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 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.
‘Praarambhik’ is the first level. The aim of this course is to acquaint the student with the basics of Indian classical music. Thus, concepts like swar, raag and taal are introduced here, and the student is expected to learn some basic raags.
It is only when these concepts are strong that the learner can take his/her next steps confidently.
Swar - To begin with, the student is introduced to the shuddha swars, which are taught through simple alankaars.
Raag - In this course, the student is familiarised with eight basic raags. These are Bhoopali, Durga, Kafi, Khamaj, Kalyan, Bhimpalas, Des, and Bageshri. Here, the aaroha-avroha of the raag is taught, along with a bandish. A lakshan-geet will also be taught in two of these raags. Apart from this, the student is given information about some theoretical details of the raag, such as the vaadi-samvaadi, jaati and the time of the day when the raag is performed.
Taal - The two basic taals, Tritaal and Jhaptaal are introduced in this course.
Theory - As part of theoretical knowledge, the course includes some definitions of music terminology such as sangeet, swar, taal, sam, kaal, maatraa, taali, vaadi-samvaadi, and aaroha-avroha.