From the very first level, emphasis will be laid on performances. The selection of compositions are in such a way that there will be a sub –main piece and a main piece which can be featured in a concert . Both these pieces give ample scope for improvisation. In addition to this, the student is asked to do a self study of a light song or tukkada as it is called and also write the notations for the same. This also brings to practice the habit of decoding the swaras and also being able to notate them in the right tala.
For a Masters course, content mastery will be approached with a big picture idea. Independent learning by the student with guided listening will be the prominent pedagogy. The compositions chosen in this course CV401 are ones in which student learns raga,kalpana swara and niraval for Janaka ragas.
The student is expected to learn a composition from an audio given and write notations for the same.So that students get a hold on writing notations and improves self learning.
Learning outcomes : After the completion of CV401 the student should be able to Perform at high level proficiency:
-Perform the ragas Kalyani and Kharaharapriya in detail along with Niraval and Kalpana swaras in two speeds.
-Be able to decode the swaras of Srinivasa (Hamsanandi) and also notate the same Sing a raga alapana for Hamsanandi (Shadava ragam) and also short niraval and kalpana swara.
Those who have completed the CV309 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 7.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.