Carnatic music is an ancient Indian classical music that emphasizes rhythmic patterns and is stylistically complicated. At Sapthora you can achieve mastery in Carnatic vocal music in an easy, engaging, and structured way.
Get inspired to learn soulful and rhythmic music while developing strong concentration and memory skills.
One-to-One vs Small groups?
Many research studies have found that students grasp better and learn faster in a group setting. Small groups enable learners of any age to be engaged and encouraged by the interaction with fellow students rather than sitting in a one-to-one online class. It makes the learning experience livelier, engaging and kids are excited to join and learn together.
This is especially true for learning traditional Arts like Carnatic vocal, where students develop a strong bond with their fellow students and learn together and from each other. In addition, this gives them an opportunity to learn from reputed and accomplished teachers (and advisors such as Ramachary Komanduri) who want to spread the knowledge to as many students as possible.
How to enroll?
As Vocal is a specialized course, it requires evaluation by our advisory team to assign students to the appropriate level.
We request you to send a recording of your child singing (not exceeding 3 mins of duration) to email@example.com along with the below details. One of our Customer Service Reps will connect with you to discuss the evaluation and appropriate class schedule.
Please contact our customer service, if you have any other questions.
Students will start at level 1 and continue to progress on to the next levels.
Level 1 Course curriculum
- Basic theory and concepts of Carnatic Music
- Understanding of various technical terms.
- Characteristics of Geetha and Swara pallavi
- Vocal cord exercise
- Mirror exercise
- Janta Swaras
- Datu Swaras
- Swara Pallavi
Level 2 Course curriculum
- The explanation for technical words for all topics of the syllabus
- Sudha, Vikruthi Swara Gatha Sthanas
- Explaining the characteristics of Raga Trayodasa
- Explaining the characteristics of Varna
- Akara Singing in Fundamentals/Geethams/Swarapallavi-Swarajathi
- Tana Varnas – Adi Tala Varnas
- The singing of above Varnas will be in 2 speeds.
- Sobhillu Saptaswara
- Annamacharya Sankeerthana
- Ramadasu Keerthana
- Purandaradasu Devaranaamam
Level 3 Course curriculum
- Raga Classification:
- Janaka, Janya ragas
- Audava, Shadava, Sampoorna ragas
- Upanga, Bhashanga ragas
- scheme of 72 melakartas, vivadi melas.
- Desadi, Madhyadi, Chaputalas; Taladasa pranas.
- Sri Ragam
- Purvi Kalyani
- Characteristics of kruthi and keerthana.
- Sarasuda – Saveri (Adi Tala)
- Era Naa Pai – Todi (Adi Tala )
- Saami Ninne – Sree (Adi Tala)
- Chalamela – Darbar (Adi Tala)
- Chalamela – Natakuranji (Pada Varnam)
- Evarura – Mohana – Misrachapu – Tyagaraja
- Mahaganapatim – Nata – Adi – Dikshitar
- Brochevarevare – Sriranjani – Adi – Tyagaraja
- Paridana – Bilahari – Khandachapu – Patnam Subramanya Iyer
- Himadrisute – Kalyani – Rupaka – Syamasastri
- Gnanamosagarada – Poorvikalyani – Rupaka – Tyagaraja
- Karunajaladhe – Nadanamakriya – Adi – Tyagaraja (Divyanama kriti)
- Swara Kalpana: Kalyani and Mohana
Level 4 Course curriculum
- Explanation for technical terms
- Mukthayi Calculation and other technical terms in the other topics of the syllabus
- Panchadasa gamakas, lakshana of Kampitha gamakas – usage
- Manodharma Sangeetham
- Characteristics of Raga:
- Characteristics of Composition:
- Swarajathi :
- Kritis: Eight out of Thirteen (Kharaharapriya, Sreeragam, Sankarabharanam, Kambhoji and Thodi are compulsory)
- Ammaravamma – Kalyani – Khanda chapu – kalyani
- Prakkalanilabadi – Kharaharapriya – Chapu – Thyagaraju
- Aragimpave – Todi – Roopka – Thyagaraju
- Sangitajñamu – Dhanyasi – Adi – Thyagaraju
- Endaro mahanu bhavulu – Sree – Adi – Thyagaraju
- Naadasudharasambilanu – Arabhi – Roopka – Thyagaraju
- Seethamma mayamma – Vasantha – Roopka – Thyagaraju
- Marakathavalli – kambhoji- Adi – Muthuswamy Deekshitar
- Vatapiganapathim bhaje-Hamsadhwani-Adi-Muthuswamy Deekshitar
- Sarojadalanetri – Sankarabharanam – Adi – Syamasastry
- Enthanerchina – Saveri – Adi – Patnam Subramanyayyar
- Mayatheetha swarupini – Mayamalavagaula -Roopaka – Ponnayyapillai