Carnatic vocal exam preparations

Dear Parents,

Following are the Carnatic music vocal exam preparation targets for all participants depending on which class you are attending during the week. Continue reading “Carnatic vocal exam preparations”

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Carnatic/Tabla Lessons Solihull/Birmingham

Learn the nuances of Indian Classical Carnatic (Karnatic) Vocal singing & Tabla from an experienced teacher hailing from a musical family. Carnatic music predominantly originates from South India, but has an universal appeal across all sections, language being no barrier. What is Carnatic Music and how is it different from Hindusthani Music?

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Carnatic Vocal – Group lessons are run by Preetha Gopal throughout the week for beginners/intermediate levels and caters for Adults and Children of all ages. The teaching is based on the age old tradition of learning the Swaravalis and gradually build up to Alankarams, Gitam & Varnams. We have an accelerated track for able students who can use our Videos published here to do some self learning with some guidance and achieve their goals faster.

A student will start with learning

  1. Sarali Varisai which is the basics of the the swaras (Videos Available)
  2. Janta Varisai – next level (Videos available)
  3. Dhatu Varisai, Mel Sthayi Varisai, Mandhra Sthayi Varisai (Videos Available)
  4. Alankarams
  5. Geethams and Swarajathis
  6. Varnams & Keerthanais

Inorder to maintain some variety, some Bhajans, Abhangs or Shlokas will be added as the classes progress. Some Bharatanatyam students require to know Carnatic Songs for their accompaniments. This will be taught on a require basis. Study material will be provided to the student to aid in his/her learning. As the lessons progress, participants will learn the concept of the various Ragams to sing in clear adherence to Shruthi and Talam. Interested students can participate and contribute towards various performances/concerts on a regular basis. Students will be comprehensively prepared towards music exams and earn grades. Lessons are also provided via Skype or any other online mediums.

TablaPercussion lessons in Tabla are held as group lessons and are conducted for children and adults on Sunday evenings. Lessons usually delve into the theory & practical aspects such as Kaydas/Paltas and gradually progressing into taals, Moharas, Mukhdas and Relas. Lessons include theory and the necessary preparation for Grade exams conducted by the Open University.

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Our students have passed their Tabla Grade exams with flying colours.

All lessons conducted in Shirley/Solihull.

Saraswathi Puja – What to Do?

Carnatic Circle offers its heartiest good wishes to all members of your family on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja.

Carnatic Circle offers its heartiest good wishes to all members of your family on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja. Kindly let your children know about Saraswathi puja and what they can do today.

Saraswathi Puja is a very important part of our Navaratri festival. It is typically performed in South India. It is also practised in other parts of India, but in a different manner. Continue reading “Saraswathi Puja – What to Do?”

“Train the Parent” Workshop

Introducing the “Train the Parent” Carnatic Workshop from week starting 9th Oct 2016.These workshops are on a need basis and is aimed to bring parents up to speed and aware of their child’s progress in Carnatic singing/Vocals. Continue reading ““Train the Parent” Workshop”

Navarathri performances

 

Carnatic Circle presents a performance on Swarajathis and Jathiswaram. The theme is Raga Khamas and Naatai.We will also have a short song in Sahana Ragam. This will be in Shirley Centre in Solihull on the 1st of October. Continue reading “Navarathri performances”

Daily Shlokas for children

If you are living far away from your culture, then the children at home will only learn and imbibe whatever the parents provide at home. So the primary responsibility for our children are the parents.  Parents are the first friend to a child – so play with them everyday, read books, sing along, leave your Laptops/Phones/Tablets and spend time with them. When time permits, teach them some good values in life. Continue reading “Daily Shlokas for children”

Difference between Carnatic & Hindustani music

A number of people seem to ask this question – What is the similarity or difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music? I try to answer this in a brief manner, though the answer could delve into much more detail which is beyond the scope of this blog. Continue reading “Difference between Carnatic & Hindustani music”

Ashtapadhi 22 -Radha Vadana

Our Birmingham/Solihull, UK monthly Bhajanais involve the devotional, traditional bhakthi or Paddathi singing. Below notes for the same. Continue reading “Ashtapadhi 22 -Radha Vadana”

Carnatic Lessons Solihull/Birmingham

Learn the nuances of Indian Classical Carnatic (Karnatic) Vocal singing & Tabla from an experienced teacher hailing from a musical family. Carnatic music predominantly originates from South India, but has an universal appeal across all sections, language being no barrier. What is Carnatic Music and how is it different from Hindusthani Music?

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Jayadeva Ashtapadhi Lesson 1

The following notes are for the monthly Bhajanai sessions in Solihull/Birmingham. The Ashtapadhi consists of 24 Prabandhams and it is auspicious to spell the respective shlokas prior to each Ashtapadhi. It is customary to perform a Naivedyam after each Ashtapadhi is sung.

Lesson 1 will spell out the preceding shlokas and the 1st Ashtapadhi based on Dashavatharam

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