Introduction to Sabad Kirtan

taught by Bhai Kultar Singh & Dr. Manjit Singh
  • 38 Videos
  • 2 Quizzes
  • 50 Texts
  • 4 Audios

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The online course “Introduction to Sabad Kirtan” is based on traditional style of Kirtan learning and will cover step by step lessons for beginners in Kirtan. By the end of the course, the student will know the basics of Sabad Kirtan including relation between Gurbani and Rags, fundamentals of vocal singing, rhythm (tal), notation system and learn simran of Satinam Vahiguru and one Sabad in rag. 

The course is divided into 12 chapters. Each chapter has text lessons along with audio or video clips followed by quiz and reference material. 

The course is designed to match your learning pace. You can go through all the 12 chapters in 12 days or 24 days or 12 weeks. 

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Instructor

Bhai Kultar Singh & Dr. Manjit Singh
Bhai Kultar Singh & Dr. Manjit Singh

Bhai Kultar Singh is the Hazuri Ragi of Gurduara Bangla Sahib and Gurduara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi, India. His father and grandfather, Bhai Avtar Singh and Bhai Jwala Singh, were greatest Kirtanie of their times. He has been teaching traditional kirtan melodies to students living in North America for several years.

Dr. Manjit Singh is a researcher, educator, practitioner and lover of Gurbani Kirtan. Passionate about the fine musical details contained in the Guru Granth Sahib, he is keen to bring forth their original flavor through original research and collaboration with experts in the field. He is the founder of SikhRI’s Sabad Kirtan-Musical Heritage program. He holds a PhD in Acoustics and Masters in Gurmat Sangit.

Reviews (10)

Titles are perfect, I think.

by Sharanjeet Kaur Suri
I am so grateful to all those who have created this wonder ful course. I am so thankful to wahe guru for directing me to this very well planned course. I am quite a novice to find lapses. The only suggestion is that the kirtan sung by the 3 professors is not loud enough. I really had to strain my ears to hear them..

The best platform

by Jasmine Kaur
A best platform to learn Shabad Kirtan, loved it.

Review Of Classes

by Evan Adams
I just passed the halfway point in this course, and I want to say that I am very grateful that this course is available for free, and that it is very informative. I have been studying Western music for over twenty years, and this class so far has been very helpful in understanding both how Indian Classical music is written, as well as the background of Gurbani Kirtan, of which I have particular interest.
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Titles are perfect, I think.

by Sharanjeet Kaur Suri
I am so grateful to all those who have created this wonder ful course. I am so thankful to wahe guru for directing me to this very well planned course. I am quite a novice to find lapses. The only suggestion is that the kirtan sung by the 3 professors is not loud enough. I really had to strain my ears to hear them..

The best platform

by Jasmine Kaur
A best platform to learn Shabad Kirtan, loved it.

Review Of Classes

by Evan Adams
I just passed the halfway point in this course, and I want to say that I am very grateful that this course is available for free, and that it is very informative. I have been studying Western music for over twenty years, and this class so far has been very helpful in understanding both how Indian Classical music is written, as well as the background of Gurbani Kirtan, of which I have particular interest.

Basic well thought

by Harleen Kaur
Very well taught....teaches to get a better knowledge of singing .

Very nice course to start

by valeria Padrino
I have been enjoying every week of the course, is made in a simple way that allows you to start your journey with sabad kirtan

by harinder brar
very informative , learned a lot, simple person like me without any knowledge of music, can understand gurbani with a new way

Great course

by Manpreet Kler
Great course with mixture of multi-media techniques. I would recommend this course to anyone.

Good

by Sarah Malley
I thought the videos were very informative and all information was well put together.

course rating

by preet kaur
Excellent Course. I got to know the basics. Regular feedback from my instructor was the single most important thing that helped me make progress. No doubt the student has to put in hard work and do his/her own research during the learning process but this course provide excellent pointers to the areas of research. Provides step by step approach.

feedback

by Devinder Trehan
-very organized -a few more quizzes would be helpful ex. what is sum, tali, khali -good sound and picture on the videos -weekly call-in also helpful, but harder for EST students -good to have the call recorded and dropbox link...very punctually done -go at own pace is better...ex. release every course part at the beginning