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Harmonium Alankar Purna

Harmonium is one of the oldest musical instruments used in India and its origin is a much debated one. Many old writings state that its origin dates back between the later parts of 18th century and 19th century. This instrument gained popularity as it has sturdy sound and also is easy to carry. Harmonium is used well with classical music like Carnatic, Hindustani classical music and Ghazal performances and more.

Among the various harmonium classes in Pune, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya is the most reputed and the oldest institution which offers finest harmonium classes in the city. Here all the harmonium classes are at par with international standards.

Being one of the renowned institutes offering harmonium classes in Pune, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya has various study levels and course structures designed through the various lessons. The harmoniums used for the classes are well tuned and are made perfect for learning purpose. The harmonium lessons are given on a one on one basis and a batch of harmonium classes will contain upto 7 students.

Keeping abreast with the latest technology, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya has started online harmonium classes as well and thus becoming one of the first online harmonium classes in Pune. The institution offers lessons for all levels from Prarambhik to Visharad, examinations are also conducted online. Anyone who is above 7 years of ages is eligible to join the harmonium classes.

Visit the courses page to know more about the various courses and lessons provided in our harmonium classes.

  • Course Objectives
  • Course Contents

This is the final course. Therefore, it aims to examine how the student has imbibed the overall ambience of music. The student should be competent at all aspects by this level; he/she should be able to perform, understand, and explain both the practical as well as theoretical aspects of music. There will be two written examinations at this level.

  • Raag - Some of the raags included in the syllabus for this final exam are Shree, Gaud Malhar, Marwa, Ahir Bhairav, Bilaskhani Todi, Bhatiyar, and so on. The student has to choose one of these raags and should be able to perform it in the atmosphere of a concert for around thirty to forty-five minutes, with a vilambit as well as a drut composition. He/she should also be proficient in raags like Madhmadh Sarang, Madhuvanti, Jogkauns, Khambavati, Bihagda, Kukubh Bilawal, etc. The student is expected to be able to write the notation necessary for orchestra, dance, drama, etc.
  • Theory - The student will be asked to make a comparative study of Hindustani and Carnatic music. He/she will be instructed in the importance of vocal training and voice culture. In the first written exam, the student will be asked to make a detailed comparative study of the various raags in the syllabus, as also the modern forms of musical expression such as the orchestra, playback singing, background music, film music, and so on. The student should also be able to put a piece of poetry to music, and set it to a specific raag and/or taal as required. In the second written exam, the student will be asked to discuss the creation of new raags, as well as that of mishra-raags (mixed raags). Also, he/she is expected to possess comprehensive knowledge about gharanas, their history and the main artists belonging to the particular gharana. In this course, he/she will also be asked to discuss the relationship of music with literature, drama, and dance, as also raag-rasa and the theory of time with respect to raags.