Independent musician and playback singer Harish Sivaramakrishnan, popularly known for his work of amalgamating Carnatic music and rock genre with his progressive classical rock band Agam, has come up with a unique workshop for those interested to learn from the music maestro himself.
The 10-day online workshop titled 'Let's Talk Music' in collaboration with Wonderwall media will begin with its first batch on September 12. The registration for the second batch to be held on October 1-10 is now open.
Participants will go through the journey of learning, examining and amalgamating the nuances of 5 popular Carnatic raagas - in the process, learning some of the important singing and improvisational techniques that Harish uses to create the signature sound that he is well known for.
The classes are split across 10 sessions of 90 minutes each - the initial 45 minutes would be led by Harish and the remaining 45 minutes would be a structured question and answer session where the participants get to interact with him. The session will be moderated to ensure fair coverage for all participants. The fee for 10-day course is Rs 12500.
Each Raaga will be explored across two sessions covering:
1. Understanding the raaga
2. Learning the routes and exploration paths of the raaga
3. Vocal exercises - essential gamaka patterns.
4. Vocal preparation - applying the exercises into compositions
5. Analysing a composition in the raaga
6. Applying the learning to the composition
7. Creating the improvised version of the composition
8. Recap, prep for the next raaga
Session 1 and 2 - Aabheri
Session 3 and 4 - Kalyani
Session 5 and 6 - Sindhu Bhairavi
Session 7 and 8 - Patdeep
Session 9 and 10 - Desh
The session is suitable for students of music who have an intermediate level understanding of some form of Indian classical music.
For more information and booking, click here or contact: +91 95676 38759
Harish Sivaramakrishnan is often credited with evolving a new approach to performing popular music by infusing improvisational elements of Carnatic music into popular music.