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Sikh Music Training

Course Features

Expert curriculum
Online video lessons
Weekly progress
Personal & Specialist Tutor Support
Excellent Student Support (email & whatsapp)
Annual camps

Course Benefits

  • Compose your emotions

  • Master your communication

  • Advanced vocal techniques
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Experience the power of rhythm within you and around you
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Advanced tools for mental and emotional wellness through sound

With Sikh Music Training you can learn to sing and play ancient Indian music in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world.

The course provides learning materials through elearning combined with regular personal support from dedicated teachers. There’s also a growing network of fellow students.The programme is popular in communities where there is a wish to explore the authentic musical foundation of the Sikh approach to life. It brings within everyone’s reach the ability to play the string instruments that the Sikh Gurus themselves played and promoted for use in Kirtan: Rabab, Saranda, Sarangi, Taus and Dilruba.When you pick up your instrument and you start to play, it’s like a feeling between you, the instrument and Waheguru Ji. It’s a stress reliever, just an amazing experience and I really think everyone should experience this. Bandagi Kaur, SMT student of Rabab, California, USA.

As a student you will experience the vital role of raag (raga) in creating specific moods. Listening, singing and playing with this appreciation will open up a new dimension in your engagement with music, making it actively relevant in every waking moment. Sikh Music Training makes learning simple and easy. It is a chance to be part of the revival of this spiritual heritage, with its boundless application to life. How to begin your journey of Sikh Music:

Step 1: Make your commitment to yourself

Step 2: Register for the course

Step 3: Acquire your Dilruba

Step 4: Attend the orientation session to start your sacred journey

Course Structure

The Sikh Music Training course is designed as a three-year programme.

FIRST YEAR
The first year focuses on establishing a comprehensive understanding of the musical notes used in singing Kirtan. Development of listening skills, vocal training and instrumental practice are integrated into the curriculum from the start. Additional key components of learning include Basics of rhythm played on Tabla or Jori percussion instruments.

Correct pronunciation of verses from Gurbani

Terminology for the musical notes used to compose a raag.

Grades completed: Grade 1, Grade 2

SECOND & THIRD YEAR
The second year supports progress from beginner to intermediate level. Listening skills, vocal training and instrumental practice continue to develop. New musical concepts such as meend and gamak are introduced, advancing the understanding of music and Kirtan to a deeper level. In addition, the second and third years emphasise: Musicology in Sikh Music - exploring the emotions in a raag.

Introduction of Composition in music - an opportunity to begin exercising individual creativity

Key performance skills for sharing Kirtan with other people within a congregation.

Grades completed: Grade 3, Grade 4

Grades completed: Grade 5, Grade 6

Course Objectives

Play a Sikh Musical instrument

Understand key performance techniques

Basic of Sikh Music & traditions

Sikh Music Technology

Sikh Music Musicology

Santhiya

Rhythm, Sur, Saaj

Connect with self, emotions, shabad & expression for wellness

This training is designed to guide students and teachers to the power of sacred sound. Within the 3 years of the course: you will be able to sing Guru’s shabad, Guru’s way with Guru’s instruments:

  • you will experience the eternal sound current of the creation through singing Kirtan
  • you will go through intensive vocal training alongside your instrumental training as singing is compulsory
  • you will gain skills & knowledge in playing a sacred Sikh instrument
  • you will be able to teach Sikh Music to others
  • you will learn to compose and perform your own music for higher purposes
  • you will understand the art and science of raags in theory and application to explore the composition of the mind and the nature of moods and emotions
  • you will learn to apply your experience and wisdom of Kirtan to heal and elevate yourself, students, friends and enemies, and share this sacred art

Reviews

“This unique introduction to basic techniques of sound healing will take you towards an understanding of Naad (or Nada, the qualities and effects of sound) in relation to your personal experience.”
– Jasvir Kaur
“This unique introduction to basic techniques of sound healing will take you towards an understanding of Naad (or Nada, the qualities and effects of sound) in relation to your personal experience.”
– Jasvir Kaur
“This unique introduction to basic techniques of sound healing will take you towards an understanding of Naad (or Nada, the qualities and effects of sound) in relation to your personal experience.”
– Jasvir Kaur
“This unique introduction to basic techniques of sound healing will take you towards an understanding of Naad (or Nada, the qualities and effects of sound) in relation to your personal experience.”
– Jasvir Kaur