MARG Group jointly with internationally renowned guitarist and composer Prasanna offers a range of programs in contemporary jazz, rock and world music. Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music ( SAM ) is now offering full time diploma courses of 6 month duration. The diploma program is scheduled to start from 31.01.2011 at MARG Swarnabhoomi campus. The Fully residential program will cost
For Nationals Of The Indian Subcontinent
Rs. 2.5 lakhs
For Foreign Nationals
The Fee Includes
Course material including books, handouts etc
Accommodation in our newly built apartments
3 meals a day for the entire duration of stay
Access to health club and recreation facilities
Two way airport or train station transfers from Chennai to the SAM campus
With the New Year approaching, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) is all set to offer a “Diploma Program In music”, a full time fully residential program. This course is for a period of 6 months duration that is to be held in MARG Swarnabhoomi campus. This is the second batch which is scheduled to commence on January 31, 2011. This is an initiative of MARG Limited
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music with internationally renowned guitarist and composer Prasanna as its president is India’s first music college to offer a range of programs in contemporary jazz, rock and world music.
With World class faculty, the SAM facility is complete with the latest gear, lecture halls, ensemble rooms, labs, practice rooms, recital halls, library, media center, recreation facilities and ultramodern residential facilities among others. With an excellent faculty to student ratio, SAM is spread over a vast 4 acre campus which makes learning a truly unforgettable experience.
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The 6 month diploma program in performance is designed to give students a rounded music education that will prepare them with the right skill set to adapt and perform in a variety of musical situations both live and in the recording studio. Students will also learn essential skills such as reading and writing music, harmony, ear training, counterpoint, composition, improvisation, arranging, rhythmic concepts, band dynamics both musical and inter-personal and more
The various modes of instruction for students include:
One-on-one lessons with your faculty on your chosen instrument customized to help you enhance your specific musicality in aspects of music that you want to improve on.
Performance labs will focus on specific music skills for each group of instruments. These labs will cover a broad cross-section of music performance courses, techniques and methods. Some examples of performance lab courses could be raga concepts for guitar, odd meter skills for drums, improvisation techniques for singers, soloing over chord changes for pianists, carnatic tala calculation techniques for percussionists, ostinatos and pedal point applications for bassists etc.
Students will form ensembles (bands) with fellow students and will be coached by the faculty on all aspects of ensemble playing. Ensembles will be of varying instrumentation. For example, Ensemble 1 could be 2 guitars, bass and drums, Ensemble 2 could be 3 vocals, 1 piano, 1 drums and1 ghatam and so on. Examples of ensembles could be ‘the music of metallica ensemble’ , ‘hip hop raga ensemble’, ‘Jayant kulkarni meets Thelonius monk ensemble’ etc.
Various approaches and methodologies for effective ear training for students will be taught. Ear training sessions will cover important aspects such as development of good relative pitch, reharmonization by ear, aural interaction skills between soloist and rhythm section, Timbral recognition for effective arranging for varied instrumentation, music transcription etc.
Faculty will present class lectures on a multitude topics. Some are mandatory for all irrespective of their instruments and some will be specifically for certain focus groups of students. Examples of class lectures could be ‘Role of music in Indian culture’, ‘Latin American musical styles’, ‘Contemporary composition techniques in Jazz’, ‘From Beethoven to Jimi Hendrix – the evolution of rhythm in western music’ etc.