Laya Saaraamrtam by Sangita Kalanidhi Chitravina N Ravikiran.
These masterclasses were recorded from a live session and are not included in the Subscription package. Please purchase these separately to gain access to the streamed video recording of the entire session. See the preview below. Sangeeta Siksha Peetam (Convener: Dr. Nanditha Ravi ) conducted the Laya Saaraamrtam Session with Sangita Kalanidhi Chitravina N Ravikiran on July 15th at Chennai. The deferred webcast is now available on Acharyanet for the benefit of students. The following topics were covered in this session:
- What is Laya?
- The relationship between laya and rasa.
- Strengthening fundamental concepts in laya – executing speed variations precisely with recommended exercises.
- Choosing the right tempo or kaalapramanam.
- Understanding musical expressions accurately in the context of laya.
- Importance of practicing the sarali varisais, alankarams , varnams in multiple speeds.
- Awareness of kaalapramanam or maintaining tempo when changing nadais or speeds.
- Importance of putting tala clearly with the rhythm and angas shown clearly.
- Examples of trying exercises, finishes and korvais in different ragas.
- Guidance on choosing the right tempo before attempting exercises in multiple speeds.
- Importance of mastering fundamentals and sing with raga bhavam before trying advanced concepts.
- Simple exercises to render varisais in multiple speeds in a single avartanam.
- Difference between Jaati and Gati with an example of rendering the Bhairavi ata tala varnam in 5 jaatis.
- Example of a pancha jaati pallavi.
- Demonstration of rendering the mohanam adi tala varnam in pancha nadai.
- Demonstration of rendering the pallavi, anupallavi and muktayi swarams of the Mohanam adi tala varnam in one avartanam.
- Concept of Chaturashra tishram with examples.
- Demonstration of performing tishram in a 3/4 eduppu Pallavi from the eduppu.