Basics of Konnakol | Vocal Percussion - Level II

First Name
Manjunath
Last Name
BC
Course Summary

This course will build on the topics taught in the basics course. It will look in detail at the different patterns of Konnakol, dwelling further into the tala system. This course will further explore the different permutations and combinations of using syllables, alongside advance learning related to Konnakol. Students undergoing this course will get a better, in detail understanding about different patterns in Konnakol.

Lives In

Bangalore
Karnataka
India

Course Duration
25 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$48.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Manjunath
Last Name
BC
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Konnakol
World Musician
Study Details
Ganakalabhushana K N Krishnamurthy, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr T K murthy
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Freelance Musician

Course Details

This course on Konnakol or carnatic style of using vocal syllables to create rhythmic compositions will enhance the students understanding of Konnakol building upon the foundation created in the basics course. This course will further delve into the tala system and further explore the solfeges or the alphabet system in Konnakol such as Tha, Dhi, Thom, Nam, Kita, Dhak Kita inside the tala frame. Tala is supposed to be the rhythmic pattern or structure that defines a composition. Students in this course learn two basic talas namely adi tala and rupak tala. Adi tala also referred to as primary clap is one of the most popular talas in carnatic music. It is also referred to as chaturasra-jaati triputa tala. The other tala that students get familiarised with is rupaka tala. Students will be taught traditional compositions based on the mentioned talas to improve on their vocal percussion skills, through regular practice of taught compositions. This course will teach students to do a poetry in Konnakol not just with syllables but with the number system as well.

If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's of Konnakol or voice percussion practiced in Carnatic or South Indian Classical music, Here is another course tailored by BC Manjunath: Basics Of Konnakol | Vocal Percussion - Level I | Mridangam / Konnakol Exercises, Lessons

About BC Manjunath: Representing the fourth generation of musicians in his family, BC Manjunath has been practicing the mridangam for the last 35 years. Performing on stage for the last 30 years, BC Manjunath has had the good fortune of performing alongside the greatest exponents of music namely Pt. Ravi Shankar, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Mysore M. Nagraj, Dr. Suma Sudhindra, Gnana Kalabhushana K. N. Krishnamurthy and many more. Having trained under the illustrious Sangeet Kalanidhi Dr. T. K. Murthy, BC Manjunath himself has been teaching since the age of 15. Touring across the world, the vocal percussionist has performed at more than 45 countries, performing at some of the well renowned landmark locations such as Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York and many more.

 

Value Additions

By the end of this you will have proficiency in understanding the syllables, using them in different permutation and combination, observing the tala system. After a year of regular practice you can be sure to perform a poetry in Konnakol.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

This course is best suited for those who have completed their basic in Konnakol and wish to further learn the art form. It will provide students, a deeper understanding of the tala systems. Apart from using syllables in rhythmic cycles students will also learn to use numbers in a rhythmic cycle and attain a stage of proficiency to recite poetry using Konnakol. Being taught by one of the stalwarts of Konnakol students can be sure this course provides for all the guidance that is required for students to excel.

Prerequites

Students are required to possess knowledge about:

Basics of Konnakol - Level I
Balapathas
Paluvarases
Mohara &
Korvai

Weekly Schedule

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Thu 12:30 AM - 01:30 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Wed 05:15 AM - 06:15 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
Will the course cater to someone who has done a basic course in hindustani classical?
Answer
Yes, students who have done their basics in hindustani music can relate to the rhythm but not like students who have learn carnatic music.
Question
Can the student practise this art from in the company of other instruments after this course?
Answer
Yes, students undergoing this course can perform in the company of other instruments but it requires utmost dedication, attending concerts and live shows and learning from other to pick up the nuances of the art form.
Question
As Konnakol is the mimic of the mridangam, do students also get to learn the mridangam?
Answer
No, students only get to learn vocal percussion in this course.
Question
Since there is a lot of emphasis on sound do students require a specific sound system or headset?
Answer
Students are advised to have good quality speakers or headphones for this course.
Question
Do students need to know mridangam to enroll for this course?
Answer
No, though knowing the mridangam can be an advantage it is not an absolute requirement.
Question
How much time should a student practice everyday?
Answer
Since Konnakol is so much fun, students can enjoy practicing it whenever and wherever they desire, but a dedicated practice of half and hour to one hour is recommended.
Question
What extra course material will the student get apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students might get invited for lecture demonstrations or could accompany the teacher for concerts to learn the nuances or Konnakol.
Question
Any expectation from students enrolling for this course?
Answer
Students being dedicated to the art form and the guru will be appreciated.
Question
Will students enrolling for this course be assessed or given certificates?
Answer
No, students enrolling for this course will not be assessed neither will they be given certificates.

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