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North Indian Classical Music I: Fundamental Elements

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Go at your own pace
3 Sessions / 7 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Afrikaans
Topics
Hindustani Classical Music, Raga, Rhythm, Tala
Course Description

This is the first course of the North Indian Classical Music program, which aims to introduce this music tradition to any music motivated learner by combining theoretical and practical teaching approaches. This course presents the fundamental elements of North Indian Classical Music, from the Swara (note) and Laya (tempo) to the concepts of Raga (melodic framework) and Tala (rhythm framework). By the end of the course, the student will be able to sing basic scales and patterns and will be prepared to explore and practice the more advanced concepts of composition, development and performance presented in the subsequent two courses of the program.

Students will receive feedback through a series of quizzes and by submitting practical performance assignments that are evaluated by assistant teachers with the support of the Music Critic technology.

This course was developed in collaboration with Ragasphere and practical performance assignments are powered by MusicCritic.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: The Swara and the Saptak (September 25, 2018)
Understand the Hindustani Musical scale with its 12 notes and micro-tones.
38 lessons
1. Introduction
2. The_Shadja_-_Sa
3. Practice the Sa - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
4. Practice the Sa - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
5. Pa__Ma__Ga_and_Re
6. Practice the Pa - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
7. Practice the Pa - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
8. Practice the Ma - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
9. Practice the Ma - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
10. Practice the Ga and Re - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
11. Practice the Ga and Re - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
12. Dha__Ni__and_the_Full_Saptak
13. Practice the Dha and Ni - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
14. Practice the Dha and Ni - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
15. Practice the Full Saptak Slower - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
16. Practice the Full Saptak Slower - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
17. Practice the Full Saptak Faster - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
18. Practice the Full Saptak Faster - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
19. Poorvanga_And_Uttaranga
20. Komal_Re_And_Ga
21. Practice the Komal Re - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
22. Practice the Komal Re - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
23. Practice the Komal Ga - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
24. Practice the Komal Ga - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
25. Komal_Dha_And_Ni
26. Practice the Komal Dha - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
27. Practice the Komal Dha - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
28. Practice the Komal Ni - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
29. Practice the Komal Ni - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
30. Teevra_Ma
31. Practice the Teevra Ma - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
32. Practice the Teevra Ma - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
33. Practice Pattern 1 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
34. Practice Pattern 1 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
35. Practice Pattern 2 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
36. Practice Pattern 2 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
37. Practice Pattern 3 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
38. Practice Pattern 3 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
Session 2: Raga: The Concept (October 2, 2018)
Understand the concept of Raga and its structure.
30 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Raga_-_The_Concept
3. Physical_Construct_Part_1
4. Physical_Conctruct_Part_2
5. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 1 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
6. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 1 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
7. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 2 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
8. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 2 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
9. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 3 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
10. Practice Raga Bhoop Pattern 3 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
11. Raga_Possibilities
12. Some_More_Ragas
13. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 1 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
14. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 1 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
15. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 2 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
16. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 2 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
17. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 3 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
18. Practice Raga Ahir Bhairav Pattern 3 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
19. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 1 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
20. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 1 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
21. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 2 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
22. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 2 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
23. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 3 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
24. Practice Raga Jog Pattern 3 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
25. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 1 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
26. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 1 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
27. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 2 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
28. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 2 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
29. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 3 - Audio (Low Pitch, D) - 10 min
30. Practice Raga Yaman Pattern 3 - Audio (High Pitch, A) - 10 min
Session 3: Laya and Tala: The Concept (October 9, 2018)
Understand the concept of Laya, and the Tala and its structure.
9 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Laya_-_The_Concept
3. Practice Keeping Time - Audio - 10 min
4. Laya_To_Tala
5. Construct_Of_Teentaal
6. Some_More_Talas
7. Practice Division In 2 - Audio - 10 min
8. Practice Division in 4 - Audio - 10 min
9. Practice Division in 3 - Audio - 10 min
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course

Prior Knowledge:

  • No prior knowledge of the subject, but an “ear for music”.

Equipment:

  • Windows or Mac desktop or laptop with a microphone and speaker/headphones.
Additional Information

Thank you for your interest in our course.

This is a unique course because it has a double purpose:

The program aims to provide an understanding of the basic concepts and structure of North Indian Classical Music, to students and performers of other genres of music, and help them explore it vocally or on their instruments. This program will also prepare students of Hindustani Classical Music, both vocal and instrumental, to pursue learning from a teacher or a Guru.

At the same time it has been conceived as a pilot course to test a new system of automatic assessment of music performance.

The Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) has built the Music Critic Technology. This technology aims to facilitate the learner's assessment, making it more automatic and less human-dependent, it facilitates the subjective assessment by teachers by means of computing objective similarity scores from examples given by the teachers.

Users under 18 years of age are not allowed to participate in this Course.

Kadenze is collaborating with Universitat Pompeu Fabra to test this new technology in this Course.

How does it work?

• You will be asked to upload into the Kadenze learning environment audio recordings for your exercises.

• Kadenze will code your identity and send your audio recordings (without your identifier information) to Music Critic for assessment.

• Music Critic will evaluate it and will store your audio recording indefinitely with the aim of improving Music Critic systems.

• Music Critic will send the assessment of your audio recording back to Kadenze's learning environment, and the teacher will validate it.

• The teacher will ask you to post your feedback on this new system through a survey to be filled out anonymously and send to the Music Technology Group.

• As in any other course you do not have to do all the exercises or complete the course, but Universitat Pompeu Fabra would very much appreciate if you collaborate with us on this pilot.

• You may contact Oriol Romani (oriol.romani@upf.edu) for any further information

By registering to this course YOU CONSENT:

• Your coded audio recording (without personally identifiable information) will be sent to Music Critic systems (Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Spain) for analysis and evaluation purposes.

• Your coded audio recording can be stored indefinitely in Music Critic systems with the purpose of improving the Music Critic technology.

The Music Critic automatic assessment of your audio recordings will be sent back to Kadenze's learning environment to be reviewed and validated by the teacher of your course.

Your anonymous feedback on the automatic assessment system will be sent to Music Technology Group.

By registering to this course YOU CERTIFY that you are 18 years of age or older.

YOU CONSENT to have your audio recordings licensed with a Creative Commons License with the aim that the Music Critic audio recordings database could be used by others:

• Public Domain Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

• Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ) ONLY in this case, Kadenze will send your audio recordings to Music Critic system with your first name and surname, so that you can be given appropriate credit.