Indian Music Workshop with Shama Rahman
Group size: 4 to 30
Experience required: Grade 3+
Duration: 2.5 hours to 1 day
Spaces & resources required: Large room, projector, audio playback, white board, students' instruments
Objectives: Learn about, play and improvise Indian classical music on students' and Indian instruments
Activity: Practical demonstrations with Indian instruments including sitar, improvisation and composition, study video and audio recordings, led by “impressively inventive” (theartsdesk) sitarist and singer-songwriter Shama Rahman.
Links to national curriculum, qualification or other relevant benefits:
National Curriculum Key stage 3 content:
• play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts... playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression
• improvise and compose; and extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions
• identify and use the inter-related dimensions of music expressively and with increasing sophistication, including use of tonalities, different types of scales and other musical devices
• listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians
GCSE: AQA Strand c) World Music, Edexcel Unit 3 AoS 4, OCR AoS 2 Units B352 (composition/arrangment), B353 and B354.
A-level: AQA Unit 2 B or C, Unit 5 B or C, Edexcel Unit 2 Topics 1 & 2, Unit 5 Topics 1 & 2, Unit 6, OCR Unit G351 Section B & C, Unit G352 Section B, Unit G355 Section B, Unit G356 Section B.
ABRSM / TCL: theory grades 4 & 5: composing a melody