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.
Batch Size: 3
Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week
- 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
Understanding and identifying pitch
- Introduction to Carnatic Music
- Introduction to Basic terminologies
- Understanding the concept of pitch
- Identifying ones own pitch
- Singing to match the pitch
- 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
- Rama Janardhana
- Shakthi Sahitha (Optional)
- 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.
It is not advised that they join here. We have a CV100 series for children where they are introduced to swaras and rhythm through familiar songs and bhajans. Children who are between the ages of 4.5 to 10 years old can opt for the CV100 courses before starting the CV101 course.
Each student is different and has a different learning style and ability. We recognise that and personalise classes based on the students capability. The student can continue with CV102 if a couple of lessons are not completed as well. The teacher will continue with whatever is left out in the next course. This is however based on the discretion of the teacher and Curriculum Coordinator.