JR. DIPLOMA IN KARNATAK MUSIC VOCAL (Part Time)

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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

PRACTICAL COURSE:

1. Abhyasagana: swara exercises
a) saralivarisai b) jantavarisai c) melsthayivarisai d) datuvarisai and saptatala alankaram.
2. Three geethams:
(i) Sree gananatha- malahari, (ii) Varaveena – mohanam, (iii) Kereya Neeranu – Malahari
3. One Jatiswaram in Bilahari Ragam.
4. Three simple Kritis in the following Ragas:-
a) Hamsadwani, b) Esha Manohari, c) Maya malavagaula.
THEORY COURSE:
1. Technical Terms: Swara, Swarasthanas, Arohana, Avarohana, Nada and its varieties.
2. Ability to write notations for gitas prescribed for practical course.
3. Brief Ragalakshana for the following Ragas:-
(a) Malahari, b) Mohana, c) Bilahari, d) Mayamalavagaula, e) Eshamanohari, f) Hamasadwani.
4. Seven basic Talas , Angas and Jatis.
5. Origin and development of Music.
6. 12 Swarasthanas and 16 names in Karnatak Music.

II YEAR DIPLOMA

PRACTICAL COURSE:

1. Sanchari geetham:
a) Analekara – Sudha saverib) Kamalajadhala – Kalyani
2. Adi tala varnam in Mohana ragam
3. One Swarajathi
4. Kritis in the following ragas:
a) Kalyani, b) Bilahari, c) Kamboji, d) Hindolam, e) Kaanada, f) Mohanam, g) Shankarabharanam,
h) Dhanyasi.
THEORY COURSE:
1. Technical Terms: a) Chittaswara, b) Dattuswara, c) Graha, d) Jivaswara, e) Sthayi
2. Musical Instruments:
a) Tathavadyas b) Sushira vadyas c) Avanadha vadyas d) Ghanavadyas
( 19 )
3. Janya Ragas and its classification: Audava, Shadava, Vakra, Bhashanka,Upanka and Varja ragas.
4. The three main aspects of Music : Swara, Tala and Pada.
5. Lakshanas of the following ragas:
a) Kalyani, b) Bilahari, c) Kamboji, d) Hindolam, e) Kaanada, f) Mohanam, g) Shankarabharanam, h) Dhanyasi.
6. Ability to write notation for the Jatiswaram and Mohana Varnam.

III YEAR DIPLOMA

PRACTICAL COURSE:

1. Abhogi – Varnam
2. Eight Kritis one in each of the following Ragas:
a) Todi, b) Bhairavi, c) Arabhi, d) Madhyamavati, e) Pantuvarali, f) Keeravani, g) Natakuranji, h) Surati.
3. Brief idea of Manodharma Sangeetham in the following ragas( Ragalap and Kalpana-swaram).
a) Pantuvarali, b) Shankarabharanam, c) Hindolam
4. Asthapadi, Dasarapadagalu and Thillana – one piece in each
THEORY COURSE : (Paper I )
There will be two papers of 3 hour duration carrying 100 marks each covering the following topic.
1) Detailed explanation of the following technical terms used in Karnatak Music:
Shruti, Poorvanga, Uttaranga, Dhatu, Matoo, Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi and vivadi.
2) The scheme of 72 Melakartha raga & Bhoothasankya.
3) The seven principle Tala system and the scheme of 35 Talas.
4) Tala Dashapranas
5) Ability to write notation for Abhogi Varnam.
Paper II :
1. Musical forms: Sanchari –Geetham, Swarajati, Jatiswaram, Varnam, Kriti and Kirthanams.
2. Biographies of the following composers:
Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshithar, Shyama Shastri and Purandaradasa.
3. RagaLakshanas of following Ragas.
a) Todi, b) Bhairavi, c) Arabhi, d) Madhyamavati, e) Pantuvarali, f) Keeravani, g) Natakuranji, h) Surati.
4. Brief idea of the Accompanying instruments used for music concerts (wind and string & Percussion instruments).
5. Study of the following:
a) Pancharatna Kritis of Tyagaraja, b) Swarajathis of Shyama Shasthri, c) Navagraha Kritis of Dikshitar.


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