Course curriculum

  • 1

    Invocation Prayer & Welcome Unit

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

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    • Inaugural Puja by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

    • Welcome and Getting Started

    • Welcome Video

    • Guide to Zoom

    • Inner Reflection

    • "Learning from the Goddess" Satsang with Swami Shantamritananda Puri

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 2

    Preparing for our Live Session

    • A message about our live sessions & class format

  • 3

    Week 1: Tool of Transcendence

    • Overview of Rhythm Structures

    • Replay: Live Session: Week 1 (Monday Aug 10)

    • Kamani Live Session: Week 1

    • Practice Resource Video for 8 Beat Patterns (Slow, Medium and Fast)

    • Practice Audio for Slow 8 Beat- Amritanandamayi Jai Jai: 60 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Medium 8 Beat- Om Namah Shivaya: 120 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Fast 8 Beat- Jai Jai Sadguru Maharani: 120 BPM

    • Art of Kaimani- an interview with Vyasa

  • 4

    General Resources

    • Basic Technique - picking up and holding a kaimani

    • Holding a Stringed Kaimani

    • Kaimani Rhythms in Western Notation (8 Beat)

    • Song List for Rhythm Structures

    • Matruvani Article - Anu Chechi's experience story

    • Practice Tips

  • 5

    Preparing for our Week 2 Live Session - Tuesday Aug 18

    • A message about our Week 2 live session (Tuesday August 18, 6:00 PM Pacific)

  • 6

    Week 2: Rāga, Tāla and Laya - Divine textures in music

    • Replay: Live Session Week 2 (Tues Aug 18)

    • Raga, Tala and Laya - Resource Video

    • Practice Resource Video for 6 Beat Patterns (Slow, Medium and Fast)

    • Practice Audio for Slow 6 Beat- Ambe Ma - 35 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Medium 6 Beat- Namami Kalike - 60 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Fast 6 Beat- Namami Kalike - 70 BPM

  • 7

    Preparing for our Week 3 Live Session - Monday Aug 24

    • Kaimani Live Session # 3 - Monday Aug 24 at 6:00 PM Pacific

  • 8

    Inner Reflection Anonymous Responses

    • Inner Reflection Anonymous Responses

  • 9

    Week 3: The Vibration of Rhythm

    • Talent & Practice

    • Replay: Live Session #3 August 24, 2020

    • Practice Resource Video for 7 Beat Patterns (Slow, Medium and Fast)

    • Practice Audio for Slow 7 - Amritarupini - 120 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Medium 7 - Amritarupini - 160 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Fast 7 - Shakti De Bhakti De 200 BPM

    • Padmabhushan Umalaypuram Shivaramam - Garland of Rhythm in Mishra Chapu (7 beat)

    • Wah! Breath & Bhajans - Resource Video

  • 10

    Preparing for our Live Session #4 (August 31 at 6:00 PM Pacific)

    • Kaimani Live Session # 4 - Monday Aug 31 at 6:00 PM Pacific

  • 11

    Pop-Quiz: What Beat is this!

    • Identify the Patterns from Amma's Live Bhajans!

  • 12

    The Essence of Music - With Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

    • The Essence of Music - With Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

  • 13

    Week 4: Special Class

    • Replay of Live Session #4 August 31, 2020

    • Practice Resource Video for 5 Beat Patterns (Slow & Medium)

    • Practice Audio for Slow 5 - Hare Murare- 120 BPM

    • Practice Audio for Medium 5 - Devadi Deva- 225 BPM

    • With and Without Rhythm - An Exercise in Listening with Swamini Suvidyamrita Prana

    • Tips for Bhajans

  • 14

    Navaratri Celebrations

    • Navaratri Message from Anu & Lalitha

    • Sakalakala Devate Lyrics

    • Sakalakala Devate Lyrics Audio

    • Sakala Kala Devate recording

    • M.A. Center Navaratri Puja Schedule

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Instructor(s)

Anu C.

Lalitha .