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Konnakol: Language of Rhythm

A unique musical practice for unlocking the potential of the voice and a good sense of rhythm. Development of creativity, a great mood and a charge of positive emotions.

Author: Alex Ostapenko
16600 Participants
Last Update: January 2024
US $19
US $190 90% discount
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Comments about the course

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    I want to leave a review and thank the author for the very fun and unusual course. I bought it because I thought this would be a great way to teach my kids to understand rhythm and make them more attracted to music and dance. While we studied the lessons together I found myself very involved in the process. Had a great time and my kids are obsessed with Konnakol now.

    Juliana Simons
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    I heard about Konnakol from my friend and she encouraged me to purchase the course. Lessons are short - you never get bored with them. A lot of practice, easy navigation so I could rewind a bit to repeat the part I wanted to master. Now I have one more creative tool that helps to develop concentration and warm up both body and voice. Could be useful for many. Course totally worth the price.

    Mary Maxwell
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    I am a musician and I also teach in the music school. Got this course first of all to get acquainted with this exotic technique for myself but now I imply it to my work. Konnakol is great for people to open up, strengthen their creativity, expression and sense of the rhythm. Adult people overcome their shyness and blockages with it.

    Kieran Dye
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    My wife is from south of the India and for our anniversary I wanted to make a surprise for her and perform a konnakol number. I had fun time learning it with this course and my performance went splendid, we had a lot of fun and laugh. My wife's mother was really touched and I am grateful to the author for the course. Try it guys, you won't regret it.

    Nicholas Hickey
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    I am a beginner beatboxer and this course has helped me to improve my skills. Through the lessons I have learned how to control my voice and mouth muscles better. Another thing is I've learned to improvise with ease by the end of this course. Coolest thing is I always can come back and watch it again. Shout out to the course creator.

    Brandon Fisher
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    I was surprised how well structured this course is. Not only theory and practice of the Konnakol itself are given but also basis on what is timing and how to use for your performance. Then Alex explains how to breath and make transitions. This approach is absolutely incredible and highly professional. Course worth every penny. Highly recommended.

    Charles Stafford
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Course includes

20 video lessons
Unlimited time access to all course materials

The course is for those who want to:

  • Develop musical skills, creativity and expression
  • Have great coordination
  • Train their attention and concentration
  • Get a cool system to develop musical timing and preciseness of their performance
  • Learn unique rhythmic patterns
  • Be an improviser but don't know how to get there
  • Have fun with their friends
  • Have a good time with their children and develop their skills

Why choose this course?

Konnakol is an ancient Indian system for developing a perfect sense of rhythm.

In Konnakol, the instrument for learning rhythm is the voice, with which special syllables are pronounced. This gives you the opportunity to sound distinctive and deep, to maximize your inner world through sound.

The advantage of this musical practice is that it is versatile and very easy, it does not require special talents or additional instruments. People of all ages and even children can practice it.

Also, with the help of Konnakol new neural connections are actively formed in the brain, which helps to improve memory, concentration, and attention. Stress and anxiety levels decrease and mood improves.

The teacher, Alex Ostapenko, is a great fan of Konnakol.

To learn these arts he traveled to India, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Greece. He was participating and teaching and the most respected festivals of body music.

He has gathered all his knowledge in this course and is happy to share it. All you need to learn is 5-10 minutes of free time and a willingness to have a new, magical musical experience.

To deepen the understanding of rhythm, the author included exercises on corpus percussion in the course. To learn konnakol ideas and then reproduce them on your body. It's fun, it's freedom and self-expression. To understand much better how to apply konnakol to other musical instruments.

If you like the approach of Alex and Vlada to teaching and you want to go deeper into the world of Creativity, Musicality and Rhythm, please visit their social-media:




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Academic plan

20 video lessons

  • Lesson 1. About the author
  • Lesson 2. Why Konnakkol?
  • Lesson 1. Alphabet of Konnakol
  • Lesson 2. Alphabet of Body Percussion
  • Lesson 3. Takadhimi : konnakkol : 1,2,3 speed
  • Lesson 4. Takadhimi : body percussion : 1,2,3 speed
  • Lesson 5. Takita : konnakkol : 1,2,3 speed
  • Lesson 6. Takita : body percussion : 1,2 speed
  • Lesson 7. Dha dhi ghi na dum : konnakkol : 1,2,3 speed
  • Lesson 1. Takita Takita Dha– : konnakkol and body percussion
  • Lesson 2. Dhin – Ta Dhin – Dhin ta ka : konnakkol
  • Lesson 3. Dhin – Ta Dhin – Dhin ta ka : body percussion
Create rhythms and variations
  • Lesson 1. How to breathe?
  • Lesson 2. Let's create a simple 8 and 16 count rhythm
  • Lesson 3. A 16 count pattern
  • Lesson 4. How about 7 counts and 14 counts?
  • Lesson 5. 14 count rhythm – body percussion!
  • Lesson 6. How to make variations? Let's create one! Part 1
  • Lesson 7. How to make variations? Let's create one! Part 2
  • Lesson 8. Let's translate it to Body Percussion!

Meet the course author


«I am a professional percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, drum circle facilitator, rhythm teacher, clip maker

I focus on creative, playful and effective approaches to teaching and learning rhythm

More than 1000 people participated in my online courses

To learn Konnakol I went to Chennai city (India) in 2010. It was a very happy meeting with my teacher Sri TH Subash Chandran

I started to practice body percussion in 2013. Later I participated in body music festivals and laboratories in Spain, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Greece. I cannot mention here all my teachers, among them are: Fernando Barba, Keith Terry, Santi Serratosa, Peter Stavrum Nielsen, Santiago Vazquez, Vuyani Feni and others

I made my first international video clip about body percussion in 2015

I am teaching online since 2018 and I have more than 1000 students. Most of them purchased 2 or even 3 courses about body percussion, Konnakol, asalato, darbuka and rhythmic neuro-gymnastics

Since 2007, I have done more than 500 corporate drum circles and interactive rhythmic activities»

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After payment, you can immediately start practicing

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For how long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited time access to the course. You can take the course at your convenience, at your own pace.
When does the course start?
After you pay and sign up you will receive an email link witn an access password to your personal cabinet where all course materials are already in place.
How do I get access to the course?
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How do I pay for the course?
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Can I buy the course as a present for someone?
Yes. In that case, when you register for the course please provide us with the email address of the person you want to receive the gift, and you will receive an authorization letter and access to your personal account.
If I don't like the course, can I get my money back?
Yes, you can. You do not run any risks. If the course doesn't meet your expectations within the first 14 days of purchase, we'll give you a full refund on your card, no questions asked. Just email our support at hello@newmindstart.com
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