INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Dhrupad Workshop in New DElhi by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Dec 2003


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Dhrupad Workshop in New DElhi by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Dec 2003 Oct 02, 2003 02:04 a.m.

Dhrupad Workshop
Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar
in New Delhi
Daily sessions from 20th December to 1st January
Duration: 2 hours each session.

Recommended for: 1. All vocalists of Indian or Western tradition.
2. All students of Sitar, Surbahar and Been
Dhrupad is one of the most ancient existing forms of classical music in India, and its vocal technique is the basis of North Indian classical music. This art form encompasses the techniques of producing heard and unheard sounds (Anahat Nad) , and its practices can elevate any singer's vocal and hearing skills through a natural process.
Ustad Fariduddin Dagar will be visiting New Delhi from 20th December to 1st January and would be conducting a workshop on the Dagar vani, and will initiate the students to the fundamentals of the Dagar style of Dhrupad and Dhamar. He would also attend to the advanced students of Sitar, Surbahar and Rudra Veena. On the final day of the workshop Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar would present a recital which would provide a complete glimpse of the theory and techniques taught in the workshop to the students. The workshop would focus on the following :
1) principles and practices of tuning the tanpura (drone instrument) and hearing the harmony and overtones from the instrument;
2) Basic concepts of Dagar vani;
3) methods of articulation to produce vowels and syllables in different registers with different intensities;
4) basic exercises to develop the voice;
5) producing tonic shades which pave the way to establish the mood of the melody;
6) The technique of Alap, Jod and Jhala as sung with vocal syllables;
7) The treatment of various Ragas in Dhrupad tradition.
The principles of presenting the song text (composition or Bandish) and its improvisation (Upaj) with different rhythmic patterns.

Workshop fees for overseas participants $ 100 per participant.,
For Indian Participants- Rs 2000 per participant
For details about boarding and lodging enquiries may be directed to or
or contact Suvir Misra on 9810700758

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