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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 a light song.


One of the objectives of the course is to have students get acquainted with compositions of great composers such as Bhadrachala Ramdas,Sadshiva brahmendra, Muthiah Bhagavatar,  Maharaja Sawthi thirunal, Ambuja krishana along with the Trinity composers. The course also aims at introducing and training students to sing proficiently in rare ragams such as Yadukulakambothi, Simhavahini, Vijayashri, Gowlipanthu and many more. The 3 compositions chosen in this course CV301 are ones in which student learns a kriti in raga Kedaram,Kharaharapriya and Sama and ragam,niraval, kalpana swara to all the ragas. 

After completing CV301 the student will be able to
- render complex compositions with in-built variations in pace and rhythm and moderate lyrical difficulty typical of Muthuswami Dikshitar
- appreciate why some compositions especially of Tyagaraja’s have been traditionally elevated to the status of center piece due to a combination of raga, tala and sahitya
- study a composition’s tonal merit, raga lakshana and simple but profound lyrics, thus cementing a permanent place in the thukkada, or light segment of a Carnatic concert.

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

  • Ananda Natana prakasam - kedaram – mishra chapu
  • Chakkani raja – Kharaharapriya – Adi(2k)
  • Maanasa sancharare - Sama – Adi ( Sadashiva brahmendra )
  • Ragalakshana of Kedaram
  • Manodharma Sangeetha
  • Kedaram
  • Kharaharapriya