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Recommended Sequence of Learning

Syllabus for Carnatic Music Modular Course:

CARNATIC MUSIC – BASIC

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage I
Level 1: Sarali Varisai
Level 2: Dhatu Sarali Varisai, Kalapramana Sarali Varisai
Level 3: Janti varisai
Level 4: Dhatu Jhanti, Kalapramana Jhanti
Level 5: Sthayi swaravali
Level 6: Alankaras

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage II
Basic Theories in Carnatic Music

NOTE: Basic stage 1 & stage 2 is equivalent to first two semesters of Basic Diploma

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage III
Level 1: Nottuswara
Level 2: Raga Lakshana (Raga Swaravali ragas)
Raga Swaravali

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage IV
GEETHAM
Level 1: Musical Forms – Paper 1
Level 2: Theory: Raga Lakshana of Malahari
Sri Gananatha, Kunda goura, Kereya neeranu, Padumanabha
Level 3: Raga Lakshana of Mohana & Kalyani
Vara veena, Kamalajadhala
Level 4: Theory: Raga Lakshana of Kambhoji & Mayamalavagoula
Mandara dhare, Tamil Ganesha Geetham

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage V
Level 1: Theory: Ragalakshana of Kalyani, Janjooti, Harikambhoji
Jathiswaram
Level 2: Theory: Ragalakshana of Bilahari & Kamas
Swarajathis

Carnatic Music – Basic Stage VI
Level 1: Briga Sadhaka Swaravali
Level 2: Laya Sadhaka Swaravali

Carnatic Music Theory Intermediate – Basic Stage VII

NOTE: Basic stage 3 to stage 7 is equivalent to 3 rd and 4th semesters of Basic Diploma

CARNATIC MUSIC: INTERMEDIATE

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage I
Level 1: Theory (Listen and Review) – MUS- BD3A-LR1
Level 2: General Theory – MUS-BD3A-GEN1
Level 3: Applied Theory – MUS-BD3A-AT1

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage II
VARNAM
Level 1: Shankarabharnam Varnam
Level 2: Abhogi Varnam
Level 3: Mohana Varnam
Level 4: Saveri Varnam

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage III
THEORY
Level 1: Theory (Listen and Review) – MUS- BD3B-LR2
Level 2: General Theory – MUS-BD3B-GEN2
Level 3: Applied Theory – MUS-BD3B-AT2

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage IV
Level 1: Devaranama
Level 2: Utsava Sampradaya Kriri
Level 3: Tharangam
Level 4: Thevaram
Level 5: Thiruppugazh
Level 6: Jaavali

NOTE: Intermediate stage 1 to stage 3 is equivalent to 5th and 6th semesters of Basic Diploma

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage V
Level 1: Theory (Listen and Review) – MUS- BD4A-LR1
Level 2: General Theory – MUS-BD4A-GEN1
Level 3: Applied Theory – MUS-BD4A-AT1

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage VI
Level 1: Hamsadhwani Varnam
Level 2: Vasantha Varnam
Level 3: Kambhoji Varnam
Level 4: Krithi – Jaganmohini
Level 5: Krithi – Kalyani

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage VII
Level 1: The Theory (Listen and Review) – MUS- BD4B-LR2
Level 2: General Theory – MUS-BD4B-GEN2
Level 3: Applied Theory – MUS-BD4B-AT2  

Carnatic Music – Intermediate Stage VIII
Level 1: Begada Varnam
Level 2: Sahana Varnam
Level 3: Sri Varnam
Level 4: Krithi – Gaurimanohari
Level 5: Krithi – Poorvikalyani

Carnatic Music  – Intermediate Level IX
1 Swarajathi of Shyama Shastri
1 Dikhithar Kriti
3 Vilambakala Kritis

NOTE: Intermediate stage V to stage IX is equivalent to final year 7th and 8th semesters of Basic Diploma

CARNATIC MUSIC : ADVANCED  

Carnatic Music  – Advance stage I
Madhyamakala kritis
Vilamba Kala kritis from Rakthi ragas
Swaraprasthara

Carnatic Music  – Advance stage II
Madhyamakala kritis
Vilamba Kala kritis from Ghana Ragas ragas
Alapana

Carnatic Music  – Advance stage III
1 Navagraha kriti and 1 Navavarana kriti
Vilambakala kritis
Neraval

Carnatic Music  – Advance stage IV
Padam
Virutam or Shlokha rendered musically

Carnatic music – Advance stage V
Thanam
Pallavi