Carnatic Vocal 101

Entry level foundation course for students who do not have any prior experience learning Indian/Carnatic music, covering the basic seven notes and perfection of the swaras.To be able to understand the concept of Pitch (shruthi) and Notes and identify them. To learn the basic Swara patterns (saralivarisais) and also the Ragams along with their scales. Aakara practice is also included.

Course Format

Batch Size: 7

Duration: 12 weeks, two 60 mins lesson per week

Objectives

  • Learn pitch recognition
  • Learn Sarali varisais in Shankarabharana.
  • Have knowledge of the history of Indian/Carnatic music

•   Understand the terminologies used in 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

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will

Have knowledge of the history of Indian/Carnatic music

Sing the sarali varisais in at least 2 speeds well as swara and akaram

Gain familiarity with the basic seven notes  and gain understanding of Pitch

Traverse comfortably in a single octave, mastering singing of all notes in Tala and Pitch and to  understand  better the concept of speed or tempo in Carnatic music

Sing the nottu swaras

Anyone who has an interest and passion to learn music and is above the age of 6 years. Anybody below the age of 6 has to take an assessment from the academy.

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

  • Shakthi sahitha
  • Rama Janardhana

Theory

  • Music and its importance
  • Indian classical music
  • Differentiate between Hindustani and Carnatic
  • Biography of Saint Purandara Dasa

Home Work

  • Home Work for lesson 1 to lesson 11

Assignment

  • Assignment 1 for lesson 5
  • Assignment 2 for lesson 7
  • Assignment 3 for lesson 9
  • Assignment 4 for lesson 10
  • Assignment 5 for lesson 11