Indian Music Appreciation Course

Double Bill

The essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about raga and tala music, but were afraid to ask. Satisfaction guaranteed.  


This course aims to demystify the traditions and practices that are central to this most ancient and evolved of classical musical traditions. Aimed at complete beginners, it is also useful for those with some knowledge of Indian or European classical music. Sukhdeep Dhanjal, a dynamic tabla teacher, starts the course with demystifying Indian rhythmic cycles known as talas. Harmeet Virdee, one of the UK’s finest sitar players, provides insights into raga music.  




09:45 - 10:00 Registration and welcome  

10:00 - 10:10 Course outline plus housekeeping  

10:10 - 11:10 Demystifying ragas 

11-10 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee break  

11:30 - 12:30 Taal and the tabla  

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break  

13:30 - 14:40 Stages of a concert  

14:40 - 15:00 Tea/coffee break  

15:00 - 16:00 Listeners choice 

16:00 - 17:00 Q&A. Closer look at instruments and a chance to meet the performers 

Booking info

19 October 2024

09:45 - 17:00

Frobisher Rooms at Barbican Hall

£ 49

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