This is the notated supplement to this Korvai Lesson #1 video. Watch the video and try to learn the material that way before consulting the notation below! Continue reading
Tag Archives: Carnatic Rhythm
To Jodhpur (Audio & Notation)
My piece “To Jodhpur” is inspired by the Carnatic rhythmic phrase:
Takadimi Tham, Takita Tham, Taka Tham, Ta Tham
This rhythmic structure and its variations are very common in the konnakol language. The rest of piece features expanding and dminishing rhythmic statements, appearing in the melody and in harmonic progressions. Audio and a notated lead sheet are below. Feel free to download a copy of the chart at the bottom of the page.
Kanda Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 2 (Video)
Here’s the second Kanda Chapu subdivision exercise video. Check out the first exercise video as feeling comfortable with the exercise in its simplest form will make this subsequent exercise easier to execute.
Kanda Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 1 (Notation)
This is supporting notation to the Kanda Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 1. Check out the video first and try to learn this by ear before consulting the notation. Continue reading
Kanda Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 1 (Video)
Here’s a great subdivision exercise in Kanda Chapu, which can be interpreted as 5/4 time. The thalum or tala is shown by waving or clapping on beat one; clapping on beat 3; and clapping on beat 4. Master this exercise as the next lesson will build upon the basics covered here.
Misra Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 3 (Notation)
This is the supporting notation to the video Misra Chapu Subdivision Exercise 3. A downloadable PDF is available at the bottom of the page. Continue reading
Misra Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 3 (Video)
Here’s another subdivision exercise in misra chapu. This exercise introduces the dotted quarter note subdivision to the phrase. Understanding this phrase, in addition to the first and second one, will dramatically improve flow and comfort in 7/4 time. Give it a try!
Misra Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 2 (Notation)
This is the supporting notation to the video Misra Chapu Subdivision Exercise 2. A downloadable PDF is available at the bottom of the page. Misra Chapu 7 beat cycle – Variation 2
Misra Chapu – Subdivision Exercise 2 (Video)
This video is a follow up to a previous lesson on Misra Chapu. This exercise uses the same subdivisions but introduces them in a different order. The rearrangement of the subdivisions is a simple concept but in practice posses challenges. This idea is applied in numerous konnakol phrases and quickly gets one to reexamine ways that any collection of rhythmic phrases can be permuted.
Misra Chapu 7 Beat Cycle – Subdivision Exercise 1 (Notation)
This is the supporting notated content to the video Misra Chapu Subdivision Exercise 1. Make sure to check out the video first before viewing the notated music.