North Indian Classical Music is very firmly based on the concept of Raga, and presenting a Raga is the purpose of its performance. While Raga deals with the melodic element of music, the rhythm element is represented by another uniquely Indian musical concept, the Tala.
This first part of the course, which we call Acquaintance, aims at explaining these two basic concepts.
Understanding of such abstract concepts is not really complete unless you experience these for yourself. The course, besides videos explaining the concepts, contains a series of practice exercises. You can sing or play along with these, to complete your experience.
Whether you are a student or a performer of Indian or any other world music, or a listener curious to understand the basics, you should find the course helpful.