Practice Konnakol and improve your sense of pulse!

10 Lessons | +1,5 Hours of Videos | 67 Exercises | 268 Audio Tracks | 46 PDF Pages

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Are you ready to broaden your rhythmic awareness, fuel your creative ideas, and enhance your overall execution?

This course is your ticket to a world where rhythm reigns supreme. Learn the world’s oldest percussive language originating from South India and let Konnakol transform your musical journey.

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Video Lessons

Delve into an extensive video series led by the extraordinary Claudio Spieler. From the basics to advanced techniques, each video is a step toward mastering the rhythmic art of Konnakol. Immerse yourself in high-quality audio and visual learning experiences.

Dedicated Exercises
with Live Audio Tracks

Practice isn’t just about repetition; it’s about precision. With live audio tracks recorded by Claudio, you have the unique opportunity to fine-tune your skills at your own pace. Slow down for clarity, speed up for mastery – the choice is yours.

Expert Guidance

At Open Minded Drumming, we collaborate with the best experts in the field. Claudio’s mastery of Konnakol represents the essence of this rhythmic language including positive energy.

Community and Support

Join a vibrant community of fellow rhythm enthusiasts. Share your progress, exchange ideas, seek advice and connect with our teachers online on a monthly basis.

PDFs with Sheet Music

Stay organized and have easy reference material with downloadable PDFs that include sheet music. Practice and revisit the rhythms anywhere and anytime.

Customizable Learning

Learning should adapt to you, not the other way around. Tailor your learning experience to fit your schedule and preferences. Take the course at your own pace, and revisit lessons as needed.

Course Content

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Welcome to this course about Konnakol - the world’s oldest percussive language originating from South India. Konnakol is the art of reciting rhythmic syllables in any given underlying time cycle, called TALA. Konnakol is a beautiful and effective way of communicating and sharing rhythmic ideas, and a very helpful tool in teaching and learning the fundamentals of rhythm.
Based on my studies with the great percussion master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, this course will give you an insight into the essential elements of Konnakol. Once you are able to recite the rhythms and patterns, you can apply them to your drums and of course to any musical instrument. Konnakol will give you a unique insight into rhythm and the opportunity to broaden your rhythmic awareness, ideas, and overall execution.

Entry level: Beginner

10 Lessons

+1,5 hours of videos

67 exercises

268 audio tracks

Try this course for free with these lessons:

This first unit is all about becoming familiar with basic syllabic groups, called SOLKATTU. The lesson contains a selection of important phonetic vocabulary like groups of 2, 3 and 4 and the popular 8-note-phrase TA KA DI MI TA KA JU NU.

Course booklet to each lesson

In addition to all the video materials, exercises and support you’ll get a downloadable, printable booklets to each lesson with exercises so you can study wherever you want, even if you don’t have your phone or internet connection.

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Meet your instructor!

Claudio Spieler

A world-class percussionist
Expert in Konnakol & Kanjira
Studied with Selvaganesh Vinayakram, Steve Smith and many more renowned artists
Player of diverse Afrocuban, Afrobrazilian and Indian drums

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+90 comprehensive lessons based on consistent, legitimate and usable information

+17 hours of high quality video content with all the explanations and exercises with sheet music on the screen

+389 exercises with practice pointers, explanations, audio tracks, and many functionalities to help you organise your daily routines

+2700 audio tracks to each exercise that you can easily loop and play in different tempos

208 pages of booklets with exercises that you can download and print to study wherever you want

Online live meetings every month! Ask your questions and meet other Open Minded Drummers.

Access to all the previous online meetings and practice sessions +49h

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