Indian Music Program

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Program Description

The 10-week Indian Music Certificate offered at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music will introduce you to the essence of Indian music. The course of study will explore the historical and musical elements that have given Indian Music its inherent qualities. The emphasis will be on the rhythmic and melodic elements that give Carnatic music its distinct appeal. Learning the rudimentary forms that constitute Carnatic music such as Gitam, Jatisvaram and Svarajati will establish a solid base of the art form.

The life and works of the great composers such as Saint Purandaradas, Saint Tyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar and Syama Sastri would be studied to give you an insight to the various periods that led to the evolution and development of this unrivalled South Indian music tradition.


1. Have an introductory understanding of Indian music traditions, forms, and composers.
2. Gain exposure to the rudimentary rhythmic and melodic aspects of Indian music that will empower your composition as well as performance abilities.
3. Acquire the ability to read, identify, and notate Indian music, and get a fantastic start to developing your performing skills as a vocalist, violinist, and mridangam performer.
4. Open your mind to a whole new set of musical capabilities as a composer and performer in any style of music.

What`s Included

This 10-week certificate course will focus on Indian traditional music forms. The total number of credits for this program is 10. Below are the modules that will be offered in the program

Indian Music Studies
Music Theory
Musical Forms
Indian Music Sessions
Private Lesson (voice, violin & mridangam)



Program Locations

Chennai, India

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Program Details

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music
  • India: Chennai
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Fall, Spring, Summer
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