INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Teaching styles

 

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Neal
Teaching styles May 25, 2003 07:06 p.m.


How do most teachers teach, IOW do most teachers write out gats, tans etc for the student or not?

Neal

Remco
Re:Teaching styles May 26, 2003 03:57 p.m.


Hi Neal,
My teacher started with scale exercises, a simple gat in Raga Bilaval: Sthayi, Manjha, Antara, and some tanas. In addition she gave me stroke-exercises. After 3 to 4 months we changed to a slow Maseet Khani Gat in Raga Yaman, also with stroke exercises. After about a year we began with Alaap, very slowly, in Yaman. She usually divides lesson time in exercises and composition.
She also organised some tabla-lessons, but I missed them unfortunatly. These were to introduce the students to the rhythmical aspects.

Peace,

Remco

Russ
Re:Teaching styles May 26, 2003 05:57 p.m.


Hi Neal;
You asked this before I think? I don't believe a teacher teaching in the traditional way will write these out, but there may be some more "westernized" teachers who do. It certainly can be done!
Remco
Re:Teaching styles May 27, 2003 10:00 a.m.


I forgot to tell: my teacher writes down the exercises using the S,R,G system. I've made a computerfont so I can organise them in my PC, using Quark or InDesign. I've made a system so I can write the komal and tivra notes as well as the lower and higher octaves.
But my teacher insists I learn the exercises from memory though....

Peace,

Remco

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