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Harmonium Praveshika 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

This course aims to create a strong base on which the student can build his/her music skills. Thus, it takes the student a little further and introduces some more concepts. The student is expected to develop his/her presentation skills and be able to perform a raag for around five minutes by the end of this course.

  • Swar - In this course, the student is taught some more alankaars using all the seven shuddha swars. He/she will also be expected to recognise the swars even when they are sung in small groups.
  • Raag - The student is required to present aalap, taan, boltaan in any four raags out of those learnt in the Praarambhik course. Some more lakshan-geet are also taught here. Also, it is essential that he/she knows the aaroha-avroha and bandish of the other four raags that are part of the syllabus.
  • Taal - The student is introduced to Dadra and Keherwa in this course. He/she should be able to recite and show the taals learnt in these two courses through claps with the hands.
  • Theory - Music terminology such as khanda, mel, dhwani, aavartan, chhota khyal, sthaayi-antara, shuddha, komal and teevra swar, etc, as also elaborate information about the raags in the syllabus, such as the swars, aaroha-avroha-pakad, vaadi-samvaadi, etc is explained here.