Ramanan is a versatile drummer and percussionist who plays for multiple bands and artists. He started showing interest towards rhythm at the age of 2 and played his first show at the tender age of 3 as a part of his father, Playback Singer B.V.Ramanans orchestra. He started learning drums at the age of 5 from Mr. Shankar, a well-known Drummer from Chennai, Mr.Arcot S.Mani, a veteran percussionist, and also Mr. Gopal, Mr. G.Karthick and Mr. G.Jagan. Apart from Drums, he has also undergone tutelage in Mridangam from Shri Sukumar and Shri M.S.Varadhan. With his passion and love for the instrument, he taught himself to be adept in the genres of Rock, Blues, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul. Apart from the Drums and Mridangam, he is also proficient in the Cajon, Rhythm Pads, Bongos, and Conga. He has performed with artists in the likes of Padma Bhushan S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Padma Shri K.S.Chitra. He has performed with multiple award-winning Carnatic Progressive Rock band, ‘Agam’ on several occasions. Hes the drummer for Staccato, a Chennai-based Contemporary Carnatic band that was the only band from India to play at the London Olympics 2012. Hes also the drummer for Amogh & The Homies which is a Hip-Hop Rock band that won an All India band hunt conducted by RedBull. He also performs with other prominent and renowned bands from the city such as Non-Violinist Project and Third Eye. He has performed with well-known artists from the Indian Film Industry such as Playback Singer Saindhavi Prakash, Playback Singer Diwakar Santhosh, Music Director Manikanth Kadri, A.S.Ram and is an integral part of his Father, B.V.Ramanans orchestra.
This course will provide a great head start to Latin American Percussion and Cajon Playing Techniques. This well-structured course consists of 4 modules that educates students about the fundamentals of percussion, training in basic time signatures, 12 basic Cajon fingering patterns and basic polyrhythms. On completion, students will have a good understanding of the Latin American percussion system and will be ready to play the basic lessons on the Cajon..
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