Intensive Karatala Course

Sat, 02 Jul

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Zürich College of Vedic Studies

Intensive Karatala Course

In this introductory course, you will learn how to properly hold and handle the karatals. You will also learn how to play the most common beats (tin-taal, lofa-taal and double beat) along with simple ornamentations in order to better serve the Harinama-sankirtana-yajna.

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Time & Location

02 Jul, 15:00 – 25 Jul, 20:15

Zürich College of Vedic Studies, Bergstrasse 54, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland

About The Event

In this introductory course, you will learn how to properly hold and handle the karatals. You will also learn how to play the most common beats (tin-taal, lofa-taal and double beat) along with simple ornamentations in order to better serve the Harinama-sankirtana-yajna.

You will learn:

  • Purchasing and preparing the karatals
  • How to properly hold and handle the karatals
  • Basic beat (tin-taal) along with ornamentation
  • Two-er beat (lofa-taal) with ornamentation
  • Fast beat (double speed) with ornamentation
  • Properly authorized mantras for all beats which are being taught
  • How to practically apply the beats in kirtan and in various songs

Requirements

Own pair of karatals; physical course attendance; WhatsApp; eagerness to learn

Details

  • The course will start on Sat, 2nd July with a theory block of 2 hours
  • Practical classes will be held in 2 groups on Mondays: July 4, 11, 18 and 25 (from 6:30pm-7.15pm; or 7:30pm-8.15pm respectively)
  • Max. 4 participants per group
  • Whatsapp group
  • Donation for the course is 1 CHF (symbolic)

About facilitator

Sandesh Mataji (Sabina Seeger) has been serving at ISKCON Zürich since 2001 whenever she was in Switzerland (making flower garlands and kirtan; serving Harinama-sankirtana in the streets). Besides that, she was living in Vraja-dhama (Vrindavan and Radhakund) from 2008-2020 (on and off), serving at the ladies-kirtan at Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi and singing for departing Vaishnavas at the Bhaktivedanta Hospice. She had previously taught karatal-lessons at several VIHE-retreats in Vrindavan/at Goverdhana.

2001: Joined ISKCON at the age of 19

2003: First pilgrimage to India

2006: BA in Religious Studies (University of Fribourg)

2007: Bhakti Shastri in Mayapur

2009: MA in Religious Studies (University of Fribourg)

2017: Founding SripadKosh Publications (publishing Aindra Prabhu’s spoken vani in the form of books)

2018: Inauguration of monthly Mantra-singing at the World Music Store Gandharva-loka in Zürich Niederdorf

Schedule


  • 2 hours

    Theory, All groups