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Sa Certification Exam - Hindustani Vocal

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 exam will be scheduled based on the student's convenience and availability of teacher. The practical Exam is a performance which will be assessed by the Teachers. The meeting is arranged using video conferencing. A written examination will test the student's grasp of Music theory. This exam helps the student to revise & reinforce the basic concepts which form the building blocks of learning Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. The initiation into Swar Sadhana has been done at this level. This includes perfection in Shruti, Stability of note, singing with a free voice, practice with different vowel sounds Aakar, Iikar, Uukar. Alankars are sung incorporating basic rhythm patterns of three, four and five. The Ragas that have been introduced are Bhupali, Durga and Yaman. The student could study and perform any two of these three Ragas. Durga and Yaman for HVOC students, Durga and Bhupali for HV students(present new curriculum students) Theory - Definition of 'Sangeet'. Raga Characteristics of the two Ragas chosen. Teen taal Theka. Tanpura construction and tuning. Basic description of the Tabla.