Learn Geetams - One of the Foundational Blocks in Carnatic Vocals


An ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, Chennai, and an internationally acclaimed performer.

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Instruction Language

: English, Tamil

Course Summary

Geetam is one of the fundamental building blocks of Carnatic music. This is where lyrics are introduced in the Raga.

The curriculum of this course is designed to help you learn how to render Geetams in the most beautiful manner. Throughout the course, you'll explore Geetams in various languages, composed by different maestros and set to different melodies (ragas) and rhythms (talas).

As you progress in this course, you will explore more detailed nuances in Geetams. Also as the course reaches its completion, you will be introduced to Varnams - yet another significant musical form of Carnatic vocals.

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Teacher's Profile

Dr. Brindha Manickavasakan

Dr. Brindha Manickavasakan

Experience: 23 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Carnatic Vocals, Carnatic Music
  • Education


    PhD in Music from University of Madras

    M.A in Music from University of Madras

About the Course

This course is designed to help you build a strong musical foundation and gradually take your skills to the next level, making your learning experience unique and rewarding. The highlights of the course include -

Course Content:

  • Learn 9 Geetams and 1 Varnam.
  • These songs will be a mix of common and less common Geetams.
  • Each student's learning experience will be unique, adapting to their level of expertise.

What Are Geetams:

  • Geetams are one of the first types of songs you learn in Carnatic music.
  • They introduce you to singing with lyrics and some simple musical ornamentations called gamakas.
  • Learning Geetams helps you understand Raga (melodic scale),Tala (rhythm), and forms the foundation of your musical knowledge.

Why Geetams Matter:

  • Geetams are essential for building your music skills.
  • They lay the groundwork for your understanding of the basics of Carnatic music.
  • With Geetams, you develop the ability to sing with expression and musical ornamentation.

Progressing in the Course:

  • As you advance through the course, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Raga, Tala, and other fundamental musical elements.
  • The course concludes with the introduction of a Varnam, a more complex musical form.
  • The Varnam is a stepping stone to the next level of your musical journey.

About the Teacher

Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist and research scholar in the field of Carnatic

Music is based in Chennai, India. She has been performing for the past 23 years, from the age of 10. She is an ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, Chennai. She has been training in Carnatic Vocal Music for the past 27 years. 

Brindha learned under the tutelage of esteemed Carnatic vocalists such as - Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Dr. Manjula Sriram, Sri Madurai Rajaram, Sri Nagercoil M S Muthappa Bhagavathar, Smt. Durga Venkatesh, Sri D. J. Balakrishna, Smt. Bhagavathi Shankaran, Smt. Jayashri Rao, and Smt. Rajalakshmi Ashok.

At present, Brindha is training with ‘Sangita Kala Acharya’ Vid. Suguna Varadachari. She learned to play Veena under the guidance of Smt. Radhika Chandrashekar, and Smt. Radhika Bhaskar.

Brindha has performed at several esteemed stages and has collaborated with renowned musicians and vocalists from across the world. 

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has a different voice texture, tonal quality and intonation

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • Has different breathing capabilities

  • And a different GOAL!

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