Carnatic Vocal 104

The student will be introduced to Carnatic exercises that aid in voice culture, understanding of different patterns of notes and detailed structure of Tala. Basic Laya exercises (alankarams), which form the basis of all mathematical calculations in music will be introduced. This concept of alankarams teaches students of the Sapta tala concept (7 tala ) which will be followed by two more lyrical geethams in different tunes.

Course Format

Batch Size: 7

Duration: 12 weeks, two 60 mins lesson per week


Learning objective is  to understand well about different types of talas and their respective number of beats. Learning about the different talas will help students understand concepts like beat and tempo better, preparing them towards more advanced lessons of Carnatic music. The concept of patterning  3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 are taught which forms the base for all mathematical permutations in our music.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course the student should be able to

–                         Create alankarams in different jathis

–                         Decode and create swara patterns in Arabhi

–                         Strengthen notes of previously learnt ragas

Student should have completed CV103 or should have knowledge of all basic exercises of Carnatic music, Geethams and should be familiar with a few basic ragas.

Melsthayi Varisais

  • Melsthayi Varsais in Mohanam
  • Melsthayi Varsais in Suddha saveri
  • Melsthayi Varsais in three speeds and akaram


  • Alankaram 1
  • Alankaram 2
  • Alankaram 3
  • Alankaram 4
  • Alankaram 5
  • Alankaram 6
  • Alankaram 7


  • Re Re Sree rama Chandra – Arabhi
  • Janaka sutha Kucha – Saveri

Creative excersises

  • Create swaras of Alankaras in different jathis
  • Decoding swaras and creating swara patterns in arabhi


  • Namaami Saraswathi