B MUS. (VOCAL MUSIC)

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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  • Bachelor
  • Varanasi
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

PART- I

Ragas for detailed study (Vilambit and Drut Khayal with Alap- Tans)
1. Ramkali
2. Gaudsarag
3. Puriya Dhanashra
4. Bhimplasi
5. Alaiya Bilawal

PAPER-I

Analytical study of Ragas and Talas

Unit I : Theoretical knowledge of prescribed ragas
Unit II : Reading and writing of notation of the prescribed ragas and Talas with the prescribed laykaries. A broad knowledge of ragas and talas.
Unit III : Classification of Musicians.
Unit IV : Brief outline of Origin ,developments and present state of Vocal Music Gharanas .
Unit V : Elementary Analysis of Bandish of prescribed Ragas

PAPER II

Unit I : Lakshanas of vaggeykar
Unit II : “Sruti and Svara” – Elementary Knowledge of shadjagram , the relation of present day shuddha saptaka with shadjagram, the notes used in different ragas in addition to the Twelve notes of the octave.
Unit III : Elementary Applied Physics (sound). Definition of sound. Andolan (vibration and Taranga (wave) – Nada,Musical sound and rava (noise), Pitch , magnitude, and timbre (more detailed study)- The relation of avritti (frequency) with the length of the string.
Unit IV : Note intervals on the string according to Ahobal and Shrinivasa
Unit V : Brief History of Indian Music(Vedic period to 12th century)

1. The candidate will learn folk Music and regional songs (Total six to seven)

B. MUS. PART- II

Practical Course

Ragas for detailed study (Vilambit and drut Khyals with alap tans )
1. Miya Malhar 2. Miya ki Todi 3. Chandra Kauns 4. Darbari 5. Shyam Kalyan
Ragas for non-detail study :
(General out lines of the Ragas and compositions)
1. Sohani 2. Bibhas (Bhairava/Marwa-anga) 3.Poorvi 4.Adana 5.Gaud Malhar
Ragas Jhinjhoti and Jogiya for general study Bhajan Geet etc.
Two Dhrupads and Two Dhamars of the above 10 ragas
Two Taranas in any of the ten Ragas
One trivat and one hori. Additional Talas: Pancham Sawari, Matta Taal.
Additional Layakari-3/2, (Two Bols in three matra Kal) 3/4 (Four Bols in three matra Kal)
Additional Layakari for singing Dhrupad style 2/3 Also, knowledge to perform talas prescribed with prescribed layakaries on hand. Knowledge of all the ragas, Talas, Laykaries and theory portion prescribed in three year diploma course as well as B.Mus.Part-I course.

PART- II
PAPER-I

ANALYTICAL STUDY OF RAGAS AND TALAS
Unit I : Theoretical Knowledge of the prescribed ragas
Unit II : Reading and writing of notation of the prescribed ragas and talas with the prescribed layakaries
Unit III : Types Of Musical Compositions Prabhandh, Dhrupad, Khayal,Thumri,Tappa etc.
Unit IV : General principle of the swarprastar permutation and combination of notes
Unit V : Essay on any general topic related to music
Unit VI : Brief out line of folk music of India

B. MUS PART- II (VOCAL MUSIC)

PAPER-II

Unit-I : Chatusarana (according to Bharata and sarngdeva)
Unit II : Shruti Intervals of both gramas,their relation with present day scale
Unit III : Swara and Swara Sthanas of Hindustani and karnatik Music
Unit IV : Alapti and its varities
Unit V : Gamakas and its varities

1.The candidate will learn Sugam Sangit - Geet,Gazal & Bhajan (Total six to seven songs)

B.Mus Part - III (Hindustani Vocal Music)
University Examination
Ragas for detailed study (Vilambit and Drut Khyal with Alap – Tans)
1. Rageshri
2. Marva
3. Lalit
4. Maru Bihag
5. Deshi
6. Bageshri
( 33 )
Ragas for Non-detailed study (General outline of ragas and one Composition)
1. Gurjari Todi
2. Basant
3. Paraj
4. Jaijaivanti
5. Shuddha Kalyan
6. Chhayant
Ragas - Pahadi and Maand for general study (Bhajan-Geet etc.)
Two Dhrupad Dhamars in any of the above.12 ragas.
Two Taranas in any of the above 12 ragas.
One Chaturang and one Thumari.
AdditionaJ Talas - Brahma, Rudra.
Additional Layakari- 4/3 (3 in 4).
Additional Layakari for singing Dhrupad style - 3/2 (2 in 3).
Knowledge to perform talas prescribed with prescribed layakaris on hand.
Knowledge of all the Ragas, Talas, Layakaris and Theory portion prescribed in the three years of diploma course as well as B.Mus. I and II Course.
Theory
There will be two theory papers(University Examination) and one subsidiary practical.

PAPER I – Analytical Study of Ragas and Talas

Unit I: Theoretical knowledge of prescribed ragas.
Unit II: Reading and writing of notations of the prescribed ragas with the prescribed laykaris. Composition of Alap, Tan, Bolalap, Boltan and Tihai
Unit III : General study of Karnatak Tal system. Scheme of 35 Talas and Chapu Talas.
Unit IV : Knowledge of Kaku, Kutap and Sthay and its varieties.
Unit V : Mela and That (Rag vargikaran system)
Unit VI : Essay on any relevant topic.

PAPER II

Unit I : General History of Indian Music (12th Century to present time)
Unit II : Moorchhanas and Jatis.
Unit III : 3 Units of Sruti intervals
Unit IV : Short notes (a. Ragas and Melodies b. Melody and harmony c. Tempered and natural scale)

The candidate will learn Semi classical forms such as Tumari, Tappa, Dadra, Hori, Kajari (Total 6-7 compositions)


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