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ONLINE Indian Music Workshop (5 days)

Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 2:30 PM Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Monday to Friday, May 4–8 from 2:30–4:00pm
Online via Zoom.

WITH HASU PATEL

NOTE: Registrants will be sent a Zoom link an hour before the first class.

This course is generously offered by a world-class sitar player. Its aim is to give students a window into the theory and practice of the classical Indian raga system, Raga Sangeet, and provide context surrounding this sacred music. 

Within the arts tradition of Music of North India, this unique and innovative program is intended to offer awareness, creativity and an experience of healing in the attendees at all levels. It will enhance greater understanding of the rare and sacred Classical music of Ancient India in its pristine purity, including the theory of the Raga and Tala system.  Feel the harmonizing vibrations of the vocal exercises within the body building over the five days. The course will be taught in the traditional style, which has special rules regarding the practice itself, and respect for fellow students and the teacher.

This Nada Yoga series will include:

• History and theory of the music of India
• Comparison between Western and Indian music system
• Presentation of the Swaras (musical notes) and major Thatas (scales)
• Singing exercises with different Thaats (scale patterns)
• Teaching of one Raga with Bandish (rhythmic composition) and Tanes (improvisations)
• Recitation of Sanskrit hymns and kirtans
• Examples of the same concepts on sitar and tabla

Hasu Patel is available separately for individual instruction on Sitar and Tabla.

 

Teacher

A close and longtime friend of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, Hasu Patel is a composer, performer and educator of music of India. She is one of the few world-class female artists performing classical music on sitar today. Hasu plays Sitar in a very special style known as Gayaki Ang (vocal style), where the sitar replicates the fluidity and subtle nuances of the human voice. This innovative technique is credited to her Guru, the Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib of Imdad Khani Gharana. She has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating in its pristine purity, the fascinating, and highly evolved classical music of Ancient India. She wrote her concerto for full orchestra, choir, sitar and tabla while on retreat at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. She teaches at Oberlin College’s Conservatory of Music. She played at the 30th and 50th anniversaries of the 1969 Woodstock music festival.

 

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Start:
Monday, May 4, 2020 @ (PDT) 2:30 PM
End:
Friday, May 8, 2020 @ (PDT) 4:00 PM
3741 West 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90292 United States
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sivanandaLA.org