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).
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.