Welcome to the course on the art of konnakol. Konnakol is a vocal percussive language and tool for communicating and composing rhythmic ideas. Learn the basic vocabulary of this language and add to your skill set of becoming either 1) a more well-rounded musician with a new voice and perspective into rhythm and 2) a stronger appreciator of musical rhythm, regardless of genre. Once you are able to pick up this language, it can be used as a lens into any genre of rhythm across the world!
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.
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.
Learn your first basic composition in Adi tala and some exercises along with it.