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Bombay Jayashri to offer digital course in talam
CHENNAI, April 8: `Shruthi Mata, layam Pita’, it is said. Time sense is very important in every activity we do. And, talam is the fulcrum for good music. Not surprisingly, teachers often take pains to emphasise the need for maintaining `kalapramanam’ in music. `Mis-timed’ music often creeps into this fast-paced world, much to the discomfort of traditionalist-musicians. Adhering strictly to the time and following `talam’ to a tee are sine qua non for quality music. Senior Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri had decided to use the Internet medium to inculcate in aspiring artistes this crucial element in music.

She is now set on helping you to explore the beautiful world of Carnatic music, adorned with rhythms and patterns, through an innovative digital and social learning forum: Classle. The course is titled "Rhythms and Patterns with Notes in Carnatic Music".

This is a certified digital course. It will be an introduction to rhythm cycles and the basic structure of those cycles learnt through singing notes. ``This enriching course is available for everyone who is keen on perceiving music aesthetically. No prior exposure to Carnatic music is required to take up this course,’’ says a release. For details, visit: http://clsl.in/t

Bombay Jayashri-Ramnath is a Chennai-based musician. A practitioner of Carnatic classical music, she is also a music composer and playback singer. A disciple of Lalgudi Jayaraman, Bombay Jayashri’s journey in music is a story of seeking, exploring, discovering and unravelling. As a musician, who has travelled the musical course for over three decades now, Jayashri believes in the importance and imperativeness of sharing music. As a teacher, she has, over the years, generously shared her music across groups – cutting across age, contexts, needs, abilities, and in ways that are engaging, interesting, and fun. That collective process of sharing has enriched her perspective of her own music that has travelled to very many corners of the globe and touched very many lives.

Jayashri has had the rare privilege of presenting Carnatic classical music in the Opera House in Sydney, the Russian Opera House in Helsinki, Finland, and the Carnegie Hall in New York, just to name a few. She was also nominated for an Oscar for her work in the film ‘Life of Pi’. She is at the helm of the Chennai-based Hitham Trust that is an articulation of her intrinsic philosophy towards music and its potential to make a difference to the world that we live in.

For details, visit: http://clsl.in/t