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The student has completed HV302 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about eighteen Ragas and is able to present at least 12 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali,Bihag and Malkauns. The student is able to compose simple Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.
In this course Raga Sohini is taken up for learning. The student has listened to this Raga and seen how Sohini has a different persona as compared to Marva. The study of Raga Chalan is important in this Uttarang Pradhan Raga. The Raga exploration is done on the basis of a Chhota Khayal. Swar Sadhana is done with emphasis on range. Practice exercises for different Gamaks are reinforced. Raga Kamod is introduced in this course. It is essential to do a comparative study of Kedar, Hamir and Kamod because these Ragas use same Swaras, but have distinct phrasing of Swaras. This trio of Ragas is the best example to describe the profoundness and aesthetics of Raga music.
For Bada Khayal Raga Bhimpalasi is reviewed. The Bada Khayal is introduced with Aalap Badhat. This is followed by Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal with extempore improvisation.
The student composes a Tarana in Raga Sohini.
Theory – Overview of the Ragaang system and its relevance. Introduction to Raga Ragini system.