Carnatic Flute Basics | Swarajathis & Swarapallavis
What you'll learn
- Students can learn 5 Different Swarajathis & Swarapallavis in this course.
- Students can easily pick up the fingering skills by learning line by line of the Swarajathis & Swarapallavis.
- Students will get to learn the simple notations to understand and practice.
- Students can practice and play along while watching the fingering and notations simultaneously.
- Students can learn the Half Notes on Flute.
- Students can learn the Basic Classical Songs of Carnatic Music.
- Students need to note down the notations physically which helps their offline practice.
- Students can understand 12 different notes known as "Dwadasa Swara Sthanas" of Carnatic Classical Music.
- Students get to know the Key tips of practicing.
- Students can develop practicing skills on their own.
- Students need 2 and half (D#) pitch, 8 holes Carnatic Flute to practice the exercises.
- Students need to follow the instructions given by the Instructor.
- Students need to complete the Basic course of Carnatic Flute (Part 1 & 2).
What is a Swarajati ?
Swarajati is a form in Carnatic music, which is helpful before learning a varnam. It has pallavi, sometimes an anupallavi, and at least one charanam. The themes of swarajathis are usually either bhakthi, love or courage. It is a composition which usually has a pleasing melody and are suitable for singing in early lessons, musical concerts and dance concerts. The most popular and the oldest known Swarajathi is in Huseni raga, hau re raa bhagaya in Telugu by Melattur Veerabhadrayya. Swarajatis have been composed in numerous raagas - Bilahari, Hamsadhvani, Kalyani, Janjuti, Khamas, etc.
What is a Swarapallavi ?
A Swara Pallavi (also known as Jathi Swaram) is a kind of composition which has only the Dhatu part(swara) with no sahitya
They are learnt after learning geethas and before varnams.
These are scholarly compositions and their Dhatu has the Raga bhavam.
- Usually Swara Pallavis are set to Madyama kalam (medium tempo) and set to
Adi and Chapu talas.
• Swara Pallavis can have 2 or 3 parts in the following manner;
1. Pallavi - Anupallavi-Charanams
2. Pallavi -Charanams
• In some charanams, mrudanga Jathis can be heard, hence the name Jathi
- Swara Pallavis usually have 4 to 8 charanams.
- Compositional structure of a Swara Pallavi is same as that of a Swara Jathi,
The only difference is Swara Jathihas the Mathu (sahityam) part too, whereas
Swara Pallavi lacks the sahitya part.
- The piece in Hilahari raga SIGPDSND is a splendid example of this type of
- The sahitya 'Rara Venu gopabala' is a sahitya tacked later on to the piece.
• Swarajatis and ſatiswaras may be composed in Chauka kala (slow tempo) or in
Madhyama kala (medium tempo).
- Jati swara compositions are moulded on the patterns of jati passages/
In some Jati swaras, the mukthayi swaras consist of half-avarta jatis.
Ragamalika jatiswaras also exist.
- Jatiswaram is a derivative name since phrases of jatis are strung into musical
. The jati swaram is of interest from the rhythmical point of view.
• Prominent composers of Jati swarams are:
1. Swati Tirunal,
4. Vadivelu and
5. Veena Krishnamachari
• Ganakrama (Order of Singing):
• First, the Pallavi is sung, then the Charanams are sung and at the end of each
Charanam, the Pallavi is sung. They are sung thus:
• Charanam 1-Pallavi
• Charanam 2-Pallavi etc.
Who this course is for:
- Those who are interested in learning South Indian Carnatic Flute.
- Students who are passionate about Music.
- Students who have completed the Basic course of Carnatic Music (Part 1 & 2).
- Students who want to develop the knowledge of Music.
- Those who are interested in learning Music.
- Anyone can learn above the age of 6.
KRISHNA MOHAN BHAGAVATULA is one of the leading artist in the field of Indian Classical Music. He has been performing from the age of 19 and belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very tender age he was exposed to the classical arts.
His first concert was with his grand father Late.Bhagavatula Rama Kotaiah Shastry, who was a Harikatha exponent, at the spirit of South Indian Classical arts series in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Since then, there has been no looking back.
He has traveled widely in India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and critics. He has received many awards and honours from the leading organizations like South Indian Cultural Association, Dept., of Culture, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh., SPICMACAY, Sangeeth Samaaroh, etc.
From a very tender age of 6, he started learning the South Indian Classical Instrument "Mridangam" under the guidance of Late. Sudarshana Chary garu and Jayakumara Chary garu for 6 years. Later he showed a wonderful talent in the art of Classical Vocal Music. As his father Bhagavatula Lakshmi Narayana is also a Classical musician, he grew up in a musical atmosphere and had a basic training till the varnas under his father's tutelage.
Then he was attracted to Carnatic Classical Flute at the age of 14 and had a zeal to learn the same with full interest. He use to pick up all the raagas by then over the instrument. He was gratefully trained in both Carnatic Flute and Vocal by "VENUGAANA KALAKOVIDA", "Venu vidwaan" Late.Manda Balarama Sharma garu (A PRIME DISCIPLE OF "FLUTE MAALI", THE GREAT T.R.MAHALINGAM GARU) and later he was trained by "SUNAADA VENUVAADYA PRAVEENA", Venu vidwaan Sri.V.Nagaraju garu (A PRIME DISCIPLE OF SRI.MANDA BALARAMA SHARMA GARU) an yesteryear's 'A' Top graded artistes of All India Radio, Hyderabad, INDIA.
Since 2001, Krishna Mohan Bhagavatula has been teaching numerous music aspirants in classroom and online mode of learning at his own music school "SWARA VAAHINI" in Hyderabad, India with 5 different branches in the city, as he strongly believes the divinity of "MUSIC" alone spreads "LOVE AND PEACE" in the world.