Ranjani Gayatri MasterClass '21

For the first time ever, Ranjani Gayatri are taking a Masterclass in Carnatic Music. Here are the details. Applications are now open for students in India. 

Some of the qualifying participants in the MasterClass would also get an opportunity to become regular students of Ranjani Gayatri.

Who is this Program for?

Serious, advanced students of Carnatic music who may or may not aspire to become Concert performers, but are keen to develop a deeper understanding of the grammar and techniques of presentation in Carnatic Music.

Participants are expected to:

  • Have an understanding of basics of swaras and tala

  • Have undergone a basic training in Carnatic Music and be able to present varnams in 2 Kaalams

  • Have a keen interest in understanding and exploring Manodharma

  • Dedicate an hour or more of practice everyday, at least during the program

Program Coverage

  • Use of Voice and aesthetics of vocal bani in Carnatic music

  • Uniqueness of Gamakas, Raga structures and Tala complexities

  • Developing various aspects of Manodharma

  • Presenting Ragam Tanam Pallavi

  • Grahabhedam

  • Presentation of Viruttams, Abhangs & Bhajans
     

​These topics would be covered both through lectures and hands-on teaching of compositions handpicked by Ranjani & Gayatri. Every participant will receive direct guidance for their improvement.

Timelines

  • Applications for Indian aspirants are open from July 21, 2021 to July 28, 2021

  • Seats are limited and will be filled by applicants meeting criteria on a first-come-first-serve basis

  • The classes will be spread over 10 sessions, starting August 21, 2021

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Detailed information on sessions, fees and preparation will be communicated to shortlisted applicants directly by email.