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Hindustani Classical Music : Voice Training for Beginners

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Course Highlights

  • Introduction to Hindustani classical music
  • Includes voice training
  • Covers the introduction to swaras
  • Exercise to familiarize with swara system
  • Introduction to Raga Bhooplai & Raga Durga

About the Course

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description


To do exceptionally well in Hindustani Classical Music, proper guidance is a must. In today’s lifestyle it is neither possible to follow the old “Guru-Shishya tradition” in its original format, nor get the assurance of proper guidance.


In such conditions we strive to build a new path which leads to achieve our goals regarding learning and preserving our Hindustani Classical Music.. Our modules are prepared under guidance of Pandits, Musicologists and renowned experts in the field so we can give certain plans which are surely beneficial for students as well as for connoisseurs who are in search of good guidance.



This is the module which is specially built for absolute beginners. No matter if you were ever tried singing or not! We are here to guide you properly. For absolute beginners there is need of Train their vocal cord before starting learning Ragas (or songs). We are providing 7 week plan which is surely helping to form a sound base of Hindustani Classical Music. This is for the absolute beginners as well as students who are already learning and crossed few steps. This is containing warm up, some exercises as well as starting learning the basic raga. Practices regularly and with proper concentration as per our module will surely helping in building strong basic pillar regarding the Hindustani Classical Music.


Here are 3 reasons to join Hindustani Classical Music : Beginners Course:


  • This is a systematic program to develop / train voice
  • It includes a step by step approach for easy progress
  • It covers the complete structure of two ragas - Raga Bhooplai & Raga Durga


  • And here’s a bonus reason: You learn with one of the most popular instructors of Hindustani classical music.


The course package:


  • The course can be usually covered in 6-weeks
  • 17 video tutorials.
  • You can also take longer if you need to


The course outline:


Exercise for Week – 1 :


  • Om
  • Sa
  • Sa in Aakar


Practice each exercise one after one. Do each step 5-7 times. Before start singing listens to the track 3-4 times. Remember this exercise must be done very calmly & patiently. Observe your voice movements, it should be calm and steady during practice. You should increase time of practice gradually. These exercises are equally useful to learn all kind of music. Even well known musician start their practice with same kind of riyaz. This riyaz helps in culturing (find alternative) your voice as well as improve concentration ability. Follow the practice track carefully to get maximum benefit. Use our provided practice track to practice.


  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
  • Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa


This is the riyaz for shuddh Swar {natural notes}. Firstly listen to the track 2-3 times then try to hit each note correctly with help of practice track. Listen to the demo carefully and then practice observe your voice movements. Only listen to the aakar practice & ask for feedback…


Exercise for Week – 2 :


  • 1. Om – 5 min.
  • 2. Sa - 5 min.
  • 3. Sa in Aakar - 5 min.


Practice each step for 5 minutes. You can increase the time gradually. Remember this exercise must do very calmly & patiently. Note your voice movements. It should be calm and steady during practice. For practicing Sa in Aakar - Firstly listen 2-3 times and sing alternately Sa and its Aakar, confirm that your voice is hitting the same note in aakar. do very calmly & patiently. Preferred time for Riyaz is early morning.


1. Natural notes (Shuddha Swar) -


  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
  • Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa.


Practice this same exercise which we have learned in previous week for 5-8 times. Listen to the aakar try to copy. Practice notes (in sargam) and in aakar alternately. Observe carefully notes in aakar try to copy the same. Be careful about notes in aakar do patiently and slowly.


2. Combination of 2 notes -


  • Sa Re, Re Ga, Ga Ma, Ma Pa, Pa Dha, Dha Ni, Ni Sa
  • Sa Ni, Ni Dha, Dha Pa, Pa Ma, Ma Ga, Ga Re, Re Sa.


Firstly listen of exercise 2-3 times then try to imitate with the help of our provided practice track. Initially practice only notes don’t sing aakar, after listening 2-3 times and understanding each note try with aakar. Sing notes and aakar alternately. Listen 2nd exercise. Try to copy.


Practice 5-6 times. Now only listen to the aakar of 2nd combination practice its notes slowly.


Practice each exercise 5-6 times calmly. Be careful about notes in aakar do patiently and slowly.


Exercise for Week – 3 :


Please remember that in each week we are going to add different kind of exercises in our module, hence last week’s riyaz repetition is needed. So repeat the last week’s riyaz firstly which would be taking about 20 minutes, and then listen to the following simple combination.


Listen following exercise 2-3 times and try to copy.


Combinition of 3 notes -


  • Sa Re Ga, Re Ga Ma, Ga Ma Pa, Ma Pa Dha, Pa Dha Ni, Dha Ni Sa
  • Sa Ni Dha, Ni Dha Pa, Dha Pa Ma, Pa Ma Ga, Ma Ga Re, Ga Re Sa.


Combinition of 4 notes –


  • Pa Dha Ni Sa.
  • Sa Ni Dha Pa, Ni Dha Pa Ma, Dha Pa Ma Ga, Pa Ma Ga Re, Ma Ga Re Sa.


Listen to aakar and try to imitate. Observe carefully the voice movements in aakar. Do both exercises at least 5 times each (both in sargam and aakar).


Exercise for Week – 4 :


Repeat our previous schedule of Riyaz i.e. Omkar to Combination of 3 notes.


Now you must feel more comfortable with our exercises and if not you need little more concentration. If you are confused about anything please ask us for feedback.


Some simple combination - 1 - Sa Re Sa Re Ga, Re Ga Re Ga Ma, Ga Ma Ga Ma Pa, Ma Pa Dha, Pa Dha Pa Dha Ni, Dha Ni Dha Ni Sa.


Sa Ni Sa Ni Dha, Ni Dha Ni Dha Pa, Dha Pa Dha Pa Ma, Pa Ma Pa Ma Ga, Ma Ga Ma Ga Re, Ga Re Ga Re Sa.


Some simple combination - 2 - Sa Re, Sa Ga, Re Ga, Re Ma, Ga Ma, Ga Pa, Ma Pa, Ma Dha, Pa Dha, Pa Ni, Dha Ni, Dha Sa.


Sa Ni, Sa Dha, Ni Dha, Ni Pa, Dha Pa, Dha Ma, Pa Ma, Pa Ga, Ma Ga, Ma Re, Ga Re, Ga Sa.


This combination will help you to hit alternate notes.


Exercise for Week – 5 :


Start with previous week’s riyaz. For change you can change order of combinations, but we advice to start with Om.


Read some musical terms given in the glossary with which you are familiar now like Shuddh swar, Alankar etc. Try to understand their meaning.


Use our Tala Module and listen to tala Dadra. Try to catch the beats. See our glossary to understand terms used. Practice tala for 4-5 times. Make some schedule like concluding day


Sa Re Ga Ma, Re Ga Ma Pa, Ga Ma Pa Dha, Ma Pa Dha Ni,


Today’s riyaz with tala so that you will equally master in tala too which is needed for a good musician. Give 5 minutes to each exercise of previous weeks.


Listen to the aaroh- avroh of Raga Bhupali carefully try to copy it. Also try aakar.


Listen to the pakad try to understand its meaning as well as importance with help of provided glossary. Concentrate on each note and also on to the aakar.


Exercise for Week – 6 :


From this week we are starting learning ragas. Try to understand terms associated with ragas like vadi swar, aaroh- avroh, lakshangeet etc. we are providing following flow chart which is helping you to learn the Raga. Please keep in mind that the regular riyaz (which includes om and other exercises) is essential to achieve certain height in performance hence riyaz of previous things as well as learning new things must go simultaneously. Use our practice tracks as well as guidance from our experts who guide you in proper direction. Remember you should practice till perfect. Always ask for the feedback.


We are providing different levels to learn ragas. This is according to the traditional Guru-Sishya Parampara. First two levels approximately take 3-5 months to master. Learning more bandishes helps you to understand raga in various angles as well as it increases your interest also.


Raga Bhupali & Raga Durga


About the Instructor

navin Karkera

RFU music foundation is dedicated to spreading the joy of learning Hindustani classical music to music lovers all across the globe by presenting information about Ragas in a manner that is easy to learn, understand and appreciate!. Our team, comprised of experienced musicologists and Gurus, has taken the effort to develop the fundamental theories of Ragas so that you receive technically sound material to learn and enjoy.


The unique self learning modules of Ragas are designed for everyone, from new learners who want to get initiated into Hindustani classical music, to advanced students, who want to learn the intricacies of Ragas and Bandishes.


We at RFU music foundation ,constantly work to update our repository of Ragas and Bandishes so that you get to choose from a rich variety of material to study and appreciate.



I have been seeking affordable Hindustani Classical/Raaga lessons. I wish to try your class. Will we get feedback on our singing voices, so that we can make improvements? This is very important for me. Thank you! Om Namah Shivaya!

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