from Ganakalabhushana K N Krishnamurthy, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr T K murthy
Director - Freelance Musician
This course on Konnakol or carnatic style of using vocal syllables to create rhythmic compositions will enhance the students understanding of Konnakol building upon the foundation created in the basics course. This course will further delve into the tala system and further explore the solfeges or the alphabet system in Konnakol such as Tha, Dhi, Thom, Nam, Kita, Dhak Kita inside the tala frame. Tala is supposed to be the rhythmic pattern or structure that defines a composition. Students in this course learn two basic talas namely adi tala and rupak tala. Adi tala also referred to as primary clap is one of the most popular talas in carnatic music. It is also referred to as chaturasra-jaati triputa tala. The other tala that students get familiarised with is rupaka tala. Students will be taught traditional compositions based on the mentioned talas to improve on their vocal percussion skills, through regular practice of taught compositions. This course will teach students to do a poetry in Konnakol not just with syllables but with the number system as well.
If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's of Konnakol or voice percussion practiced in Carnatic or South Indian Classical music, Here is another course tailored by BC Manjunath: Basics Of Konnakol | Vocal Percussion - Level I | Mridangam / Konnakol Exercises, Lessons
About BC Manjunath: Representing the fourth generation of musicians in his family, BC Manjunath has been practicing the mridangam for the last 35 years. Performing on stage for the last 30 years, BC Manjunath has had the good fortune of performing alongside the greatest exponents of music 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 across the world, the vocal percussionist has performed at 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.
This course is best suited for those who have completed their basic in Konnakol and wish to further learn the art form. It will provide students, a deeper understanding of the tala systems. Apart from using syllables in rhythmic cycles students will also learn to use numbers in a rhythmic cycle and attain a stage of proficiency to recite poetry using Konnakol. Being taught by one of the stalwarts of Konnakol students can be sure this course provides for all the guidance that is required for students to excel.
Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 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, long term courses are 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.
Students are required to possess knowledge about:
Basics of Konnakol - Level I