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Carnatic Vocal Examination-Ga

Prerequisites

The student should have completed Carnatic Vocal Intermediate CV205 course at the academy OR the student should have the learning experience of carnatic classical music for about 3 to 4 years - student should be able to sing Varnams, Krithis and Manodharma for ragas mentioned in the course.


Overview

The Ga Level Exam consists of 2 contact review class for an hour, a written exam (take home assignment) and a viva voce. Viva voice session is up to 1 hour long. The student will have access to the exam OM Book as soon as they enroll. The actual exam will be scheduled based on the student's convenience and availability of teacher. The practical Exam is a performance which will be assessed by the Curriculum Co-ordinator. The meeting is arranged using video conferencing. A written examination will test the student's grasp of Music theory. This exam enables the student to reinforce imporatant Krithis and Varnams learnt along with being able to sing Basic Manodharam (Raga Alapana and Swara Kalpana)

The student is expected to sing all the Varnams in both the speeds and also sing Raga Alapana and Swara Kalpana (first and second speed) for the following Ragas and compositions -

1. Arabhi - Sri Saraswathi

2. Shanmukhapriya - Bhava Sagaram

3. Lathangi - Aparadhamulan 

4. Kalyani -Himadri Suthe 

5. Any Pentatonic Raga