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Course duration
12 week(s)
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The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. Bhupali also known as Raga Bhup is one of the first Ragas to be introduced to a student of classical music. The Raga can take the listener into flights of imagination with just five Swaras weaved into myriad patterns and expressions. Raga Bhupali Bada Khayal is explored with Aalap and Bol Aalap. Paltas and a variety of Taan patterns are practised to perfection in Drut Laya. The Chhota Khayal included in this course are lyrically and melodically rich. Learn a Tarana set to Ektaal.

Theory - Raga characteristics of Bhupali, Ragas similar to Bhupali

Course Format

Raga Characteristics of Bhupali

Raga Vistar in Bhupali

Chhota Khayal inBhupali

Bada Khayal in Bhupali

Ragas similar to Bhupali

Tarana in Bhupali


To practise singing the Swaras of  Bhupali with Meend and Gamak

To do Swar Sadhana in Raga Bhupali

To create and sing the Swar Vistar in  Bhupali

To learn and practise singing the Paltas in Bhupali

To learn a Chhota Khayal with Aalap and Taan in Raga  Bhupali

To review the Chhota Khayal already learnt in  Bhupali

To learn a Bada Khayal in Raga  Bhupali

To sing Aalap within the Bada Khayal

To sing different Layakari patterns with the Bol of the Bada Khayal

To sing Sargam and Taan in Bada Khayal

To develop awareness about related Ragas

To learn a Tarana set to Ektaal

Learning Outcomes

 The student is able to 

Demonstrate the Raga chalan of  Bhupali

Sing the  Swar Vistar in  Bhupali highlighting the Raga Roop 

Sing the Paltas in  Bhupali fluently

Present the Chhota Khayal in Raga  Bhupali with development in Aalap and Taan Vistar 

Present the Bada Khayal in perfect Sur , Taal and expression

Present the Bada Khayal Aalap with essential elements of voice culture

Present Bol Taan, Sargam and Taan with the Bada Khayal

Identify related Ragas by listening

Present the Tarana set to Ektaal 

The student has completed HV203 at the academy OR the student has practiced a variety of Alankars, the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 10 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. 

Raga Characteristics of Bhupali
  • Introduction to Raga Bhupali
  • Raga Description of Bhupali
Raga Vistar in Bhupali
  • Swar Vistar in Bhupali
  • Paltas in Bhupali
Bhupali Tarana
  • Tarana Bol
  • Learning Bhupali Tarana set to Ektaal
Chhota Khayal in Bhupali
  • Raga Bhupali Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Raga Bhupali Chhota Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
  • Raga Bhupali Chhota Khayal Taan patterns
Bada Khayal in Bhupali
  • Raga Bhupali Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Raga Bhupali Bada Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
  • Raga Bhupali Bada Khayal Bol Taan, Sargam Taan and Taan
Ragas similar to Bhupali
  • Ragas with the same Aaroh Avaroh
  • Brief description of the Ragas which resemble Bhupali