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The student at this level has developed a good sense of Vilambit Laya. The third Vilambit Khayal is learnt in the early morning melody Raga Bhairav. The Swar Vistar and Badhat within the Vilambit Khayal are done with the awareness of the nuances of this majestic Raga. The student also listens to different Ragas from the Bhairav family. The next Raga for study is the lilting Tilak Kamod with Bandishes in Jhap Taal and Teentaal. Theory: A study of the two major Notation systems- Swar lipi Paddhatis, Classification of instruments , Playing styles – Gayaki, Tantrakari, adherence to Dhrupad system

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To learn Bada Khayal in Raga Bhairav
  • To study Raga characteristics of Bhairav and Swar Vistar in Bhairav  
  • To apply this in Aalap and Bol Aalap of Bhairav within the Vilambit Khayal
  • To be acquainted with some popular Ragas of the Bhairav family- Listening
  • To learn the Jhap Taal and Teen Taal compositions in Raga Tilak Kamod
  • To study the Raga characteristics and create Swar Vistar in Tilak Kamod
  • To revisit Raga Asavari




The student should have completed HV204 at the academy OR The student should have three years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least twelve Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to develop Aalap and sing Bada Khayal in Yaman and Bhupali. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment

Raga Bhairav Bada Khayal
  • Bhairav Characteristics
  • Bhairav Swar Vistar
  • Bhairav Slow Aalap
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
Bhairav Characteristics and Chhota Khayal review
  • Bhairav Ragang
  • Bhairav Ang Ragas
  • Bhairav Chhota Khayal, Jago Brij
Raga Tilak Kamod Chhota Khayal
  • Introduction to Tilak Kamod
  • Raga Characteristics of Tilak Kamod
  • Swara Patterns in Tilak Kamod
  • Swara Vistar in Tilak Kamod
  • Tilak Kamod Chhota Khayal Bandish in Tritaal
  • Tilak Kamod Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Tilak Kamod Chhota Khayal Taan
Tilak Kamod Jhaptaal Composition
  • Tilak Kamod - Jhaptaal Bandish
  • Tilak Kamod - Jhaptaal Aalap
  • Tilak Kamod - Jhap Taal Taan
Dugun in Jhaptaal
  • Jhap Taal Theka -Review
  • Writing Jhaptaal Dugun in Taallipi
  • Recitation of Jhaptaal in Dugun
Swar lipi Paddhatis
  • Bhatkhande Swarlipi systam
  • Paluskar Swarlipi system
Revisit Asavari
  • Swara Patterns in Asavari
  • Chhota Khayal in Asavari

The student is able to

  • Present the Bada Khayal in Bhairav with Aalaps developed from Mandra to Taar Sapthak  in perfect Sur and Taal
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Teentaal with Swar Vistar, Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan
  • Present the Jhap Taal composition in Tilak kamod
  • Recite Jhaptaal in Dugun, Recite Teentaal in Dugun, Tigun, Chougun
  • Sing Chhota Khayal and Sargam Geet composition in Asavari