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Carnatic Intermediate 303 – 2 mid-level Varnams + 3 mid-level Krithis from Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 2

Carnatic Intermediate 303 – 2 mid-level Varnams + 3 mid-level Krithis from Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 2

The Saranga Adi-tala Varnam, Intamodi and Vasantha Adi-tala varnam, Ninnukori will be taught in this course.

The 3 krithis  included in this course are:

Pamarajana –  Sumadhyuti – Muthuswamy Dikshitar – Roopakam
Senapate – Gowla – Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi – Adi
Garudagamana – Nagaswaravali – Thyagaraja – Roopakam


12 weeks – Classes weekly once.

Course Material

The varnam is an exquisite musical form essential for practice and performance.  Varnams are composed with sparse lyrics, the correct rendition of which demands great skill.  They consist of multiple parts including solfa (swara) passages. They are composed in the third speed of 4 units per beat but rendered in multiple speeds during practice or performance. After gaining familiarity with geetams in important ragas, varnams are the best way to take one’s musicianship forward. 

Kritis are the most common type of compositions seen in Carnatic Music concerts and usually comprise a pallavi, anupallavi and charanam.  They may be slow-paced or fast-paced. There are many melodic variations (sangatis) in kritis which adds a lot of weight and color to the composition. Kritis may be presented with or without improvisation in concerts. 

It is important to learn varnams and kritis from authoritative sources and practice them scores of times and polish them. They must be rendered in a structured and precise manner. 


  • At the end of this session, students will be able to sing the taught varnams in 2 speeds and render the krithis with correct gamakas and tala. 
  • They will know the raga lakshana and key phrases of the ragas taught. 
  • Students will be given training and assignments to enable them to sing the scales of the first 36 Melakarta Ragas.
  • Guided listening sessions of senior vocalists and instrumentalists will also be included.

Courses include review sessions by the Director, Chitravina N Ravikiran.  Appropriate assignments will be given to enable the development of the student’s musical intuition.

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Additional Information

Please note

  • It is strongly recommended (though not mandatory)  that students complete the Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 portions outlined in the Preliminary Module before proceeding to Intermediate and Advanced Level sections. 
  • Courses include review sessions by the Director, Chitravina N Ravikiran.
  • Enroll in a course based on your own assessment of your levels and capabilities. We will take your enrollment on faith and teach as per the standards required for that level. If  faculty deems that you require extra help/inputs, Acharyanet could arrange for extra classes at a prorated cost.
  • Appropriate assignments will be given to enable development of the student’s musical intuition.
  • Even if a course includes material that you have already learned elsewhere, refinements, voice techniques/ exercises and key information pertaining to the ragas will be taught which will help you learn more advanced compositions in them easily. 


Enrollment & Payments Made Simple to help you Start Learning Right Away! 

  • Pricing is by region. 

  • Registration & Fees: Secure Online Credit Card (no information will be stored by Acharyanet). We use STRIPE and Razorpay for secure processing of payments. 

  • Enrolment is based on self-assessment of your needs, levels and capabilities. If at any time, faculty or you deem that you require extra help/inputs, Acharyanet can arrange for extra classes at appropriate costs. 

  • Enrollment is also open to students who face challenges due to time zones or time constraints and wish to gain access to the recorded sessions of the course instead of the live sessions. Students may record the sessions at their end.

  • Confirmation: Upon enrollment, you will receive an email and phone call from us to help orient you for the classes.



The classes will include the following:

  • Platform: Zoom/Skype or equivalent video conference. 

  • Schedule: The course coordinator will help students get started with schedules, learning materials and faculty assignments. 

  • Duration: Each session will be anywhere from 35 – 50 minutes based on the content to be covered.  

  • Classes will be conducted in a group or individual setting based on enrollments and levels.

  • Course timings may be changed based on travel schedules of faculty but adequate notice will be given to everyone.  

  • Students are welcome to record their classes but strictly prohibited from sharing it with anyone else. 


Carnatic Music Exams and Certifications

Those interested in testing your skills and getting certified, kindly refer to Carnatic Music Exams and Certifications.  These are not, however mandatory.

Self- Study Courses

Please check out our wide-range of video lessons on Acharyanet from  basics to advanced for self-study at your own pace.  More than 400 lessons are accessible for learning anytime, anywhere for a nominal subscription fee.



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