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First level in the intermediate programme. Here the student takes the first step into the realm of deeper learning of Carnatic music after acquiring a strong foundation in the basics. This covers varnams and keertanas of great composers.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


Learning Varnams will help in laying a very strong foundation for all advanced learning particularly in the creative aspects of music. Varnams are very significant forms and the last in the realm of Abhyasa Ganam. The swara passages in the Varnams enable the student to understand the structure of each raga and the possible combinations of swara patterns that can be sung. The importance of the Varnam is highlighted.

Kritis of great composers give the student further insight into the way the raga can be developed and inspire their creativity.

Biographies of great composers throw light on their lives and their compositions.

Keertana and Krti are two different forms which need to be understood in terms of their structure.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to

-           Sing the varnams taught so far in two speeds

-           Sing the keerthanams and krithis taught so far

-           Identify the raga when the notes are sung.

-           Create small swara passages in the ragas taught.

Those who have completed CV201 with the academy. Those who have trained at least 2 years and are able to sing 5 tana varnams in two speeds and are able to identify and sing the twelve swarasthanas with perfection.

Student must complete CVERe exam with a passing grade of Honors or above.

  • Saranga Varnam
  • Sudha mayi-Amritha Varshini-Roopaka
  • Himadri Suthe-kalyani-Adi talam
  • Khamas
  • Varnam
  • Difference between Keertana and kriti
  • Biographies of eminent composers
  • Ragalakshana-Amruthavarshini
  • Ragalakshana-Kalyani