Lesson Guidelines

Various levels/grades of progression (Guidelines for lessons):

 

  • Audio recording for the lessons taught will be sent after the classes

  • Video recording in case assistance is needed with Thaalam

  • Students are recommended to maintain practice log

  • Students can reach out anytime for any doubts/clarifications during practice

  • ​​Progress of the lessons also depend on:

    • Frequency and regularity of classes

    • Time dedicated by the student to practice with recordings sent and perfect the lessons taught

    • Student's ability to grasp the lessons (as it varies for each student based on age,etc)

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Beginner Level Lesson Guidelines:
    

  • Singing with proper alignment to Shruthi

  • Getting the swarasthanas right

  • Introduction to various thaalas

  • Insight into swara rendition with appropriate gamakas through the swaravali bruga saadaga varisais

  • Introduction to different ragas through Geethams
  • Introduction to akaara saadagam/Voice culture techniques   to gain excellent breath control, mastery over the gamakams
  • Insight into the various thaala nadais with practice of the alankaras in the 35 thalas and the jaathiswaras
  • Insight into technical terms associated with the fundamental aspects of music through the lakshana geethams 

 

Intermediate Level Lesson Guidelines:

  • Gaining mastery in thaana,pada and daru varnams. (different thaalas)

  • Rendition of Varnams in three speeds

  • Comprehending Notations

  • Simple Keerthanais and Uthsava sampradaaya keerthanais of Sri Thyaagaraajar

  • Inculcate the ability to notate small krithis by themselves

  • Teach the ability to comprehend swara phrases

  • Learning  to appreciate  a concert, things to observe while listening a concert, etc          

 

 Advanced Level Lesson Guidelines:

  • Pancharanthna Krithis

  • Start with complex krithis of trinity (Thyagaraja, Dikshitar and Syama Sasthry)

  • Vilamba kala krithis

  • Introduction to other music forms like Thillanas, Viruthams and Ragamalika, etc

  • Alapana,niraval,kalpana swaras and the technicalities involved in singing the various aspects of manodharmam

  • Ragam, Thanam, Pallavi

  • Singing Varnams in Thishra nadai

  • Preparation for performing at concerts