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In the music of India, rhythms are structured and arranged in a highly complex and comprehensive manner. All the patterns played on the mrdangam or any percussion instrument can be recited vocally using a special vocabulary of phonetic syllables known as solkattu (sol = syllable, kattu = bunch, group). Konnakkol, the art of reciting and performing solkattu, is believed by many music scholars to be the most comprehensive and most highly developed approach to learning and mastering rhythm.Professor Sankaran has published a book, The Art of Konnakkol which is complete guide to this dynamic spoken art form. Please click here for more info or to order the book.