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ABHYASA – Prathama

Welcome to our Beginner's Violin Course – the perfect starting point for your musical exploration! If you've never played the violin before, this course is tailor-made for you. Led by the renowned Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk), our lessons are engaging, easy-to-follow, and designed with beginners in mind. From holding the violin to creating beautiful melodies, you'll learn it all. Dive in and let the magic of music transform your life. Explore our course, watch the intro video, and get ready to embrace the world of violin with us! Click "Know More" below to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

ABHYASA – Dwitheeya

Discover the secrets of swara positions and perfect left-hand techniques. From mastering shifts between 1st and 5th positions to playing across all strings, this course empowers you. learn enchanting, basic melodies in five different ragams. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

ABHYASA – Thritheeya

In this course, the student is made to understand the seamless movement of the left hand across multiple octaves on the Violin, through lucidly designed exercises and melodies. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

ABHYASA – Chaturthi

Elevate your Indian Violin skills through a journey of strengthening and honing your techniques, through Maestro-curated exercises and melodies, seamlessly reaching the upper octave's higher Shadjam (Sa) note. Introduction to two new ragams; 'Kalyani' - a member of the family of Ragams, featuring Prathi Madhyamam and ragam ‘Keeravani’. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well. Note: Check FAQ for prerequisite requirements.

Talapravaham

Talapravahams are unique, first-of- its-kind compositions by Fiddling Monk. These compositions are based on the ‘Sapta Sooladi Talas’, which are the 7 basic rhythmic cycles that exist in Carnatic Music. There are five variations (jathis) for each of these talas, adding up to a total of  35 basic Talas. In this course students will be learning the first set of Talapravahams in  “Ata Talam” - one of the Sapta Sooladhi Talams. The course comprises  5 lilting melodies composed in the 5 different jathis of Ata talam and 5 different Ragams. Discover the magical intersection of mathematics and music as exquisite melodies unfold, showcasing the harmony between numbers and notes.

Melakarta Melodies

This is a unique course composed by Fiddling Monk. In this course, the student gets to learn about Melakarta Ragas. In this particular course you are going to learn "Indu & Ruthu Chakras" through lilting melodies composed by Fiddling Monk in different ragams of the two chakras. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video, detailed curriculum, course highlights, FAQs as well

VARNAMS (Basic) – C1

In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. We are getting introduced to two very important components of Carnatic Music in this course. One is the sound and another is a form. Gamaka is an intrinsic sound and character of Carnatic Music. We are going to extensively look in to how to play the gamaka. The techniques of using the wrist, the fingers, the forehand - all the different ways in which the gamaka is played on the instrument. The trigger Swara and the boundaries within which the gamaka is played. Ragams covered in Prathama are Mayamalavagowla and Hamsadhwani. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video, detailed curriculum, course highlights, FAQs as well

KRITHIS (Basic) – C1

Krithis are the most important & popular compositional structures in Carnatic Music. Kritis, with their distinct structure of Pallavi, Anupallavi, and Charanam are at the heart of this course. Krithis covered - "Shobillu Saptaswara" & "Brova bharama". Click on "Know More"  to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

VARNAMS (Basic) – C2

In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. We are getting introduced to two very important components of Carnatic Music in this course. One is the sound and another is a form. Gamaka is an intrinsic sound and character of Carnatic Music. We are going to extensively look in to how to play the gamaka & explore the different ways in which the gamaka is played on the instrument. Varnams covered are Mohanam Ragam Varnam and Abhogi Ragam Varnam. Click on "Know More"  to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

VARNAMS (Intermediate) – C1

In this course, the student gets to learn one of the most prominent and dynamic form of Compostions - Varnams. We are getting introduced to two very important components of Carnatic Music in this course. One is the sound and another is a form. Gamaka is an intrinsic sound and character of Carnatic Music. We are going to extensively look in to how to play the gamaka & explore the different ways in which the gamaka is played on the instrument. Varnams covered in Thritheeya are Navaragamalika Varnam (9 Ragas) and Kalyani Ragam Varnam. Click on  "Know More"  to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

CHOCOLATE MELODIES – Prathama

In this course, the student is introduced to the kaleidoscopic dimension of the aura and the sound of various Indian Ragams (Musical Scales) and Thalams (Rhythmic cycles), through small lilting compositions - Chocolate Melodies. Note: Email us at bowingwithfm@gmail.com for prerequisite requirements. Click on "Know More" to view the introduction video from Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) which will give you a good idea about the course. A detailed curriculum of the course, FAQs and course highlights are available as well.

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