Overview

Carnatic Vocal music is the classical music of Southern India. Shankar Mahadevan Academy provides the unique opportunity for students everywhere to learn Carnatic Vocal music from the convenience of their own home through a highly structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion. Level Certificates are given to students at each of seven levels: Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha and Ni. Each level requires the student to complete the courses listed under it and pass the level exam. Students who are new to the Academy start with the first course in each of the levels, depending on prior experience. Entry into any level will require new students to take and pass the assessment for the prior level.

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Prerequisites:

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.

Overview:

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 ident...  

Topics covered:
  • Prayer
  • Introduction
  • Understanding and identifying pitch
  • Saralivarisais
  • Nottu swaram
  • Theory
  • Home Work
  • Assignment
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed the CV101 or should have the basic knowledge of swara, Raga, Pitch and Tala and should be able to sing the basic swara patterns (sarali varisais ).

Overview:

CV102 introduces to the students the concept of the Paired notes showing them in how many different patterns the notes could be sung in. Students will also learn basic exercises in a new Melakarta raga. Concepts of Tala along with more intricate s...  

Topics covered:
  • Janta Varisais
  • Introduction to Shuddha Swaras
  • Geethams in Malahari
  • Creative excercises
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed CV101 and CV102 with Shankar Mahadevan Academy or should have knowledge of basics of Carnatic music. Sing Sarali and Janta Varisais in atleast two ragams along with Geethams and Nottuswaras.

Overview:

Student is introduced to Dhaatu varisais (alternate note patterns) and Melsthayi varisais (upper octave note patterns) in two ragams and in two speeds. Two geethams each in a different raga will be taught. This level enhances the capability of the...  

Topics covered:
  • Dattu Varsais
  • Melsthayi varisais ( higher octave excercises )
  • Geethams
  • Sarali Varisais in different ragas
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

The student has completed Carnatic Vocal Beginner 103 course at the academy OR the student has the learning experience of classical music for about one year, the student is able to sing Sarali Varisai,Janta varisai,Melshtayi Varisai and Geetham.

Overview:

The Sa Level Exam consists of 1 contact review class for an hour, a written exam (take home assignment) and a viva voce. Viva voce session is up to 1 hour long. The student will have access to the exam OM Book as soon as they enroll. The actual ex...  

Topics covered:
  • Sarali Varisai
  • Janta varisai
  • Melsthayi Varisai
  • Geetham
  • Divyanama keertana
  • Nottu Swara
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

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.

Overview:

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 i...  

Topics covered:
  • Melsthayi Varisais
  • Alankarams
  • Geethams
  • Creative excersises
  • Keerthana
Prerequisites:

Student should have completed CV101, 102, 103 and 104 or should know Basics of Carnatic music, be familiar with Talams, alankarams. Should know a few geethams. Should be familiar with and be able to identify ragams-shankarabharana,Mayamalavagowla,Mohana,Malahari, and sing in correct pitch.

Overview:

Students will be introduced to more rigorous forms of exercises in different ragams helping them enhance their range and repertoire of different scales. They will also be introduced to a new form of Carnatic music called Swarajathi and new geetham...  

Topics covered:
  • Bhriga Sadhaka varisais
  • Swarajathi - Bilahari
  • Anandabhairavi geetham
  • Kalyani Geetham
  • Kamboji - Geetham
  • Theory
  • Divyanama Keerthana
Prerequisites:

Student should have completed CV101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or should know Basics of Carnatic music, Familiarity with Talams, alankarams. Should know about 4 geethams and also Swarajathis. Should be familiar with and be able to identify the ragams. Student should be able to sing all carnatic exercises with ease. Level description: The student will learn the lower sthayi varisais here. Will also learn two more swarajathis. The student will also be introduced to Lakshana geethams(which describe the raga in whi

Overview:

Students will learn to sing the lower Sthayi varisais and will continue to learn more Swarajathis in different ragams introducing them to more ragams. A slight variation if the Geetham is introduced here – Lakshana Geetham (which describes t...  

Topics covered:
  • Keezhsthayi Exercises
  • Geetham - Anandabhairavi
  • Swarajathi - Khamas
  • Swarajathi-Kharaharapriya
  • Lakshana Geetham
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Alankarams(3 speeds) in Shankarabaranam,Mayamalavagowla,Shuddha Saveri and Mohanam Dhaatu varisais in 3 speeds in the above 4 ragams. 2 swarajathis (eg. Ra ra venu and Sambashivayanave) 1 Lakshana Geetham Sarali varisais and janta varisais should be sung as akaram in 3 speeds and 4 ragams.

Overview:

One of the most important forms in Carnatic music ie. Tana Varnam is taught which lays the foundation for all further learning. Krithis are also introduced in this course. Kriti Is the highest musical form. It has clear divisions in terms of Palla...  

Topics covered:
  • Shankarabharanam varanam
  • Mohana Varnam
  • Sriman Narayana - Bowli ragam -Annamacharya kriti
  • Yare Rangana - Hindola Ragam - Purandara dasa
  • Basic Exercises in Mohana
  • Basic Exercises in Shankarabaranam
  • Practice Exercises in Hindolam
  • Practice Exercises in Bowli
Prerequisites:

Alankarams (3 speeds ) in Shankarabaranam, Mayamalavagowla,Shuddha Saveri and Mohanam Dhaatu varisais in 3 speeds in the above 4 ragams. 2 swarajathis (eg. Ra ra venu and Sambashivayanave) 1 Lakshana Geetham Sarali varisais and janta varisais should be sung as akaram in 3 speeds and 4 ragams.

Overview:

One of the most important forms in Carnatic music ie. Tana Varnam is taught which lays the foundation for all further learning. Krithis are also introduced in this course. Krithi is the highest musical form. It has clear divisions in terms of Pall...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Devotional Songs
  • Basic Exercises
Prerequisites:

: Basics of Carnatic music, Familiarity with Talams, alankarams. Should know more than 4 geethams and also Swarajathis.Student should also know 2 lakshana geethams, atleast 4 varnams and a few krithis. Student should also be familiar with and be able to identify the ragams. Should be able to sing the basic exercises in different ragas. The student should know the Scales ( arohana and avarohana ) of all ragams.

Overview:

The student will continue learning few more Varnams in different ragas and will also learn Keerthanas of different composers. The concept of singing the Varnam in two speeds will also be learnt.  

Topics covered:
  • Varnams
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV109 with the academy. Those who have had at least 2 years of training and can sing 7 tana varnams in two speeds and 2 kritis.

Overview:

Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music. The way the ragas move in every composition . The creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip over laya. Kritis pave way for creativity in the student.  

Topics covered:
  • Varnams
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV201 with the academy. Those who have trained at least 2 years and are able to sing 5 tana varnams in two speeds and are able to identify and sing the twelve swarasthanas with perfection.

Overview:

First level in the intermediate programme. Here the student takes the first step into the realm of deeper learning of Carnatic music after acquiring a strong foundation in the basics. This covers varnams and keertanas of great composers.  

Topics covered:
  • Varnams
  • Kritis
  • Tillana
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV202 with the academy. Those who have had at least 2 years of training and can sing 8 tana varnams in two speeds and 4 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip ...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Kriti
  • Kriti ( Chowka kalam )
  • Keertana
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV203 with the academy. Those who have had at least 2.5 years of training and can sing 9 tana varnams in two speeds and 6 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip ...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnams
  • Kritis
  • Theory
  • Manodharma Sangeetha
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV204 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3 years of training and can sing 10 tana varnams in two speeds and 8 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip ...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnams
  • Kritis
  • RagaMalika
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV205 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3 years of training and can sing 11 tana varnams in two speeds and 10 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip ...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV206 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3 years of training and can sing 12 tana varnams in two speeds and 12 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Varnams give a good grip ...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV207 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3.5 years of training and can sing 12 tana varnams and one pada varnam in two speeds and 14 kritis.

Overview:

The student needs to increase his repertoire of compositions constantly.Learning more varnams and kritis give us a deeper insight into the music,the way the ragas move in every composition, the creativity of the composer. Learning complicated Varn...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV208 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3.5 years of training and can sing 12 tana varnams and one pada varnam and one ata thala varnam in two speeds and 16 kritis.

Overview:

Learning complicated Varnams will help in laying a very strong foundation for all advanced learning particularly in the creative aspects of music and also help in getting a firm grip over rhythmical aspects. The student is introduced to new types ...  

Topics covered:
  • varnam
  • Kritis
  • Navagraha Kriti
  • Javali
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed CV209 with the academy. Those who have had at least 3.5 years of training and can sing 12 tana varnams and one pada varnam and one ata thala varnam in two speeds and 16 kritis.

Overview:

The student is introduced to new types of compositions that are sung in the tail end of the concerts like Tillana. Tillana are useful compositions to understand the kind of music that is sung for dance. The structure of the compositions used in da...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Tillana
  • Theory
  • Manodharma
Prerequisites:

Student should have finished intermediate level CV210. Should be in a position to perform alapana, kalpana swara and niravel on Simple raagas.

Overview:

Introducing compositions that are desnse lyrically and rhythmically. Understand how by manipulating the pace and setting the raga appropriately the difficulty is hidden from the listener. Learn a concert center piece (a.k.a. main item) as well as ...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Keertana
  • Theory
  • Manodharma
Prerequisites:

Student should have finished CV302

Overview:

The module is loaded with a Pancharatna composition in Aarabhi.As the name itself suggests, there are 5 compositions which are composed exclusively in 'Ghana ragas'.This module encompasses a Muthutandavar composition along with manodharma sangeetha.  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Student should have finished advanced level CV302.

Overview:

This module introduces the student the centerpiece of dance music viz. pada varnam, composed by a contemporary master. A magnum opus composition in an expansive traditional raga is also studied as required learning in any intermediate/advanced car...  

Topics covered:
  • Varnam
  • Kriti
  • Swarajathi
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Student should have finished advanced module CV303.Learnt at least 1 Pancharatna composition.

Overview:

Introducing compositions that are dense lyrically and rhythmically.Understand how by manipulating the pace and setting the raga appropriately the difficulty is hidden from the listener. The module is rounded off by a smaller composition set in a r...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV304 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Overview:

Half way through the advanced training of 300 series. The student is now ready to give short concert performances. With this module, the insight into different ragas are further honed through grand composition in varied thalas. Here kannad, a jany...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV305 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Overview:

This course takes the student further into the depths of our music through more compositions of different composers. New ragas and their scope are explored . Purvikalyani, as a raga is delved in detail as a center piece in the concert. Oothukadu V...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV306 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Overview:

As we learn more and varied compositions, our insight of music and perception keeps getting better. Thiagaraja’s grand Ghana raga pancharatna is a must for all music students. Here we learn the last one in sree raga. The unique feature of th...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Introduction to Thaanam
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV307 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Overview:

This module takes us one step further into the depths of our music through two very grand compositions One , is a ragamalika with nine different ragas by swati tirunal describing the entire story of Ramayana through song. Here we are able to learn...  

Topics covered:
  • Swarajathi
  • Ragamalika Composition
  • Devaranama
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV308 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 7 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Overview:

Here , the learning done so far is going to help understand and create an entire pallavi. This is purely the creation of the student. Here the student learns what goes into making a pallavi. What are the salient features to be kept in mind while c...  

Topics covered:
  • Kannatandri-Devamanohari-Adi
  • Ethaunnara-Kalyani-Adi
  • Shankari Shankuru-Saveri-Adi(Trisra nadai)
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV309 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 7.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

From the very first level, emphasis will be laid on performances. The selection of compositions are in such a way that there will be a sub –main piece and a main piece which can be featured in a concert . Both these pieces give ample scope for imp...  

Topics covered:
  • Kriti
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV401 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

Those who have completed the CV401 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam ...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV402 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level , rakthi ragas like Begada and Dhanyasi are taught in great detail to sing ragam, thanam , niraval and swara prasthara. A self-study of devakriya kriti to develop the ability to listen , decode and write notations for the same. The...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV403 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 .5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level , students will learn to sing in detail ragas like Kalyanavasantham and mohanam. In this they will train to sing raga, thanam ,niraval and swara prasthara in at least two speeds. In self study they will listen to and decode the swar...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Tiruppugazh
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV404 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 .5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level , the students will learn a navagraha kriti . The student also learns how to sing the raga alapana of Asaveri and also how to put swaras for a challenging tala like Matya tala.Harikambodhi is handled in great detail as ragam , thal...  

Topics covered:
  • Navagraha Kriti
  • Kritis
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV405 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 8 .5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level, the student handles in detail vasantha raga which is a Panchama varja raga. Here again the thala is also challenging as well as the composition. The student learns to sing niraval and swaraprasthara for this in at least two speeds....  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Javali
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV406 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 9 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level, the student learns to handle in detail rakti ragas like Anandabhairavi which can be sung as a main piece or sung as RTP. The student also learns one of the Avarna Kritis of Dikshitar in M. Chapu . Here to sing swaras in an emotive...  

Topics covered:
  • Kritis
  • Manodharma
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV407 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 10 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level, the highest of creativity that is the Ragam, thanam and Pallavi is honed in detail. The student understands how to sing Nada pallavi ‘s and create them too. They are also taught to do the Pallavi in the first kalam, Madhyama kalam...  

Topics covered:
  • Ragam-thanam-pallavi
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

Those who have completed the CV408 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 10 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.

Overview:

In this level, the highest of creativity that is the Ragam, thanam and Pallavi is honed in detail. The student understands how to sing a Naalu Kalai chowka Pallavi and create them too.They are taught to sing niraval and kalpana swaras to differe...  

Topics covered:
  • Ragam-thanam-pallavi
  • Theory
Prerequisites:

A basic knowledge of the swaras and swarasthanas in Carnatic Music would be good. Alternatively, students who have completed CVOC 103 with the Academy or HVOC 102 with the Academy are suitable to choose this as an elective course.

Overview:

This course will focus on 3, very beautiful, well known and popular compositions. The compositions are in Nattai, Hindolam and a Ragamalika. The first is Maha Ganapathim, a composition by Sri. Mutthuswami. Dikshitar, one of our Trinity composers. ...  

Topics covered:
  • Maha Ganapathim
  • Yaare Rangana
  • Theeradha Vilayatu Pillai
Prerequisites:

A basic knowledge of the Swaras and Swarasthanas in Carnatic Music would be good. Alternatively, students who have completed CVOC 103 with the Academy or HVOC 102 with the Academy are suitable to choose this as an elective course.

Overview:

This course will focus on 3, very beautiful, well known and popular compositions. The compositions are in the Ragams Bowli, Kapi and Revathi. The first is Sriman Narayana, a composition by Annamacharya who is also fondly known as Annamayya. This s...  

Topics covered:
  • Sriman Narayana
  • Enna Thavam
  • Bho Shambo
Prerequisites:

A basic knowledge of the swaras and swarasthanas in Carnatic Music would be good. Alternatively, students who have completed CVOC 103 with the Academy or HVOC 102 with the Academy are suitable to choose this as an elective course.

Overview:

This course will focus on 3, very beautiful, well known and popular compositions. The compositions are in Ragamalika, Yamunakalyani and Rathipathipriya. The first is Kurai Onrum Illai, a Tamil composition written by C.Rajagopalachari fondly known ...  

Topics covered:
  • Kurai Onrum Illai
  • Krishna Nee Begane
  • Jagajanani
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Kalyani   Skill Level: CV109   Composer: Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV109

Overview:

Vanajakshiro is an enjoyable varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Kalyani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Abhogi   Skill Level: CV108   Composer: Patnam Subrahmanya Iyer  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV108

Overview:

Evvari bodhana is an often sung varnam. It conveys the essence of Abhogi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Hamsadhwani   Skill Level: CV108   Composer: Manambuccavadi Venkata Subbayyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV108

Overview:

Jalajaksha is an often sung varnam. It paints a comprehensive picture of Hamsadhwani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Vasantha   Skill Level: CV109   Composer: Taccur Singaracari  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV109

Overview:

Ninnekori is an enjoyable varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Vasantha.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Mohanam   Skill Level: CV107   Composer: Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV107

Overview:

Ninnukori is an often sung varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Mohanam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Shankarabharanam   Skill Level: CV107   Composer: Veenai Kuppayyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV107

Overview:

Sami ninne is an enjoyable varnam. It conveys the essence of Shankarabharanam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Panthuvarali   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Sadkala Narasayya  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Sami ninne is an enjoyable varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Panthuvarali.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Darbar   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: Tiruvorriyur Tyagayyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Chalamela is a well-known varnam. It conveys the essence of Darbar.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Saveri   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Kottavasal Venkataramaiyer  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Sarasuda is an enjoyable varnam. It paints a comprehensive picture of Saveri.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Sahana   Skill Level: CV205   Composer: Tiruvorriyur Tyagayyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV205

Overview:

Karunimpa is an often sung varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Sahana.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Begada   Skill Level: CV206   Composer: Vinai Kuppayyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV206

Overview:

Intha chalamu is a well-known varnam. It contains the choicest phrases of Begada.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Varnam   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Nattakurinji   Skill Level: CV209   Composer: Mulaivittu Rangasami Nattuvanar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV209

Overview:

Chalamela is a well-known varnam. It conveys the essence of Nattakurinji.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Mayamalavagowla   Skill Level: CV109   Composer: Swati Tirunal  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV109

Overview:

Deva Deva Kalayami is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Mayamalavagowla.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Mohanam   Skill Level: CV109   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV109

Overview:

Gopika Manoharam is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Mohanam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Devaranama   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Chandrakauns   Skill Level: CV108   Composer: Purandaradasa  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV108

Overview:

Kandena govindana is a popular stage song, and one of the few known songs in Raga Chandrakauns.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kirtana   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Anandabhairavi   Skill Level: CV108  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV108

Overview:

Nandanandana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Anandabhairavi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Pada   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Bowli   Skill Level: CV107   Composer: Annamacharya  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV107

Overview:

Sriman Narayana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Bowli.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Devaranama   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Hindolam   Skill Level: CV107   Composer: Purandaradasa  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV107

Overview:

Yaare Rangana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Hindolam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Hamsadhwani   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Gnb  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Varavallabha is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Hamsadhwani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Sriranjani   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Papanasam Sivan  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Gajavadana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Sriranjani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Karnataka Shuddha Saveri   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Ekambresa Nayike is a popular stage song, and one of the few known songs in Raga Karnataka shuddha saveri.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Ravichandrika   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Maakelara is a popular stage song, and one of the few known songs in Raga Ravichandrika.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Hemavathi   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Sri Kanthimathim is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Hemavathi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Rathipathipriya   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: Ghanam Krishnaiyer  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Jagatjanani is a popular stage song, and is the best known song in Raga Rathipathipriya.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Arabhi   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Sri Saraswati is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Arabhi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Madhyamavathi   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Papanasam Sivan  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Saravanabhavaguhane is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Madhyamavathi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Desadi   Raga: Shanmukhapriya   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Gopalakrishna Bharati  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Bhavasagaram is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Shanmukhapriya.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Desadi   Raga: Lathangi   Skill Level: CV205   Composer: Patnam  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV205

Overview:

Aparadhamulan is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Lathangi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Khamboji   Skill Level: CV205   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV205

Overview:

Sri Raghuvara is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Khamboji.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Raga: Ragamalika   Skill Level: CV205   Composer: Bharathiyar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV205

Overview:

Ganapathirayan is a popular stage song, and is a Ragamalika.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Saranga   Skill Level: CV206   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV206

Overview:

Arunachalanatham is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Saranga.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Misra Chapu   Raga: Panthuvarali   Skill Level: CV206   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV206

Overview:

Visalaksheem is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Panthuvarali.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Khanda Jampe   Raga: Bhairavi   Skill Level: CV206   Composer: Syama Sastri  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV206

Overview:

Sariyevvaramma is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Bhairavi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Misra Chapu   Raga: Shankarabharanam   Skill Level: CV207   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV207

Overview:

Manasu Swadhina is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Shankarabharanam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Keeravani   Skill Level: CV207   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV207

Overview:

Kaligiyunte is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Keeravani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Begada   Skill Level: CV207   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV207

Overview:

Vallabha Nayakasya is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Begada.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Natta   Skill Level: CV109   Composer: M Dikshitar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV109

Overview:

Maha Ganapathim is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Natta.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Khanda Chapu   Raga: Ragamalika   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Subramania Bharati  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Theeradha Vilayatu Pillai is a popular stage song, and a very good example of Ragamalika.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Kapi   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Papanasam Sivan  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Enna Thavam is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Kapi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Sivaranjani   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Dayananda Saraswati  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Bho Shambo is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Sivaranjani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Ragamalika   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Rajaji  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Kurai Onrum Illai is a popular stage song, and a well known Ragamalika.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Misra Chapu   Raga: Yamunakalyani   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: Vyasa Raya  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Krishna Nee Begane is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Yamunakalyani.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Bilahari   Skill Level: CV209   Composer: Mysore Vasudevacharya  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV209

Overview:

Shri Chamundeshwari is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Bilahari.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Amruthavarshini   Skill Level: CV202   Composer: Muttayyah Bhagavatar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV202

Overview:

Sudha mayi is a popular stage song which is set in Amruthavarshini  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Rupakam   Raga: Kalyani   Skill Level: CV202   Composer: Shyama Shastri  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV202

Overview:

Himadri suthe is a popular composition in Kalyani  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Saveri   Skill Level: CV208   Composer: Mysore Sadashiva Rao  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV208

Overview:

Sri Kamakoti is a beautiful composition in Saveri  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Misra Chapu   Raga: Purvikalyani   Skill Level: CV208   Composer: Tanjore Ponnaih  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV208

Overview:

Saatileni is a well known composition in Purvikalyani  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Malayamaaruta   Skill Level: CV205   Composer: Patnam Subrahmaniah Iyer  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV205

Overview:

It is a popular stage song in Malayamarutha  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Khamas   Skill Level: CV202   Composer: Mysore Vasudevachar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV202

Overview:

Brocheva Revarura is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Khamas.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Sunadavinodini   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Mysore Vasudevachar  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Devadi deva is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Sunadavinodini.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Anandabhairavi   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Bhadrachala Ramadas  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Paluke bhangara mayena is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Anandabhairavi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Eka   Raga: Nadanamakriya   Skill Level: CV201   Composer: Bhadrachala Ramadas  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV201

Overview:

Eti ruga is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Nadanamakriya.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Ragamalika   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Papanasam?  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Sri chakra raja is a popular stage song, and a well known Ragamalika.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Kanada   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Oothukadu  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Alai payudhe is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Kanada.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Jayantasri   Skill Level: CV202   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV202

Overview:

Marugelara is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Jayantasri.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Hindolam   Skill Level: CV203   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV203

Overview:

Samaja varagamana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Hindolam.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Prerequisites:

Alankarams (3 speeds ) in Shankarabaranam, Mayamalavagowla,Shuddha Saveri and Mohanam Dhaatu varisais in 3 speeds in the above 4 ragams. 2 swarajathis (eg. Ra ra venu and Sambashivayanave) 1 Lakshana Geetham Sarali varisais and janta varisais should be sung as akaram in 3 speeds and 4 ragams.

Overview:

One of the most important forms in Carnatic music i.e. Tana Varnam is taught which lays the foundation for all further learning. Varnams lay basics for gamaka which is one of the major traits of Carnatic music.Learning Varnams is given import...  

Topics covered:
  • Shankarabharana-Saamininnekori
  • Kalyani-Vanajakshi
  • Mohana-Ninnukori
Overview:

This course consists of small compositions which helps students to have a strong foundation.  

Topics covered:
  • Vakratunda(Ganesha)
  • Gananatha
  • Extra Songs
  • Vandana Sree Deva
  • Saraswati(Saraswati)
  • Namami Saraswathi
Prerequisites:

The students should know to sing the swara jathis and the lakshana geethams. Students should be able to sing in selected pitch and sing the scales of shankarabaranam, Mayamalavagowla , Kalyani and Kharaharapriya well.

Overview:

Naadabrahma Shri Thyagaraja Swamy was a devotee of lord Rama. His music pieces give a deeper and philosophical meaning of our existence on earth. His life revolved around three aspects - spirituality, music,and godliness, which saw a perfect synch...  

Topics covered:
  • Thyagaraja Kritis
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Kapi   Skill Level: CV204   Composer: Purandaradasa  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV204

Overview:

Jagado dharana is a popular stage song, and one of the best known songs in Raga Kapi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Prerequisites:

CV201

Overview:

Bantureeti is a popular composition of Shri Thyagaraja in raga Hamsanada. In this composition Shri Thyagaraja pleads with Rama to give him the post of a guard for Raama; symbolically meaning that he always wants to be in Sri rama's sannidhi (in hi...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to raga Hamsanada
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Kriti   Taal or Talam: Adi   Raga: Abheri   Skill Level: CV209   Composer: Tyagaraja  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level CV209

Overview:

Garuda Gamana-is a composition of Patnam Subramanya Iyer in a rare raga NaagaswaravaLi.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Pallavi)
  • Part 2 (Anupallavi)
  • Part 3 (Charanam)
  • Putting it all together
Overview:

Nagumomu is a popular composition of Shri Thyagaraja in raga Hamsanada. In this composition Shri Thyagaraja says he misses Lod Raama's charming smile-lit face.Knowing Thyagaraja swamy asks Lord raama to protect him through this kriti.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to raga Abheri
  • Nagumomu-Pallavi
  • Nagumomu-Anupallavi
  • Nagumomu-Charana
  • Nagumomu Performance
Overview:

Saint Thiagaraja’s grand Ghana raga pancharatna is a must for all music students. Here we learn the last one in sree raga. The unique feature of this composition is that it starts on the second count of the thala. Here also the student is ab...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Pancharatna
  • Pallavi and anupallavi of Endaro
  • Charana of Endaro
  • Charana of Endaro
  • Performance of Endaro
Overview:

A Composition of Narayana Teertha, which is termed as tarangam.This composition is in raga Neelambari.This composition is one of the songs from a Sanskrit opera of Narayana Teertha.The songs are popularly called "Tarangas" means waves. The lyrics ...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Madhava Mamava deva