T. H Subash Chandran is one
of the leading artists of Carnatic percussion and
is recognized as the "King of Konnakol".
On this first of its kind DVD, Sri Subash Chandran
shares his knowledge on the ghatam, the clay pot
of South Indian percussion, and konnakol, the art
of vocal percussion.
The ghatam lessons are approached
from the beginning with introduction to strokes,
playing patterns, compositions, korvai, mora, and
varied talams. The konnakol lesson starts from basic
vocalization patterns, building to compositions,
and korvais. Demonstrating the guru student relationship,
Sri Subash Chandran works through the vocalizations
carefully and then performs them at faster speeds.
The material provides a foundation for long term
drumming of many traditions. The vocalizations are
printed right on the screen for study and accompanyment.
Additionally there are fantastic
solos and an interview with Sri Subash Chandran on
his life in music and thoughts for learning.