What does the course consist of?
In this course you will find video tutorials consisting of the shlokas (Sanskrit hymns of the Vedas praising the different aspects of the Divine), pronunciation of Sanskrit with Devanagri and English scripts, breakdown of melodic composition of shloka demonstrated by Tanya, information of each shloka‘s appropriate chakra (energetic centres) and placement within the subtle body.
You will receive the Shloka Workbook (downloadable PDF), which is your guide to the course with introduction, use of vocal terms, raag structure of each composition, shloka text (in Devanagri and English) summary of meaning, notation, chakra placement in the body.
PLEASE NOTE: The course is valid for ONE YEAR from the sign up date. Access to the course material other than the downloadable workbook is by user login to the course website only.
Tutorial videos consist of:
- Introduction video to the course: what you will need.
- Omkaram Bindu & Mooladhara shloka: The first shloka in praise of the Omkaraya (All Prevading Power) followed by Salutations to Lord Ganesh (Mooladhara chakra)
- Swadhistan: Praise of Goddess Saraswati (Swadhistan chakra)
- Nabhi: Praise of Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi (Nabhi chakra)
- Void: Praise of the Guru (Void centre)
- Karpur Gaurav: Praise of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati (Left heart chakra)
- Anahata: Praise of the Goddess Jagadamba (centre heart chakra)
- Vishuddhi: Praise of Lord Krishna (Vishuddhi chakra)
- Agnya: Praise of Lord Jesus Christ (Agnya chakra)
- Sahastrara: Praise of Goddess Narayani (Sahastrara chakra)
- Full length performance of all the shlokas sung in succession
- Final considerations and gratitude
You will have a Zoom meeting once a month as a bonus (during one whole year since you start the course) to go through course content and to solve or respond to any queries or questions you may have.
What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
- – To sing all the shlokas as one smooth performance.
- – To pronounce the Sanskrit shlokas.
- – Gain an awareness of the chakras and their placement in the subtle body.
- – Acquire a rich variety of vocal expressions due to learning vocal nuances present in Indian classical music.
- – Discover the emotional, mental and physical benefits of using one’s own voice to sing music which can induce a meditative state.
Tanya Wells is a British/ Swiss singer-songwriter and spent several childhood years living in North India where language, diverse music and culture informed the ears and imagination of this talented singer. Her flexible vocal style (attributed to years of having learnt North Indian classical vocal) has given her opportunities to perform with world renown artists such as sitarist Anoushka Shankar (Cannes Film festival 2014), soul singer Joss Stone (Mama Stones 2013), Arabic vocalist Natacha Atlas (Ronnie Scotts 2016) as well as lay down vocals for award winning film composers such as A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney.
With a double Masters with distinction in International Performance Research, Tanya now embraces the praxis of bringing cultures together to tell stories through music with her band Seven Eyes as well as share her expertise with her online singing courses.
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