Hindustani Classical Riyaaz Level 1: Basic Four Riyaaz Exercises

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Last Update October 2, 2022

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About Course

Level of the course: Level of the course is Pre Basic in this age and course category.

This is a pre basic riyaaz course. It consist four breathing exercises for pre beginners.

Course Availability options: Course videos combined with online/offline sessions.

Free Demo Available: Yes

Content of the course: 

This Course Includes

6 Video lessons and 12 Practice tracks.

6 male practice tracks and 6 for females.

Riyaaz Exercises videos and practice tracks to practice. 

  • BREATHING EXERCISE WITH TANPURA
  • ALTERNATE NASAL INHALE EXHALE EXERCISE (ANULOM,VILOM)
  • HUMMING EXERCISE (PUT IT ON SA AS PER SCALE GIVEN BY TEACHER)
  • SA (SHADAJ) EXERCISE WITH TANPURA & HARMONIUM

 

Class Pattern: Each session is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 is video and part 2 is composition practice of the same on practice track.

Videos: Explains the way of doing exercise.

Practice Tracks: These tracks are meant help in actual practice. Student must play these and practice as per recorded instructions.

Focus: To get in the groove of Hindustani classical vocals, control over breathing and in increase lungs capacity.

Duration: The original course duration is 2 weeks. One can choose option of taking it in 3 weeks. Though riyaaz is integral part of singing and must be done throughout the learning process.

Instrument required: No Instrument required. Practice tracks contain all the required help.

Certificate after completion: Yes

 Course Delivery Related 

    • By default the course comes with course videos combined + live sessions with faculty. But student can choose other options as well.
    • Please note that offline sessions or home sessions are only available if an offline Tree of Skills center is within 10 Km’s of your area.  
    • Default live or physical (in Center) session is one on one (personal session) with duration of 25 minutes. For a group of 4-6 then 60 minutes.
    • Groups are made if students have same skill and learning ability.
    • Default duration of home session is 40 minutes.
    • Fee for Offline sessions depends upon the fee structure of the offline center. For offline sessions student first has to buy online package then contact offline center and pay additional amount if any to complete the enrollment.
    • Course Duration: It is the duration for which you want the course active. You can choose multiple options. You can always increase or decrease course duration. 

 

Learning Objectives

This course is the beginning of the Classical singing.
Student should be able to understand Sa and practice the same.
Student will get the idea about tanpura.

Requirements

  • Nothing as such.
  • Practice tracks included so no additional instrument required.

Target Audience

  • any one above 5 years of age

Curriculum

4 Lessons40h

Riyaaz 1_ Bhastrika

Inhale oxygen by nose slowly then hold for 10 sec (This time may be gradually increased to 15 sec after few months). Then exhale slowly.
Riyaaz 1_Bhastrika Exercise4:52Preview

Riyaaz 2_Alternate_Breathing Exercise

Riyaaz must be done daily. Use tanpura with your scale in background. Inhale from one nostril by blocking other with your finger and exhale from the nostril which was blocked prior after unblocking it but block the one which from which you inhaled.

Riyaaz 3_Humming Exercise

Open mouth humming: Open mouth and start the humming. Do until you run out of breath. Closed mouth humming: Close mouth and start the humming. Do until you run out of breath. (PUT IT ON SA AS PER SCALE GIVEN BY TEACHER)

Riyaaz 4_Sa Practice

SA (SHADAJ) EXERCISE WITH TANPURA & HARMONIUM.

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