USD 329


Course duration
12 week(s)
Max class size
3
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This course is ideal for students looking to take their first steps into the world of Carnatic Music.Entry level foundation course for students who are ready to start right at the beginning and do not have any prior experience learning Indian/Carnatic music, covering the lessons/exercises to understandind the building blocks of music, which are the 7 notes.This course will help students understand the concept of Pitch (shruthi) and position of notes and also help in being able to identify them. To learn basic Swara patterns (saralivarisais) in the Ragam Mayamalavagowla along with its scale (arohana and avarohana).Aakara practice and creative swara exrcises will also be explored. This course also teaches the student two short Nottu Swarams (small songs) which are compositions of Sri Muthu Swamy Dikshitar.

Course Format

Batch Size: 3

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week

Objectives

  • Understand Shruthi and Tala
  • Learn Sarali varisais in Raga Mayamalavagowla in all three speeds.
  • Learn to sing aakara in 1st speed
  • Learn 1 nottu swara composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar
  • Attain knowledge of the history of Indian/Carnatic music.
  • Understand the terminologies used in Carnatic musical parlance 
  • Gain familiarity with the basic seven notes.
  • Attain perfection of the Svaras through the prescribed exercises
  • Traverse comfortably in a single octave, mastering singing of all notes
  • Be motivated to pursue the next level of learning

Anyone who has an interest and passion to learn music and is above the age of 8 years

Prayer
  • Vakra Tunda Mahakaya
Introduction
  • Introduction to Carnatic Music
  • Introduction to Basic terminologies
Understanding and identifying pitch
  • Understanding the concept of pitch
  • Identifying ones own pitch
  • Singing to match the pitch
Saralivarisais
  • Saralivarisai 1
  • Saralivarisai 2
  • Saralivarisai 3
  • Saralivarisai 4
  • Saralivarisai 5
  • Saralivarisai 6
  • Saralivarisai 7
  • Saralivarisai 8
  • Saralivarisai 9
  • Saralivarisai 10
  • Saralivarisai 11
  • Saralivarisai 12
  • Saralivarisai 13
  • Saralivarisai 14
  • Saralivarisais in all three speeds
  • Sarali varisais in aakaram
Nottu swaram
  • Rama Janardhana
  • Shakthi Sahitha (Optional)
Theory
  • Music and its importance
  • Indian classical music
  • Biography of Saint Purandara Dasa
By the end of this course, students should be able to -
  • Have knowledge of the basic history of Indian/Carnatic music
  • Sing the sarali varisais in at least 2 speeds in the Ragam Mayamalavagowla with the tala
  • Gain familiarity with the basic seven notes  and to be able to sing at least a few swaras in the right shruthi
  • Traverse comfortably in a single octave
  • Sing one Nottu Swaram with perfection in swarasthanas and Talam

Student who is unable to achieve the outcomes will have to repeat the course or will be suggested an alternate course. The decision will be taken by the Curriculum Coordinator and the Teacher for the course.