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Hindustani Vocal 305

Prerequisites

The student has completed HV304 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about twenty five 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 Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.


Overview

The association of Ragas with seasons has been an interesting study to every student of music. Raga Basant is introduced with a Chhota Khayal. Another Raga belonging to the Poorvi family is Paraj. Paraj can be differenciated from Basant with change in the Chalan or the approach of Swaras of the Raga.  A Bandish is learnt in this Paraj. Student creates a melody in Raga Basant describing the Spring. Student could combine Basant and Bahar for the composition exercise. Raga Bihag and Durga is reviewed with the different compositions Aalap and Taan.  Raga Patdeep is reviewed with a Bandish in Rupak, this could be improvised using Thumri expressions.

Theory – Raga Characteristics, Ragas associated with seasons, Organizing a concert. Review Time theory of Ragas