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Know your nottuswarams

Nottuswarams are the small songs which resemble western melodies composed by Sri Mutthuswami Dikshitar in the language Sanskrit. They are among the first songs learned by Carnatic music students. The nottuswarams in this course are all in Raga Shankarabharanam, which has all the seven notes. This course is brought to you by SaPa. Tutors and contributors for this course include K. Shruthiranjani, Gayathri Prakash,Vivek Sadasivam and Abishek Sridhar (Voice), Ambi Subramaniam (Violin) and B S Prashanth (Mridangam). Enrol now This…

Carnatic Music Lessons: Carnatic Singing Patterns

This course “Learn to sing patterns”, comes packed with various exercises of Carnatic singing patterns divided into Sarali, Janta and Dhatu varishais/svaras, along with videos that explain these concepts and their importance. On practising each exercise, the student gets instant feedback to improve from. These exercises help you learn the fundamental abilities that enable you to sing complex melodies later on. Sarali svaras are simple patterns with increasing level of complexity. Janta svaras teach you how to sing doublets of…

Carnatic Music Lessons: Carnatic Vocal for Beginners

Carnatic 101 singing course comprises of the fundamental exercises that are needed to get you started with a lifetime of learning singing in the Carnatic style. It consists of videos introducing you to the concepts of sruti, tanpura, svara and svarasthana, exercises to practise single svaras and sarali svaras of different complexities. All the exercises are in the scale structure of the raaga Mayamalavagowla. These are the first exercises any student of Carnatic music would practise. Enrol now for free…

Beginner to Intermediate in Carnatic Music: How to progress?

What next after the varases? This is one question that pops into the mind of every beginner. Once a student is through with the basic lessons i.e. sarale varase, janti varase, taggusthaayi varase, taarasthaayi varase, dhaatu varase and alankaara, before proceeding to learn the pillarigeethe and sanchari geethe, one litmus test to see if he/she is ready to learn different types of geethe is to sing the basic lessons in three speeds continuously. If possible, the three speeds can be…

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