Carnatic music is a profound and enchanting classical music tradition with a deep cultural and spiritual heritage, characterized by its complex melodic and rhythmic structures, rich vocal and instrumental expressions, and a strong emphasis on devotion and tradition. It continues to captivate audiences and musicians alike with its timeless beauty and versatility.
What Will You Learn?
- Swaras (Notes): You will begin by learning the seven swaras (musical notes) in Carnatic music: Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni. You will learn to recognize and sing them accurately.
- Sarali Varisai: These are a set of simple exercises that help you in developing voice control and agility. You'll learn to sing swaras in different patterns.
- Janta Varisai: Janta Varisai is the next level of exercises where you'll sing pairs of swaras in a particular pattern. It helps improve your note transitions and timing.
- Alankaram: Alankarams are more complex patterns of swaras, and they help you in developing your voice and rhythm further.
- Geetams: You will begin to learn simple Carnatic compositions known as Geetams. These are short songs that help you apply the basics you've learned.
- Swara Jati and Tala: You will learn about swara jati (rhythmic patterns) and tala (rhythmic cycles), which are essential for understanding the rhythmic structure of Carnatic music.