Nibodha

A basic class of Indian carnatic music, swaras, shruthi, bhajans and slokas

An entry level foundational course for students to learn the basic Swara patterns (Sarali varisas) in the Ragam Mayamalavagowla along with the scale Arohana and Avarohana. Swara exercises will be explored.

Duration

12 weeks, one hour class per week on Sundays (Time – TBD)

About Remmia

Remmia Menon is the Executive Director and Producer of ResaResa Foundation Inc., a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. Remmia is currently pursuing Doctoral program at University of Memphis and holds two post-Graduate degrees: Master of Education in Instructional Technology, Strayer University and Master of Arts in Sanskrit, Sree Shankaracharya University, Kalady, India.
Remmia is an active member of several educational leadership organizations (both in United States and India) and is dedicated to promoting art and culture with advanced instructional technology. She’s locally a well-known classical singer, previously trained under Guru Vadassery Sivadasan (Carnatic musician, Guruvayur) and continues under Guru Perumbavoor G Ravindarnath (a well-known Carnatic Musician and Composer).

 

Music Lessons Schedule

Week 1

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam
Introduction to Sruthi
Introduction to Swaras
First sloka of gita-chanting
Revision and practice

Week 2

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Practice Swaras
Introduce Pallavi of Bhajan
Second sloka of gita – repeat
Revision and practice

Week 3

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Practice Swaras first speed with Thalam
Pallavi of Bhajan practice
Third sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 4

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Practice Swaras first, second speed with Thalam
Anupallavi of Bhajan practice
Fourth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 5

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Practice Swaras first, second and third speed with Thalam
Charanam of Bhajan practice
Fifth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 6

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 1
Practice whole Bhajan
Sixth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 7

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 2
Start new bhajan pallavi
Seventh sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 8

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 3
Anupallavi of Bhajan
Eighth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 9

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 4
Charanam of Bhajan
Nineth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 10

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 5 & 6
Practice both Bhajans
Tenth sloka of gita – chanting
Revision and practice

Week 11

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 7 & 8
Practice Bhajan
1-10 sloka practice
Revision and practice

Week 12

Introduction
Prayer
Thalam practice
Introduce Sarali Varisa- 9 & 10
Practice Bhajan
1-10 sloka practice
Revision and practice

Objectives

  • Understand Shruthi and Tala
  • Learn Sarali varisas
  • Mayamalavagowla basics
  • Learn to sing akara
  • Basics of Carnatic music
  • Familiarize with Swaras
  • Practice swaras with Sruthi
  • Learn Bhajan, Slokas and Prayer

3 Month Courses (12 Weeks)

$100/Month

Introduction to:

  • Carnatic Music
  • Basic terminologies
  • Understanding concept of pitch
  • Identifying one’s own pitch
  • Singing to match the pitch
  • Saralivarisas 1-10
  • Bhajans Slokas, and Prayer