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North Indian Classical Music
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Length
3 Sessions
Price
Program ($300 USD)
Institution
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Subject
Music Performance
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Hindustani Classical Music, Raga, Instrumental Music, Sitar, Sarod, Santoor
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North Indian Classical Music III: Performance Practice

North Indian Classical Music III: Performance Practice
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Length
3 Sessions
Price
Program ($300 USD)
Institution
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Subject
Music Performance
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Hindustani Classical Music, Raga, Instrumental Music, Sitar, Sarod, Santoor
Course Description

A Hindustani Classical Music performance acquires that mystical element mainly due to its improvisational nature. However, the form and structure of a performance is quite well-defined, and followed by all irrespective of the style.

This course begins with explaining the structure of the two basic forms most prevalent today, the Khayal for Vocal performance, and the Alaap, Jod, Jhala and Gat for some instruments.

The course further delves into how a composition is used as a platform to develop and expand on the Raga. Ample demonstration explains how various musical material is created for the purpose, ranging from the slow melodic designs, Alaap, to fast embellishments, the Taan, which become the primary improvisational tools. The idea of Expansion and progression (Badhat) becomes quite clear from this.

The course also goes on to explain the accompaniment on the harmonium or the sarangi, and the role of the tanpura.

The basic purpose of performance essentially remains the same for an instrumental performance of Hindustani Classical Music, viz. presenting a Raga. The physical characteristics and limitations of various instruments will decide the form of this presentation, and the kind of musical material used for development.

The course continues to explain the progression and development of an instrumental performance, using the Alaap, Jod, Jhala and the Gat form, which is used by instruments like the Sitar, Sarod, Santoor etc.

The course uses guided listening sessions to explain the performances, and also contains listening assignments.

Practice lessons continue, helping the students experience some more Ragas.

Quizzes at the end of each session, as well as Assessment exercises help students track their progress.

schedule

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Session 1: Forms: Vocal and Instrumental Performance
Understand the Basic form of presenting a Raga through a vocal performance, the Khayal, and its structure. Understand how some string instruments use another form for performance, the Alaap, Jod, Jhala and Gat, and its structure.
Session 2: Khayal and Development
Understand the progression and development, and the use of various musical material in a Vocal Khayal performance.
Session 3: Alaap, Jod, Jhala and Gat
Understand the Alaap, Jod hala and Gat progression and the use of various musical material, for an instrumental performance.
Certificates
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: North Indian Classical Music. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

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.