Online Foundation Course In Carnatic Vocals
Learn the basics of Carnatic vocals in a self-paced, three-month course
Introduction to Carnatic Vocals
Deriving its name from the Sanskrit term Karnâtaka Sangîtam which denotes ‘traditional’ or ‘codified’ music, Carnatic music evolved in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Made up of a system of Ragam (Raga) and Thalam (Tala), the Carnatic music is oriented to the voice. It has a variety of improvisations such as Alapana, Niraval, Kalpnaswaram, and Ragam Thana Pallavi.
About the course
You will learn the basics of Carnatic classical music and the fundamentals of this art form. You will also learn the Sarali Varase, the lessons for beginners, introduction to Saptswaras, ragas, the Mayamalavagowla, and Adi tala.
The self-paced, three-month course is designed to teach you the nuances of this unique singing style. You will have access to:
- 16 recorded sessions
- 10 practice videos
- 6 live sessions with the instructor
- A practical experience of learning Carnatic classical music
- A short piece using the basics of the Carnatic principles
- An amalgamation of exercises to open the vocal cords
- A certificate of completion
Know your teacher
Srinivas & Shalini
The couple is known for their electrifying devotional melodies in The Art of Living circle. Their compositions have been included in popular music albums of The Art of Living.
Born in a family of musicians, Srinivas started singing Carnatic classical since his childhood days under the guidance of Guru A Rukhmini. He later mastered Hindustani Classical from Guru Sri Subramaniam Pottaiy. Shalini has learned Carnatic classical singing from notable teachers, Prof. V Ramaratnam and Smt. H.S. Mahalaxmi.
Srinivas and Shalini have been performing on All India Radio (AIR). Srinivas has released several hundreds of music albums and worked in the South Indian music industry. He has also directed many musical ballets for legendary dancers. Shalini has also performed on Doordarshan.