Learn Basics of South Indian Carnatic Flute - Level 2

Learn the Complex Carnatic Music Exercises, Bit of Theory, a new Raga & the beautiful Indian National Anthem with ease!
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

What is the course all about?

  • This Course is all about understanding Complex Carnatic Music Exercises that Include ‘Janti Varses, Tharasthayi Varses, Mandrasthayi Varses.
  • This course also covers a very interesting Music Theory and also a new Raga is explained with systematic fingering chart and example exercises
  • This course is ideally for those who are interested in Indian Classical Music, who have a very basic knowledge about the instrument like ‘Holding the instrument correctly, getting the sound and who can play basic Sarali Varses

What kinds of Materials are included?

  • Professional Quality pictures and Block Diagrams are used to explain concepts to make it more interesting.
  • PDF files at the end of every section with summary and exercises
  • The videos are of very High quality with lesson highlights and key pointers embedded in 'High Quality - PNG images' in the background

How long will the Course take to complete?

  • The complete course is for around 3.5 Hrs.
  • To complete the course with perfection, it will take close to 2 - 3 months where the students have to dedicate 1/2 Hour ~ 45min daily for practice

How is the Course Structured?

  • This course is structured systematically where complex exercises pertaining to Carnatic Music System are decoded and explained in a simplest way possible.
  • For Example, A 10- line complex exercise will be decoded taking only 2 lines per explanatory slide that highlights difficulties and possible solution to overcome them in a High-quality Video embedded in each slide
  • The exercises related to syllabus are explained clearly and few assignment exercises are added towards the end of couple of chapters to bring in more confidence.
  • An interesting Carnatic Theory Concept pertaining to Different Types of Swaras are explained systematically with block diagrams and examples
  • One of the Parent Raga called Shankarabaranam is introduced and is explained systematically with importance of learning the Raga with some explanatory exercises and assignments
  • Step by Step Tutorial for Indian National Anthem - Jana Gana Mana is covered at the end of the tutorial
  • PDF notes are included at the end of each section with a brief about what was covered in that particular section
  • This course is Structured systematically keeping in mind the wide range of age group 10 ~ 55 Years

Why take this course? What are my Key - Takeaways?

  • Take this course to understand the complex Carnatic Music exercises in the simplest way possible
  • Take this course to cherish your dream of learning the famous ‘Indian National Anthem’
  • Take this course to get a flavor of 'Richest South Indian - Carnatic Music' through this divine instrument
  • At the end of this course, you will feel proud to have known the Complex Carnatic Music Exercises and a new Raga and would be enjoying yourself playing the famous Indian National Anthem – Jana Gana Mana with confidence!

What are the requirements?

  • The Student should be familiar with basic Sarali & Dhatu Varses and should be able to play them in 3 - Speeds
  • The Student should have a Basic South Indian Carnatic Bamboo Flute. Preferably Scale - 4

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the Complex South Indian Carnatic Music Exercises 'Janti Varse, Tharasthayi Varse and Mandrasthayi Varse' systematically in 3 - Speeds
  • Learn an interesting Theory concept that helps in understanding the different types of Swaras we have in our Music system with Fingering Chart
  • Learn a new raga called Shankarabarana and Understand practising all Carnatic Music Exercises with this raga systematically
  • Perform the famous 'Indian National Anthem' for a patriotic gathering!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for a beginner who can 'Hold the Carnatic Flute correctly in Cross fingering Style', Who is able to get the sound and who has some idea about 'Sarali & Dhatu Varse' exercises
  • This is a Level - 2 course which is in continuation with my Level - 1 and hence would be ideal for all the students who have completed my Level -1 Basic Course
  • This Course is not for those who are looking for advance lessons, Advance Krithis and compostions
  • This course is not for kids below 10 years

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Curriculum

Section 1: Janti Varses in Mayamalawagowla Raga
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00:36
01:31

This lecture will briefly introduce us to the important topics that are covered under Janti Varse Chapter. This lecture will also cover some important aspects like what is meant by Janti and how is it practised on Carnatic Flute, etc...

07:11

This Lecture explains the 'Finger - tapping method' that is used in Janti Varses on Carnatic Flute.

04:33

This lecture will help us in understanding the methodical approach for practicing Janti Varse Exercises in 3 - Speeds correctly.

02:08

This lecture will cover the 1st Janti Varse Exercise in Speed 1 with respect to Mayamalawagowla Raga.

02:22

Janti Varse Exercise - 2 is covered in this Lecture highlighting the possible difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

01:40

Janti Varse - Exercise#2 is played fully without any gaps/explanations. This lecture can be used for reference when the student starts practicing.

03:58

Janti Varse Exercise# 3 in Speed1 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the possible difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

03:04

Janti Varse - Exercise#3 is played fully without any gaps/explanations. This lecture can be used for reference when the student starts practising.

04:43

Janti Varse Exercise# 4 in Speed1 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the possible difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

02:59

Janti Varse - Exercise#4 is played fully without any gaps/explanations. This lecture can be used for reference when the student starts practising.

03:49

Janti Varse Exercise# 5 in Speed1 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

02:59

Janti Varse - Exercise#5 is played fully without any gaps/explanations. This lecture can be used for reference when the student starts practicing.

04:18

Janti Varse Exercise# 6 in Speed 1 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

03:03

Janti Varse - Exercise#6 is played fully without any gaps/explanations. This lecture can be used for reference when the student starts practicing.

02:57

The 1st Janti Varse Exercise is covered in Speed 2 with respect to Mayamalawagowla Raga. This lecture also highlights how the exercise is systematically controlled by Breath in Speed 2.

04:19

Janti Varse Exercise# 2 in Speed 2 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

06:12

Janti Varse Exercise# 3 in Speed 2 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

05:21

Janti Varse Exercise# 4 in Speed 2 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

06:08

Janti Varse Exercise# 5 in Speed 2 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

05:59

Janti Varse Exercise# 6 in Speed 2 is covered in this Lecture systematically highlighting the difficulties and possible solutions to overcome them.

02:27

Janti Varse Exercise# 1 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3

02:17

Janti Varse Exercise# 2 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3.

Also, difficult combinations that needs special attention while practicing is highlighted in this lecture.

04:34

Janti Varse Exercise# 3 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3.

Also, difficult combinations that needs special attention while practicing is highlighted in this lecture.

05:24

Janti Varse Exercise# 4 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3.

Also, difficult combinations that needs special attention while practicing is highlighted in this lecture.

04:08

Janti Varse Exercise# 5 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3.

Also, difficult combinations that needs special attention while practicing is highlighted in this lecture.

04:59

Janti Varse Exercise# 6 in Speed 3 is covered in this Lecture systematically. The lecture also demonstrates how the exercise can be easily controlled by Breath for Speed#3.

Also, difficult combinations that needs special attention while practicing is highlighted in this lecture.

Section 1 - PDF Notes for Quick Reference with Assignment Exercises
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Section 2: Tharasthayi Varses in Mayavalawagowla Raga
01:15

Highlights the important topics covered under this topic. Also, a brief introduction to Tharasthayi Varse exercises along with its importance and also some key-notes that helps us in practising the exercises easily.

03:17

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varse Exercise#1 in Speed 1 systematically highlighting the key points that needs some special attention while practicing.

00:57

This lecture will cover the '1st Tharasthayi Varse Exercise' in Speed 2 systematically. This covers key points including breath controlling the Speed also some key points that needs special attention while practising.

01:48

This lecture will cover the '1st Tharasthayi Varse Exercise' in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:29

This lecture will cover the '2nd Tharasthayi Varse Exercise' in Speed 1. Also, this lecture will cover key points that needs special attention while practising.

01:47

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#2 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:55

This lecture will cover the '2nd Tharasthayi Varse Exercise' in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

03:14

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varse Exercise# 3 in Speed 1 systematically highlighting the key points that needs some special attention while practicing.

01:35

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#3 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:05

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#3 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

04:07

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:09

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

03:04

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

04:59

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:27

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:59

This lecture will cover Tharasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

Section 2 - PDF Notes
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Section 3: Mandrasthayi Varse - Exercises in Mayamalawagowla Raga
01:13

Highlights the important topics covered under this topic. Also, a brief introduction to Mandrasthayi Varse exercises along with its importance and also some key-notes that helps us in practising the exercises easily.

06:22

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#1 in Speed 1 systematically. The fingering technique of all Lower Octave Notations are explained.

Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practising.

00:56

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#1 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

00:44

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#1 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:58

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#2 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:23

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#2 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:28

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#2 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:40

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#3 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:38

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#3 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

01:14

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#3 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

03:43

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:08

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:50

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#4 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

04:48

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 1 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

02:25

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 2 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

03:52

This lecture will cover Mandrasthayi Varsé Exercise#5 in Speed 3 systematically. Also, covers the key points including breath controlling the Speed and some combinations that need special attention while practicing.

Section 3 - PDF Notes
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Section 4: Theoretical Concepts - Different Types of Swaras with Fingering Chart
01:04

In this lecture, we will go through some important pointers that will help us in understanding this section in a much better way.

00:53

This lecture will talk about the notation 'Sa' and its importance.

02:04

This lecture elaborates on '2 commonly' used 'Re's in Carnatic Music System. We will also understand the fingering technique of these 2 Re's and the code numbers that are used to represent them in all the Raga that they appear in Carnatic Music System.

01:54

This lecture elaborates on '2 commonly' used 'Ga's in Carnatic Music System. We will also understand the fingering technique of these 2 Ga's and the code numbers that are used to represent them in all the Raga that they appear in Carnatic Music System.

01:31

This lecture elaborates on '2 commonly' used 'Ma's in Carnatic Music System. We will also understand the fingering technique of these 2 Ma's and the code numbers that are used to represent them in all the Raga that they appear in Carnatic Music System.

00:49

This lecture will talk about the notation 'Pa' and its importance.

01:42

This lecture elaborates on '2 commonly' used 'Da's in Carnatic Music System. We will also understand the fingering technique of these 2 Da's and the code numbers that are used to represent them in all the Raga that they appear in Carnatic Music System.

03:58
This lecture elaborates on '2 commonly' used 'Ni's in Carnatic Music System. We will also understand the fingering technique of these 2 Ni's and the code numbers that are used to represent them in all the Raga that they appear in Carnatic Music System.
03:30

In this lecture, we will understand the '4' Rarely used Swaras and also an example of scenario where they are used.

02:52

This topic explains the importance of understanding the code numbers that are used to represent the different types of Swaras and also how these code numbers will help us in decoding the 'Fingering Technique' of a new Raga we encounter.

The importance is explained taking one of the Raga as an example.

Section 4 - PDF Notes
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Section 5: Introduction to Shankarabaranam Raga
01:41

This lecture will explain us in understanding why we have to learn Shankarabaranam Raga and also importance.

03:51

In this lecture, we will understand the 'Fingering Technique' of the Swaras 'Sa, Re, Ga & Ma' that comes in Shankarabaranam Raga.

04:22

In this lecture, we will understand the 'Fingering Technique' of the Swaras - Pa, Da, Ni Sa' that comes in Shankarabaranam Raga.

01:49

In this lecture, we will quickly understand the Aarohanam & Avarohanam of Shankarabaranam Raga with the code numbers of the Swaras that this Raga encounters.

01:30

In this video, we will understand the importance and methodology used for practicing Carnatic Music exercises that include Sarali Varse, Dhatu Varse, Janti Varse, Tharasthayi & Mandrasthayi Varses in Shankarabaranam Raga.

04:35

In this video, one of the exercises from Sarali Varse is taken as an example and is explained on how it has to be practiced in Shankarabaranam Raga for 3 - Speeds.

08:02

In this video, one of the exercises from Dhatu Varse is taken as an example and is explained on how it has to be practiced in Shankarabaranam Raga for Speed - 1.

04:08
In this video, one of the exercises from Dhatu Varse is taken as an example and is explained on how it has to be practiced in Shankarabaranam Raga for Speed - 2.
03:25
In this video, one of the exercises from Dhatu Varse is taken as an example and is explained on how it has to be practiced in Shankarabaranam Raga for Speed - 3.
01:06

This video will insist the student with key instructions to practice all exercises under Tharasthayi & Mandrasthayi Varses in Shankarabaranam Raga

03:06

This Lecture will explain the tapping method for couple of new Swaras that we encounter in Shankarabaranam Raga.

03:44

In this video, one of the exercises from Janti Varse is taken as an example and is explained on how it has to be practiced in Shankarabaranam Raga for 3 - Speeds.

Section 5 - PDF Notes
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Section 6: Indian National Anthem - Jana Gana Mana - Step by Step Tutorial
02:16

In this video, a quick introduction is given to our Indian National Anthem. We will understand the Raga with which the song is composed and also we will listen to the Full Song.

01:44

In this lecture, we will quickly understand the Aarohanam and Avarohanam of the Raga with which the song is composed.

11:29

Indian National Anthem - Jana Gana Mana is decoded to basic swaras 'Line by Line' systematically in this lecture!

Section 6 - PDF Notes
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01:01

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Instructor Biography

Sriharsha Ramkumar, Performer & South Indian Carnatic Flute Teacher @ Udemy

Performer at the ever fame 'TEDx' event that was held at MSRIT -  Bengaluru in Sep 2016! 

Born in a family of musicians, for me Music is a divine blessing. I'm born and raised in Bangalore, I'm fortunate to have my father Sri. K. S. Ramkumar who himself is a South Indian Carnatic Mridangam (South Indian Percussion) artist. With his continuous guidance, Interest towards South Indian Carnatic Flute developed for me at a tender age of 4 and began my formal training at the age 6 from Vidwan. Sri. Srinivas Murthy. I started performing at the age of 10. I'm an Engineer by profession & Musician by passion.

International Tours:

• Toured USA and completed 4 – Successful Carnatic Classical concerts at the following prestigious venues

1. Hindu Temple of Central Texas; Temple Texas

2. Meenakshi Temple; Houston

3. Houston Durgabari Society

4. Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco, Tx

• The Cultural Theatre of 'Mall of Emirates'; Dubai
• JSS Private Auditorium, Alsa-fa organized by UAE Kannada Koota; Dubai

National Tours:
• IIT Delhi: For a multi national conference on Tourism – ICTT
• Pondicherry: For a fund raising event organized by FATA-DEI
• Mumbai: Qualified 4th Round of a reality show 'India's got Talent'

Local Tours:
• Have performed for Bangalore's biggest Cultural festival 'The 52nd Bengaluru Ganesha Uthsava'
• Have performed for several corporate events for companies including Microsoft, Dell, Canon, Airtel, Biocon, BOSCH, KIOCL, Tejas Networks to name a few
• Have performed for 'Bangalore International Wine Festival' at the Palace Grounds
• Have performed at Rotary Club International – Sadhashivnagar for their annual President's meet
• Have performed for numerous Private shows across Bangalore
• Have accompanied for Indian Classical dance – Bharathanatyam for a few concerts
• Have performed at several prestigious temples across Karnataka
• Have performed at RV Engineering College's prestigious fest 8th Mile 2014!
• Have performed 2 times for 'Indian Airforce' Bangalore
• Have been invited as judge and chief guest for several occasions in various colleges.

Recordings:
• Have recorded Flute for a song from the Kannada Movie 'Nam Life Story' (Yet to be released)
• Have released a Carnatic Album called 'Trivenisangama' under the famous record label 'Jhankar Audio' with Brother 'Adarsha Ramkumar' accompanying on Carantic Violin and father 'Sri. K. S Ramkumar' accompanying on Mridangam. The Album was released on a grand Scale at the prestigious 'Gayana Samaja' Auditorium on 10th of November 2012 with more than 500+ audience along with the blessings of our Gurus & Elders.
• Have recorded 2 songs for a US based documentary movie based on Indian Classical Dance

Radio Interviews:
• An interview with Unplugged performance for Radio City 91.1
• Recorded a small jingle for Radio City 91.1 for Independence Day occasion
• Exclusive interview and unplugged performance was aired on the famous Radio Channel 94.3 Radio One for the program “One Bangalore One music" hosted by RJ Rakesh on 16th Oct 2011

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