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The mridangam is a traditional percussion drum widely used in Carnatic music and originated in South India. Popular for its versatility, rhythmic complexity, and ability to accompany vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers in various musical settings, this divine instrument plays a pivotal role in Indian classical music concerts. Mridangam adds rhythmic support to enhance the overall performance of vocalists. Our online mridangam lessons will help develop the building blocks for students interested in the art of Indian percussion.

Online Mridangam Classes from Top Percussionists

Mridangam consists of a cylindrical body with two drumheads, one on each side. It is played by striking the drumheads with their hands, fingers, and palms, producing a rich and resonant sound. Mastering the instrument requires expert guidance. The certified courses give them a better understanding of the technical skills and Carnatic rhythms. Our online mridangam classes comprise group and one-on-one sessions supervised by renowned percussionists, allowing students to learn at their own pace. Each progress is evaluated through assignments and guided assistance from the best mridangam tutors. 

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Super Advanced

Overview

A well-structured course where the students will learn the fundamentals of Mridangam that includes basic Carnatic music theory, Indian Percussion theory and complete Aadi Thalam lessons. The courses consists of around 10 modules in which the students will be learning Thisra (3 beats), Chathusra (4 beats) and Kanta (5 beats) in Aadhi thalam, Mohara and Koravai and some interesting korvais in Aadhi thalam. On completion of this course, the students will be able to perform a solo (Thani Aavartham) in Aadhi thalam and accompany simple songs in aadhi thalam.

Course Goals

Aadhi Thalam - 4 beats, 3 beats & 5 beats, Basic Percussion Theory, Mohora Korvai, Intermediate level Korvais and simple song accompaniment techiniques in Aadhi Thalam will be covered in this course.

Prerequisites

Students who are New to music, New to Carnatic music, New to Mridangam, People who have learnt other percussion instruments but new to Mridangam.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Indian Percussion, Theory and Fundamentals of the instrument
    Difficulty: Easy
    Duration: 1 hours

    Theory lessons on Carnatic music, Indian percussion thala system, types of beats, great musicians and fundamentals of the instrument
  • Fundamental Lessons
    Difficulty: Easy
    Duration: 6 hours

    Pre-aadhi thalam lessons and basic fingering/reciting techniques.
  • Aadhi Thalam - 4 beats
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 15 hours

    Aadhi Thalam Chathusra Nadai lessons and Pharan Sorkals.
  • Aadhi Thalam - 3 beats
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 10 hours

    Aadhi Thalam Thisra Nadai lessons
  • Aadhi Thalam - 5 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 10 hours

    Aadhi Thalam Kanta Nadai lessons
  • Music Mathematics
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 3 hours

    Lessons to understand the simple calculations involved in indian percussion music.
  • Mohara and Korvai
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 4 hours

    An important part of every thalam that involves pharan sorkals and interesting calculations.
  • Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

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

In this course, students will learn complete Rupaka (6 beats) and Misra chapu (7 beats) thalams. This course also focuses on teaching the students the mathematics involved in Indian Percussion and simple song accompaniment techniques. On completion of this course, students will be able to perform solos or accompany simple songs in Aadhi, Rupakam and Misra Chaapu thalams.

Prerequisites

Students who have completed Aadhi thalam on the Mridangam and above.

Syllabus

  • Intermediate Level Theory
    Difficulty: Easy
    Duration: 1 hours

    An introduction to important concepts that are mandatory to understand before going into advanced thalams.
  • Rupaka Thalam - 4 beats
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 10 hours

    Rupaka Thalam Chathusra Nadai lessons.
  • Rupaka Thalam - 3 beats
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 6 hours

    Rupaka Thalam Thisra Nadai lessons.
  • Rupaka Thalam - 5 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 6 hours

    Rupaka Thalam Kanta Nadai lessons.
  • Aadhi and Rupakam - 7 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

    Misra Nadai lessons in both Aadhi and Rupaka Thalam
  • Advanced lessons - Aadhi and Rupaka Thalam
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 6 hours

    Lessons involving complicated sollu kattu variations and calculations.
  • Basic Accompaniment Training - Aadhi and Rupaka Thalam
    Difficulty: Professional
    Duration: 4 hours

    Lessons on how to accompany for simple carnatic Krithis.
  • Rupaka Thalam - Mohara and Korvai
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 4 hours

    An important part of every thalam that involves pharan sorkals and interesting calculations.
  • Rupaka Thalam - Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 6 hours

    Some interesting korvais in Aadhi Thalam involving simple calculations and mathematics.
  • Arudhis and Muthaippu
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 4 hours

    Basic half, one and two aavarthana arudhis and muthaippus in Aadhi and Rupaka thalams.
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Overview

In this course, students will learn complete Kanta chapu (5 beats) and any two of the 35 thalams. This course also focuses on teaching the students the advanced mathematics involved in Indian Percussion, Korvai Composition techniques and advanced song accompaniment techniques. On completion of this course, students will be able to perform solos or accompany complex songs in Aadhi, Rupakam, Misra Chaapu thalams and Kanta Chapu thalams in both Vilamba kaalam and Chowka kaalams.

Prerequisites

Students who have completed Rupaka and Misra chapu thalams on the Mridangam and above.

Syllabus

  • Advanced Level Theory
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 3 hours

    Advanced theory on Carnatic music and 35 Thala System.
  • Misra chapu - 4 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Misra Chapu Chathusra Nadai lessons.
  • Misra Chapu - 3 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

    Misra Chapu Thisra Nadai lessons.
  • Misra Chapu - Mohara and Korvai
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

    An important part of every thalam that involves pharan sorkals and interesting calculations.
  • Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty: Professional
    Duration: 6 hours

    Some interesting korvais in Misra Chapu Thalam involving complex calculations and mathematics.
  • Kanta Chapu - 4 beats
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Kanta Chapu Chathusra Nadai lessons
  • Kanta Chapu - 3 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

    Kanta Chapu Thisra Nadai lessons.
  • Kanta Chapu - Mohara Korvai
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 4 hours

    Mohara and Korvai in Kanta Chapu thalam
  • Interesting Korvais - Kanta Chapu Thalam
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 6 hours

    Some interesting korvais in Kanta Chapu thalam involving complex calculations and creativity.
  • Thani Avarthanam Training
    Difficulty:
    Duration: 6 hours

    Lessons on how to play a solo in any of the 4 basic thalams.
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Overview

This course transforms a student into a complete Mridangam Artist by vastly improving his/her song accompaniment techniques, by rigorously training the student in all 35 thalams of carnatic music and improving the aesthetics or mano dharma of the student. This courses also helps the student in creating an own baani (style) and also aims at completely equipping the student with rich korvais and sollukatus composed by the Guru exclusively for the student. The course also provides Concert and Thani Avarthanam training. On completion of this course, the student will be a mridagam artist and a complete musician well equipped to achieve his/her musical ambitions.

Prerequisites

Students who have learnt advanced Mridangam and passionate to take their skills to a professional level.

Syllabus

  • Advanced Level Theory
    Difficulty: Medium
    Duration: 1 hours

    An introduction to advanced level concepts that are mandatory to understand before going into the course.
  • Kanta Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 4 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Chathusra nadai lessons in Kanta Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Kanta Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 3 & 5 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Thisra and nadai lessons in Kanta Jathi Thriputa thalam.
  • Kanta Jathi Thriputa Thalam - Mohara and Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 5 hours

    Mohara and some interesting korvais involving complex mathematical calculations in Kanta Jathi Thriputa thalam.
  • Thisra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 4 beats
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Chathusra nadai lessons in Thisra Jathi Thriputa thalam.
  • Thisra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 3 & 5 beats
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Thisra and Kanta nadai lessons in Thisra Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Thisra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - Mohara and Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty: Hard
    Duration: 5 hours

    Mohara and some interesting korvais involving complex mathematical calculations in Thisra Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Misra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 4 beats
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Chathusra nadai lessons in Misra Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Misra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - 3 & 5 beats
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 8 hours

    Thisra and Kanta nadai lessons in Misra Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Misra Jathi Thriputa Thalam - Mohara and Interesting Korvais
    Difficulty:Hard
    Duration: 5 hours

    Mohara and some interesting korvais involving complex mathematical calculations in Misra Jathi Thriputa thalam
  • Techniques to accompany and play solo in any of the 35 thalams
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 12 hours

    In this module, students will be taught the mathematics involved, some techniques to play basic lessons and compose korvais in any of the 35 thalams.
  • Training in Atheetha, Anagatha and Sama eduppu
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 12 hours

    In this module, students will be taught the mathematics involved, techniques to accompany and compose korvais in any of three eduppus.
  • Advanced Song Accompaniment training
    Difficulty:Professional
    Duration: 12 hours

    In this module, students will be trained in accompanying Vilamba kala, dhuritha kala krithis with interesting arudhis and muthaippus.
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How to Learn Mridangam Online – Course Curriculums

Our mridangam lessons are divided into four levels depending on the student's level of understanding and proficiency. They are fine-tuned with the fundamentals of the instrument and the technical knowledge of comprehension and absorption of the Carnatic rhythms. Start from the basics and dive deeper into the world of percussion instruments; join our mridangam classes online.

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