Description

This course is created especially for those Indian music lovers who love the Ghazals. Majority of people like old movie Ghazals, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Begum Akhtar etc. In this course, students will be able to grasp and acknowledge the basics of the most popular Indian music genre:Ghazal. Theywill learn to sing the popular Ghazals of Jagjit Singh & Ghulam Ali from the scratch. Ghazals like “Ye Daulat bhi Lelo, ye Shauhrat bhi lelo”, “kal Chaudavi ki raat thi”, “Ranjish hi Sahi”, “Aaj jaane ki zid na karo”will be discussed and bisected deeply for their understanding. These are all very familiar and ubiquitous Ghazals, thus, it will be funfor the Ghazal lovers to dive deep into its discussion and singing pedagogy.Starting from the knowledge of the notes, ragas, talas in which they are composed, some four to five ghazals would be taught in detail whereas some of them briefly. In the beginning the students will be introduced about the Definition, origin,background, history,terminology and partsof Ghazal; how one should be singing; what singing technique or voice should be used while singing; pronunciation of the proper ‘zabaan’, dialect, of the Urdu language. Furthermore, what attitude and emotions areneeded to sing the Ghazals will be discussed.Ghazal vocalism is hugely accompanied and ornamented with Harmonium. Therefore, it’s essential for the students to have the basic knowledge of playing harmonium. So, a brief training of harmonium, only on the Ghazals which will be taught in detail, will also be provided.Ghazal singing is the semi-classical genre of Indian music, therefore, it’s essential to know Indian classical vocal music on the basic level- Swar, saptaka, pitch, shadja, shruti, raga, tala, etc. which I have already taught in my previous two courses. So, if someone is not aware of Indian music mechanism, I recommend them to first complete the courses on beginner level to have a good understanding of this course.