its dialect, grammar and rendition.
✓ Ability to locate swaras (notes), Tala and figure out the raga in which the ghazal is composed will be developed.
✓ Interest in composing Ghazals, Nazm, sher, and other musical genres will be developed.
✓ Awareness of Farsi/Urdu or Muslim music culture will be harnessed, because a musician should know and enjoy all kinds of music
✓ Ability to figure out the raga in which a particular Ghazal is performed


• You should have the basic knowledge of Indian music like voice, scale, pitch, swar, Tala, and Ragas.
• You will need an app for Harmonium and Tabla. You also need drone setter like Tanpura. I have some suggestions in the course.
• You should be able to play the basic Harmonium, which is an added advantage in Ghazal vocalism
• Should have adequate passion and interest for Indian music and Ghazals and patience to practice daily for 30 minutes.

This course is for

• Anyone who is interested in learning popular Ghazals of Ghulam Ali or Jagjit Singh, Farida Khanum etc.
• Anyone who knows music, and wants to pursue a proper training and vocalisation of semi-classical music like Ghazal.
• Anyone who loves and wants to explore Urdu/Farsi Language.
• Someone who loves to sing and perform in public and parties
Indian Classical Vocalist, Music Teacher
My Story
Early Days
          Back in India, Music has been the crucial part of my life, since I was five years old.
My mother is a musician too and she groomed me tediously to make me a good singer. Since my childhood, my mother incorporated me to her teacher, Mr.Kashalkar, who has always been my source of guidance, inspiration, and knowledge in this field.
After being mentored by him and clearing all Prayag (prestigious north-Indian classical level) Exams for 10-12 years approximately, I moved to Delhi for my higher studies in music.
Moving to Delhi was my jump start move in music, as I found myself competing among the highly talented students and veteran teachers and maestros. In Delhi, I started my training with my professor’s wife, Dr. Soma Singh, who helped me in developing the nuances, improvisations, and minute variations in the raga system.
During my Graduation, Masters, M.Phil and PhD in Indian music, I have been fortunate to achieve the guidance from many great maestros like Pt. Vidyadhar Vyasa, etc..
I fell in love with the tunes and peculiarities of different ragas and perceived them as my mental healer. 
PHD Experience
          Doctorate in music was the time, when I actually perceived music as a source of spiritual, emotional, physical  development of my persona. I enjoyed music without any pressure or exam fear. Research field works, meeting eminent musicians, gaining knowledge regarding my thesis rejuvenated me from within and made me feel on the top of the world. 
          Waking up at four, doing yoga for the voice warm ups, daily practices starting with OM rendition, followed by swarabhyasa, raga rendition, imbibed an overwhelming confidence and contentment in my personality. 
          Swar practices, Alankaras and different raga development engages our brain and mind, which unleash the brain knots and enhances the brain-mind-soul functionality. Music imparts optimism and mindfulness in our trait and subsides negativity like ego, sorrow. 
          In my experience, Indian vocal music including raga system helps us in tranquilizing our overall attitude, behavior, and thought process, focus etc.. My advice to all the students, even for those who are not interested in music, is that they should surely give it a try and take this course,
in order to rekindle and transcend their lifestyle.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 26m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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