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The singing of Bada Khayal in Bhupali is reinforced with the Aalap within the Bandish in Vilambit Ektaal. The Trivat in Bhupali is sung with rhythmic improvisation concepts. Raga Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal is revisited with extempore Aalap. Dhrupad composition in Sooltaal is also in Bhimpalsi, a Gambhir Raga. Raga Bageshri is introduced and a Chhota Khayal is learnt. Theory: A detailed learning of Raga characteristics Bhimpalasi. Raga knowledge as gleaned from three ancient texts from three different time periods in the history of Classical music, including an understanding of terms defining Raga Lakshanas- Graha, Amsha Nyas as applied to Gayaki.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week 


  • To reinforce the Bada Khayal in Vilmbit Ektaal with Aalap in Raga Bhupali
  • To review Trivat in Raga Bhupali and develop it within the Taal structure
  • To sing the Bhimpalasi Swar Maalika composed earlier and the Chhota Khayal
  • To learn a Dhrupad in Bhimpalasi in Taal Sooltaal
  • To learn Swar Vistar in Bhimpalasi and development within a Chhota Khayal
  • To compose the melody for a couplet about Bhimpalasi from a theoretical text
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Baageshri
  • To present a paper on ancient texts and Raga knowledge



The student should have completed HV203 at the academy OR The student should have about three years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least ten Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to sing Bada Khayal with basic Aalap in Yaman. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment

Bhupali BadaKhayal Aalap
  • Bhupali Swara Vistar and Paltas
  • Bhupali Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Bhupali Bada Khayal Aalap
  • Bhupali Bada Khayal Bol Aalap
Bhupali Trivat and Chhota Khayal review
  • Bhupali Trivat explanation
  • Bhupali Trivat Bandish
  • Bhupali Chhota Khayal Bandish -Jabse Tum sana
  • Bhupali Chhota Khayal Bandish -Nahi Maane
Raga Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal
  • Bhimpalasi Raga Characteristics and Swara Vistar
  • Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal Taan
Dhrupad in Bhimpalasi
  • Dhrupad Bandish in Bhimpalasi
  • Sooltaal
Ancient texts and Ragas Characteristics.
  • Bharata NatyaShastra
  • Sangeet Ratnakar
  • Brihaddeshi
  • Raga Lakshanas- Griha, Amsha, Nyas
Raga Bageshri
  • Introduction to Raga Bageshri
  • Raga Characteristics of Raga Bageshri
  • Swara Patterns in Bageshri
  • Chhota Khayal in Bageshri

The student is able to

  • Present the Bada Khayal in Bhupali with Aalaps developed from Mandra to Taar Sapthak  in perfect Sur and Taal
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Bhupali with improvisation.
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Bhimpalasi with Swar Vistar, Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan
  • Present a student composition in Raga Bhimpalasi about the Raga from an ancient text
  • Presentation of a paper about Raga knowledge from three different ancient texts from three time periods  (video conference)
  • Sing a Dhrupad in Bhimpalasi and recite Sooltaal 
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Bageshri