M.MUS.: Sitar-Violin-Flute

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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  • Varanasi

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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Part I

THEORY Paper - I

Unit – I: Characteristics of prescribed ragas with detailed and comparative study of all the ragas from the very beginning up to this year’s course
Unit- II : Notation of compositions along with Alap, Jod, Jhala, Tihai from the prescribed Raga.
Unit- III : Knowledge of the following words: Soot, Jamjama, Krintan, Khatka, Murki, Gamak, Tatkar (Sushir Vadya), Lag - Daant
Unit-IV : Principles of musical compositions, good and bad points of music
Unit –V : Gharanas of Vocalists (Khayal Style) and Instrumentalist

Unit–I : Bhava and Rasa and their ingredients, number of Rasa
Unit-II : Raga and Rasa
Unit-III : Chhanda, Laya, Tala and Rasa
Unit-IV : The place of music in Fine Arts
Unit-V : Autonomy and Heteronomy
Unit-VI : Indian and Western Aesthetics
Unit-VII : Rasa as applied to Music
Unit-VIII : Raga Dhyan and Raga Chitras

Paper III

Essay Writing

Essay writing minimum of 500 words. Essays will be related to general and critical topics related to music. Essays can be written in English/Hindi.

M. Mus (Final)
(Swara Vadya)
1. Performance (Part I) This will be a public performance before an invited audience. The candidate is required to perform for about an hour and present:
a) Full elaboration of a choice Raga from this year’s course with slow and fast compositions.
b) Presentation of one compostion in a Tala other than Teental, but in a Raga prescribed for this year.
c) Presentation of a Thumri style composition. Dhun. (Light Classical Style) in appropriate Tala.
2. Ragas for intensive study and practice:
1. Bilaskhani Todi, 2. Nat-Bhairav, 3. Bhimpalasi, 4. Puriya Dhanashri, 5. Durga, 6. Shuddha Kalyan, 7. Kaunsi Kanhara, 8. Puriya, 9. Jog, 10. Darbari Kanhara, 11. Lalit, 12. Malkauns, 13. Devgiri Bilawal, 14. Rageshree, 15. Bageshree
3. Ragas for Non Detailed practice, but detailed theoretical knowledge:
1. Bhoopal Todi, 2. Bhatiyar, 3. Madhumad Sarang, 4. Shree, 5. Megh, 6. Sohini, 7. Kirwani, 8. Yamani Bilawal, 9. Suha, 10. Miyan ki Sarang, 11. Sindura, 12. Hansadhwani, 13. Gorakh-Kalyan.
4. At least one Gat/Composition should be learnt other than Teental
5. Knowledge of the following division of Matras will be required of prescribed Tala 5/4 gun (Sava Gun) 1. Chautal 2. Teental

Paper I
Unit-I : Characteristic of prescribed ragas with detailed and comparative study of all the ragas from the very beginning up to this year’s course
Unit-II : Notation of composition along with Alap, Jod, Tan etc. from the prescribed course
Unit-III : Elementary knowledge of Western Staff Notation
Unit-IV : Comparison of the ten main Ragas of Hindustani and Karnatak music

Paper II
Unit-I : A detailed classification of Indian Instruments (strings and wind instruments)
Unit-II : The Evolution of music according to the Indian musician and musicologist
Unit-III : Definition and introduction of the following instruments:
1. Matta Kokila, 2. Chitra, 3. Vipanchi, 4. Ek Tatntri 5. Tri Tantri 6. Ek Tara, 7. Sarod 8. Santoor, 9. Sur Bahar, 10. Ravan Hatta, 11. Bansuri, 12. Violin, 13. Madhukari, 14. Sundari
Unit-IV: Contribution of eminent Musicians and Musicologists:
1. Prof. P. Sambhamoorty 4. Pt. Nikhil Banerjee
2. Pt. Omkarnath Thakur 5. Pt. V.G.Jog
3. Dr. Lalmani Mishra 6. Pt. Panna Lal Ghosh
Unit-V : Brief history of Indian Classical Music from the ancient period to modern period.
Unit-VI : Historical study of one’s own instrument
Paper III – Essay Writing - 50 marks (1 1/2 hr. duration)
Essay writing minimum five hundred words. Essays will be related to general & critical topics related to music. Essays will be written in English / Hindi.

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