Konokol (Konnakol)

In Theorie on March 5, 2014 at 9:28 am

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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
1 2 3 4 5

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

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

Da

Da

2

Taka

Ta

Ka

3

Takita

Ta

ki

ta

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