Course Duration48 Weeks
In this intermediate level, students will learn: (1) History of Carnatic music, main composers includes trinities; (2) to practice Akaram, includes swarams has been converted to akarams that will be helpful for signing raga alapana. Plain notes are not used mostly in carnatic. Raga, Bhava, Laya are the concepts to be focused in carnatic. (3) This course includes various swarajathi's set to different raga's & thala's; (4) Introduction to varnams in Carnatic. Varnams are the basics for concert's. Different Aadhi thala varnams in different ragas as like geethams, Ada thala varnams, Pada Varnam, Daru Varnam are there. Main note is that thalams are the basics to be familiar from the beginner level itself. Through constant practices thalam's will become easy to approach; (5) Small krithis will be added in between for better performances & interest. 6. Next level which leads to the advanced level of Keerthanam's composed by vibrant composers in carnatic music.
Ranjitha Harish is an energetic and devoted Carnatic Vocalist and a Veena player. Her interest in music started at an early stage, where the basics of music were taught by her Aunt Smt. Bhageerathi Hariharan. She received formal training from various gurus named Vid Smt H Rathnaprabha, Smt Rani Vinoth, Smt Saraswathi Srinivasan and Sri Parvatheepuram H.Padmanabha Iyer Sir. She had been awarded various accolades in state and national level competitions & also from Neelakanta Sivan Sangeeta Sabha trust. She has performed various genres of Carnatic Music in Thyagaraja Aradhana Festivals (Nagercoil & Trivandrum), Chembai Music festival (Guruvayoor) and Navaratri Mandapam (Thiruvananthapuram) as a small concert. Besides her training in Carnatic vocal, she has also gained training in playing musical instruments such as Violin and Veena under the guidance of Veena Vidushi Smt N. Lalitha Mahadevan teacher and Smt. Kala Raju.
Apart from her passion for music, she is a software developer by profession. She has hosted a website related to music which provides a platform for young upcoming musicians, music composers and artists to upload their recorded songs in different genres. This is a big opportunity for music lovers where they can listen to different genres in music to expand their knowledge to the next level, where it will help the next generation to know about the roots of the music and to embrace the different manifestations and ethos of our culture through our music. She is currently preparing for AIR B high grade in Carnatic vocal. Ranjitha is continuing her passion by giving Facebook live concerts recently. She was taking music classes for school students for the past 5+ years. Preparing them for competitions & individual performances also. Nowadays, lots of opportunities are open to exploring music. It will be helpful for musicians like her & students too.
Ranjitha is an energetic Carnatic musician, lover and trainer. She has 15+ years of teaching experience in Carnatic music. She has a unique style of practising from basics to advanced for voice modification, theoretical concepts of music, practising gamaka’s, raga alapana's for better performances & perform even in small programs & concerts. She had thought of sharing her experiences & knowledge with the upcoming generation of young aspirants & geniuses. According to her, for each & every genre, the base is everything. Sruthi matha & Laya pitha means when sruthi & thala merges, every krithi will be soothing. Recently, she also had done 2 Facebook live concerts and recordings too. She has performed in various programs from a very younger age. She is supporting everyone for their better performances.
Indian Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangitam is very interesting and very systematically arranged. It is also full of creativity and imagination. With a solid understanding of the fundamentals and constant practice, you will be able to understand and appreciate melodies and enjoy performances. These raagas are also known to put listeners very meditative and reflective mindset and also soothes your soul. With that, lets look into what students typically learn. With this course students can able to sing in temples, programs, & even can attempt for small concerts even. A concert mainly needs strong understanding of raga's, krithi's & swara developments.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or may be 2 students if requested. 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 this course is 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.
Mainly students should be aware of swara structure. Places of notes are there. Through constant practices only thalam & swara's will get fixed. Base will be created at the beginning level itself. We can use to practice with thanpura sruthi so that scale will be familiar at the beginning level itself. Indian Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangitam is very interesting and very systematically arranged. It is also full of creativity and imagination. With a solid understanding of the fundamentals and constant practice, you will be able to understand and appreciate melodies and enjoy performances. These raagas are also known to put listeners very meditative and reflective mindset and also soothes your soul. With that, lets look into what students typically learn.