This lessons covers more introductory rhythmic phrases found in Carnatic music. These syllables are also used in North Indian Hindustani Classical music and can be seen as universal ways to describe rhythmic groupings. Don’t feel like the syllables can only be used when studying or practicing Indian Classical Music. Recite the syllables while playing through the exercises to enhance fluidity with the phrases. Audio and a supplementary video element to this lesson will be posted shortly. A PDF is available for download at the bottom of the page.