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Students will be introduced to the Carnatic style of music, by briefly describing the history, style, basic ragas, etc. The course will continue with basic finger placement and primary playing lessons. This is followed by the introduction to the concept of rhythm. Students will further learn to apply talas, the 3, 4, 5, and 7 beat cycles used in the Carnatic music system. Moving on, students will be taught to incorporate proper aesthetics for musical composition. The importance of pauses, proper construction, and delivery of Carnatic solos are also covered.
Mridangam and Carnatic music, in general, have a steep learning curve. They value improvisation a lot more than just rote learning. For this, it is imperative to have a mridangam teacher guide the students step by step in a journey that explores their imaginations. There are certain mridangam techniques that the teachers provide you to benefit your improvisation skills. Getting the sitting posture right is also critical since you’ll need to be comfortable practicing mridangam for hours while being seated.
ipassio has some of the top mridangam artists from India who offer classes live and online to students all around the world. For students, who do not have access to local classes, this online method is extremely convenient. Depending on the teacher, mridangam can be taught in Tamil, Malayalam, and other South Indian languages if the teachers are proficient. This enables the students to learn mridangam in its purest and most authentic format. Whatever pdf and notes are required for the students in their post-session exercises, the teachers provide them when they deem so.
Konnakol is the art of performing percussion syllables vocally in South Indian music to convey a larger Thalam. It is often compared with hand placements in mridangam. Several mridangam artists engage in teaching Konnakol as well. Learning Konnakol aids your mridangam learning considerably. Konnakol can also be termed as a mimic of the mridangam instrument. Knowing mridangam is not compulsory to learn Konnakol, but it will give you a more solid understanding of the instrument if you learn Konnakol.
The best way you could learn the Mridangam is through live lessons, exclusively held for students on ipassio. With premium-quality courses that are carefully curated for students by acclaimed educators, pave your way to learning the Mridangam in the best possible way, from the comfort of your home or any other surrounding of your choice.
The time duration for every mridangam course has been mentioned on our category page. The duration is proportionate to the curriculum and also the level at which you're learning the mridangam in our course.
The best way you could learn the mridangam is through live lessons, exclusively held for students on ipassio. With premium-quality courses that are carefully curated for students by acclaimed educators, pave your way to learning the mridangam in the best possible way, from the comfort of your home or any other surrounding of your choice.
Mridangam classes online are available at different price points depending on the type of classes. If you choose individual classes with a customized curriculum the charges start from Rs. 1000. The slab increases as the students level up to higher levels.
From age - 7 to 70 - anybody can start learning Mridangam.
Mridangam is a percussion instrument that requires strong conceptual knowledge of rhythm and time. Besides, the students should have strong hands and physical abilities to sit for long hours with the instrument on their lap and play.
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