Course curriculum

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS (New)

    • Ya Devi Sarva Bhutheshu Swaras

    • Links for Navaratri Pujas

    • Link for Video of Facebook Live

    • LINK FOR WEEK 4 Sunday September 6

    • Guest Musician Video for Week 3: Swamini Suvidyamrita Prana

    • NEW! Rhythm Loop Apps

    • NEW! COURSE ACCESS UPDATE

    • CORRECTED SCHEDULE FOR EUROPE

    • Recording of the Live for Week 2, August 23rd

    • Link for Celebration Ceremony

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    Resource Videos (New)

    • How to Place Your Fingers While Playing

    • Playing a Bridge/Link in Banda Krishna

    • Apps for Tambura & Tabla Loops: iTambura and Sur Sadhak

    • Coupler Feature

    • Style and Embellishments While Playing

    • Knobs of the Harmonium

    • Paul & Co Harmonium

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    LINK FOR LIVE MEETING SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

    • WEEK 4: LINK FOR LIVE ZOOM MEETING (FINAL)

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    Forum & Email for Questions

    • Forum Link

    • Email Swarna Directly ( Instructor)

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    WEEK 1: Part 1: Introduction to Harmonium, Ragas, Basic Concepts

    • Video 1: Introduction

    • Video 2: Harmonium and Melody

    • Video 3: What is a Raga

    • Video 4: Shruthi and Harmonium Basics

    • Video 5: Notes of the Keyboard in Western Notation

    • Video 6: Notes of the Keyboard in Indian Notation

    • Video 7: Examples of Various Ragas in Bhajans

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    WEEK 1: PART 2 Shankarabharanam Raga & Guru Charanam

    • Video 8: Let's Play!

    • Video 9: Shankarabharanam Raga

    • Video 10: Let's Play Guru Charanam! Part 1: Overview

    • Video 11: Guru Charanam Part 2: 1st Line In-Depth

    • Video 12: Akhila Janarchita

    • Video 13: Samastha Devi

    • Video 14: Guru Mahima

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    Supplemental Materials for Week 1

    • Figure 1: Swaras and Their Relative Positions on the Keyboard

    • NOTES AND MAIN POINTS

    • RAGAS COMMONLY USED IN BHAJANS & EXAMPLES

    • Guru Charanam Swaras

    • Guru Mahima Swaras

    • Guru Charanam Lyrics and Meaning

    • Svarasudha PDF Purchase Link

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    PRACTICE VIDEOS WEEK 1

    • Practice Exercise 1: White Notes of 1 Octave (Looped)

    • Practice Exercise 2: White Notes of Entire Keyboard (Looped)

    • Practice Exercise 3: Black and White Notes of One Octave (Looped)

    • Slow Guru Charanam 1st Line Loop With Metronome

    • Medium First Line Loop with Metronome

    • Slow Verses Loop with Metronome

    • Entire Song Guru Charanam Loop with Metronome Normal Speed

    • Medium Verses Loop with Metronome

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    LIVE SESSION AUGUST 16 (Week One)

    • Live Session August 16 Video

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    WEEK 2: Mohanam & Amritanandamayi Jai Jai

    • Video 1: Welcome to Week 2

    • Video 2: Guest Musician: Br Madhavamrita Chaitanya

    • Video 3: Let's Play Mohanam Raga

    • Video 4: Mohanam Scale on Entire Keyboard

    • Video 5: Melody of Amritanandamayi Jai Jai

    • Video 6: Part 1 of First Line - Amritanandamayi Jai Jai

    • Video 7: Part 2 of First Line: Mangala Dayini Ma

    • Video 8: Entire First Line

    • Video 9: Prema Tarangini Ma

    • Video 10: Shubhra Varanalase

    • Video 11: Satya Swarupini Ma

    • Video 12: Shakti Maheshwari Ma

    • Video 13: Karma Vidhayini Ma

    • Video 14: Jagadhodharini Ma

    • Video 15: Satguru Jnanamayi

    • Video 16: Dukha Vimochini Ma

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    PRACTICE VIDEOS WEEK 2

    • Practice 1: Mohanam Scale in 1 Octave

    • Practice 2: Mohanam Scale on Entire Keyboard

    • SLOW: Amritanandamayi Jai Jai with Metronome

    • MEDIUM: Amritanandamayi Jai Jai with Metronome

    • NORMAL SPEED: Amritanandamayi Jai Jai with Metronome

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    Week 2 Supplemental Materials

    • Swaras Amritanandamayi Jai Jai__

    • Lyrics & Meaning for Amritanandamayo Jai Jai

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    Live Session Replay: Week #2 August 23, 2020

    • Replay - Live Session #2

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    WEEK 3: Shuddhadhanyasi & Bandha Krishna

    • Guest Musician: Swamini Suvidyamrita Prana

    • Swaras (Updates) For Banda Krishna with Links/Bridges

    • Lyrics and Meaning for Banda Krishna

    • Video 1: Welcome to Week 3

    • Video 2: Shudhadhanyasi Raga

    • Video 3: Shudhadhanyasi Scale on Entire Keyboard

    • Video 4: Listen to Banda Krishna

    • Video 5: First Line Part 1- Banda Krishna

    • Video 6: First Line Part 2 - Gopa Vrinda

    • Video 7: Entire First Line Banda Krishna & Gopa Vrinda

    • Video 8: First Verse Part 1 - Govemeva

    • Video 9: First Verse Part 2: Devata Vadya

    • Video 10: Entire First Verse

    • Video 11: 2nd Verse - Papa Popa

    • Video 12: Third Verse - Bhusura Sukha

    • Practice 1: Shudhadhanyasi Raga

    • Practice 2: Shudhadhanyasi on Entire Keyboard

    • Practice 3: Slow Banda Krishna

    • Practice 4 :Medium Banda Krishna

    • Practice 5: Regular Speed Banda Krishna

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    The Essence of Music - with Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

    • The Essence of Music - With Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

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    Live Session Replay: Week #3 August 30, 2020

    • August 30, 2020 Live Session Replay

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    WEEK 4: Yamuna Kalyani (Yaman Kalyani) & Arati

    • Swaras For Arati (Corrected)

    • Arati Lyrics and Meaning

    • Video 1: Welcome to Week 4

    • Video 2: Yamuna Kalyani Raga

    • Video 3: Listen to the Arati

    • Video 4: 1st Line - Om Jaya Jaya Jaga Janani

    • Video 5: 2nd Line - Janamana Nija Sukha Dayini

    • Video 6: Sakalagama

    • Video 7: Prema Rasamrita

    • Video 8: Shamadama Dayini

    • Video 9: Patitho Dhara

    • Video 10: He Janani

    • Video 6: Sakalagama

    • Video 11: Sura Jana Pujitha

    • Practice 1: Yamuna Kalyani One Octave

    • Practice 2: Yamuna Kalyani Entire Keyboard

    • Practice 3: Slow - Om Jaya Jaya and Janamana

    • Practice 4: Medium - Om Jaya Jaya & Janamana

    • Practice 5: Medium/Slow Arati All Verses

    • Practice 6: Entire Arati with Fast Part

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    Live Session Replay: Week #4 September 6, 2020

    • Live Session Replay: Week #4 September 6, 2020

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    • Course Experience Survey

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Instructor: Harmonium Level 1

Swarna C.