OFAAL Grade Five Syllabus

 
 
 

The following must be known in addition to the Grade One to Four syllabuses.

A.         Practical and oral demonstrations of the following lessons:

1.         Play and render orally Thani Aavarthanam (solo) and Panja Jaathi (Five types of) Thathingkinathom for the following Thaalam:

a.         Aathi Thaalam Arai (½) Iddam

b.         Aathi Thaalam Ondarai (1½) Iddam

c.         Rupaka Thaalam Arai (½) Iddam

d.         Rupaka Thaalam Athitha (2 Maathiras before beat) Iddam

            e.         Mishra Chaapu Thaalam Irendu Mathirai Thalli Eduppu (2 Mathirai off beat from Samam)

f.          Mishra Chaapu Thaalam Naangku Mathirai Thalli Eduppu (4 Mathirai off beat from Samam)

            g.         Kanda Chaapu Thaalam Irendu Mathirai Thalli Eduppu (2 Mathirai off beat from Samam)

 

B. Theory (Written paper):

1.         Knowledge of musical notations with examples e.g. such as the following:

a.         ,   - one Maathirai duration

b.         ;   - two Maathirai duration

c.         _   - second speed

d.         =   - third speed

e.         /   - end of an Angkam

f.          //   - end of a Thaalam or lesson

2.         Detailed knowledge of Eduppu (Graham) with examples.

3.         Ability to write with signs & symbols used in Carnatic music at least two Korvai in the following Thaalam:

            a.         Aathi Thaalam

b.         Rupaka Thaalam

4.         Life history and the contribution to Carnatic music of the following Vithwans.

            a.         Miruthangam maestro Palgat T. S. Mani Iyer

            b.         Thavil maestro Alavetti Thadshanamoorthy

5.         Knowledge of the Shadangam (Six Angams) with their symbols.