Jr. Diploma in Instrumental Music: Sitar/Violin/Flute

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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Typology Diploma
Start Varanasi
Duration 3 Years
  • Diploma
  • Varanasi
  • Duration:
    3 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Diploma Ist Year

Practical Course
(A) 1. 10 General Alankars
2. 2 Alankars each in talas of 6, 8, 10 and 12 beats
3. Singing the above alankars in tune
4. Identification of Listened notes (Instrumental/Vocal)
5. Preliminary right and left hand synchronization
6. Madhyalaya compostion/Rajakhani Gat with at least 10 tanas in the following ragas:
1. Bilawal 2.Kafi 3.Yaman 4.Bhoopali 5. Khamaj 6. Todi
7. Knowledge of the following talas with their theka, divisions, tali and khali : 1. Teental 2. Dadra 3. Jhaptal

Diploma IInd Year

Practical Course
1. Practice and Knowledge of previous year’s course is essential
2. Two Madhyalaya Alankars with more advanced plucking/bow/wind technique each in 6,7,8,10,12,14,16 matra talas
3. Singing and playing of 2 sample alankars of the prescribed course
( 21 )
4. Use of simple Kan and meend of one note span
5. Citation of Ektala, Keherva & Roopak with their theka, divisions, tali and khali
6. Knowledge and Practice of dugun in all talas previous and this year
7. Madhyalaya compostion/Rajakhani Gat with at least 10 tanas in the following ragas: 1. Durga 2. Bhimplasi 3. Desh 4. Bageshree 5.Sarang 6. Todi 7. Tilak Kamod 8. Dhun in any raga

Diploma IIIrd Year

Practical Course
1. By the end of the Diploma Course acquisition of following capability in performance and understanding expected:
i. Tuning of the Instruments
ii. Correct Techniques of Instrument handling
iii. Synchronisation of both hands while playing
iv. Clarity and correctness of notes
v. Control over musical form in all the 3 layas
vi. Precise use of Kan and meend of 2 note-span
vii. Improvisation of advanced alankar and compositions
viii. Aesthetic creativity must be evident in performance
2. Practice and knowledge of the course of previous two years and presentation of class work and home work records at the time of practical examination is compulsory
3. Ragas for detailed study:
1. Bageshree 2.Yaman 3.Malkauns 4.Bhairava
4. Ragas for Non Detailed Study:
1. Jaijaiwanti 2.Bihag 3.Jaunpuri 4.Bhairavi 5.Shankara 6.Dhun in any Raga
5. One Composition is to be learnt other than Teen tal
6. Citation of the following tals with their theka, matra, divisions, tali and khali:
1. Chautal 2.Teevra
7. Layakaries : Dugun and Chugun


Paper No. 1
Unit I :
1. The detailed outline of prescribed ragas, their aroh, avroh, jati, vadi, samvadi, swar, swara prakruti etc.
2. Comparative Knowledge of all prescribed ragas of the Diploma course
Unit II : Ability to write in notation alap, tan, toda, jhala and compostion
Unit III : Ability to write all prescribed talas in layakaries
( 22 )
Paper No. 2
Unit I : Sangeet, Swara, Laya, Matra, Tal, Nad, Dhwani ke Gun, Kana, Krintan, Raga, Varna, Alankar, Aroh-Avroh, Saptak, Ashtak, Shuddha and Vikrit Swaras, Poorvang and Uttarang, Meend, Thata, Swara Samvad
Unit II: Apney Vadya ka Varnan

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