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North Indian Classical Music I: Fundamental Elements

Universitat Pompeu Fabra via Kadenze


This is the first course of the North Indian Classical Music program, which aims to introduce this music tradition to any music motivated learner by combining theoretical and practical teaching approaches. This course presents the fundamental elements of North Indian Classical Music, from the Swara (note) and Laya (tempo) to the concepts of Raga (melodic framework) and Tala (rhythm framework). By the end of the course, the student will be able to sing basic scales and patterns and will be prepared to explore and practice the more advanced concepts of composition, development and performance presented in the subsequent two courses of the program.

Students will receive feedback through a series of quizzes and by submitting practical performance assignments that are evaluated by assistant teachers with the support of the Music Critic technology.

This course was developed in collaboration with Ragasphere and practical performance assignments are powered by MusicCritic.

Taught by

Nitin Amin



4.0 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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    Sahilpreet Singh
    One of the best courses on Indian Classical Music that I have found online. The course is well structured and affordable as well. The creators of this course have made it suitable for total beginners. They take you from very beginning to an advanced level. Also the exercises along the course help you practice the concepts and get a good grasp on a particular topic. The course language is very clear. The instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable in their respective fields. Anyone who want to learn about Indian classical music, I will recommend this course to them.
  • Anonymous
    I paid 45 USD for this course. That is how it was advertised. A couple of months later, I could not access the course. When I contacted Kadenze, I was told that I had to pay a monthly membership fee if I wanted to continue. That is the hidden condition. Please be Aware.

    I have given 1 star because it is a very good course.
  • Anonymous
    A very good approach to teaching about Indian classical music.

    A lot of material. Good info and good teacher involved in this duty.

  • Anonymous
    I just found it very comfortable and informative. Would recommend to anyone interested in North Indian Classical Music.

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