In Southern India, traditional music training follows Carnatic music - a genre of music performed by an ensemble of musicians (vocalists, instrumentalists and percussionists) in which singing (usually) provides the main focus of the musical performance. Vocal Carnatic music is taught and learnt starting from basic graded exercises, simple songs to more and more increasingly intricate and challenging compositions. These advanced compositions in Carnatic music demand more skills and hence are taught and learnt only after one attains mastery over understanding the fundamental concepts in Carnatic music by performing the basic graded exercises.
This project presents a learning environment to support novice students, learning Carnatic music, understand the fundamentals of music like pitch and rhythm and also learn the foundation-level graded exercises in Carnatic music along with sight reading the exercises’ music notation via an interactive platform. More specifically, the design solution aims to provide an interactive system, which will take advantage of recent advances in the areas of gaming, visualization and music technology to cater to the specific needs of users with no prior music knowledge.
Though the solution is intended to serve beginner-level students, it can also benefit amateurs and advanced-level students as it encourages them to practise with more constraints to improve their singing skills (for example, singing the same exercises in different ragas and vocal sounds).In addition, the solution aims to be particularly suitable for areas such as voice culture improvement, music education, cultural integration and social network.
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• Carnatic Music - Game–based Carnatic Music Lessons for Beginners......