The art of playing Hindustani music, based on our ancient Raaga system, on a modern electronic keyboard.
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What is Hindustani Keyboard?
Electronic keyboards are capable of recreating a wide range of preset sounds, which include imitations of many instruments and some electronic synthesizer sounds. When Hindustani Music,
based on our ancient system of Ragas, is played no the Keyboard, one is said to be learning Hindustani Keyboard.
Learning Hindustani Keyboard At Sriguruji
The Learning Journey
Students often wonder whether to learn Hindustani or Western Keyboard. If one wished to explore Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet, learning Hindustani Keyboard is recommended.
Indian music is melody based while western music is harmony based. Melody means playing songs with single note and harmony means playing with both hands. After developing a certain level of proficiency, one can learn and add chords to fill the melody thereby enriching it!
At the Academy, we provide the keyboard during class and encourage students to come practice. We don’t expect students to carry the heavy instrument to each class.
Beginners learn the finger positions of sapta swaras on the keys. They learn to play simple alankaars, which are combinations of swaras and become competent in playing certain basic raagas. They learn to play simple songs which are embellished with classical overtones.
Students at the Intermediate level are made to learn chota khayals based on various raagas through which they acquire expertise in alap and tan.
As they progress into Advanced levels, students are trained to improvise on alaps with ornamentation techniques. By this time, they are trained with the dexterity to construct bada khayals based on an various of raagas.
The Academy conducts yearly Internal Assessments followed by a Parent Teacher meeting to share the student’s learning curve. Sriguruji students undergo systematic practical and conceptual training and are encouraged to appear for Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Exams. These exams are optional.
Our Hindustani Keyboard Gurus
Dilip Mohite holds a Sangeet Visharad in Harmonium from Aakhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. He has a rich experience of over 15 years in guiding many music students in educational institutions across Mumbai. Before joining Sriguruji Art Academy, he has been a faculty of music in Sangram Sangeet Vidyalaya and Vimal Sangeet Sadhna.