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This is the concluding course of the Beginners Level. The student reviews the various Ragas learnt until now and also works on the ability to switch from one Raga to another with ease. Articulating the emotions created by each of these Ragas, the student does the creative exercise of using Raga sound clips as a back ground score fo a given story or verse. The student also reviews various compositions like Dhrupad, Tarana and Bhajan. Raga Bhairav is learnt with Chhota Khayal in different Ektaal. A Marathi Abhang is learnt and a Kannada Devaranaama is included for listening. A Swar Malika is learnt in Raga Hamsadhwani and the Raga characteristics are studied.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • Review different Ragas learnt
  • Practice switching from one Raga another and also identify Ragas
  • Learn Raga Bhairav Chhota Khayal
  • To learn a Marathi Abhang OR a Kannada Devaranama
  • Study about Ragas and Rasas, to know how Ragas create different emotions
  • Review Tabla and Pakhawaj Taals learnt and also attempt Dugun
  • To learn the Raga characteristics of Hamsadhwani and review the Bhajan 
  • To review Durga Tarana
  • To learn a Swar Malika in Hamsadhwani




The student should have completed HV107 at the academy or the student should be able to: • Present Chhota Khayal in at least 5 Ragas with self-created Aalap, Taan and Swar Vistar. • Render a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Chougun. • Compose and sing a Tarana.

Raga Bhairav
  • Introduction to Raga Bhairav
  • Bhairav Swar Vistar
  • Chhota Khayal in Ektaal
  • Model Aalap and Bol aalap in Raga Bhairav
  • Model Taan in Raga Bhairav
Taal and Laykari
  • Ektaal Theka and description
  • Roopak Theka and description
  • Teentaal Dugun and Chougun
Bhakti Sangeet -Abhang
  • Marathi Abhang
  • About Abhang
  • Bhajan in Taal Roopak-Revist
  • Devaranaama(For Listening)
Ragas and Expressions
  • A Brief introtroduction to Bharata
  • Ragas and Emotions
Raga Hamsadhwani
  • Introduction to Raga Hamsadhwani
  • Alankar in Hamsadhwani
  • Swar Malika/Sargam Geet in Hamsadhwani
Review Ragas
  • Raga Durga Characteristics
  • Durga Tarana
  • Khamaj Introduction
  • Khamaj Chhota Khayal Bandish

At the completion of HV108, the student will be able to:

  • Navigate through different Ragas learnt  
  • Render  Chhota Khyal in Raga Bhairav with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan.
  • Recite Ektaal Theka
  • Create and sing a Lakshan Geet 
  • Sing Tarana in Durga attempting improvising with Tarane ke Bol
  • Render the Marathi Abhang OR the Kannada Devarnama
  • Use Raga clips to create mood in a given story
  • Present Durga Tarana with simple improvisation
  • Present a Swar Malika in Hamsadhwani