Konokol is a method for vocalizing rhythm. It is an essential part of the Carnatic or South Indian Classical tradition. Many Western artists have adopted and adapted this approach into their compositional, improvisa-tional, and general musical processes.
This method of vocalizing rhythm allows one to practice anywhere. Complex rhythms can be mastered easily and applied to many situations.
Lesson 1 – The Five Basic Rhythm Words
5 Basic rhythm words:
|Da||Taka||Takita||Taka Dimi||Da Di Gi Na Dum1|
Taka Juna, a variation of 4, can be used with Taka Dimi when consecutive 4’s are counted or when there are two 4’s in a larger pattern.
Da Di Gi Na Dum can transform into 6 and 7. The dash is used for the felt but not counted divisions.
6 Da Di – Gi Na Dum or Da – Di Gi Na Dum
7 Da – Di – Gi Na Dum
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