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The student should have completed HV209 at the academy OR The student should have above five years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least fifteen Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, 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 sing Bada Khayals in at least 2 Ragas with Aalap, Bol Aalap, Layakari concepts like Bol Taan and Taan. The Ragas for Bada Khayal are Yaman, Bhupali, Bhairav and Bihag. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment.
At this point the learner has developed intense listening skills in both Sur and Taal. Hence the Ragas learnt earlier are reviewed with a new approach and skill level. Student is encouraged tossing extempore Aalap with different compositions like Bada Khayal, Chhota Khayal, Dhrupad and Tarana. Student can apply these concepts to Raga based Bhajans. Raga Brindavani Sarang is revisited. A Tarana is learnt in Brindavani Sarang exploring the speedy phrases that express this Raga beatifully. A Bada Khayal Bandish in this Raga would show how this Raga which has expressions through folk music transforms itself into Raga in full bloom!
Raga Bhupali compositions are reviewed. Raga Khamaj is revisited. Here the Khayal composition learnt will be a Thumri Ang Bandish while exploring this versatile Raga. For composition Sanskrit verses are given which are to be set to different Ragas learnt.
Theory: History of classical Music, Dhrupad/Khayal, Margi and Desi Sangeet, Ragas and Rasas- emotions associated with Ragas. Do plants grow better with Music? Can Ragas heal?