Beginner Carnatic Mandolin | COURSE DETAILS & SYLLABUS

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The art of playing the Carnatic music on the Mandolin was pioneered and popularised by the Legend Late Mandolin U Shrinivas. In this course, students will master this art via through live online, one to one lessons from top Carnatic Mandolin artists. Students will be trained to play the fundamentals of Carnatic music like Varisaigal, Alankarams, Geethams and Swarajathis on the Mandolin. This course will also teach the ways to produces the Gamakas on the Mandolin and some special Mandolin fingering techniques. On the completion of this course, students will be ready to play simple Carnatic songs (Krithis) on the Mandolin.


Students who are new to music training/learning and instruments.

Course Overview

  • Category : mandolin
  • Modules : 5
  • Level : Beginner
  • Duration: 12 - 15 Months Approx.


A brief introduction to Carnatic music, Indian Carnatic Raaga and Thala system.

Lessons that teach the fundamental ascending and descending melody sequences. This module also includes Aakaram training.

Alakarams are lessons composed in a variety of thalams that focuses on improving the rhythm aspects of the student. It involves singing/playing the notes in different speeds.

These simple lessons give the students a great exercise on combining the melody, notes and the thala.

Basic carnatic songs with a focus on improving the melody aspects of singing/playing.

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The system has an in-built video call classroom that works on the all major browsers. All you need is a laptop/desktop with camera and microphone attached and any one of the above mentioned browsers installed.
If you wish you take the classes on your phone, you can use the Bmusician app. Bmusician App is available both on Android and iOS.
There are basically two ways to get started with the classes. Live 1-to-1 or a Shared Slot. In case of LIVE 1-to-1, you can click the Enrol button below, tell us your time preferences i.e. when you will be free to take up the classes. We will allocate you a Teacher and Timeslot based on your preferences.
For Shared slots, you can click on the Teachers tab above, click the instructor you are interested in and select a timeslot that suits you and complete enrollment.
It again depends on what learning option you chose. For 1-to-1 lessons, it is usually 3500 INR - 4500 INR per month based on the Teacher and Timeslot we allocate. For Shared slots, you can view the exact fee amount right next to the slot in the Teachers Tab above.