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Ghatam and Konnakol for Beginners


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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.

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    52 Weeks

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US$24(1-on-1 Class)

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1 Class = 45 minutes

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Educator Profile


35 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    Ghatam Konnakol Rhythm Jazz Fusion
  • Education

    B.A from University of Madras

    M.A. from University of Madras

    M.Phil from University of Madras

    M.A. Indian Music from University of Madras

    Ph.D from University of Madras

  • Work Details

    Indian Percussion Faculty - 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.


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