COMET INSPIRES

Musicians and students from various genres have visited Brhaddhvani to observe its unique pedagogy as well as to study COMET methodology. Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, musicians and teachers alike have applied the COMET methodologies in their individual teaching spheres. Ms. Sowmiya Muralidharan, student of Dr. KSS and a COMET-graduate, has brought out a visual series of books designed for children for presenting COMET (visit the page Kids COMET to know more). In addition to Ms. Sowmya’s effort in introducing the nuances of Carnatic music to children through COMET, Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and her student Ms. Poornima Sathish later brought the series ‘Mitra’ in 2012 by applying the principles of COMET pedagogy.

 
Karaikudi S. Subramanian
Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
Bombay Jayashri Chitra Poornima Sathish

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

 

Sowmiya Muralidharan

COMET graduate

 

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

Carnatic vocalist & Indian playback singer

At Brhaddhvani, I tune my shadaj and delve into the basics of music after a busy season. There's something very special about the way guru Subramanian explains fundamentals. Guru Subramanian has designed his lessons in such a way that people at any level of singing can benefit from them. The method has something for everyone.

(The New Sunday Express, May 6, 2007)

The beauty of COMET is the sheer empowerment it gives the student. A student can learn from any master without being a direct disciple. COMET offers a platform to learn from the maestros without dilution. 

(Business Standard, 21 January 2013)

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

 

Sudha Harikrishnan

COMET graduate, Carnatic vocalist & teacher

 

Sankari Krishnan

COMET graduate & Carnatic vocalist

 

Usha Narasimhan & Sudha Harikrishnan

COMET graduates, Carnatic vocalists & teachers

 

Dharambir Singh

MBE, Sitar player & music educationist (UK)

The [COMET] approach prepares musicians who could learn faster, digest quicker and make sense of the music using the tools of a well cultured voice, sensitivity and notation skills. Through its various courses devised by Brhaddhvani the institution is striving in introducing the country to a system which would sit comfortably alongside the other subjects taught in schools, colleges and Universities. The benefits to Hindustani musicians are no different than to Carnatic musicians. The system is objective and thus able to embrace any style within the Indian Diaspora.

Dharambir Singh

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Preethi Athreya

Contemporary dancer

I was privileged to spend some time with Prof. Subramanian who put forth some extremely strategic patterns for rethinking rhythm concepts (...) Rather than coming up with astounding mathematical combinations, I found myself drawn to the visual aspect of the patterns themselves. (...) The concept of the gamaka as an oscillation with systematic pathways was another element which inspired me to think of a visual delineation of raga alapana. (...) The production of the voice from specific centers in the body is another concept that shaped my work. (...) These are a few concrete examples of how Brhaddhvani and COMET has been shaping my life, but there are several others which I cannot even begin to enumerate (...) Not all of us wish to become singers, but certainly all of us have something to gain from music when it is served to us with so much clarity, generosity and inspiration.

Preethi Athreya

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