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Hindustani Vocal 207


The student should have completed HV206 at the academy OR The student should have above 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 with Dugun Tigun Chougun and Tarana with improvisation. 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 within the Bada Khayal in Rags Yaman, Bhupali and Bhairav. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment


In this course we develop the understanding of three Ashraya Ragas: Marva, Kalyan and Bhairavi. Raga Marva is studied in greater detail. A Tarana is learnt in Marva, while reinforcing the placement of the notes in Marva, and the factors that differentiate it from Puriya and Sohini that have the same set of notes. The characteristics of Naad are understood. Raga Bhairavi is revisited and a Chhota Khayal is learnt. Raga Patdeep is introduced with Chhota Khayal and its differentiation from Bhimpalasi is highlighted. Raga Yaman Bada Khayal presentation is reinforced with development. Theory : Study of three Ashraya Ragas: Marva, Bhairavi, and Khamaj. Raga Characteristics of Patdeep. Comparison of similar Ragas- Patdeep and Bhimpalasi. Naad, the Physics of Musical Sound; Classification of instruments , Playing styles – Gayaki, Tantrakari, adherence to Dhrupad system.Length of the string and frequency.