In this level, the student learns to handle in detail rakti ragas like Anandabhairavi which can be sung as a main piece or sung as RTP. The student also learns one of the Avarna Kritis of Dikshitar in M. Chapu . Here to sing swaras in an emotive raga to an odd numbered thala is challenging.
Devagandhari , an allied raga to Arabhi is learnt in detail. How different are the two? How should both be handled ?
How can you sing swaraprastharas to them ? All this is learnt in detail.
Thodi – the chakravarti of all ragas, owing to its oscillating gamakas. This needs a high degree of aesthetics and is taught here in great detail. Can be sung as a sub-main, main, RTP raga or a viruttam raga too.
Here again , the student is encouraged to sing viruttams in different ragas according to the meaning and emotion of the verse.
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 3 compositions chosen in this course CV407 are Kamalamba Samrakshatu - Anandabhairavi , Koluvaiyunade - Devagandhari, Koluvamaragada-Todi ( Ragam Niraval Swara).Student is taught raga, kalpana swara and niraval in these ragas, also Ragamalika viruttam singing.
After the completion of CV407 the student should be able to:
Sing in detail rakti ragas like Anandabhairavi which can be sung as a main piece or sung as RTP.
The student should be able to sing the Avarna Kritis of Dikshitar in its grandeur of composition and detailing.
Sing swaras in an emotive raga to an odd numbered thala in different speeds.
Differentiate between the allied ragas Arabhi and Devagandhari and perform them as well.
Go into the detailed presentation of the Raga Chakravarti – Thodi.
Sing ragamalika viruttams according to the meaning and emotion of the verse.
Those who have completed the CV406 from the Academy.
Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 9 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.
- Gatinivani -Todi
- Todi (Ragam , Niraval , Swara)
- Ragamalika viruttam singing
- Durbar (Ragam , Niraval , Swara)