ABHYASA – Crashcourse
This crashcourse is designed for those who have prior knowledge of, or have learnt the basics of how to play the Indian violin and are eager to get started with lessons in this portal . This course facilitates, strengthens and broadens the fundamental skills of playing the Indian violin (Right- and Left-hand techniques and postures).
This is a prerequisite for student signing up for ABHYASA – Thritheeya and onwards and have not taken ABHYASA -Prathama & Dwitheeya.
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.
Welcome to ABHYASA- Crashcourse
Welcome message from Instructor
How to navigate through this site
How to navigate this website
Apps to help tune your violin
Bluestacks and Shruti App
Interact ! – Submit videos for Feedback
How to upload a unlisted YouTube Video
Chapter #1 - Bow Grip
Chapter # 2 - Bowing Exercises - Right Hand Techniques
Bowing Exercise – Part 1
Bowing Exercise – Part 2
Assignment – Bowing Exercises 1 and 2
Chapter # 3- Sapthaswaras, 12 Positions and The World of Ragas
Introduction to Sapthaswaras and 12 positions
TyL – Test Your Learning Prathama
Assignment – Twelve positions
Chapter # 4 - Two Octave Melody
Two Octave Melody
Assignment – Two Octave MelodyTwo Octave Melody
Chapter # 5 - Shifting Positions
Assignment – Shifting Positions
Chapter # 6 - Upper Octave Melody
Assignment – Upper Octave Pa Melody
Final Exam - ABHYASA Prathama
Audio Listening Quiz
Prerequisite Practical Exam
Congrats! Here’s what’s next…
This is a compulsory prerequisite for all courses other than Abhyasa-Prathama or Abhyasa-Dwitheeya .
Abhyasa-Prathama is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of Indian Music. For others who have been learning or have learnt violin earlier will start with this course before moving onto Abhyasa – Thritheeya , Chocolate Melodies or Varnams.
How do we interact with Vidwan Kumaresh R (Fiddling Monk)? How are the lessons taught? How will this be interactive?
Our online learning methodology is unique and interaction and feedback play a key role in your learning. There will be regular assignments (video submissions) for which you will receive feedback. There will also be regular live zoom meeting interactions with Vidwan Kumaresh R (Fiddling Monk).
Please look up the “General Portal – FAQ” section in FAQ page. Most of the answers you are looking for is answered there. Also if you still have questions email us at email@example.com , or message us on WhatsApp at +918095687401
Is there a course order ? Where can I learn about course plan and what course comes before or after?
To understand the musical journey and know about the logical progression of courses, please look up Courses-FAQ section in this link
Please look up the “Violin- FAQ” section in FAQ page. There is a detailed section on what violin to buy and where to procure the same
We have multiple options to purchase the courses.
Option 1: One Time Payment plan – This opens all the lessons immediately. Purchase it directly on the website.
Option 2: Instalment Payment plan – In this option the course lessons open up corresponding to the monthly instalment payment. Email us to know about the instalment Payment options at firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 3: Subscription Payment Plan – In this option, students pay a monthly subscription fee and they start at the course level they need to and automatically progress to next course as and when they finish 1 course. For more details and features of the membership or subscription plans, kindly email us at email@example.com
These options are just to give flexibility of payment options to the student. The material and guidance received are the same in across plans.
Whether you chose the one time payment option or instalment option, post full payment, you will have complete access to all the lessons and will continue to have post course completion as well.
Our payment platform provider is a secure robust platform, so we do not foresee any issues, still look up the Payment- Faq page.
I learned the lessons clearly and am very happy thanks Gurunath
This course proves that small small things can make big difference! Even though I started learning Violin sometime back, this course really helped me to identify what I wasn’t doing right and correct those easily. For the first time (I never had a hope I could), I started using my pinky fingers to play high notes, by continuously practicing the small exercises in this course. This is giving so much relief and motivates to learn more! I would highly recommend this to anyone who has learned Indian Violin before and wants to advance with Maestro, Kumaresh Sir! Thank you! Shibi Maniyeri
This course has helped me to fine tune and sharpen my skills with respect to bowing and fingering techniques which has helped me to play the violin more fluently than before. The content of the course is fine tuned specifically for Beginners and the melodies created help to explore the many facets of playing the violin. I find the content very interesting for practice because each exercise is a melody which is simple yet weaved around interesting Swara gucchas and hence makes practice sessions very interesting. Thank you Kumaresh Anna for this wonderful course content.