Carnatic Flute Basics | Beginner's Guide | Geethams
What you'll learn
- Students can practice and play along while watching the fingering and notations simultaneously.
- Students will get to learn the simple notations to understand and practice.
- Students can easily pick up the fingering skills by learning line by line of the Geethas.
- Students can learn the Half Notes on Flute.
- Students can learn the Basic Classical Songs of Carnatic Music.
- Students get to know the actual method of playing Janta Swaras in Half Notes.
- Students can understand 12 different notes known as "Dwadasa Swara Sthanas" of Carnatic Classical Music.
- Students get to know the Western style of pitching.
- Students can learn Shruthi in Number System.
- Students get to know the Key tips of practicing.
- 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).
What is Geetham ?
A Geethaṃ is a simple devotional melody song with same tempo throughout the song. There is no "anga" change, repetition and saṃgati in Geethaṃ. Geethaṃ usually have 10/12 avarthanams.
Though Geethaṃs have no absolutely defined divisions of pallavi, anupallavi or charanas, they may be observed in some cases. Some Geethaṃs contain sections rather than the defined divisions (pallavi etc.). They often have no sangatis or variations, with each swara taking one syllable of the sahitya. The Geethaṃ is sung without repetition from the beginning to end. However most Geethaṃs are concluded by repeating a portion of the opening part. Geethaṃs are set in medium tempo and contain no sangatis or variations and the flow of the music is natural. The theme of the sāhityaṃ (lyrics) is to praise God. Students learn these Geethaṃs after attaining a course in the preliminary saraḷī svarās to alankārās.
Who Am I ?
I am a professional classical musician. I have learnt Carnatic Vocal and Carnatic Flute-Instrumental from late. Manda Balarama Sharma garu and Sri.V.Nagaraju garu. I hold a Diploma in Carnatic Classical Music in both vocal and instrumental.
I have been performing since 1994 as an accompanist and in solo for numerous music and dance festivals, lecture demonstrations, cultural organizations and special occasions like Brahmothsavams in temples within the country.
I gave solo concerts in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams., Tirupati, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Yadagirigutta, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Srisailam., etc., during the brahmothsavams.
Since 2001, I have been teaching numerous students through my own music and dance academy "Swara Vaahini" which is registered by the Govt. of Telangana.
I have been encouraging and developing my students to participate in various programs and television music shows like "Paadutha Theeyaga", Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Little Champs, etc.
I have been taking online classes through Skype / Google hangouts / Whatsapp for the NRI students from U.S.A., Australia, Denmark, New zealand, Germany, Dubai, Kuwait, Malaysia and Singapore. Most of them are performing in Indian festival occasions regularly.
I would like to impart my musical knowledge to more and more people who are interested to learn and perform from the different parts of the world as MUSIC is the only way to reach god
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Who this course is for:
- Those who are curious to learn Classical Carnatic Music.
- 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.
- Students who want to develop the knowledge of Music.
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.