Acharyanet has been organizing a series of workshops conducted by Guru Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran on the topic of ‘Manodharma and Rare Krthis from the Brinda school’ to commemorate the centenary of the Carnatic music legends , Sangeeta Kalanidhis T Brinda and Madurai Mani Iyer.
2 workshops have already been conducted. Part 1 in this series was on the topic of ‘Kalpana Swarams and rare krthis and javalis from the Brinda school’. Part 2 was on the topic of ‘Neraval and rare krthis and javalis from the Brinda school’. These workshops have been recorded live and the ‘manodharma’ modules are available on this page for download.
1) T Brinda and MMI Workshop – Part 1
2) T Brinda and MMI Workshop – Part 2
Kalpana Swarams -TBrinda & MMI Workshop
Video recording of live workshop conducted in Chennai by Shri Chitravina Ravikiran commemorating the centenary of the Carnatic music legends T Brinda and Madurai Mani Iyer. This module contains only the Kalpana Swaram segment of this workshop.
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TBrinda & MMI Workshop Part 2 - Neraval & Rare krtis and Javalis from the Brinda school
This package contains the entire contents of the 2 day workshop conducted by Shri Chitravina Ravikiran commemorating the centenary of the Carnatic music legends T Brinda and Madurai Mani Iyer. This package includes: varied approaches and techniques to Neraval singing, Neraval singing in special lyrical constructions, Neraval singing in Pallavis, and a set of 7 compositions including rare krtis and Javalis from the T Brinda school. All compositions are taught in a comprehensive format with dictated lyrics. (Listed below)
T Brinda MMI Workshop II - Neraval Day 1
Shri Chitravina Ravikiran teaches the fundamentals of 'Neraval' (an important form of improvisation in Carnatic music) in this detailed video lesson. Guru Ravikiran covers the importance of choosing an appropriate line for Neraval and discusses various techniques and approaches with apt illustrations. Advanced techniques are covered in Neraval- Day 2 module.
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T Brinda MMI Workshop II - Neraval Day 2
Shri Chitravina Ravikiran teaches advanced techniques of 'Neraval' (an important form of improvisation in Carnatic music) in this detailed video lesson. Technique for neraval singing in lyrically dense lines and pallavis is covered with numerous illustrations. Fundamental techniques are covered in the module, Neraval - Day 1.
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