Archive Archives: Lessons

Bringing it all Together

Friday, November 3, 2017 ,
All the modules are chained together to discover that the journey so far has been one big konnakol composition! We conclude with a live inspirational video by the guru on konnakol improvisation

Final Kovai

Friday, November 3, 2017 ,
A final korvai is taught and discussed in this module. The purpose of this module is to setup the final concluding module and give students time to memorize all the modules taught so far.

Groove (Sarvalaghu) Compositions

Friday, November 3, 2017 ,
Grooves are an integral part of any rhythmic form. In this module, the student learns sarvalaghu - or a groove based composition. This is coupled with the reduction strategy learned in the previous module. Once again, a variation is discussed for ending the composition.

The Korvai

Friday, November 3, 2017 ,
Learn the elements of a special type of composition -- the korvai. In this module, the student is taught the structure of a korvai and an example composition of a korvai. Beyond this, optional theory of korvai variations are discussed.

‘Strategies in Performance, Sollus & Reduction’ – Composition

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 ,
'Strategies in Performance, Sollus & Reduction' - Composition Two main performance strategies are introduced: 1) double-time strategy, and 2) story-telling strategy. Learn the approach of story-telling using rhythm recitation. A brief idea behind this will be explained. Furthermore, some practice concepts will be given for improving skills in recitation and tala.

‘Mora’ – Composition

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 ,
'Mora' - Composition Learn to recite a special type of structured composition -- the mora. In this module, the learner gets to piece together the different   elements learned so far. When recited fully, the climactic aspect of this type of this series compositions is showcased.

‘Farans’ – Composition

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 ,
'Farans' - Composition Learn to recite a special type of percussive composition -- the farans. This piece extensively uses rolls as the basis for recitation.

Basic Composition

Friday, June 16, 2017 ,
Basic Composition Learn your first basic composition in Adi tala and some exercises along with it.

Introduction To Adi Tala

Friday, June 16, 2017 ,
Introduction To Adi Tala An intro to adi tala, one of the most popular time cycles in Carnatic music. Learn to keep time, and also get introduced to reciting syllables with time.

Introduction and Counting with Konnakol

Thursday, June 15, 2017 ,
An intro to the art of konnakol, how it is different from scat singing, and how it can be used as a powerful tool for communication. The module will be concluded by an intro to counting using konnakol.