Download: Carnatic Music Theory notes

Apr 7, 2010 • Ananth Pattabiraman

Music Theory notes for Carnatic Music at Government Music colleges, Andhra Pradesh/Telangana

Carnatic Music Theory - Year I (pdf, ~110 KB)

Year II (pdf, ~217 KB)

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Detailed Syllabus (in Telugu) - Certificate and Diploma Courses - all Years - (pdf, ~3 MB)

Note: It’s from a copy of official syllabus, scanned & reformatted, however, I can’t make any promises that this is the current and official syllabus. Shared in public interest.

For more scholarly resources see this post: Carnatic Music Resources


  • I’ve completed my certificate course. I used a different strategy for my notes for year 3 and 4; I couldn’t share the notes here.
  • The official textbook prepared by Sri. Akella Mallikarjuna Sharma, which contains Varnams, Kritis etc, for the whole 6 year course, is now available in English too. (Practical part only)