An extremely talented and versatile Saxophone artist from Mysore, Harish Pandav has performed in numerous concerts in various sabhas around India. These include the Youth Music Festival at Gayana Samaja (Bangalore), JSS Sangeetha Sabha (Mysore), Yuva Sourabha Programme (Bangalore) and Vid. Nethi Sriramalu Sharma Sangeetha Sabha (Hydrabad). A second place winner at the National Instrumental Music Competition (India), Harish Pandav is a graded artist in All India Radio, Mysore, and has recently been involved in music direction for movies. Harish Pandav has received several honors throughout his music journey – ‘Sri Sushameendra Kala Puraskara’ from Sri Sushameendra Seva Prathishtana, ‘Rajyothsava’ award from Kannada Samskruthi Ilake, ‘Samskrutika Prathibe’ award from D. Banumaiah's Arts & Commerce College and ‘Kalasourabha’ award from Mysore Dasara Exhibition committee – to name a few. Son of Thavil Vidwan Thopaiah, Harish Pandav learnt music from Vid. N. Jayaram, Vid. H.A. Ningaraj Pandav and Naadaswara Vid. Sri. K.N. Krishnamurthy of Kodiyala, Karnataka. Today he continues to practice carnatic classical vocal and saxophone under the guidance of Vidhushi Smt. Gayathri Satyanarayana of Mysore. Harish Pandav has earned a Master’s Degree in Music from Karnataka State Dr. Gangubhai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysore.
In this course, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of Carnatic music, Saxophone blowing and fingering techniques. On the completion of this course, students will be ready to play very simple carnatic songs (Krithis) on the Saxophone. This course would give the students a great head start on the techniques of playing the Indian Carnatic Music on this classical western instrument thereby making the course unique..
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