M.MUS.: VOCAL MUSICBanaras Hindu University
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Indian and Western Asthetics
Unit–VII : Rasa as applied to Music
Unit–VIII: Raga Dhyan and Raga Chitras.
Essay writing minimum 500 words.
Essays will be related to general and critical topics related to music. Essays may be written in Hindi/English.
M.Mus Part II (Final)
Course: Ragas for Detailed Study (Vilambit and Drut Khyal along with Gayaki)
1. Ahir Bhairav
2. Bilaskhani Todi
Ragas for Non-Detailed Study (General outline of the Ragas with one composition)
1. Bhupal Todi
6. Devgiri Bilawal
Two Dhrupadas and two Dhamars in any of the above 14 ragas with methodical brief Nomtom alap.
Four taranas in any of the above 14 ragas
One ragamala / raga sagar
Additional Tal : Lakshmi,
Additional Laykari : 5/4 (four in five )
Additional Laykari for singing Dhrupad style: 4/3 (three in four )
ANALYTICAL STUDY OF RAGAS AND TALAS
Unit I: Characteristics of the prescribed Ragas with detailed and comparative study of all the Ragas from the very beginning upto this course.
Unit II: Capacity to compose and notate a given text.
Unit III: Comparison of Similar Ragas and Talas of Hindustani and Karnatak Music.
Unit IV: Interdisciplinary aspects of Indian Music
(a) Music and Physics, (b) Music and Psychology, (c) Music and Sociology, (d) Music and Philosophy
Unit V: Research Methodology
RAGA CLASSIFICATION AND COMPOSITION
Unit I: Raga Classification:
Ancient to Modern time viz. Gram raga - Deshiraga, Raga Ragini system, Mela - That system, Ragang system and other classification systems.
Unit II: Different compositional forms of North Indian Music such as:
Prabandha, Vastu, Rupak, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Sadra, Khyal, Thumri, Tappa, Dadra, Tarana, Trivat, Chaturanga, Hori, Chaiti, Kajari, Bhajan, Kirtan, Gazal, Geet, Lokgeet, Ravindra Sangeet etc.
Also some important compositional forms of South Indian Music such as:
Kriti, Kirtan, Varnam, Padam, Jawali, Tillana etc.
Essay writing minimum 500 words. Essays will be related to general and critical topics related to music. Essays may be written in Hindi/English.