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Level 1 Course Structure

Breath control

Teaching regulated and calculated breathing which is important to gain proper control over voice, texture, vocal stamina and tonal quality.

Sapta Swaras

Understanding the origins, history, positioning, significance and inter-relationships of Swaras and Swara Sthanas in context of the tambura.

Shruti Swara exercises

Developing a strong foundation and grasp of the Shadja, Panchama and other swaras using different movements through them in the form of vocal exercises.

Adi Taala

Introduction to one of the most prominent Taala in Carnatic vocal music and familiarising with its usage in various exercises.

Sarali Varisai

Introduction and familiarising with the first 2 exercises of the Sarali Varisai in all 3 speeds with the Adi Taala.

Ganesha Bhajana

Introduction to simple devotional songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

National Anthem

Understanding the notes of the national anthem in Swaras and reciting the same in Swara form.

Performance Preparation

A thorough revisit of the song preparation through our online Sangeetham classes for your upcoming certification ceremony.

Final Performance

A culminating performance by you in front of your friends and family showcasing your Carnatic Singing talent.

Breath control

Teaching regulated and calculated breathing which is important to gain proper control over voice, texture, vocal stamina and tonal quality.

Revision and Practice Materials

Revision and Practice Materials

Watch the syllabus videos to practice the techniques taught in the online Carnatic Singing classes.

Syllabus Videos
Carnatic Music Image 1 - Kafqa
Carnatic Music Image 1 - Kafqa
Practice Videos
Carnatic Music Image 2 - Kafqa
Carnatic Music Image 2 - Kafqa

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Here are a few questions frequently asked to us. Please reach out to us for further queries.

What is Carnatic Music?

Carnatic music or Karnatik music or also known as Karnataka Sangeetham is an performing art form that was developed right from Prehistoric times during Vedic age. It's considered as a fine art and as a musical form of Indian origin.

What are the advantages of taking online carnatic music classes from Kafqa Academy?

Convenience, affordability, flexibility & accessibility are the most common advantages of carnatic music online classes with Kafqa Academy. Online classes allow you to fit your classes into your schedule when it's convenient for you. Kafqa Academy has a team of very experienced Carnatic music teachers and other professionals to support you throughout this journey. The courses are well structured and are delivered in an organised manner.

How do I take a Kafqa Academy Online Music course?

You can start with the online carnatic music course at any moment and get in touch with our staff for more information. Each course is delivered through Zoom sessions, and students have access to recorded videos and course materials online. Access to our online carnatic music courses is possible via a variety of devices, including desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.

What is the time taken to learn Carnatic Singing?

Carnatic singing has no end. You can keep learning Carnatic Music for your lifetime. Our forefathers have given us innumerable compositions to learn. To complete the vidhwath final for a good learner, it will take a minimum of 11 years.

How many levels are there in Carnatic vocal music?

According to Karnataka Syllabus, there are 4 levels of carnatic vocal music for which there are examinations conducted : Junior Senior Pre vidwath Vidhwath final Each level takes at least 3-4 years of preparation to clear on an average.

How many notes are there in Carnatic music?

There are seven swaras or notes in Carnatic music, 16 swarasthanas or places for the notes. Those 16 places are compressed into 12 swarasthanas for practical purposes.

What is the order of learning in Carnatic music lessons?

Order of learning carnatic music : Sarali varisai, Madhya sthayi, Janti Varisai, Thara sthayi, Mandhra sthayi, Dhaatu Varisai, Alankaarams, Pillari geethams, Sanchari Geethams, Lakshana geethams. There are many Swarajathi, Jathiswara, Varna, Madhyama kaala kruthis, Vilamba kaala kruthis.

What are the benefits of learning Carnatic music?

There are many benefits of learning carnatic music other than the certifications.It helps to improve concentration of mind, keeps both the body and mind peaceful, helps to improve attention span and helps in maintaining a disciplined life.

How do I get certified for Carnatic music?

The students are required to clear each level for a certificate for carnatic music and the certificate is provided after each exam is passed. Junior - PUC level Senior - Degree in music 2 Levels of Vidhwath: Masters in music.

How many Varnas are there in Carnatic music?

There are innumerable Varnas in Carnatic music. There is no end to the number of Varnams that have been composed by various Carnatic musicians since the beginning of the music era.

How long does it take to learn Varnam in Carnatic Music?

Varnam is an important composition in music. The time taken depends upon the learning ability of the student. If the student has good understanding skills along with learning ability, Varnam can be learnt in around 16 classes at the advanced level. For those who need a little more time, it can go up to 30 classes of advanced level.

What are the differences between Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music?

The difference between hindustani classical music and carnatic music is of voice culture, notes, ornamentations, singing time of raga constraints, tala (rhythm cycle), Improvisation, Sahitya (literature), Thaat/Melkarta, Raga, Presentation of Raag, and Instruments.

How do we learn Carnatic music online?

Learning carnatic music online is easy to follow if you are disciplined to follow the instructions given. It will also save you a lot of time and energy as you don’t have to travel and spend time or cash on travelling for your classes.

What is Graha Bhedam in Carnatic Music?

Graha bhedam, or sruthi bhedam is an interesting concept of Carnatic music. In western classical music, there is a concept of modes. Both of these are more or less similar concepts. Essentially, graha bhedam means to change the base frequency while keeping the frequencies of other notes the same.

What is Layam in Carnatic music?

Layam’ in carnatic music refers to the metre/tempo of the song. In general any composition will have the following three as indispensable, Ragam - tune/melody, Talam - time cycle/rhythm, Layam - tempo/metre

Who is the father of Carnatic classical music?

Purandaradasa is known as Father of Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangeetha Pitamaha. He wrote many Keerthanas with the pen name of Purandara Vittala.