Ghatam and Konnakol for Beginners

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KARTHICK
Last Name
SUBRAMANIAM
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Course Summary

This course takes place over the duration of 52 weeks, including two sessions per week for a total of 104 sessions. During this intensive course, students will learn to feel the rhythmic pulse of sound from a Carnatic viewpoint, and learn to incorporate this rhythm into their favorite genres including jazz, fusion, and more. An expert instructor, Ghatam Karthick Subramaniam teaches the concepts of the South Indian Carnatic rhythm system by using Konnakol, the art of verbal percussion, in his interactive one-on-one sessions.

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$48.00

per week per student

1 week =
2
classes
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
KARTHICK
Last Name
SUBRAMANIAM
Number of years of relevant experience
35 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Ghatam Konnakol Rhythm Jazz Fusion
Study Details
B.A
University of Madras
M.A.
University of Madras
M.Phil
University of Madras
Ph.D
University of Madras
M.A. Indian Music
University of Madras
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
SWARNABHOOMI ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Course Details

During the duration of this course, students will learn basic Ghatam fingering patterns, exclusive Ghatam fingering techniques, the fundamental lessons of the four major talas, as well as the essential skills required of any musician for the successful recitation of the Ghatam Konnakol. In addition to these lessons, students of this course will also improve their listening skills and become well versed in tala exercises. This course helps to develop overall skills in musicianship as it relates to Carnatic tradition.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Ghatam Karthick Subramaniam has achieved an MA in Music Philosophy as well as a PhD in Sanskrit from Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) Vivekananda College. He continued on to further his education with another MA in Indian Music from the University of Madras. Today, he performs in India and abroad playing music and presenting lectures on many musical topics. Leading by example, Subramaniam is still learning as a student of Sri. T.H. Vikku Vinayakram and Sri. T.H. Subash Chandran. Honored to be graded an ‘A-TOP’ artist by All India Radio, he is eager to ensure the tradition of Classical Indian Music continues into the next generation and to that end is currently serving as an instructor in addition to performing and study.

The ipassio Edge

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 2 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 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.

Prerequites

As a course for beginners, Ghatam and Konnakol for Beginners does not require students to complete a prerequisite course before enrollment. Students will, however, need pen and paper for taking notes, a desire to learn music, and time to dedicate to the weekly lessons. In addition to twice-weekly lessons, students are encouraged to engage in independent practice, a key component of any music lessons. Successful completion of this course will provide foundational knowledge of Ghatam and Konnokol and prepare the student to take their musical journey to the next level with an intermediate Ghatam or Konnakol course.

Weekly Schedule

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Sat 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM America/New_York
Fri 11:30 PM - 12:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Wed 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM America/New_York
Fri 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Mon 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM America/New_York
Wed 10:00 PM - 10:45 PM America/New_York
1 Seat
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a 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
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course?
Answer
Students aged 7 or above can join this course

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