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Hindustani Vocal 301

Prerequisites

The student has completed HV210 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about fifteen Ragas and is able to present at least 10 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bairav, Bhupali and Bihag


Overview

The development of each Raga learnt is detailed and the student is encouraged to sing extempore Swar Vistar and Aalap. Swar Sadhana is done with Aakar, Uukar and Mmkar. Raga Poorvi is the first Raga introduced in this course. The Raga descriptions are based on the listening experience and mood boards are created for the two Aashray Ragas Poorvi and Marva. Raga Marva is revisited. The second Raga learnt is the lively evening Raga Hameer. The Swar Vistar is done with an insight into the Raga characteristics. Kedar is taken up for comparative study with Hameer. Theory – Raga characteristics studied along with the emotions by a Raga. Comparison of learnt Ragas with Carnatic Ragas. Structure of a Vilambit Khayal and a Dhrupad.