Overview

Hindustani Vocal music is the classical music of Northern India. Shankar Mahadevan Academy provides the unique opportunity for students everywhere to learn Hindustani Vocal music from the convenience of their own home through a highly structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion. Level Certificates are given to students at each of seven levels: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha and Ni. Each level requires the student to complete the courses listed under it and pass the level exam. Students who are new to the Academy start with the first course in each of the levels, depending on prior experience. Entry into any level will require new students to take and pass the assessment for the prior level.

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Prerequisites:

Anyone above the age of 6 yrs. Interest in music and curiosity to discover the joy of learning are the only other prerequisites.

Overview:

This course is ideal for students looking to take their first steps into the world of Hindustani Vocal Music. The course aims at providing a strong foundation where learning is a process of constant discovery. The student acquires the ability to u...  

Topics covered:
  • Prayer
  • Swaras And Patterns
  • Folk Music
  • Swara Sadhana
  • Raga
  • Chhota Khayal
  • Rhythm Patterns And Swara Patterns
  • Composition exercises
Prerequisites:

In order to enrol for level 2 the students should have completed Hindustani Vocal Beginner 101 from Academy or must demonstrate the ability to sing Shudh Swaras and simple Alankar patterns in different rhythm structures.

Overview:

This course reinforces the concepts of Swar Sadhana and patterning of Swaras by the repetitive practice of Alankars. The idea of Swara mapping is introduced to the student by taking up simple songs like Jana gana Mana OR Honge Kamyab. Samooha Gaan...  

Topics covered:
  • Swar Sadhana and Swara Patterning
  • Samooha gaan- choral songs
  • Swara Mapping
  • Swaras to Compositions
  • Laya and Taal
  • Raga
  • Raga Bhupali
  • Dhrupad
  • Raga Durga
Prerequisites:

Student should have completed HV102 from the academy OR; the student should have the ability to: • Create and sing Alankar patterns • Render Chhota Khayal Bandish with simple Aalap and Taan • Create a Sargam Geet

Overview:

The process of identifying Swaras may seem daunting but in reality it can be taught in such a way that the learner can pick up this skill by connecting the right dots. This is what the Beginner Hindustani Vocal 103 enables the learner to do. Some ...  

Topics covered:
  • Swara Identification
  • Tala
  • Raga Durga
  • Raga Exploration
  • Swaras
  • Raga Khamaj
  • Tarana
Prerequisites:

The student has completed Hindustani Vocal Beginner 103 course at the academy OR the student has the learning experience of classical music for about one year, the student is able to sing Chhota Khayals in any two of Ragas Bhupali, Durga and Yaman.

Overview:

The Sa Level Exam consists of 1 contact review class for an hour, a written exam (take home assignment) and a viva voce. Viva voce session is up to 1 hour long. The student will have access to the exam OM Book as soon as they enroll. The actual ex...  

Topics covered:
  • Swaras,the Building Blocks of Music
  • Tanpura and Tabla
  • Raga Bhupali
  • Laya and Taal
  • Raga Durga
  • Raga Yaman
  • Sa Exam Model Question Paper
Prerequisites:

Student needs to complete HV103 at the academy ‘OR’ the student should demonstrate the ability • To sing stable notes perfectly in tune with the Tanpura. • To sing Chhota Khayal with simple self-created Aalap and Taan. • To create a Sargam Geet. • To listen to a musical sound and identify Swara

Overview:

After having introduced the student to Swara mapping in the previous courses, this course focuses on Swara identification. The ability to identify the musical notes by listening to sounds is developed using specific exercises. This course also inc...  

Topics covered:
  • Alankar
  • Raga characteristics
  • Raga Brindavani Sarang
  • Tirvat in Bhupali
  • Laya and Dhrupad.
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • A description of Sitar
  • Sitar Artists
  • Raga Khamaj
Prerequisites:

Student needs to complete HV104 at the academy OR the student should be able to: • Sing stable notes perfectly in tune with the Tanpura. • Sing Chhota Khayal with self-created Aalap and Taan. • Create a Sargam Geet and a Tarana • Listen to a musical sound and identify Swaras • Read notations and also do Swara mapping at a basic level.

Overview:

This course adds more creative elements to the Chhota Khayal composition. The principles and guidelines to create Swar Vistar are initiated. Aalap, BolAalap and Taan are practised to perform with confidence within the Teentaal structure. The Raga ...  

Topics covered:
  • Mandra Swar Sadhana
  • Composing Swar Vistar
  • Swar Vistar in Yaman
  • Chhota Khayal in Yaman
  • Raga characteristics and Lakshan Geet
  • Tarana in Khamaj
  • Bhajan in Khamaj
  • Rhythm in Bhajan
Prerequisites:

The student needs to complete HV105 from the academy OR the student should be able to: • Sing stable notes perfectly in tune with the Tanpura • Sing Swar Vistar with clarity of understanding in the Raga structure • Sing Chhota Khayal with self-created Aalap and Taan • Create a Sargam Geet and a Tarana • Listen to a musical sound and identify Shudh, Komal and Tivra Swaras • Read notations and also do Swara mapping at a basic level

Overview:

This course reinforces MandraSwar Sadhana, Alankar and Swar Pehechan. The study of Raga characteristics Vadi, Samvadi, Raga Jaati are detailed out. Ragas learnt are Des and Kaafi. In these Ragas ChhotaKhayal and different compositions are sung. Ra...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Des
  • Vande Mataram
  • Margi and Desi Sangeet
  • Layakari
  • Raga Kafi
  • Raga Brindavani Sarang
  • Bhajan
  • Elements of Composition
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV106 from the academy ‘OR’ the student should be able to: • Perform Chhota Khayal with self-created Aalap and Taan in at least 4 Ragas along with SwaraVistar • Sing a Tarana in any Raga and should be able to create Alankar patterns and sing them, compose and sing a Swar Maalika and Tarana • recite Teentaal and Jhaptaal fluently and should be able to sing a Bhajan.

Overview:

This course focuses on singing the Ragas done with ease and navigating from one Raga to another. This also includes Raga Pecehan, identification of Raga by listening to the tunes. The highlights of this course are assignments where the student ana...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga identification
  • Thaat System
  • Raga Alhaiya Bilaval
  • Rabindra Sangeet composition
  • Introduction to Raga Bhimpalasi
  • Raga Lakshanas
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV107 at the academy or the student should be able to: • Present Chhota Khayal in at least 5 Ragas with self-created Aalap, Taan and Swar Vistar. • Render a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Chougun. • Compose and sing a Tarana.

Overview:

This is the concluding course of the Beginners Level. The student reviews the various Ragas learnt until now and also works on the ability to switch from one Raga to another with ease. Articulating the emotions created by each of these Ragas, the ...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bhairav
  • Taal and Laykari
  • Bhakti Sangeet -Abhang
  • Ragas and Expressions
  • Raga Hamsadhwani
  • Review Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV108 at the academy OR The student should have at least two years of learning experience with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least eight Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and a Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet in any of the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

With the initiation into singing the Bada Khayal Bandish, the student enters the Intermediate level of learning. The Vilambit Laya forms the framework of the Bada Khayal. Practice of holding this slow Laya is given importance here in order to lay ...  

Topics covered:
  • Bada Khayal Gayaki
  • Laya and Taal in Bada Khayal
  • BadaKhayal in Raga Yaman.
  • Shrutis and Swaras
  • Gamak
  • Raga Malkauns
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV201 at the academy OR The student should have above two years of learning experience with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least eight Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

The singing of Bada Khayal is reinforced with the introduction of Aalap within the Bandish in Vilambit Ektaal. Raga Asavari and Raga Kedar are chosen for a detailed learning of Raga characteristics and Chhota khayal singing. Raga Malkauns is revis...  

Topics covered:
  • Bada Khayal in Yaman -Aalap
  • Raga Asavari
  • Raga Kedar
  • Khayal Composers
  • Raga Characteristics-Review
  • Thaat and Ragas
  • Raga Malkauns-Review
  • Revisiting Old Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV202 at the academy OR The student should have above two years of learning experience with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least ten Ragas and Bada Khayal with basic Aalap in Yaman. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

The Bada Khayal learning is in Raga Bhupali. While singing the slow Aalap with the Bada Khayal there is a deeper understanding of the Raga characteristics. Bhupali Chhota Khayal is sung with improvisation. The improvisation here will be done with ...  

Topics covered:
  • Bada Khayal in Bhupali
  • Raga Bhairavi
  • Raga Bihag
  • Two streams of Indian Classical Music
  • Ancient Texts and Ragas
  • Teentaal, Dugun, Tigun, Chougun
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV203 at the academy OR The student should have about three years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least ten Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to sing Bada Khayal with basic Aalap in Yaman.

Overview:

The singing of Bada Khayal in Bhupali is reinforced with the Aalap within the Bandish in Vilambit Ektaal. The Trivat in Bhupali is sung with rhythmic improvisation concepts. Raga Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal is revisited with extempore Aalap. Dhrupad ...  

Topics covered:
  • Bhupali BadaKhayal Aalap
  • Bhupali Trivat and Chhota Khayal review
  • Raga Bhimpalasi Chhota Khayal
  • Dhrupad in Bhimpalasi
  • Ancient texts and Ragas Characteristics.
  • Raga Bageshri
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV204 at the academy OR The student should have three years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least twelve Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to develop Aalap and sing Bada Khayal in Yaman and Bhupali.

Overview:

The student at this level has developed a good sense of Vilambit Laya. The third Vilambit Khayal is learnt in the early morning melody Raga Bhairav. The Swar Vistar and Badhat within the Vilambit Khayal are done with the awareness of the nuances o...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bhairav Bada Khayal
  • Bhairav Characteristics and Chhota Khayal review
  • Raga Tilak Kamod Chhota Khayal
  • Tilak Kamod Jhaptaal Composition
  • Dugun in Jhaptaal
  • Swar lipi Paddhatis
  • Revisit Asavari
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV205 at the academy OR The student should have the ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least twelve Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to sing Bada Khayal in any two of Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali

Overview:

In this course Raga Bageshri is studied. A Dhamar composition is introduced in Raga Bageshri and the Chhota Khayal is revisited. The relationship between Dhrupad and Dhamar is highlighted. Exploring the Bhakti Ras a Bhajan is learnt in Raga Tilang...  

Topics covered:
  • Swami Haridas and disciples
  • Dhamar and Dhrupad
  • Raga Bageshri
  • Raga Bageshri Tarana
  • Raga Tilang
  • Bhajan in Tilang
  • Classification of Light and Classical Music
  • Raga Marva
  • Shrui Swar Vibhajan
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV206 at the academy OR The student should have above three years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least twelve Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun with Dugun Tigun Chougun and Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to develop Aal

Overview:

In this course we develop the understanding of three Ashraya Ragas: Marva, Kalyan and Bhairavi. Raga Marva is studied in greater detail. A Tarana is learnt in Marva, while reinforcing the placement of the notes in Marva, and the factors that diffe...  

Topics covered:
  • Naad, the Physics of Sound
  • Raga Marva
  • Raga Bhairavi
  • Raga Patdeep
  • Playing styles- Gayaki and Tantrakari
  • Raga Yaman Bada Khayal with development
  • Taal Roopak
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV207 at the academy OR The student should have about four years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least fourteen Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to develop Aalap and sing Bada Khayal in Yaman, Bhupali&a

Overview:

This course introduces the Vilambit Teentaal with the Bada Khayal in Bihag set to this slow paced 16 beat cycle. A Dhrupad in Bihag follows this. Raga Jaunpuri Chhota Khayal Bandish is learnt with a reference to how this Raga differs from Asavari ...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bihag Bada Khayal
  • Raga Tilak Kamod and Des
  • Raga Jaunpuri
  • Gharana System
  • Taal Roopak Dugun
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV208 at the academy OR The student should have above four years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least fourteen Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, Tigun, Chougun and Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt. The student should be able to develop Aalap and s

Overview:

Bada Khayal in Bhairav is revisited. Three Chhota Khayal compositions in Bhairav are in Teentaal, Ektaal and Jhaptaal. These compositions are sung with improvised Aalap and Taan. Raga Shankara comes in with its cascading Swara movements. The Chhot...  

Topics covered:
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal Review
  • Bhairav Jhaptaal -Allah ho Allah
  • Raga Bhairav Jago Brija
  • Taan Ke Prakar
  • Ektaal in Dugun, Tigun and Chougun
  • Raga Shankara
  • Raga Kalavati Chhota Khayal
  • Gamak Ke Prakar
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV209 at the academy OR The student should have above four years of learning experience, with an ability to sing a Swara Vistar, Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least fifteen Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun, Chougun and Tarana with improvisation. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet and a Tarana in any of the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

At this point the learner has developed intense listening skills in both Sur and Taal. Hence the Ragas learnt earlier are reviewed with a new approach and skill level. Student is encouraged tossing extempore Aalap with different compositions like ...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bhupali Characteristics
  • Raga Bhupali Compositions
  • Raga Bhupali Baga Khayal
  • Raga Bhupali Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Brindavani Sarang Characteristics
  • Raga Brindavani Sarang Khayal
  • Raga Brindavani Sarang Tarana
  • Raga Khamaj
  • History- Margi and Desi Sangeet
  • Taal Deepchandi
  • Ragas and Rasas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV210 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about fifteen Ragas and is able to present at least 10 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bairav, Bhupali and Bihag

Overview:

The development of each Raga learnt is detailed and the student is encouraged to sing extempore Swar Vistar and Aalap. Swar Sadhana is done with Aakar, Uukar and Mmkar. Raga Poorvi is the first Raga introduced in this course. The Raga descriptions...  

Topics covered:
  • Thaat and Ragas
  • Gamak Ke Prakar
  • Raga Purvi
  • Raga Hameer
  • Raga Tilak Kamod revisit
  • Carnatic and Hindustani Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV301 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about fifteen Ragas and is able to present at least 10 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bairav, Bhupali and Bihag. The student is able to compose simple Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

The Raga introduced here is the mellifluous Jaijaivanti. The Ragaang system can be applied to study the Raga Roop with clarity. The student attempts to bring out the different shades of this Raga effectively. Swar Sadhana is done with Aakar, Uukar...  

Topics covered:
  • Ragaanga- an Overview
  • Raga Ragini System of classification of Ragas
  • Raga Jaijaivanti
  • Raga Malkauns Bada Khayal
  • Raga Bhairavi
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV302 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about eighteen Ragas and is able to present at least 12 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali,Bihag and Malkauns. The student is able to compose simple Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

In this course Raga Sohini is taken up for learning. The student has listened to this Raga and seen how Sohini has a different persona as compared to Marva. The study of Raga Chalan is important in this Uttarang Pradhan Raga. The Raga exploration ...  

Topics covered:
  • Ragaang system and Raga Ragini system
  • Raga Sohini
  • The Melakarta system in Carnatic Music
  • Raga Bhimpalasi Bada Khayal
  • Raga Kamod
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV303 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about eighteen Ragas and is able to present at least 12 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bairav, Bhupali, Malkauns and Bihag. The student is able to compose simple Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

The seosonal Raga Bahar is a part of this course. This Raga welcomes the arrival of spring with colourful phrases and combinations of Swaras. The Swar Sadhana concepts are reinforced and practiced regularly. The Bada Khayal in Bhimpalasi is furthe...  

Topics covered:
  • Vilambit Taals with 16 Matras
  • Raga Bahar
  • Raga Alhaiya Bilaval
  • Raga Bhimpalasi Bada Khayal
  • Raga Des
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV304 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about twenty five Ragas and is able to present at least 12 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag and Malkauns. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.

Overview:

The association of Ragas with seasons has been an interesting study to every student of music. Raga Basant is introduced with a Chhota Khayal. Another Raga belonging to the Poorvi family is Paraj. Paraj can be differenciated from Basant with chang...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bihag Bada Khayal Review
  • Raga Basant
  • Raga Paraj
  • Raga Vibhas
  • Time theory of Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV305 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about twenty seven Ragas and is able to present at least 14 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bhimpalasi and Malkauns. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Overview:

Raga Todi signifies a myriad of emotions from pathos to ecstacy. The journey with this Raga begins here by introducing a Chhota Khayal. This is elaborated with Aalap and Taan. Raga Bageshri Chhota Khayal is reviewed before taking a plunge into the...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Todi
  • Raga Deshkar
  • Raga Bageshri Bada Khayal
  • Raga Bageshri Chhota Khayal review
  • Swar Sadhana with Bhairav and Marva Thaat
  • Thaat and Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV306 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about thirty Ragas and is able to present at least 16 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns and one Thumri composition in Des or Khamaj. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Overview:

Raga Jaunpuri is a Raga which is similar to Asavari in substance. This course starts with Swar Sadhana in Jaunpuri Swaras. The Chhota Khayal in this Raga is reviewed. The essence of this Raga is explored by learning a Bada Khayal with Aalap and Ta...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Jaunpuri Bada Khayal
  • Raga Jaunpuri Chhota Khayal Review
  • Raga Jaunpuri Chaturang
  • Raga GaudSarang
  • Ten Raga Lakshanas
  • 10 Ashraya Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV307 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about thirty five Ragas and is able to present at least 18 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns and one Thumri composition in Des or Khamaj. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Overview:

Darbari, as the name suggests is a majestic Raga. The Swar Sadhana includes the practice of Khatkas and meend. Swar Vistar is done with the knowledge of the Raga characteristics. Raga Darbari also called Darbari Kanada is further explored by learn...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Darbari Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Adana
  • Ragaang Paddhati
  • Raga Jaijaivanti Bada Khayal
  • Margi and Desi Sangeet
  • Raga Vibhas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV307 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about thirty five Ragas and is able to present at least 20 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti Todi and Darbari and one Thumri composition in Des or Khamaj. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Overview:

Raga Shree is introduced in this course. The Swaras of Shree are to be practiced by doing Swar Sadhana exercises in this Raga. Swar Vistar is done as the student starts the journey into this meditative Raga. Paltas are composed and practiced in th...  

Topics covered:
  • The concept of Raga
  • Raga Shree Chhota Khayal in Teentaal
  • Raga Shuddh Kalyan Bada Khayal
  • Raga Shankara Chhota Khayal
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV309 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about thirty-five Ragas and is able to present at least 20 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Bhimpalasi and one Thumri composition in Des or Khamaj. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to different basic Taals.

Overview:

Raga Shuddh Kalyan Bada Khayal is reviewed with Taan and application Layakari concepts. This is followed by a Chhota Khayal with development. Raga Multani is introduced in this course. Multani is one of the Ragas, which is sung elaborately. Beginn...  

Topics covered:
  • NatyaShastra and Sangeet Ratnakar
  • Raga Shuddh Kalyan Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Multani Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Deshkar
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV310 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about thirty five Ragas and is able to present at least twenty Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan.  the student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan.

 

 

 

Overview:

 Raga Multani Bada Khayal is sung with the exploration of this Raga with Aalap and Taan. This Raga has its presence in all three Saptaks. Raga Kamod is reviewed with the Chhota Khayal and improvisation. Raga Kamod is reviewed with the Raga ch...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Multani Bada Khayal
  • Raga Kamod Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Desi Chhota Khayal
  • Layakari in Taal
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV311 from the academy OR the student has Chhota Khayal in about thirty five Ragas and is able to present at least 20 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to present 20 Bada Khayals with development. The Bada Khayal includes Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Todi and Darbari. The student is able to compose ones own Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to various basic Taals. 

 

 

Overview:

Raga Poorvi is one of the concert favourite evening Ragas. The Bada Khayal is learnt in this course with Aalap Badhat, Bol Aalap and Taan. Singing Swar Vistar, composing and singing various Swara patterns in the Paltas of Poorvi is practised durin...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Poorvi Bada Khayal
  • Raga Chayanat
  • Raga Hamsadhwani
  • Ancient texts
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV312 from the academy OR the student has Chhota Khayal in about 35 Ragas and is able to present at least 22 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to present 22 Bada Khayals with development. The Bada Khayal includes Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Todi and Darbari. The student is able to compose ones own Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to various basic Taals. 

 

Overview:

Pooriya is a Gambhir Raga which paints the picture of the sunset with its contemplative Swaras. The Bada Khayal is sung with a peaceful Aalap Badhat. The Bada Khayal is followed by the Chhota Khayal in Pooriya. Melodious Raga Gaud Malhar is introd...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Pooriya Bada Khayal
  • Raga Pooriya Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Gaud Malhar
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV313 from the academy OR the student has Chhota Khayal in about 35 Ragas and is able to present at least 22 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to present 22 Bada Khayals with development. The Bada Khayal includes Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Todi and Darbari. The student is able to compose ones own Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to various basic Taals. 

 

Overview:

This course introduces the student to another Audav Raga, Bhinna Shadja. This Raga is also called Hindoli and Kaushika dhwani. The student learns a Chhota Khayal in this Raga. The Swar Vistar is done incorporating the beautiful phrases. Madhuvanti...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Malkauns Review
  • Raga Bhinna Shadja Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Madhuvanti
  • Raga Patdeep
  • Raga Characteristics -Performance aspects of Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV314 from the academy OR the student has Chhota Khayal in about 35 Ragas and is able to present at least 23 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to present 23 Bada Khayals with development. The Bada Khayal includes Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Todi and Darbari. The student is able to compose ones own Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to various basic Taals. 

 

Overview:

This morning Raga keeps you engrossed in its mood by the unique way of singing both the Madhyams and the Komal Dhaivat. Raga Lalit is sung in detail with the Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayal improvisation. The emotions of this Raga are expressed by t...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Lalit Bada Khayal
  • Raga Lalit Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Jog
  • Relevance of Thaat system
  • Raga Kedar review
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV315 from the academy OR the student has Chhota Khayal in about 35 Ragas and is able to present at least 25 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to present 25 Bada Khayals with development. The Bada Khayal includes Ragas Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Todi and Darbari. The student is able to compose ones own Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt set to various basic Taals. 

Overview:

Raga Puriya Dhanashri is a concert favourite Raga. This Raga has got the depth of emotions, yet has a Raga Roop which is not complex. This Raga which can be sung in all three Saptaks is studied by ltaking a Bada Khayal as well as a Chhota Khayal i...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Puriya Dhanashri Bada Khayal
  • Raga Puriya Dhanashri Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Madhukauns Chhota Khayal
  • Principles of Raga formation
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV314 at the academy OR the students who have completed about 8 years of learning. The students need to fulfill the prerequisites set by the acdemy.

Overview:

For a Masters course, content mastery will be approached with a big picture idea. Each course will have a set of Ragas, selected on the basis of a general principle. It is expected that the student analyses the principle and hypothesizes on the li...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Shuddh Sarang
  • Raga Jog
  • Raga Nand
  • Raga Marubihag
  • Bhajan poetry for composition
  • Sarang family Ragas
  • Swaras and Rasas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV401 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 8 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

This course will deal with three varieties of Malhar, the Raga family associated with the life giving season in India, the monsoons. Raga in this family is Miya ki Malhar and is attributed to Miya Tansen. In addition, this course will contain Goud...  

Topics covered:
  • Malhar ke Prakar
  • Miyan malhar
  • Gaud Malhar
  • Sur Malhar
  • Origin and evolution of Dhrupad style of Aalap
  • Rasas associated with Swaras
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV402 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for 8.5 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

Three Ragas chosen for this course are evocative of seasons. Megh Malhar is sung during the Monsoon, Hemant in winter and Bahar in spring. The texts of Bandhishes in these Ragas as well as their Swara combinations will be explored in the light of ...  

Topics covered:
  • Megh Malhar
  • Hemant
  • Bahar
  • Madmad Sarang
  • The Sarang Ang Ragas
  • Review Gamak Ke Prakar
  • Different Gharanas and approaches
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV403 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 8.5 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

We now move into a selection of morning Ragas, all with nuances and characteristics that a student at this level should be able to grasp: Gurjari Todi, which is very similar to Miya Ki Todi that the student has learnt earlier, except that it has n...  

Topics covered:
  • Gurjari Todi
  • Bilaskhani Todi
  • Komal Rishabh Asavari
  • Review of Time theory of Ragas
  • Grama
  • Moorchana
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV404 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for at least 9 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

The Ragas chosen for this course are variants of one parent Raga – Bilaval. With the addition of shades of other Ragas, new personalities have emerged in the forms of Ragas Devgiri Bilaval, Kukubh Bilaval, Yamani Bilaval . In this course you...  

Topics covered:
  • Alhaiya Bilaval
  • Devgiri Bilaval
  • Yamani Bilaval
  • Kakubh Bilaval
  • Shuddh Swar Saptak
  • Shrutis
  • Revisit Ragas Shuddh Kalyan and Jaijaivanti
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV405 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 9 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

The three Ragas chosen for this course Puriya Kalyan, Shyam Kalyan and Gorakh Kalyan, all have the title of Kalyan, but whereas the first two are combinations (Jod) of two Ragaangas to yield a variety of the parent Raga Kalyan. The study of how Pu...  

Topics covered:
  • Pooriya Kalyan
  • Shyam Kalyan
  • Gorakh Kalyan
  • Kalyan Ke Prakar
  • Shuddh and Chhayalag Ragas
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV406 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for at least 9.5 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

The four Ragas, Desi, Bhatiyar, Ahir Bhairav and Vibhas are all morning Ragas and will be studied in the context of their distinctive features. Desi and Bhatiyar are both Vakra Ragas, their characteristic movement has twisted ascending and descend...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Desi
  • Raga Ahir Bhairav
  • Raga Vibhas
  • Raga Bhatiyar
  • Bhairav ke Prakar
  • Classification of Ragas, analysis
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV407 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 9.5 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

The three Ragas being explored in this course range from having six notes (Puriya) to five (Chandrakauns) and then four with a touch of the fifth to make it to the compulsory number to form a Raga (Hindol). In addition, this study will involve the...  

Topics covered:
  • Pooriya
  • Chandrakauns
  • Hindol
  • Nat Bhairav
  • Principles of Raga formulation
  • Raga formulation in Carnatic Music
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV408 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for at least 10 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Overview:

The three Ragas in this course, Nayaki Kanada, Kalavati and Madhuvanti will not just be explored with their distinctive characteristics in mind, the concept of Taals and Bandhishes will also be researched deeply through these Ragas. Nayaki Kanada,...  

Topics covered:
  • Nayaki Kanada
  • Kalavati
  • Madhuvanti
  • Principles of Laya and Taal
  • Taal Concepts in Carnatic Music
  • Kanada ke Prakar
Prerequisites:

The student should have completed HV102 at the academy OR The student should have learnt classical music for One year, having been introduced to the Swaras and the concept of Raga and Taal.

Overview:

Hidustani Classical Music is like an ancient Banyan tree which encompasses various styles of Music under its umbrella. Bhakti Sangeet is one such stream of Music. Bhajan compositions could be Raga based or may not adhere to Raga structure, the foc...  

Topics covered:
  • Swar Sadhana
  • Bhajan Singing
  • Gananayakaya
  • Saraswati Vandana
  • Vaishnav Janato
Prerequisites:

The student needs to have completed HV108 at the academy OR the student needs to have the following skills- Alankar singing in different rhythm patterns.Ability to distiguish and sing Shudh, Komal and Tivra Swaras.Good sense of Laya and Taal. Student has learnt Chhota Khayal in at least 10 Ragas including Yaman with basic improvisattion.

Overview:

This course , the first in the Raga Deep Dive provides an insight into Raga Yaman. Hindusthani classical music, the Ragdhari Sangeet is the music of improvisation within the perview of the Raga. Singing a Raga is much more than just making permuta...  

Topics covered:
  • Shudh Swaras
  • Swara Patterns in Raga Yaman
  • Swara Vistar
  • Chhota Khayal
  • Sur and Taal
  • Bada Khayal
  • Tarana
  • Popular Yaman
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV104 at the academy OR has learnt the basics of Hindustani classical Music for at least 1.5 years.

Overview:

Meerabai is one of the most loved and adored saint poets of the Bhakti stream which richly contributed to the music and literature of India. She wrote songs in praise of Lord Krishna This course has three Meera Bhajans, based on Ragas Yaman, ...  

Topics covered:
  • Meera
  • Mharo Pranam
  • Jhoolat Radha
  • Ya Mohan ke
  • Bhajan Taal
Prerequisites:

Hindustani classical music training for a period of one year or passed HVOC102 from the Academy. The students joining directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment.Also the CVOC students of the academy can join these courses but they need to undergo with a prerequisite assessment.

Overview:

The course will focus on a variety of beautiful compositions based on 3 main Ragas: Raga Bhairav, Raga Bhairavi and Raga Bageshree. For each Raga taught in the course, you will learn the concepts of Aroha and Avaroha, followed by the composition S...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Raga Bhairav
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Bhairav
  • Family of the Raga Bhairav
  • Introduction to Raga Bhairavi
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Bhairavi
  • Family of Raga Bhairavi
  • Introduction to Raga Bageshree
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Bageshree
  • Family of Raga Bageshree
Prerequisites:

Hindustani classical music training for a period of one year or passed HVOC102 from the Academy. The students joining directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment.Also the CVOC students of the academy can join these courses but they need to undergo with a prerequisite assessment.

Overview:

The course will focus on a variety of beautiful compositions based on 3 main Ragas: Raga Kalavati, Raga Kedar, Raga Todi. For each Raga taught in the course, you will learn the concepts of Aroha and Avaroha, followed by the composition Swaramalika...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Raga Kalavati
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Kalavati
  • Family of the Raga Kalavati
  • Introduction to Raga Kedar
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Kedar
  • Family of Raga Kedar
  • Introduction to Raga Miyan Ki Todi
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Miyan Ki Todi
  • Family of Raga Miyan Ki Todi
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV104 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani classical for at least one year.

Overview:

Kabir is the mystic poet who greatly influenced the Bhakti movement and generations to come. His Bhajans represent the Nirguni stream of Bhakti. His poetry is deep in philosophy and simple in language. Kabir inspires a classical musician as well a...  

Topics covered:
  • Kabir
  • Rehena Nahin
  • Naam Hari Ka
  • Beet Gaye Din
  • Taal Dadra
Prerequisites:

Hindustani classical music training for a period of one year or passed HVOC102 from the Academy. The students joining directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment.Also the CVOC students of the academy can join these courses but they need to undergo with a prerequisite assessment.

Overview:

The course will focus on a variety of beautiful compositions based on 3 main Ragas: Raga Vrindavani Sarang, Raga Shankara and Raga Bihag. Raga Vrindavani Sarang: You will get to explore this Raga better with the help of amazing Kabir Bhajan. This ...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Raga Vrindavani Sarang
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Vrindavani Sarang
  • Family of the Raga Vrindavani Sarang
  • Introduction to Raga Bihag
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Bihag
  • Family of Raga Bihag
  • Introduction to Raga Shankara
  • Teaching Raga Based Composition in Raga Shankara
  • Family of Raga Shankara
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV305 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 25 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Bhimpalasi

Overview:

The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. In this Raga Deep dive course Raga Darbari is explored. Darbari as the name suggests is a majestic Raga. This Raga is sung in the night. Darbari, also known as Darbari Kanhada is...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Characteristics of Darbari Kanada
  • Raga Vistar in Darbari Kanada
  • Raga Darbari Kanada Chhota Khayal
  • Darbari Kanada Bada Khayal
  • The Kanada Ragaang
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV308 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 25 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Bhimpalasi, Todi, Darbari

Overview:

The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. Raga Shree leaves a student with no option but deep dive. This Raga can be identified distinctly, the unique melody takes shape not just by the Swara Samoohas but the Shrutis or ...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Characteristics of Shree
  • Raga Vistar in Shree
  • Chhota Khayal in Shree
  • Bada Khayal in Shree
  • Shree Ragaang
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV308 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 25 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Bhimpalasi, Todi, Darbari

Overview:

The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. In this Raga Deep dive course the popular Raga Puriya Dhanashri is explored. Raga Puriya Dhanashri is a beautiful evening Raga, which has got immense appeal with the seemingly si...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Characteristics of Puriya Dhanashri
  • Raga Vistar in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Chhota Khayal in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Bada Khayal in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Tarana in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Similar Ragas to Puriya Dhanashri
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV203 at the academy OR the student has practiced a variety of Alankars, the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 10 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. 

Overview:

The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. Bhupali also known as Raga Bhup is one of the first Ragas to be introduced to a student of classical music. The Raga can take the listener into flights of imagination with just f...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Characteristics of Bhupali
  • Raga Vistar in Bhupali
  • Bhupali Tarana
  • Chhota Khayal in Bhupali
  • Bada Khayal in Bhupali
  • Ragas similar to Bhupali
Prerequisites:

The student has completed HV304 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 20 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in any 4 of the following Ragas- Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Bhimpalasi

Overview:

The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. In this Raga Deepdive course Raga Todi is explored. Todi is a concert favourite morning Raga. Perfect Sur in the notes of this Raga can be achieved by complete focus and Swar Sad...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Characteristics of Todi
  • Raga Vistar in Todi
  • Raga Todi Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Todi Bada Khayal
  • Todi family of Ragas
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HVS105   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HVS105

Overview:

This evergreen Meera Bhajan set to Raga Yaman, describes the beautiful Lord who wears the peacock feather  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bhimpalasi   Skill Level: HV105   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV105

Overview:

The song Jhoolat Radha describes Radha and Krishna playing Holi on the banks of Jamuna, brings in playful elements of Kafi, maintaining the emotion of Bhakti through Bhimpalasi  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Kalavati   Skill Level: HV105   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV105

Overview:

"Ya Mohan Ke Main Roop Lubhani" -Meera describes the enchanting form of Lord Krishna. This is one of the beautiful songs representing Sagun Bhakti literature.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bhairav   Skill Level: HV108   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV108

Overview:

Naam Hari Ka' is a popular Bhajan of Kabir, emphasizing the need to recite 'Hari Naam' and feel the presense of the Divine in ones own self  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bhairavi   Skill Level: HV201   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV201

Overview:

"Remember God as time is flying" says Kabir in this Bhajan 'Beet Gaye Din'. This song set to Raga Bhairavi is a concert favorite song.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Brindavani Sarang   Skill Level: HV201   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV201

Overview:

Rehena Nahin, Des Birana hai' is a popular Kabir Bhajan seeking for the Divine that is permanant. This song has been composed in Raga Brindavani Sarang set to Taal Dadra  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Tilang   Skill Level: HV206   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV206

Overview:

Humko Pandharpur Jaana' is set Tilang expressing enthusiasm to see the Lord of Pandharapur.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Todi   Skill Level: HV210   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV210

Overview:

Man Laago Yaar Fakiri Mein' has been a concert favorite song repesenting Kabir's philosophy in simple words. The path of devotion is more valuable than all the wealth in the world -this emotion is expressed effectively by Raga Todi  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Roopak   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HV103  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV103

Overview:

Hey Prabho Anandadaata' is a popular and melodious Bhajan in Yaman, which can be sung individually or in a group. This song is set to Taal Roopak  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Bhupali   Skill Level: HV102  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV102

Overview:

This chanting of Ram Naam creates a peaceful atmosphere. This Bhajan in the immortal voice of Jagjit Singh touched many hearts  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Bihag   Skill Level: HV203  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV203

Overview:

Prabhu Mori Binati Suno' is a popular Bhajan in the melodious Raga Bihag set to Taal Roopak  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Shankara   Skill Level: HV205  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV205

Overview:

The melodious and energetic Bhajan on Lord Shiva is in the Raga Shankara  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Kedar   Skill Level: HV204  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV204

Overview:

Hay Prabhu Tum Sab is a melodious and popular prayer which can be sung individually and can be presented very well in a group  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Ektaal   Raga: Based On Bihag   Skill Level: HV201  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV201

Overview:

Jaya Devi' is a Saraswati Stuti in Sanskrit popularised by Smt. Veena Saharsabudde.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Natyageet   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Patdeep   Skill Level: HV302  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV302

Overview:

Marma Bandhatali' is a well known Marathi Natya Geet from the play 'Sanyasta Khadga'. This song conveys the essence of Raga Patdeep  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhavgeet   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Based On Poorvi   Skill Level: HV301  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV301

Overview:

Daya Ghana' is the enchanting melody based on Poorvi which has been sung by Suresh Wadkar for a movie bases on the life of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar. This immortal song is written by Sudhir Moghe and the music has been composed be Hridaynath Mang...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Satva   Raga: Nirguni Mand   Skill Level: HV202   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

The Bhajan 'Avadhuta Yugan Yugan Hum Yogi' is one of the most loved Nirguni Bhajan of Pt. Kumar Gandharv. This song represents Kabir's Bhakti and quest for finding the Divine within oneself.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Skill Level: HV203   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV203

Overview:

This beautiful Kabir Bhajan sung by Pt. Kumar Gandharva has been a favorite among listeners of music.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Skill Level: HV104   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV104

Overview:

Santo Andhadhund Andhiyara' is a Bhajan where Kabir says ,'when there is darkness evrywhere find the light within oneself'. This song has been set to a lilting folk based tune by Smt.Bharati Balakrishnan in her album'Sagun Nirgun'  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Mishra Pahadi   Skill Level: HV106   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV106

Overview:

Mati Kahe' is one of the most loved Kabir Bhajans popularised by Smt. Laksmi Shankar  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bilaval   Skill Level: HV102   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV102

Overview:

Kheti Karo' is a Kabir Bhajan which can be highlighted as the best example of how Kabir could explain his profound philosophy of Bhakti in simple language. This Bhajan is sung in a lilting folk based tune and traditional Bhajan style.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bhairav , Anand Bhairav   Skill Level: HV301   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV301

Overview:

Sunta Hai' is a well known song which conveys the essense of Kabir's teachings. The song has been immortalised by Pt. Kumar Gandharv.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Kalavati   Skill Level: HV206   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV206

Overview:

Moko Kahan' is a popular and often sung Kabir Bhajan. This song has been beautifully composed in Raga Kalavati.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Mishra Khamaj   Skill Level: HV201   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV201

Overview:

Bhajo re Bhaiya' is a well known and enjoyable Kabir Bhajan. This song has been immortalised by Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Satva   Raga: Charukeshi   Skill Level: HV207   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV207

Overview:

Jheeni Chadariya' is a well known song which conveys the essense of Kabir's teachings. This song has been set to tune in Raga Charukeshi by the Gundecha brothers  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bhairavi   Skill Level: HV104   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV104

Overview:

Aali Mohe laage Brindavan' is a popular Meera Bhajan set to Raga Bhairavi  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Hamsadhwani   Skill Level: HV202   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

Karam Ki Gati' is a Meera Bhajan which stands out because the nature of the content in this particular Bhajan is Nirgun unlike other Meera Bhajan's. This song has been set to tune in Raga Hamsadhwani  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Manj Khamaj   Skill Level: HV205   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV205

Overview:

Sawara re' is one of the most often sung Meera Bhajans in Raga Manj Khamaj  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Pahadi   Skill Level: HV107   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV107

Overview:

Thaani Kai Kai Bol Sunava' is a popular Meera Bhajan sung in a lively rhythm.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Pahadi   Skill Level: HV202   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

Chalo Man' is a popular Meera Bhajan which has been immortalised by Pt. D.V. Paluskar.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Tilak Kamod   Skill Level: HV104   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV104

Overview:

Kinaare Lagaao' is a Meera Bhajan which expresses profound thought in simple language. The tune is based on Raga Tilak Kamod  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Roopak   Raga: Yaman Kalyan   Skill Level: HV107   Composer: Tulsidas  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV107

Overview:

Sri Ramachandra is a concert favourite Bhajan soaked in the beauty of the Raga Yaman Kalyan and the Bhakti of TulasiDas  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Pahadi   Composer: Tulsidas  
Overview:

Janaki Nath Sahay' is the Tulasidas Bhajan soaked in Bhakti. This song has been immortalised by Pt. D.V. Paluskar  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HV101  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV101

Overview:

Hay Prabhu Tum Sab' is a melodious prayer in Raga Yaman. This can be sung individually and also in a group  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Hemant   Skill Level: HV101  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV101

Overview:

Vishwaadhaara Vinayaka' is a melodious prayer to Lord Ganesha. This Ganesh Vandana can be sung individually and also in a group.  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Hamsadhwani   Skill Level: HV203   Composer: Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV203

Overview:

Veena Vadini' is the Devi Stuti penned by Mahakavi Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'. The spirit of this song is effectively and skillfully expressed in Raga Hamsadhwani  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Roopak   Raga: Hamsadhwani   Skill Level: HV106  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV106

Overview:

Jaya jayati' is a popular stuti in Sanskrit sung in raga Hamsadhrwani set to Taal Roopak  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Kedar   Skill Level: HV107  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV107

Overview:

Darshan Do' is an enjoyable and popular devotional song. The deep feeling of devotion is beautifully expressed in Raga Kedar  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HV108  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV108

Overview:

Tum Asha' is the melodious and popular Prayer loved by all. This song can be sung individually or in a group  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Sufi   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Pilu   Skill Level: HV105  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV105

Overview:

Mere maula Karam ho' is a well known Sufi song soaked in devotion and melody of Raga Pilu  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Sufi   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HV201  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV201

Overview:

'O Laal meri' is a song that has been synonymous with Sufi singing. This song has been rendered by many artistes in their uniqe styles. This song of the Sufi saint Shabaz Kalandar is an all time favorite devotional song.  

Topics covered:
  • Brief note on Raga Yaman
  • About the song, O Lal Meri
  • Learning the Song- O Lal Meri
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Pilu   Composer: Tulsidas  
Overview:

Thumak Chalat is the Bhajan that paints the picture of the toddler Sri Ram, just learning to walk. This song of Tulasidas is soaked in 'Vatsalya Bhava' describing affection. The Bhajan is set to Taal Dadra, a six beat rhythm cycle. This course map...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the Bhajan- Thumak Chalat
  • Taal Dadra
  • Learning the Bhajan -Thumak Chalat
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Dadra   Raga: Based On Malhar   Composer: Meera   Skill Level: HV108  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV108. Sudent has training in classical music for at least 2 years.

Overview:

The revered and loved saint of the Bhakti era is Meera Bai. Her songs have been sung by great masters like Pt. D.V. Palukar and Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. Singers like M.S. Subbalakshmi, Kishori Amoankar and Parveen Sultana have sung these Bhajans in t...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the song -Mhara re
  • Learning the song Mhara re
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Todi   Skill Level: HV301  
Prerequisites:

The Skill Level  recomended for this course is HV301. The student needs to have exposure to classical music for at least 4 years.

Overview:

'Akhiyan Hari Darashan ki pyasi' is a song deeply immersed in the feeling of seperation from the Divine. The depth of devotion is portrayed by Ragas of the Pooriya family and Lalit. The Ragas seemlessly blend into each other highlighting the emoti...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the song Akhiyan Hari Darshan ki
  • Learning the song Akhiyan Hari Darshan ki
  • Improvisation in the song Akhiyan Hari Darshan ki
Song Type: Stuti (Prayer)   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Bageshri   Skill Level: HV202  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

The Bhajan 'Hari Hari Japle' describes the significance of chanting.  This song is set to Raga Bageshri. Bageshri is a beautiful night melody. This Raga can be explored in all three Saptaks and is one of the most preffered Ragas for classical...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Bageshri description
  • Hari Hari Japle- learning
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Jaijaivanti   Skill Level: HV302   Composer: Tulsidas  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV302 or the equivalent level of learning

Overview:

Jaya Rama Ramaa Ramanam is the beautiful Sanskrit verse from the Ramcharitmanas of Tulasidasji. This has been set to tune in the soothing Swaras of Raga Jaijaivanti. The characteristic expressions of the Raga can be achieved by regular Swar Sadhan...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Jaijaivanti- Raga Description
  • About the song Jaya Rama Ramaa Ramanam
  • Learning the song Jaya Rama Ramaa Ramanam
Song Type: Thumri   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Manj Khamaj   Skill Level: HV208   Composer: Folk  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV205

Overview:

Jamuna Kinare is a melody emerging from the culturally rich land of Malwa. This folk melody is based on Raga Pahadi. It is interesting to see the transition of these melodies into classical music, to develop this unique genere of light classical m...  

Topics covered:
  • Raga Pahadi description
  • About the song Jamuna Kinare
  • Learning the song Jamuna Kinare
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Keherva   Raga: Yaman   Skill Level: HV207   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV205

Overview:

Meera is the revered and loved saint poet of the Bhakti era. She wrote songs on devotion and her pursuit to spirituality was path breaking. Her love for Krishna is unparalleled. This song describes the pain of seperation of the soul or Atman from ...  

Topics covered:
  • Review Raga Yaman
  • Introduction to the song- Kenu Sang
  • Learning the song Kenu Sang
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Mangal Bhairav   Skill Level: HV210   Composer: Surdas  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV210

Overview:

This Surdas Bhajan is set to a rare and one of the most beautiful morning Ragas Anand Bhairav. This is set to tune by Smt. Apoorva Gokhale.  'Udho Kaho Hari' is a Bhajan which is a part of the conversation of the Gopikas and Uddhav, who has b...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 (Stayi)
  • Part 2 (Antara)
  • Part 3 (Antara)
  • Putting it all together
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Bhajani   Raga: Pahadi   Skill Level: HV202   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

Payoji Maine' is the evergreen Meera Bhajan which is a concert favourite. This Bhajan has been immortalised by Pt. D. V. Paluskar  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the song -Payoji Maine
  • Learning the song Payoji Maine
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Addha   Raga: Bhinna Shadja   Skill Level: HV301   Composer: Meera  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV301

Overview:

Meera Bai  is the revered and loved saint of the Bhakti era. Her songs have been immortalised by great masters like Pt. D.V. Palukar and Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. Singers like M.S. Subbalakshmi, Kishori Amoankar and Parveen Sultana have sung thes...  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the song - Ud Ja re
  • Ud Jaa re- Raga and Taal
  • Learning the Bhajan Ud Jaare
Song Type: Bhajan   Taal or Talam: Satva   Raga: Nirguni Mand   Skill Level: HV202   Composer: Kabir  
Prerequisites:

Skill Level HV202

Overview:

The Bhajan 'Nirbhay Nirgun' is one of the most loved Nirguni Bhajan of Pt. Kumar Gandharv. This song represents Kabir's philosophy of the Divine with no attributes, Nirgun, Nirakar  

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to the song- Nirbhay Nirgun
  • Learning the song Nirbhay Nirgun
  • Swaras and Patterns
Prerequisites:

The age is 5+ years. This child is ready to take up singing activity. 

Overview:

This is the first of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. These courses provide a foundation for young children to enjoy and appreciate Indian music. The lessons introduce the children to the fundamentals of Hind...  

Topics covered:
  • Prayer - Ganesh Vandana
  • Swaras
  • Shlokas
  • Chidiya Chali
  • Hua Savera
Prerequisites:

The child is 5+years old. The child displays active interest in singing.

Overview:

This is the second of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. These courses provide a foundation for young children to enjoy and appreciate Indian music. The lessons introduce the children to the fundamentals of Hin...  

Topics covered:
  • Swaras
  • Know your instruments
  • Sa Se Sawan
  • Gopala Gopala
  • Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Pani Barasa
  • Phoole Phoole
Prerequisites:

The child is 5+years old. The child displays active interest in singing.

Overview:

This is the third of the 4 courses designed to introduce young children to Hindustani Music. These courses provide a foundation for young children to enjoy and appreciate Indian music. The lessons introduce the children to the fundamentals of Hind...  

Topics covered:
  • Vishwadhaara Vinayaka
  • Ek Saptak mein
  • Sargam Geet/Swar Malika
  • Chidiya Chali- Review
  • Swara Patterns - Alankar