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12 week(s)
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The process of identifying Swaras may seem daunting but in reality it can be taught in such a way that the learner can pick up this skill by connecting the right dots. This is what the Beginner Hindustani Vocal 103 enables the learner to do. Different combinations of Swaras starting with simple ones are practiced with attention to Swara positions. The Swar Sadhana and patterning is done hand in hand with Laya structures. 

Raga Durga is taken up for study with Chhota Khayal with focus on improvisation. An odd rhythm structure is introduced with a Jhaptaal composition. A Sargamgeet that has been composed earlier would be reviewed and refined. Sangachhadvam, the Sanskrit verse set to Raga Bhupali Swaras and Taal Dadra is practiced along with interesting Sargam and Aalap.

Course Format


Batch Size: 3


Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week





  • To do Swara Sadhana with vowel sounds and different Alankar patterns in Shuddh Swaras as well as Swaras of Ragas Durga and Bhupali
  • To do exercises to develop the skills of Swara identification
  • To get insight into basic Raga Characteristics of Raga Durga and Raga Bhupali
  • To learn Chhota khayal set to Taal Teentaal
  • To lean a Khayal set to Madhya- Vilambit Jhaptaal
  • To learn the Swras correlating to the Bandish with attention to the Swara positions or Swara Sthaanas
  • Create small Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan within the structire of Teen well and Jhaptaal
  • To learn a composition based on Raga Bhupali



Student should have completed HV102 from the academy OR; the student should have the ability to: • Create and sing Alankar patterns in Shuddh Swar Saptak and Ragas Bhupali and Durga • Render Chhota Khayal Bandish with simple Aalap and Taan in Ragas Bhupali and Durga • Create a Sargam Geet

Laya and Tala
  • Laya ke Prakar
  • Patterns of Laya (Tishra, Chatirashra ...)
  • Taal
  • Bol, Theka and related terms
  • Teentaal
  • Jhaptaal
  • Dadra
  • Alankar
  • Varna
  • Alankar in the rhythm of 3
  • Alankar in the rhythm of 4
  • Alankar in the rhythm of 5
  • Alternate and reverse patterns
Swara Sadhana
  • Stabilising Sa
  • Sa Pa Ṡa
  • Vowel sounds- Aakaraadi
  • Layabaddh alankar
  • Laya exercise for off beat singing
Swara Identification
  • Swar Pehchan
  • Alankar Progression
  • Singing Sa Pa Sa
  • Swar Pehchan exercises
  • What makes a Raga
  • Raga characteristics
Raga Durga
  • Durga Introduction - Aaroh Avaroh
  • Raga Characteristics of Raga Durga
  • Swara Progression in Raga Durga
  • Alankar in Raga Durga
  • Laya exercise for off beat singing in Durga
Raga Durga- Jhaptaal
  • Sakhi Mori Bandish
  • Sakhi Mori Aalap
  • Sakhi Mori Taan
Raga Durga Chhota Khayal- Teentaal
  • Durga Chhota Khayal Bandish- JaiDurge/Bhajan karo
  • Durga Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Durga Chhota Khayal Taan
Raga Bhupali description
  • Bhupali Introduction
  • Raga Characteristics of Bhupali
  • Alankar in Bhupali Swaras
Composition based on Bhupali-Sngachhadvam/Ai Bhvana
  • Learning the composition
  • Presentation with Taal
Raga Exploration
  • Aalap
  • Taan
  • Taan ke Prakar

At the completion of HV103, student will be able to:

  • Identify at least one Swara at a time by listening
  • Create and sing Alankar in Shuddh Swara Saptak and in Swaras of Raga Bhupali and Durga
  • Sing the Aaroh Avaroh and Chhota Khayal with Taal in Raga Durga
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Raga Durga with Aalap and Taan within the Teentaal structure
  • Present the Khayal in RAga Durga with Aalap and Taan withing the Madhya Vilambit Jhaptaal structure
  • Recite the Theka of Teentaal and Jhaptaal
  • Present the composition based on Raga Bhupali