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One of the most important forms in Carnatic music ie. Tana Varnam is taught which lays the foundation for all further learning. Krithis are also introduced in this course. Kriti Is the highest musical form. It has clear divisions in terms of Pallavi, Anupallavi, and Charanam. Basic varisais will be practiced in new ragams.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


Tana Varnam as the name suggests are important for singing Tanams (most advanced concept of carnatic music). Apart from this they are wholesome compositions from which Raga, Tala, Swara prayogams, Swara patterns, Raga alapana, neraval and swaraprasthara can all be grasped and learnt. Keerthana is recursor to the kriti form of music. Keerthanas are generally in praise of God, pleading to God or narrating some mythological events. The students will learn and be introduced to sabha gana (songs which can be sung in concerts).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to

- Sing two varnams in two speeds.

- Sing the kritis in Bowli and Hindolam.

- Create swara passages in all the above ragams.

Alankarams(3 speeds) in Shankarabaranam,Mayamalavagowla,Shuddha Saveri and Mohanam Dhaatu varisais in 3 speeds in the above 4 ragams. 2 swarajathis (eg. Ra ra venu and Sambashivayanave) 1 Lakshana Geetham Sarali varisais and janta varisais should be sung as akaram in 3 speeds and 4 ragams.

Student must complete CVESa exam with a passing grade of Honors or above

Shankarabharanam varanam
  • Purvangam of varnam
  • Uttarangam of varnam
Basic Exercises in Shankarabaranam
  • Sarali Varisais
  • Janta Varisais
  • Melsthayi varisais
  • Dattu Varisais
Mohana Varnam
  • Purvangam of varnam
  • Uttarangam of varnam
Basic Exercises in Mohana
  • sarali Varisais
  • janta Varisais
  • Melsthayi varisais
  • Dattu Varisais
Annamacharya Krithi
  • Basic Exercises in Bowli
  • Sriman Narayana - Pallavi, Anupallavi and Charanam
Purandara Dasa Devaranama
  • Basic Exercises in Hindolam
  • Yaare Rangana - Pallavi, Anupallavi and Charanam