Overview

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.

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Prerequisites:

  • (Must have) Knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, highest common factor, least common multiple.
  • (Optional) Knowledge of algebra

Overview:

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.  

Topics covered:
  • What’s a Beat
  • What’s Rhythm
  • What’s Tempo
  • Understanding Common Rhythms (Mathematical Involvement)
  • Language of Konnakol
  • Sight-reading and aural
Prerequisites:

  • (Must have) Knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, highest common factor, least common multiple.
  • (Must have) Completed IPK101
  • (Optional) Knowledge of algebra

Overview:

This course aims to delve deeper into the basic percussive concepts discussed in IPK101 in order to bring out the nuances of rhythmic compositions.  

Topics covered:
  • What’s a Beat
  • What’s Rhythm
  • What’s Tempo
  • Understanding Common Rhythms (Mathematical Involvement)
  • Language of Konnakol
  • Sight-reading and aural