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Harmonium Alankar Pratham

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

These being the final two years, the student will automatically have gained a certain level of maturity in his/her understanding as well as performance. These two practical examinations will be conducted in a concert set-up. Thus, the student will need the confidence and a firm grasp of the art of music in order to make his/her performance impressive.

  • Swar- The student is assumed to be proficient at writing as well as reading notation very minutely. He/she should also be able to make new compositions on the spot, as may be required in the examination.
  • Raag - The student is expected to have in-depth knowledge about raags like Gujri Todi, Maru Bihag, Shyam Kalyan, Shuddha Kalyan, Paraj, Nayaki Kanada, Devgiri Bilawal, etc. Apart from this, he/she will also be tested for an overall understanding of raags like Bhairav Bahar, Kalavati, Abhogi, Basant Bahar, Chandrakauns, Hansadhwani, etc. For the performance part of the exam, the student can choose any one raag, to be presented in detail, and a thumri, bhajan or any other form of semi-classical or light music. He/she should be aware of the complexities of the bandish and taal, as well as compositions such as dhrupad-dhamaar, taranas, chatranga, etc in the raags enumerated for detailed study. The student should also have a collection of compositions which show the different styles of singing or playing. Comprehensive knowledge about the raags in the syllabus is expected. As part of this, he/she should be able to discuss the debates prevalent, make a comparative study of similar raags, etc. for the written examination.
  • Taal - The student should have the ability to show all the commonly used taals in different laya like double, triple, quadruple, as well as one and half times, one and one-fourth times, etc.
  • Theory - The student should know the history and should be able to make a comparative study of the notation methods in Indian music. He/she should also have attained expertise in the different forms of music and styles of playing of instruments. Apart from this, he/she should be able to discuss the importance of shrutis and kan-swars in singing, the properties of sound, swars, and the development of the swar-octave. Also, he/she should know about the principles of the tanpura, different ways of tuning the tanpura, etc.