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Raga Todi signifies a myriad of emotions from pathos to ecstacy. The journey with this Raga begins here by introducing a Chhota Khayal. This is elaborated with Aalap and Taan. The Raga expresses itself most beautifuly in the Bada Khayal. In addition to this there is a Chhota Khayal in Drut Ek taal.Deshkar is another morning Raga studied in this course along with Todi. A Bandish is learnt in this Raga. The Swar Vistar is done with a clear picture of the Raga identity that differs from Bhupali. Raga Vibhas is a morning melody.This Raga has two versions. The version included here would be the Shuddh Dhaivat ka Vibhas.Student composition is done in Raga Vibhas set to any Taal. Listening exercises including Vocal as well as instrumental Music enhance the understanding of Ragas.The mood created by Todi is depicted using mood boards. Theory – Alalyse the fact that there are Ragas with the same name, but different Swaras, the Thaat theory in this context. Comparison of Ragas Bhupali and Deshkar. How a Raga is approached in different ways by various schools of Gayaki or Gharanas. 

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To do Swar Sadhana with Todi Swaras. 
  • To learn the Raga Chalan of Todi
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal  and Bada Khayal in Raga Todi with Aalap and Taan
  • To learn the Raga Vibhas Bandish in Ektaal 
  • To learn Raga Chalan of Deshkar and learn a Chhota Khayal 
  • To review and understand Thaat system
  • To compose a melody in Vibhas 


The student has completed HV305 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about twenty seven Ragas and is able to present at least 14 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bhimpalasi and Malkauns. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Raga Todi Chhota Khayal- Langar ka Kariya
  • Introduction to Raga Todi
  • Raga characteristics of Todi
  • Swar Vistar in Todi
  • Paltas in Todi
  • Chhota Khayal Bandish in Todi
  • Aalap and Taan in Todi
Raga Todi Bada Khayal
  • Todi Bada Khayal Bandish- Bajore in Jhumra
  • Todi Bada Khayal Aalap
  • Todi Bada Khayal Laykari and Taan
Raga Todi Chhota Khayal Saat Suran
  • Todi Chhota Khayal Saat Suran POetry
  • Todi Chhota Khayal Saat Suran Swaras
  • Raga Todi Chhota Khayal Saat Suran in Drut Ektaal
Raga Deshkar
  • Introduction to Raga Deshkar
  • Raga characteristics of Deshkar
  • Swar Vistar in Deshkar
  • Chhota Khayal Bandish in Deshkar
  • Similar Ragas -Bhupali and Deshkar
Raga Vibhas of Marwa Thaat
  • Swar Vistar in Vibhas
  • Paltas in Vibhas
  • Vibhas Bandish Taarva Ginat
  • Vibhas Taarva Ginat- Aalp and Taan
Swar Sadhana with Bhairav and Marva Thaat
  • Some model complex patterns in Bhairav
  • Some model complex patterns in Bhairav
  • Relevance of practice with scales(Thaat)
Thaat and Ragas
  • Review Thaat theory
  • Ragas with same names

The student is able to

  • Traverse comfortably through Swaras of Todi
  • Sing Swar Vistar in Raga Todi
  • Present a Chhota Khayal and Bada Khayal in Todi with Aalap and Taan
  • Present the self composed melody in Vibhas set to Ektaal
  • Present the Chhota Khayal Bandish in Deshkar
  • Identify and demonstrate the difference in Raga Bhupali and Deshkar
  • Present a paper on Ragas with the same name but different Swaras.
  • Identify the Ragas learnt by listening