Carnatic music for beginners
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Carnatic music for beginners

Fundamental Lessons
4.8 (18 ratings)
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Created by Shruthi Sharma
Last updated 9/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Carnatic Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Indian Music
  • Rhythm
Requirements
  • No
Description

Carnatic Music is one of the two types of classical music from India. The Carnatic style of music is more sung and performed in southern India.

Who can learn?

- Anyone.

         This course is designed by keeping in mind that anyone who would like to learn Carnatic Classical music should find it easy with the help of a basic set of lessons.

         Even if you are a person who is already learning Carnatic and would love to strengthen the basic lessons, you can go for it.

        If you are already into learning some style of music and would love to explore Carnatic music fundamentals, you can definitely get what you need in this course.

What will I learn from this course?

- Vocal Warm-up exercises

- Exercises to work on your voice Range

- Rhythm in Carnatic Music.

- 3 Geethams, which are the first type of compositions which will prepare you to learn the complex compositions.

- Theory Lessons will support your learning by providing the necessary knowledge to understand the fundamentals.

- And much more :) 

How do I learn?

- Learn by listening to the lectures, reading and understanding the notes.

- We have also included a time gap for you to repeat singing after the instructor. Make sure that you use it.

- Practice singing at home as per the guidance provided.

- Support your learning by listening to lots of Carnatic Music online.

Why learn Carnatic Music?

Music is pure bliss!  :) 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn Carnatic music
  • Beginner in music
Course content
Expand all 50 lectures 02:38:27
+ Introduction
4 lectures 16:18

An introduction to the heritage of Carnatic Music

Preview 01:27

Introduction to melodic formula in Indian music

Scale/Raga System
08:10
Importance of Pitch
03:25
Importance of Rhythm
03:16

This quiz will help assess if you understood the fundamental aspects of Carnatic Music

Check your basics
14 questions
+ First Pitching Exercise
7 lectures 26:26

Assess your understanding of Pitching Basics

Assess your understanding so far
5 questions

Concept of Octaves is mentioned in the upcoming sections and lessons. Revisit the lecture and the resources as required in the further lessons. It will help you in having a better understanding.

Preview 06:02
Swaras
03:26
Singing the base note 'Sa'
03:57
Singing the note 'Pa'
03:13
Singing the upper 'Sa'
03:02
First voice exercise
03:13
+ Your first Raga
5 lectures 18:35
Notations
01:31
What are Sarale Vareses?
01:08
Notations
2 questions

Here I have sung the first Sarale Varasai by splitting it into different phrases and giving the required time gap for you to repeat it. Please repeat the exercise in the given gap, playing the video multiple times and practice.


By the end of this lecture you will know:

   Name of the first Raaga you learn is "Mayamalava Goula"

    How to sing 7 notes in Mayamalava goula Scale.

   Singing first Sarali

   Maintaining rhythm by applying hand beats.

   Maintaining beats and singing along with it.

Vocal warmup - 1
06:32

You will learn:

     Sarale Varase 2

     The patterns in the vocal exercises.

    Moving the voice among different notes.


Preview 04:55
Sing three Sarale Varases and attach your singing video
Assignment 1
1 question
+ Tala - A Rythamic Cycle
4 lectures 11:26

Understanding of:

     Importance of Rhythm

     What is a Taala?

     Ways of maintaining rhythm

     Examples for different Taalas

     How to do Aadi Taala

What is a Tala?
03:05
Adi Tala - 8 beat Cycle
01:45

Understanding of:

     How to maintain rhythm while singing

     Singing Sarale Varase 1, 2 and 3 along with Aadi Taala.


Singing vocal warmups along with Tala
02:59
Tala
4 questions

Introduction to Rupaka Taala

6 Beat and 3 Beat variations in Rupaka Taala

Example demonstration of Rupaka Taala

Practice of Rupaka Taala

Roopaka Tala - 6 beat cycle
03:37
+ More vocal warmups
5 lectures 24:45
Vocal warmup - 4
02:27
Vocal warmup - 5
03:30
Vocal warmup - 6
02:07
Vocal warmup - 7
02:38
Practice techniques
14:03
+ Your second song
4 lectures 06:29
Introduction to the song "Vara Veena"
00:52
Lyrics
01:29
Singing
02:15
Singing along with Roopaka Tala
01:53
+ Voice exercises in lower and upper Octave
7 lectures 21:58
Mandra Sthayi Varise - 1
03:42
Mandra Sthayi Varise - 2
02:23
Mandra Sthayi Varise - 3
04:48
Tara Sthayi Varise - 1
03:20
Tara Sthayi Varise - 2
02:22
Tara Sthayi Varise - 3
04:32
Adding these into your daily practice
00:51
+ Your third song
7 lectures 15:07
Introduction to the song "Kereya Neeranu"
01:07
Introduction to triputa tala
03:43
Notations
01:17
Lyrics
00:07
Singing
04:28
In this assignment you have to sing the Geethams which you learnt. Attach three separate videos for 1. Sri Gananatha 2. Vara Veena 3. Kereya Neeranu You need to sing them along with the Taala.
Assignment 2 - Geetham
1 question
Singing along with Triputa Tala
03:56
Thank you
00:29