Konnakol is an ancient south-Indian classical art form involving the “vocal expression” of percussive syllables (solkattu), to a meter (tala) that is counted by hand. This unique characteristic is what makes Konnakol the only percussive artform that is powerful enough to connect all forms of percussion in the world. This program aims to teach the essential rhythmic concepts and calculations in the language of Konnakol, and extrapolate them to the context of global music.
This course aims to impart a definitive understanding of basic definitions pertaining to percussion such as beats, rhythms, bars and an introduction to the syllables that make up the language of Konnakol.
This course aims to delve deeper into the basic percussive concepts discussed in IPK101 in order to bring out the nuances of rhythmic compositions.
- Decode gapped rhythmic patterns in songs
- Construct and recite Theermanams and simple Korappus
- Perform rhythmic calculations in Chattusram (4/4) or Thisram (3/4)
- Distinguish Chattusram (4/4), Thisram (3/4), Khandam (5/4) and Misram (7/4)
These are typically covered in the previous course IPK102.
The next level of the IPK series that focuses more on performance.