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North Indian Classical Music
Length
3 Sessions
Price
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Program ($300 USD)
Institution
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Subject
Music Performance
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Afrikaans
Topics
Hindustani Classical Music, Raga, Rhythm, Tala
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North Indian Classical Music I: Fundamental Elements

North Indian Classical Music I: Fundamental Elements
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Length
3 Sessions
Price
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Program ($300 USD)
Institution
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Subject
Music Performance
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Afrikaans
Topics
Hindustani Classical Music, Raga, Rhythm, Tala
Course Description

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.

schedule

This course is in scheduled mode "." Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: The Swara and the Saptak
Understand the Hindustani Musical scale with its 12 notes and micro-tones.
Session 2: Raga: The Concept
Understand the concept of Raga and its structure.
Session 3: Laya and Tala: The Concept
Understand the concept of Laya, and the Tala and its structure.
Certificates
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This course is also part of the Program: North Indian Classical Music. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

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Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the North Indian Classical Music Program and is offered for credits from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

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.

Software:

  • Standard Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.
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.