Mastering the fundamentals are essential to the learning of any art. Chitravina N Ravikiran provides a fresh approach to learning the basics which could be applied to advanced concepts as well. The methodology and approach towards effective practice are provided by the guru in these live classroom video recordings with detailed examples.
Chitravina N Ravikiran gives the practice methodology for Sarali Varishais including tips for maintaining strong rhythm sense and adopting smart practice techniques. The lesson includes 4 parts: practice methodology, practice with plain notes, introduction to kaaravais and complete example with the tenth Sarali Varishai as notated in Perfecting Carnatic Music Vol 1. See excerpts from the lessons in the video clip.
Chitravina N Ravikiran gives the practice methodology for Jantai Varishais including many valuable tips and introduction to special types of gamakas such as spuritam, aahatam, pratyahatam and others. Notations may be referred from the Perfecting Carnatic Music Vol 1 e-book.
Chitravina N Ravikiran gives the practice methodology for Daatu Varishais including many valuable tips for students. Notations may be referred from the Perfecting Carnatic Music Vol 1 e-book.
35-Tala Alankaram Workshop
This is a live video recording of the 35-Tala Alankaram workshop conducted by Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran at Madison, WI. This lesson is a valuable practice tool for every vocalist helping to enhance overall rhythmic and melodic skills in addition to improving overall alertness with respect to handling talas accurately. A worksheet has also been provided with notations for students to grasp and internalize the concepts. Click on thumbnail to see the video.