Carnatic Music: Guidelines for Practice

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Carnatic Music: Guidelines for Practice

  1. 1. Tuning into Music Guidelines for Practice Copyright © 2013, MR, Tuning into Music. Carnatic Music
  2. 2. Tuning into Music Copyright © 2013, MR, Tuning into Music. Practising Music • Important to practise daily • Early morning is most suitable for practice • Practise both new and old lessons everyday • Duration of at least an hour per day; could do in two half- hour sessions morning and evening • Practise singing phrases of music using syllable ‘ā’; known as ‘Akāra Sādhakam’
  3. 3. Tuning into Music Copyright © 2013, MR, Tuning into Music. Listening and Learning • Gives you confidence in rendering a song or piece of music • Helps you memorise and remember it for a long time • Learn to pronounce the lyrics or sāhityam correctly, even if playing an instrument; try to understand its meaning • Listen to great musicians as often as you can; you will get a better understanding of the raga structure and its elaboration • Clear your doubts/questions in music with your teacher and gain in-depth knowledge
  4. 4. Tuning into Music Copyright © 2013, MR, Tuning into Music. Benefits • Enjoy and involve yourself while singing or playing an instrument • Performing from the heart gives an enjoyable experience to share with your listeners • Music brings joy, peace, calmness of mind on the performer and listener • Useful in therapy for improved health
  5. 5. Tuning into Music info@tuningintomusic.com www.tuningintomusic.com Presenter: Meera Raghu Thank you Carnatic Music Copyright © 2013, MR, Tuning into Music.

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