Performed in more than 45 countries & with the late Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar.
US $54 per class |
for 1-on-1, 60 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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The language of Carnatic voice percussion, Konnakol, is rich in melody and cadence. Considered as a mimic of the instrument Mridangam, it is the art of reciting syllables while counting the tala by hand. Are you too fascinated by this exciting art form? These classes designed by the renowned BC Manjunath are a perfect bid for beginners who wish to learn this Konnakol from scratch. By the end of this course, students will be able to render taught syllables in the form of words or sentences inside the frame of a rhythmic cycle or tala.
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from Ganakalabhushana K N Krishnamurthy, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr T K murthy
Director - Freelance Musician
This course is a foundational course that covers the fundamentals of Konnakol in a step-by-step way covering the following:
After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course, which will look in detail at the different patterns of Konnakol, dwelling further into the tala system: Basics of Konnakol | Vocal Percussion - Level II
About the Teacher: Stalwart BC Manjunath has been practising the mridangam for the last 35 years and represents the fourth generation of musicians in his family.
Performing on stage for the last 30 years, BC Manjunath has had the good fortune of performing alongside the greatest music exponents, namely Pt. Ravi Shankar, Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Mysore M. Nagraj, Dr Suma Sudhindra, Gnana Kalabhushana K.N. Krishnamurthy and many more.
Having trained under the illustrious Sangeet Kalanidhi Dr T. K Murthy, BC Manjunath himself has been teaching since the age of 15. Touring worldwide, the vocal percussionist has performed in more than 45 countries, performing at some of the well-renowned landmark locations such as Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York and many more.
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