Course curriculum

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    Orientation

  • 3

    Course Calendar

    • Ganjira Course Calendar

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    Support

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    Community Discussion Board

    • Community Discussion

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    AVA Facebook Group

    • Private Facebook Group

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    Getting Started

    • Getting Started: Part 1

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Getting Started: Part 2

    • Tips for Ganjira Playing

    • Metronome Suggestion

    • Tuning the Ganjira

    • Talent & Practice

    • Getting Started Assignment A - Keeping a Steady Beat

    • Getting Started Assignment B - Speaking While You Clap

    • Practice Tips

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    Sarasvati Puja

    • Lighting the Lamp of Knowledge

    • Sakala Kala Devate Lyrics

    • Sakala Kala Devate recording

    • MA Center Puja

    • Assignment: Practice Space

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    Week 1: Class 1 - Basics of Ganjira

    • Dhyayamo Prayer

    • How to hold Ganjira (Tambourine)

    • Transcript of "How to Hold Ganjira" Video

    • Basic Techniques - Din

    • Transcript of "Basic Techniques - Din" Video

    • Basic Techniques - Ki and Ta

    • Transcript of "Basic Techniques - Ki and Ta" Video

    • Check for Understanding

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 1: Class 2

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

    • Week 1, Class-2, Part-1

    • Exercise (Week 1, Class-2, Part 1)

    • Week 1, Class-2, Part-2

    • Exercise (Week 1, Class-2, Part-2)

    • Question and Answers

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 1: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 1 Review

    • Week 1 Assignment A - Playing on the Table

    • Week 1 Assignment B - Playing with the Metronome

    • Week 1 Assignment C - Playing with the Metronome

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    Week 1: Recorded Live Sessions

    • Recording: USA Week 1 (Live Session), August 2020

    • Recording: INTL Week 1 (Live Session), Aug 2020

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    Week 2: Class 1

    • The Essence of Music - With Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

    • Week 2, Class-1, Part-1

    • Exercise (Week 2, Class-1, Part-1)

    • Week 2, Class-1, Part-2

    • Exercise (Week 2, Class-1, Part-2)

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 2: Class 2

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-1

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-1

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-1 Bonus

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-1 Bonus

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-2

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-2

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-2 Bonus

    • Week 2, Class-2, Part-2 Bonus

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 2: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 2 Review

    • Week 2 Assignment A - Speaking While You Play

    • Week 2 Assignment B - Speaking While You Play

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    Week 2: Recorded Live Sessions

    • Recording: USA Week 2 (Live Session), Aug 2020

    • Recording: INTL Week 2 (Live Session), Aug 2020

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    Week 3: Class 1

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

    • Guest Satsang by Swamini Suvidyamrita Prana, "Raga, Tala and Laya"

    • Kartika Puja

    • Week 3, Class-1, Part-1

    • Week 3, Class-1, Part-1

    • Week 3, Class-1, Part-2

    • Week 3, Class-1, Part-2

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    Week 3: Class 2

    • Week 3, Class-2, Part 1

    • Week 3, Class-2, Part-1

    • Week 3, Class-2, Assignments

    • Week 3, Class-2, Part 2

    • Week 3, Class-2, Part-2

    • Closing Prayers

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    Week 3: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 3 Review

    • Week 3 Assignment A - New Rhythmic Patterns

    • Week 3 Assignment B - Playing without Metronome

    • Week 3 Assignment C - Playing without Metronome

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    Week 3: Recorded Live Sessions

    • Recording: USA Week 3 (Live Session), Sept 2020

    • Recording: INTL Week 3 (Live Session), Sept 2020

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    Week 3: Midway Survey & Review

    • Catch Your Breath - Tips for the Midway Point

    • Week 3: Midway Survey

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    Week 4: Class 1

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

    • With and Without Rhythm - An Exercise in Listening with Swamini Suvidyamrita Prana

    • Week 4, Class-1, Part-1

    • Week 4, Class-1, Part-1

    • Week 4, Class-1, Part-2

    • Week 4, Class-1, Part-2

    • Week 4, Class-1, Part-2, Bonus

    • Week 4, Class 1, Part-2 Bonus

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    Week 4: Class 2

    • Week 4, Class-2, Part-1

    • Week 4, Class-2, Part-1

    • Week 4, Class-2, Part-2

    • Week 4, Class-2, Part-2

    • Guest Speaker - Playing in 5, 6, and 7

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 4: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 4 Review

    • Week 4 Assignment A - Getting Ready for Bhajans

    • Week 4 Assignment B - Getting Ready for Bhajans

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    Week 4: Recorded Live Sessions

    • Recording: USA Week 4 (Live Session), Sept 2020

    • Recording: INTL Week 4 (Live Session), Sept 2020

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    Week 5: Bhajan Resources

    • "Breath & Bhajans" Video with Guest Speaker, Wah!

    • Tips for Playing Bhajans in Live Groups

    • Song List for 4 and 8-Beat Bhajans

    • Song List in 5, 6 and 7 Rhythmic Structures

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    Week 5: Arati

    • Instructions

    • Playing Bhajans: Arati Part 1 - Explanation

    • Playing Bhajans: Arati Part 2 - Demonstration

    • Handout for “Playing Bhajans: Arati Part 1"

    • Arati Practice Track

    • Playing Bhajans: Arati Part 3 - Similar Bhajans

    • Handout for "Playing Bhajans: Arati Part 3"

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    Week 5: Jai Radha Madhava

    • Instructions

    • Playing Bhajans: Om Namah Shivaya Part 1 - Explanation

    • Playing Bhajans: Jai Radha Madhava Part 2 - Demonstration

    • Handout for Playing Bhajans: Jai Radha Madhava Part 1

    • Practice Track: Jai Radha Madhava

    • Playing Bhajans: Jai Radha Madhava Part 3 - Similar Bhajans

    • Handout for Playing Bhajans: Om Namah Shivaya Part 3

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    Week 5: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 5 Assignment A: Arati

    • Week 6 Assignment B: Jai Radha Madhava

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    Week 6: Om Namah Shivaya

    • Instructions

    • Playing Bhajans: Om Namah Shivaya Part 1 - Explanation

    • Playing Bhajans: Jai Radha Madhava Part 2 - Demonstration

    • Handout for Playing Om Namah Shivaya

    • Practice Track: Om Namah Shivaya

    • Playing Bhajans: Om Namah Shivaya Part 3 - Similar Bhajans

    • Handout for Playing Bhajans: Om Namah Shivaya Part 3

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

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    Week 6: Submit Assignments

    • Check-in with the Instructor!

    • Week 6 Assignment A: Submit Your Favorite Bhajan

    • Week 6 Assignment B: Submit a New 4-Beat Bhajan

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    Week 6: Closing Survey

    • Closing Survey

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    Week 6: Closing Ceremony

    • Closing Remarks

    • Closing Assignment A: Play Bhajans with Swami Dayamritananda Puri

    • Closing Assignment B: Play Bhajans with a Friend!

    • Back Stage Q&A with Br. Vipin

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Instructor: Ganjira Level 1

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Br. Vipin