Raga: Theory and Practice
with Nishit Dey
In our part of the world, classical music dates back to around the 12th century! Classical music is often referred to as “shuddha sangeet” which means pure music. Over time as world economy changed, new form of music were formed.
It is fascinating to understand that, almost every tune and melody created in our region is connected to a raga. The course is designed have insight, train and practically apply the principles of rhythm, theory, melody and glamour of north Indian classical music.
The number of different classical ragas are practically endless, this course aims to start the journey of understanding and applying classical music and initiating the journey of further learning, in a crash course of 4 months.
1. Understanding the concept of classical instrumental and vocal music.
2. Introduction to intermediate level understanding of north Indian classical music.
3. Achieving theoretical and practical knowledge on classical ragas and techniques.
4. Aiming to be able to play at least two ragas within the end of the course.
5. rigorous training on Indian classical rhythm.
6. composition, group rehearsal and final performance at the 3rd space auditorium.
The course will cover the following topics:
Introduction to classical music history, maestros and theory.
Learning to identify raags and compose melody on them.
Introduction and intermediate guide to classical rhythm and rhythm patterns.
Learning Raga yaman.
Learning raga charukeshi/ahir bhairav/todi.
Thorough practice on classical time signatures and working on poly-rhythms.
Listening and analyzing various artistes.
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Every Thursday 7 - 9 pm
3000 BDT ( per month )
6/6, Block - F,
Joint Quarter, Aziz Moholla
Day 44: On Evolution
You’re only able to become who you truly are, to approach the glory of the manifested ideal, insofar as you are willing to let yourself die to yourself, again and again and again, each time allowing yourself to transcend and include your previous state of being, in ever-increasing clarity, refinement, and eloquence.
You are as an unending symphony, friends, and each symphony is a microcosmic reflection of you, both dying into and being born out of each moment, in perfect harmony, synchronicity, and flow.