First of all, I would like to welcome all of you to my, as in, Chandrani’s Online Music Class. Before I start, I would like to tell you a bit about myself, and why I started these Online Classes. I have performed in ZeeTV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2016. I gave the opening act in the Finale Episode of Dance Singapore Dance (2016) and I have performed with Ali Zafar and Mika Singh in their Singapore concerts Currently I do events in India and abroad as a professional singer I have done several YouTube Covers which you can check out from my YouTube channel If you want to know more about me, you can follow me on Instagram or through my Facebook page Now the second point, why I am starting these Online Classes. I got emails, queries from a lot of followers. Many of them wish to learn Music either they don’t have a Music school near their place or they can’t afford it. So I thought, whatever I have learnt so far I will try to convey to you in a easy way. So that there is a bit more Music in everyone’s life! A Classical Music base is very important for singing. Even basic knowledge of Sur (Notes) and Taal (Beat) can improve your existing singing style, be it Bollywood singing, Sufi or Ghazal. If you already have an Instrument, like Harmonium or Tanpura or electronic Tanpura that’s very good. It will help you a lot in these Classes. If you don’t have any Instrument, then also it’s fine because I have structured these Classes in such a way that if you only have your phone and some data plan you can follow my Classes and learn to be a singer. So starting today, I will upload a video every Saturday for the next 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, you will be able to sing better. it can be a Bollywood song or a Sargam in it. You will be able to understand Music better. For e.g., What are Scales? C, C#, Kaali Ek or what are the different types of Beats (Taal) What are Saptak or Alankaars? I will introduce you to some Basic Raags Like Raag Bhupali or Raag Yaman At the end of each video I will either share a Music tip or a personal experience or I will give a Homework. but don’t worry, the Homework will be fun For e.g., a Quiz which we can all discuss in the YouTube discussion section. or I will ask you to shoot a music video of yourself. So let’s start Week 1 guys! All over the World, Music comprises of 7 basic notes In Indian Music, there notations are These 7 ‘Pure’ notes make up a ‘Saptak’. Now those of you who don’t have an instrument Download this app. Now I will show you how, on a Harmonium or Piano these 7 notes are played, through this app You will see this once you have downloaded the app Now we will play the Saptak from ‘C4’ note That is the C scale, which I will explain in next class For now, we learn to play the ‘Saptak’. Now you must have noticed, that in this Saptak, there are 5 more notes, denoted by the black keys. These are called ‘Vikrit’ notes So as you saw, apart from these 7 ‘Pure’ notes, there are 5 other notes. These are: Flat Re which comes between Sa & Re Flat Ga which comes between Re & Ga Sharp Ma which comes between Ma & Pa Flat Dha which comes between Pa & Dha and Flat Ni which comes between Ni & Dha These 5 notes make up the Vikrit Notes. ‘Komal’ is synonymous with ‘Flat’ in Western music and ‘Teevra’ is synonymous with ‘Sharp’ in Western music All the World’s music is composed from these 12 notes. In today’s class we will focus on the Pure notes. We will do all classes from Safed ek (of Harmonium), which is also called C scale in Western music. What this means, I will explain in detail in future classes. So now let’s all sing the ‘Saptak’ together. To grasp this better, we will sing this way. So this week, you will practice singing and playing the Saptak But make sure you’re using an instrument or Piano app while singing so that your notes are correct. In the next class, we will learn what are beats and we will take examples of Bollywood songs. Whenever we wake up in the morning, our head feels a bit heavy and nose blocked. Hence, I inhale steam and do breathing exercises. first thing in the morning, for 15 minutes. Breathing exercises: Kapalbhaati and Anulom Vilom for 5 minutes each. The heaviness disappears, and if someone’s voice is very nasal, that can also be corrected. I have a Udemy course specifically on this topic. The link for which is in the description below. If you want you can check that out as well. So before going, don’t forget to Subscribe to my channel, Like and Comment on this video and you can put any doubt regarding this video in the comment section I will definitely answer is ASAP.