The South Indian Classical music as a form of art, got evolved organically from a variety of devotionally rich musical and literary sources.  It is called Karnatak music (also spelled Carnatic music). It is rich in repertoire supported by a rich musicological literature in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.  The rhythmic and the scalar varieties are huge. The gamaka varieties are intricate and important in distinguishing one raga from another, not in terms of the phrases alone but in terms of the intricate gamakas themselves. For this reason the commonly found svara notation is incomplete without the understanding of the intricacies of how they are in actual use in a particular interpretation. To assimilate this knowledge it takes years of involvement and practice. In practical terms, COMET way learning Karnatak music narrows the period of learning drastically. By learning Karnatak music fundamentals, one gains mastery over the fundamentals of music in general, if one is interested in going deeper in rhythmic and melodic details in particular. That is why, all that is the essence of Karnatak music is distilled into the ‘Basics of the Basics’ of COMET. Anyone who has a background of music from any system, if s/he is open will be able learn it quite fast through the methods developed in the COMET system.