Course Duration28 Weeks
This long-term course for beginners, teaching the Kanjira, otherwise referred to as the South Indian tambourine will run for a period of 27 weeks. This course will initiate by introducing students to the Kanjira as a percussion instrument, a brief history of its origin and playing techniques, relating to the hand positioning, finger tapping etc. Further, on the course will teach students the basic structure of talas in Carnatic music. Talas is time-based, rhythmic patterns within a composition. Introduction to the tala structure and 4-week basic lesson for fingering practice. Students undergoing this course will learn about the elements or angas that constitute a tala namely, laghu and avartan, anudrutam, drutam. Further on in the course students will practise 4 beat phrases, 8 beat phrases and 16 beat phrases, e.g of 4 beat tha kita dhum kita. The 4 beat to 16 beats will be covered within a span of 4 to 20 lessons.
After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Nerkunam Dr S. Sankar: Basics of Kanjira | Level I
About Nerkunam Dr S. Sankar: Hailing from Nerkunam village in Tamil Nadu, Dr.S. Sankar was poised for worldwide acclaim, as a Kanjira artist. He started training in percussion in Carnatic music at the age of 12 under the guidance of Sri. P. T. Subramaniam followed by Sri Srivanchiyam Gopalan. His skills and talent got more lustrous after he took training under renowned Kanjira artist G. Harishankar following the gurukula vasam tradition or residing at the teacher’s residence for the duration of his intensive training. Dr. Sankar, an A graded artist by All India Radio has won many accolades, special among them, winner of the all India competition conducted by All India Radio in 1999, the prestigious Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar in 2011. Nerkunam Dr. S. Sankar currently resides in Chennai imparting training to students interested in learning the Kanjira. He also oversees the organising of an event devoted to his guru, G. Harishanker, for which he is the convener and secretary.
Students undergoing this course will get a firm understanding about the most important talas in Carnatic music. They will learn to play 4 beat, 8 beat and 16 beat variations which will help the students to elevate themselves to the next level of learning.
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.
Instrest In Indian carnatic Music
Intrest in Indian percussion
Instrest to Learn Kanjira.