Kanjira is an important instrument among south Indian percussion instruments. Kanjira artist, Nerkunam Dr. S. Sankar gives Kanjira lessons online through. Learn Kanjira ~ Kanjira Lessons online At Chennai. Kanjira/Mridangam Lessons in Chennai, Now ONLINE! You have reached the home page. Online Beginner Kanjira Lessons, one to one with top musicians. The syllabus, features, faq and everything that you need to know about the course.

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Deine Daten werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. This leads to a lot of ambiguity regarding syllable representation on the instrument. There is also a built-in class recorder which lets users record their lessons and playback later leesons practise.

Trage dich in unseren Newsletter ein und erhalte diesen Kurs kostenlos. It is a single-headed lizard skin drum. There are dozens of kanjir, each of which mean something different on the mridangam. The system has an in-browser video classroom that will work on the following browsers – Chrome recommendedFirefox and Opera. One other very important characteristic of the drum is the solitary pair of tiny brass jingles fixed into a hole in the shell which adds a very sharp cut to the sound.

Although these are the striking units, they both strike individually with the hand in a normal position, NOT with the hand split into a ‘ V’ as below.

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Developing creativity on drums 1. The syllables are also included on some examples. It displays course modules, class feedbacks, improvement tips, next class timings and a lot more information.

On completion, students will have a kkanjira understanding of the Indian rhythm system and will be ready to play a simple solo in Aadhi thalam on the Kanjira. Course Gallery holds the course ebooks, course related videos, notations, informative pictures lessone various other information that is regularly updated and maintained. Our next patterns require the introduction of the open ‘Tum’ sound with the first finger.


The bottom line is always the open ‘tum’ sound whilst the notes kanjirx the middle of the stave are either the three fingered or one fingered ‘ta’ sound. A music theory Q and A blackboard that is maintained by the Guru to educate the lessojs in music theory. In this state the drum is very highly tuned but in performance it needs to be very bass orientated. The thumb comes around inside the shell. Pete gives you aknjira this course a detailed introduction into the world of the smallest frame drum.

Making Your Rhythms Groove Drums such as the kanjira have been introduced more recently in traditional South Indian music but have employed the same phonetic language, although the possible stroke combinations and different sounds are not available on the drum. No Reviews found for this course. Beginner Kanjira Catalog percussion kanjira Beginner Kanjira. Holding position inside drum The way the striking hand is used is common to almost all Indian hand drums.

I have recently changed my own grip which previously had the thumb along the outside edge at the back of the shell.

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Lfssons to One, High quality classes through an in-built customized video call application that works on the browser without the need to install any external software like skype or facetime. If we look at the holding positions, we can see how this is achieved. Subscribe to our newsletter and get this course for. Of course you will learn all the fundamental playing techniques as well as typical groove patterns.

Students who are New to music, New to Indian Percussion, New to Kanjira, People who have had training in other forms of percussion music but new Kanjira. Please note that the fee differs based the class time slots, the fee payment type and a few other criteria.


The Ta sound is a sharp staccato sound similar to a crisp but delicate slap on a conga. Music Mathematics Medium 3 hours approx. The kanjira is probably the most difficult Indian drum to be effective on because it is played with only one hand, the role of the other hand being to support the drum and bend the pitch with the fingertips.

Mohara and Korvai Medium 4 hours approx.

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This is the characteristic fast rolling you hear from Kanjira players. Aadhi Thalam – 5 beats Hard 10 hours approx. We will be allocating the Guru and timeslot based on your time preferences within 7 days of your enrollment into the course. A calendar that displays the upcoming classes, concerts and other events. Please enter as many time preferences as possible.

The Kanjira — a traditional instrument from south India. Pete’s Kanjira basics page. It is a relatively recent addition with its status elevated to solo instrument by the genius of the late Sri Hari Shankar and more recently the masterful Selva Ganesh Vinayakram. The skin is stretched taut over the shell and is glued on the outside of the shell.

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The drums are at varying degrees of ‘wetness’ and are switched when of optimum tuning for the bass tone. Fundamental Lessons Easy 6 hours approx.