Learn to Play Ghatam     (DVD)

Learn to Play Ghatam (DVD)

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Author: V Umashankar
Publisher: Geethanjali
Year: 2009
Language: Music
Pages: N/A
ISBN/UPC (if available): SADVD 10145


Ghatam is an earthenware pot which is an oldest percussion instrument used in Carnatic Music of South India. Ghatam is different from ordinary mud pots and is made up of a special type of baked clay mixed with copper, iron, or brasses fillings. The mouth of the Ghatam is open and is played with two hands, wrists, ten fingers and nails.

This DVD of “Learn to Play Ghatam” comprises basic lessons on playing the Ghatam by Sri V. Umashankar, Son & disciple of Padmashree T.H. Vikku Vinayakaram. The lesson on this DVD has been tailored in a way that you can learn & practice the Ghatam within the comfort of your home.

History & Artist Profile Basic Lessons
Interview with Padmashree Farenhs
T.H. Vikku Vinayakaram Mohra
Sitting Posture Practice Lessons
Types of Ghatam Concert Pattern
Tuning of Ghatam Stundents Exhibition

Artist: V. Umashankar
Student: Sri Sainath
Narrator: Vasanth
Camera: Gopi Sabapathy – SICA
Sound Design : Amuthan Sundar
Special Thanks: T. H. Vikku Vinayakaram
Digital Transfering & Editing: Felix chandran
Co-ordinator: Sai Charan


Duration: 60 Minutes
Subtitles: English
Format : NTSC - All region
Sound: Stereo Dolby Digital