OFAAL Grade Six Syllabus

 
 

The following must be known in addition to the Grade One to Five 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.         Kanda Jaathi Thiruputai Thaalam

b.         Mishra Jaathi Thiruputai Thaalam

c.         Aathi Thaalam Ireddai Kalai (Double beat) Sama Iddam

d.         Aathi Thaalam Ireddai Kalai (Double beat) Kaal (1/4) Iddam

e.         Aathi Thaalam Ireddai Kalai (Double beat) Arai (1/2) Iddam

  

B. Theory (Written paper):

1.         Ability to write Thani Aavarthanam lessons in Samma Eduppu with signs & symbols used in Carnatic music for following Thaalam:

            a.         Aathi Thaalam

b.         Rupaka Thaalam

2.         Ability to identify the Thaalam of a piece given the Eduppu, and the ability to identify the Eduppu for a piece given the Thaalam.

3.         Ability to write Panja Jaathi (Five types of) Thathingkinathom lessons in Sama Eduppu with signs & symbols used in Carnatic music for the following Thaalam:

            a.         Aathi Thaalam

b.         Rupaka Thaalam

c.         Misra Chaapu Thaalam

d.         Kanda Chaapu Thaalam

4.         Detailed knowledge of the divisions of Musical instruments with diagrams (e.g. strings, wind, percussion instruments etc.).

5.         Knowledge of the detailed structure and the ability to draw a detailed diagram with all the relevant parts for the following instruments:

            a.         Veenai

            b.         Thambura

c.         Flute

d.         Violin

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

            a.         Miruthangam maestro Palani Subramaniya Pillai

            b.         Miruthangam maestro Inuvil K. Sangarasivam