Carnatic Classical Music


Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin with its tenets set forth by Purandara Dasa, Venkatamakhin and Govindacharya. Various composers including the celebrated Trinity of Tyagaraja, Dikshitar, and Syama Sastri have enriched the Carnatic music repertoire with their melange of ragas and their melodic sequences. 

The compositions, while maintaining their identity with their sophistication of raga (melody type)and tala (cyclical rhythm) also provide scope for free improvisation. A composition can be performed modestly in humility, or magnificently in elaboration. Hence teachers from different lineages have added their interpretations while preserving the composer’s vision. It is this paradoxical and yet exhilarating duet between tradition and innovation that augments virtuoso performances and makes Carnatic music one among the world’s greatest musical styles.

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Identifying the right Sruti is the cornerstone to singing any song. Understanding the Swara-sthanas and basic ideas on melodic (Raga) and rhythmic (Tala) patterns sets you on the right track in your musical journey.

Learning the essence of Carnatic music helps you navigate easily and unassumingly through the other genres of music as well. In addition, Carnatic music gives ample opportunities for creative improvisation.

This freedom of expression has proven to release tension and build positive mental discipline by focussing and organizing your thoughts. Moreover, Carnatic music Sadhana takes you further into the realms of divinity.

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Learning Carnatic music is not just a mechanical act of understanding notes and techniques. It is a way of expressing emotions and their manifestation through Ragas. Hence every rendition of Carnatic music composition is different and unique and must be learned under the guidance of a Guru. 

MJ MusicZone’s gurus have been handpicked by Maestro M Jayachandran. They have decades of experience and the right attitude and composure for teaching beginners to advanced level students. You can choose from our exceptionally talented array of Gurus and enroll in the curriculum that best suits you. Our 45 minutes live online sessions are limited to 2-3 students per class. This gives each student individual attention and helps correct your mistakes like in a real classroom setting.

Furthermore, there will be opportunities to converse with MJ, during your journey with us. His tremendous wealth of knowledge as a Carnatic musician gained from his legendary Gurus will be a valuable addition to your education.

Come and learn from our eclectic list of Carnatic vocal Gurus and forge your own style of music.!

Carnatic music is taught for the following streams:

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1. Online Classes
Each online live session is for 45 minutes. In each session, the Guru interacts with students and  nurturing their individual skills and correcting their mistakes. This ensures a realistic in-classroom experience. Through this online learning platform, you will get an opportunity to meet fellow students from different parts of the world.

2. Notes and Reference Materials
Students will have access to notes and reference materials related to each class. It has various tips and tricks for practicing the lessons at your own pace and time.

3. Examination
We will keep assessing your knowledge and test your proficiency at the end of each course. You will receive a certificate once you successfully complete the course. This can be used to advance your learning to the next level.

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CCB01

Carnatic Classical Music Basic Course Level 01

MJ MusicZone's Gurus have been handpicked by Maestro M Jayachandran. They help you involve and evolve.

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CCB02

Carnatic Classical Music Basic Course Level 02

You will get to understand more of the fundamental aspects of singing. Let's communicate more in the language of music.

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CCB03

Carnatic Classical Music Basic Course Level 03

The Alankaras are musical ornamentations. Let us move into the realm of Alankaras and journey into the beauty of Carnatic music.

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CCB04

Carnatic Classical Music Basic Course Level 04

Let us make the foundation strong and sturdy with our excavations into Swarajathis and Geethams. We are on the route to the deep tradition of Carnatic music.

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CCI01

Carnatic Classical Music Intermediate Course Level 01

We take you to the blissful world of ragas and talas, providing abundant scope for self expression through music.

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CCI02

Carnatic Classical Music Intermediate Course Level 02

You will learn newer techniques and that will help you improve yourself. Your Gurus will emphasise on your overall development as a musician.

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CCI03

Carnatic Classical Music Intermediate Course Level 03

'RANJAYATI ITI RAGAH' - One which colors with emotions is called Raga. Let us learn basic Varnas which describe and present the varied colors of Ragas.

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CCI04

Carnatic Classical Music Intermediate Course Level 04

Dwell more into the fascinating world of Ragas, while learning Varnas and Kritis. Now, you get to understand how Ragas color the Sahithya in Carnatic compositions.

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CCA01

Carnatic Classical Music Advanced Course Level 01

You begin to learn what Nada yoga is all about. With knowledge and practical experience, here is carnatic music, at your fingertips.

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CCA02

Carnatic Classical Music Advanced Course Level 02

Experience "Bharatham" - Bhava, Raga and Tala, with our lesson plans and detailed instructions, while learning face to face with our reputed Gurus.

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CCA03

Carnatic Classical Music Advanced Course Level 03

At MJ MusicZone, the student is introduced to the finer and deeper concepts. The stress will be on the trinity and the jewels of musical expressions in their Kritis.

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