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Advanced Carnatic Vocal

'Advanced Carnatic vocal' is a professional level music course covering Manodharma signing. Taking 60 sessions to complete, students will have one 60-minute class every week. This course is suitable for students who have already completed the basic and intermediate Carnatic vocal courses and have learnt Varnams and Keerthanams from various composers. Taught by N S Kamakshi, one of India's best teachers, students should ensure they have a good understanding of the fundamentals of Carnatic music before enrolling.

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Kamakshi N S

20 Years Experience

From: India

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    Carnatic Music
  • Education

    M A music from Madras university

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'Advanced Carnatic vocal' is taught over the course of 60 weeks by N S Kamakshi, who has more than 20 years' experience teaching and performing Carnatic music. Only suitable for students who have already completed the basic and intermediate courses in Carnatic vocals, it will cover Manodharma singing, Neraval singing, ragas and kalpanaswaram.

Manodharma is a form of improvisation and is created on the spot during a performance. Although it is improvised, the music performed will be confined to the strict grammar of Carnatic music. With N S Kamakshi's guidance, students will develop their own individual style of Manodharma and will be able to explore their musical values and understanding.

Neraval singing, also known as Niraval, is considered an important feature of improvisation. Essentially it is the impromptu elaboration, construction or improvisation of a melody from a particular kriti line. As such, it's a vital teaching in Kamakshi's 'Advanced Carnatic vocal' course.

About Ms. N S Kamakshi: N S Kamakshi has over 20 years' experience teaching and performing Carnatic music. A well-known vocalist in India, she also plays the violin and has an MA in Indian Music from the University of Madras. Kamakski has a visual impairment, and hopes to share her love of Carnatic music with her students. Perhaps most known for her Musiri padanthram, she is a disciple of Smt Suguna Varadachari and received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture for Advanced Violin training in January 2002.

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