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This course includes study of Raga characteristics. Raga Brindavani Sarang, a Raga that points out towards the folk music roots of Ragas is introduced. A Chhota Khayal in this Raga is learned in detail with Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan. The principles and guidelines to create Swar Vistar are initiated in this curse. The learner gets an opportunity to study interesting compositions like Trivat, Lakshangeet and gets an overview of different types of compositions in Hindustani classical Music. Composing a Raga based tune for a song by the student gives an insight into how a Raga is applied to create an effective musical expression for poetry.
Swara Sadhana, being a part of the continuous learning is included here with focus on Mandra-Swara Sadhana to strengthen the voice and improve one's range of voice. Skill training includes Swara progression and Swara identification exercises.