Kadenze: North Indian Classical Music I: Fundamental Elements

 with  Nitin Amin

The course is structured into three sessions.

Session 1 begins with explaining the Swara, i.e. Musical note, and the Saptak i.e. the musical scale, as used by Indian Classical Music.

Session 2 explains the fundamental and unique concept of the Raga, or a melodic theme, which becomes the sole purpose of a musical presentation. The rules related to the formation of a raga, and its presentation are explained.

Session 3 goes on to look at the Rhythm aspect, and explains the concepts of Laya, and the Tala which is based on the concept of Avartan, or repetition of a rhythmic cycle.

Understanding these fundamental elements, the Swara , Raga and Laya/Tala, prepares the student to explore them further, and see how these are actually used in a performance, in subsequent courses.

Each session comprises of a number of instructional videos explaining the concepts, and audio practice exercises, which help a student experience the concepts for themselves, and also develop musical skills.

A Quiz at the end of each session, and an assessment exercise, evaluated and graded, helps one check on the progress.

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

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