میں سجاتا تھا سرکار(ﷺ) کی محفلیں مجھ کو ہر غم سے رب نے بری کر دیا
Maé sajātā thhā sarkār(ﷺ) kī mehfiléń Mujh ko har ghamm sé Rab né barī kar diyā
I beautified the gatherings of our Leigelord (ﷺ), So The Lord freed me from every sorrow
The above couplet from one of the iconic qawwalis of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, has been one of my main motivations towards initiating this masterclass. My intent is that those of you who register for this class, are able to use what you take here, and beautify your local gatherings of Islamic devotional remembrance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How long is the registration for?
One single registration is for twelve weekly one-on-one sessions.
Who can attend these classes?
The class is tailored to individual needs and skill levels. As such, no prior experience is necessary, although background in basic hand drumming techniques and awareness of the various Islamic devotional music genres will definitely help.
Are there any drills or assignments along with one weekly class?
Yes, based on your individual progress and aptitude, you will be given drills and exercises to help reinforce what you learn in the weekly session. Every session is intended to build on the one before it.
All participants will also have free access to a weekly hour-long group class, where we explore various ways in which we bring what we learn individually into a group setting.
Will I need a drum?
Yes, absolutely. I can certainly recommend a few different drum types and brands. A great starter drum is a “Remo Fiberskyn frame drum, with a fixed drumhead” – anywhere from 12 to 16 inches in diameter. Googling those keywords will give you quite a few online options to choose from. If you would like to use something other than a daff / frame drum, that’s completely fine as well. If you have questions about a specific drum that you’re considering, feel free to send us a message about it.
When will the sessions start?
Your sessions will begin from the week after you register. The first sessions are scheduled to begin on the week of January 10th, 2021. Registrations are now open.