Carnatic Violin Tuning and Fingering Techniques for Beginners

Guru Vishwesh Swaminathan ji

Workshop #1 (2 hours)

Violin Tuning & Fingering Techniques for Beginners.

Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Carnatic Violin
    • History and Evolution
    • Differences between Carnatic and Western Violin
  • Basics of Violin
    • Parts of the Violin
    • Holding the Violin and Bow Properly
  • Tuning Your Violin
    • Understanding the Carnatic Pitch System
    • How to Use a Tuner
    • Manual Tuning by Ear
  • Basic Fingering Techniques
    • Finger Placement and Movement
    • Scale Practice
  • Raga Practice
    • Introduction to Popular Ragas
    • Fingering Techniques for Specific Ragas
  • Practical Applications
    • Composing and Improvisation
  • Maintenance and Care for Your Violin
  • Resources and Further Learning
 
Cost: 
$60 for non-Raaga School Students
$40 for Raaga School Students
Max. Class size: 15

Sunday, May 5th: 9am – 11 am

Location: Raaga School Saratoga Studio

Guru Vishwesh Swaminathan Carnatic Violin

Beginner Fingering Techniques Workshop by Guru Vishwesh Swaminathan ji

Vishwesh ji is a B High graded Vocal and Violin Artiste of the All India Radio

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Vishwesh ji is a senior disciple of widely renowned musician Kannakudi M Balamuralikrishna

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Guru Vishwesh Swaminathan is the winner of Bharath Ratna MS Subbalakshmi Endowment Fellowship for Violin.

He regularly gives concerts and has accompanied senior artistes.


Vishwesh ji has won the Young Vocalist awards from various institutions like The Indian Fine Arts Society, Nadopasana and Neelakanta Sivan Sabha.



Vishwesh ji has a passion for teaching and understands the nuances of sharing this divine art with students. He has been teaching both Violin and Vocal classes for many years and has a very unique ability to connect with young students who want to take up Carnatic Violin and Carnatic Vocal.



Vishwesh ji is also currently accepting new students at the Beginner, Intermediate and advanced levels