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Excellent Student Support (email & whatsapp)
The course provides learning materials through elearning combined with regular personal support from dedicated teachers. There’s also a growing network of fellow students.The programme is popular in communities where there is a wish to explore the authentic musical foundation of the Sikh approach to life. It brings within everyone’s reach the ability to play the string instruments that the Sikh Gurus themselves played and promoted for use in Kirtan: Rabab, Saranda, Sarangi, Taus and Dilruba.When you pick up your instrument and you start to play, it’s like a feeling between you, the instrument and Waheguru Ji. It’s a stress reliever, just an amazing experience and I really think everyone should experience this. Bandagi Kaur, SMT student of Rabab, California, USA.
As a student you will experience the vital role of raag (raga) in creating specific moods. Listening, singing and playing with this appreciation will open up a new dimension in your engagement with music, making it actively relevant in every waking moment. Sikh Music Training makes learning simple and easy. It is a chance to be part of the revival of this spiritual heritage, with its boundless application to life. How to begin your journey of Sikh Music:
Step 1: Make your commitment to yourself
Step 2: Register for the course
Step 3: Acquire your Dilruba
Step 4: Attend the orientation session to start your sacred journey
The Sikh Music Training course is designed as a three-year programme.
The first year focuses on establishing a comprehensive understanding of the musical notes used in singing Kirtan. Development of listening skills, vocal training and instrumental practice are integrated into the curriculum from the start. Additional key components of learning include Basics of rhythm played on Tabla or Jori percussion instruments.
Correct pronunciation of verses from Gurbani
Terminology for the musical notes used to compose a raag.
Grades completed: Grade 1, Grade 2
SECOND & THIRD YEAR
The second year supports progress from beginner to intermediate level. Listening skills, vocal training and instrumental practice continue to develop. New musical concepts such as meend and gamak are introduced, advancing the understanding of music and Kirtan to a deeper level. In addition, the second and third years emphasise: Musicology in Sikh Music - exploring the emotions in a raag.
Introduction of Composition in music - an opportunity to begin exercising individual creativity
Key performance skills for sharing Kirtan with other people within a congregation.
Grades completed: Grade 3, Grade 4
Grades completed: Grade 5, Grade 6
Play a Sikh Musical instrument
Understand key performance techniques
Basic of Sikh Music & traditions
Sikh Music Technology
Sikh Music Musicology
Rhythm, Sur, Saaj
Connect with self, emotions, shabad & expression for wellness
This training is designed to guide students and teachers to the power of sacred sound. Within the 3 years of the course: you will be able to sing Guru’s shabad, Guru’s way with Guru’s instruments: