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Harmonium & Vocals

 

Harmonium & Vocals

The harmonium, originally from 1840 France, made its way to India and has been used in traditional Indian poetry and devotional songs (bhajans).

 
 
Red Brown Harmonium Instrument white keys
 

It is also widely used in the eastern part of India, in Bengal, accompanying Kirtan, the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mantra (aka the Maha Mantra):

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Students who take this course will learn about about the art of Kirtan through the melodic system known as Raaga. They will also be trained in vocal exercises to strengthen their innate human instrument.

Srila Prabhuapad, Kirtan pioneer of America and Europe.

Srila Prabhuapad, Kirtan pioneer of America and Europe.