The SwarShala Indian music software includes Konnakol and over 80 other perfectly sampled virtual Indian instruments.

About Konnakol:

Konnakol originates from South India and is 5000 years old. In South Indian Carnatic music, Konnakol is the art of performing percussion syllables vocally. Solkattu refers to a combination of konnakol syllables while counting the tala (meters) by hand. Konakol is the speaking component of solkattu.

Many artists from various cultures look up to Konnakol for inspiration. The Mahavishnu Orchestra's conductor, John McLaughlin, has long regarded konnakol as a catalyst in his musical compositions. Both V. Selvaganesh, who played with McLaughlin in the ensemble Remember Shakti, and Ranjit Barot, who also performed with McLaughlin in the group 4th Dimension, have utilized this art form.

Shortcut To Nirvana (2005) and the DVD Learn Konnakol (2014) by Danish musician Henrik Andersen are two examples of publications relating to this wonderful art form. His books had a significant impact on the Konnakol art form.

In general, konnakol is used very widely in both traditional and modern music. At music concerts these days, some people demonstrate their talent for beatboxing, or konnakol, in musical performances.

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