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Rejoice in Art
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Sensory

Laya Vidya

For building joyful concentration

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About the course

What will I learn

The practitioners will gain a deep understanding and mastery of music rhythm. They will learn the art of Konnakol, which involves vocalizing rhythm patterns and phrases, and develop the ability to articulate and internalize intricate rhythmic structures. Practitioners will actively engage in learning and practising rhythmic compositions, variations, and improvisations, honing their skills in coordination and expression thereby internalizing rhythm in their body and mind.

Benefits of this course

Learning Konnakol and Indian rhythm fosters mental focus and concentration. The intricate patterns and complex compositions require active engagement and attentiveness, training the mind to stay present and focused. These skills can be transferred to other areas of life, such as work, studies, and daily tasks, enhancing productivity and performance. Engaging with rhythm also provides emotional benefits, serving as a source of joy and self-expression. Overall, this practice enriches the practitioner's daily life by instilling rhythm awareness, enhancing cognitive abilities, and bringing a sense of fulfilment.

Incorporating in my life

The practitioner must practice this offering for 15-30 min everyday.

About the specialist

Dr. 'Ghatam' Karthick is a globally acclaimed artist, sanskrit scholar and a torchbearer of the rich Ghatam legacy. With his remarkable skill in playing the clay pot instrument, he has garnered immense respect for his creativity, innovation, and aesthetics. Dr. Karthick's performances have graced prestigious venues worldwide, and he has shared the stage with maestros and legends from diverse musical genres. As a prolific composer, he has created numerous captivating compositions. With over 35 years of performing experience and 20 years of teaching expertise, Dr. Karthick imparts his profound knowledge of Indian rhythm and percussion through his unique training in Konnakol, enabling students to bridge their mind, body, and soul, fostering focus, creativity, and inner peace. His contributions as a scholar, composer, performer, and teacher have made him a highly revered figure in the world of Indian percussion.

Online from
Chennai

Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The Sangita Ratnakara, translates as 'Ocean of Music and Dance', and composed by Śārṅgadeva in Sanskrit in the 13th century is one of the most important musicological texts from India.

Ghatam, part of the classical Indian music tradition, is known to have positive effects on emotional and psychological well-being, including evoking emotions and promoting relaxation.

Modern research & publications

Research paper: South Indian Konnakkol in Western Musicianship Teaching

Author: Tony Teck Kay Makarome

Abstract: Konnakkol benefits include improved rhythmic proficiency, memory, concentration, coordination, musical creativity,

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Karthick.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Introduction to Konnakol and Indian Rhythm

Understand the significance of rhythm in music and its relevance in daily life

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
4 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Frequency
Weekly
Course price
$1000

Session 1

Introduction to Indian Rhythm System
  • Familiarize participants with the basic concepts of Tala (rhythm) and Laya (tempo).
  • Introduce basic syllables used in Indian rhythm.
  • Practice fundamental exercises to develop a sense of rhythm.

Session 2

Aksharas, Matras, and Angas
  • Understand the concepts of Aksharas and Matras.
  • Explore different Angas of rhythmic patterns.

Session 3

Karvais and Grooves
  • Explore Karvais in Indian rhythm.
  • Understand different rhythmic grooves and their applications.

Session 4

Konnakol Exercises and Permutation & Combinations
  • Learn Konnakol exercises for rhythmic vocalization.
  • Explore permutation and combination patterns in Indian rhythm.

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Conducted by

Karthick

Sanskrit scholar and globally acclaimed Ghatam artist

Course price
4 sessions • Weekly
$1000
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