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Kadenze: North Indian Classical Music II: Raga Composition and Development

 with  Nitin Amin

This course takes a student beyond the basic physical construction of the Raga and Tala, and helps understand the aesthetic principles, which are later used for development during a performance.

The course begins with a closer and more detailed look at the Raga, and explains the concepts of Chalan of a Raga, and the relative importance of musical notes used, through the Vaadi and Samvaadi swara.

The course then explains the language of the Tabla, and how this is used to aesthetically structure the Awartan of the Tala. This also explains how the Tala is expressed as a Theka for a Khayal accompaniment.

The two frames of the Raga and the Tala come together to form the Bandish, the composition. The course explains the need for this, and how this happens, with a lyric also being included in the composition.

The continuous spectrum of the tempo of compositions, ranging from the slowest, the Vilambit, through the Madhya, on to the fastest, the Druta is explained through illustrations. We then go on to understand the internal structure of the Bandish, and how the Bandish becomes a tool for development during a performance.

Besides the videos explaining the concepts, the course contains practice lessons for experiencing the concepts learnt.

Quizzes and Assessment exercises at the end of each session help you track your progress.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Music
Provider Kadenze
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
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