Beginner Kanjira

This course will provide a great head start to Indian Percussion and the basic lessons in playing this unique instrument. This well-structured course consists of around 10 modules that educates students about the fundamentals of Indian carnatic percussion and trains the students in playing complete Aadhi Thalam lessons on the Kanjira. On completion, students will have a good understanding of the Indian rhythm system and will be ready to play a simple solo in Aadhi thalam on the Kanjira.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Indian Percussion, Theory and Fundamentals of the instrument

    Theory lessons on Carnatic music, Indian percussion thala system, types of beats, great musicians and fundamentals of the instrument
  2. Fundamental Lessons

    Pre-aadhi thalam lessons and basic fingering/reciting techniques.
  3. Aadhi Thalam - 4 beats

    Aadhi Thalam Chathusra Nadai lessons and Pharan Sorkals
  4. Aadhi Thalam - 3 beats

    Aadhi Thalam Thisra Nadai lessons
  5. Aadhi Thalam - 5 beats

    Aadhi Thalam Kanta Nadai lessons
  6. Music Mathematics

    Lessons to understand the simple calculations involved in indian percussion music.
  7. Mohara and Korvai

    An important part of every thalam that involves pharan sorkals and interesting calculations.
  8. Interesting Korvais

    Some interesting korvais in Aadhi Thalam involving simple calculations and mathematics.

Course Features

HQ Video Call Classroom with Recording Feature

One to One, High quality classes through an in-built customized video call application that works on the browser without the need to install any external software like skype or facetime. All you need is a Laptop, Chrome/Firefox and a good internet connection. There is also a built-in class recorder which lets users record their lessons and playback later for practise.

Dashboard - Progress Tracking

Every student is provided with a dashboard with features to track practice, performance and course progress. It displays course modules, class feedbacks, improvement tips, next class timings and a lot more information.

Class Schedule / Rescheduler

A calendar that displays the upcoming classes, concerts and other events. A easy drag-drop interface to allow rescheduling of classes to allow maximum flexibility.

Course Gallery

Course Gallery holds the course ebooks, course related videos, notations, informative pictures and various other information that is regularly updated and maintained.

Notes Timeline

Completed classes are updated with class notes, improvement tips, practise notes and feedbacks from Guru that are stored in the form of a timeline for future reference.

Music Theory Blackboard

A music theory Q and A blackboard that is maintained by the Guru to educate the students in music theory.


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