- Acquire knowledge about physiology and effective production of voice through various techniques
- Improve skills in articulation of voice for emotional aspects in performance
- Gain better control of breath and improve voice production
- Strengthen their voice skills for virtuosity in erudite renditions
- Towards an understanding of the physiology of the Voice, Acoustics of the Voice and Voice health
- Voice frequency range (pitch range), amplitudinal range (dynamic range) and timbral range (tonal range)
- Language, Pronunciation and Voice Culture (Solkattu, Chittaswara, Madhyamakaala Sahitya, Tarana/Thillana enunciation)
- Indigenous Voice culture practices such as Kharaj bharna (lower register strength), Taseer (timbral control), Golai (voice roundness), Bulandgi (resonance)
- Voice skills towards Gamakas, Anusvaras and Virtuosity (speed, power and range)
- Voice and Bhaava – emotional expression through voice
- Breathing exercises (pranayama) for breath control and uniform voice production
- Voice culture as applied to Carnatic, Hindustani and Film Music.
Attendance, Tests, Quizzes, Exams
This course will introduce the students to the various aspects of Voice Culture –(physiological/performance), speech, diction, breath management and application of the techniques for aesthetic performances in various genres.