Online Lessons in Indian Music, Hindustani Singing, and Harmonium:
In addition to foreign language lessons, Talkingbees.com also offers classes in Indian music and harmonium!
India and Bangladesh are two culturally-rich countries with musical traditions thousands of years old. Today, Bollywood supports an immensely popular Indian music industry. Indian music has also had great influence on Western music. Even the Beatles and the Byrds were inspired by Indian music, initiating the “raga rock” sensation of the 1960s.
The harmonium is a instrument closely related to the organ and is very popular in South Asia. It is widely used to help people to learn to play Indian music, learn Hindi songs, and learn Bengali songs. In India and Bangladesh, it is sometimes referred to as Petit or Baja. The instrument itself isn't native to India, as it was brought to the country from England in the 19th century and slightly modified. For example, instead of playing the harmonium from a stool, musicians sit on the floor to play the instrument. If you want to learn how to play harmonium, Talkingbees can teach you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How do I start learning Hindustani music with Talkingbees?
To start your online music class, all you need to do is contact your online music teacher through the Talkingbees Contact Us page. You and your teacher will determine your level and your goals. If you wish to learn any specific Hindi-Bengali songs, then simply provide your teacher a list of songs that you would like to learn.
What can I learn with Talkingbees Indian music lessons?
• How to play the harmonium
• Vocal-voice training, where you learn different styles of singing
• Learn Bengali songs, Tagore songs, Nazrul songs, Adhunik songs
• You can also learn Hindi songs, Bollywood songs, Bhajans, and more!
Do I need any special equipment for my online music class?
You need minimal equipment to begin learning Indian music. You simply need:
1. A Skype and a Gmail account
2. A harmonium (if you wish to study the instrument)
3. A pen or pencil and a notebook for taking notes
4. A webcam with a high quality microphone
5. Song lyrics for any specific Indian songs you wish to learn
Can the harmonium help with voice-vocal training lessons?
Yes! Many students are able to increase their range with Hindustani singing and harmonium training. Your voice will improve at a natural speed with the help of Talkingbees.com voice training lessons.
Will playing harmonium help me learn Hindi?
Yes! Often times, one of the best ways to learn a new language is through song. So, if you want to learn traditional Hindi or Bengali language with the help of Bengali songs or popular Bollywood songs, learning how to play harmonium can be a great help!
Where will my teacher be located?
Our Indian music teacher, Susmita, teaches directly from Kolkata (Calcutta), capital of West Bengal, so you will learn from someone with authentic experience in harmonium and Hindustani singing!
The choice is simple...
You can begin studying Indian music today with a private tutor! If you really love Indian culture and Indian music, then let’s get started!
Have questions? Contact us for more information!
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