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This course includes study of Raga characteristics. Raga Brindavani Sarang, a Raga that points out towards the folk music roots of Ragas is introduced. A Chhota Khayal in this Raga is learned in detail with Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan. The principles and guidelines to create Swar Vistar are initiated in this course. The learner gets an opportunity to study interesting compositions like Trivat, Lakshangeet and gets an overview of different types of compositions in Hindustani classical Music. Composing a Raga based tune for a song by the student gives an insight into how a Raga is applied to create an effective musical expression for poetry.

Swara Sadhana, being a part of the continuous learning is included here with focus on Mandra-Swara Sadhana to strengthen the voice and improve one's range of voice. Skill training includes Swara progression and Swara identification exercises.

Course Format

Batch Size:1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week



  • Practice Swar Sadhna with lower registers
  • Introduce the concept of Swar Vistar in a Raga
  • Learn a Chhota Khayal with Aalap , Bol Aalap and Taan in Raga Brindavani Sarang
  • To sing  and practice Swara patterns in Brindavani Sarang
  • Revisit Raga Bhupali and learn a Trivat
  • Know Raga characteristics of Brindavani Sarang and Yaman
  • Understand and identify Tivra Madhyam
  • To sing and practice Swara patterns in Yaman
  • Learn a Lakshangeet in Raga Yaman
  • To learn the Theka of Ektaal
  • To compose a tune for the given poetry by choosing a Raga and set it in Taal


  • Student needs to complete HV104 at the academy OR the student should be able to: • Sing stable notes in tune with the Tanpura. • Sing Chhota Khayal with self-created Aalap and Taan in Ragas Bhupali, Durga, Khamaj • demonstrate having learned a Dhrupad
  • Create a Sargam Geet and present it • Listen to a musical sound and identify Swaras, at least 2 Swaras at a time • Read notations and do Swara mapping at a basic level.
Mandra Swar Sadhana
  • Importance of Swar Sadhana
  • Alankars for Mandra Swaras
  • Alankars with Mandra, Madhya,Taar Swaras
  • Varnas
  • Taal Jatis
Composing Swar Vistar
  • How to develop creative thinking
  • Swara Conversation
  • Swar Vistar- Yaman
Swar Vistar in Yaman
  • Introduction to Yaman
  • Alankar patterns in Yaman
  • Mandra Swaras in Yaman
  • Guidelines for Swar Vistar
Chhota Khayal in Yaman
  • Kanha Bansuri
  • Aala Nabi Aulad
  • Mukut Para Vaari
  • Ghungaru Baaje
  • Yaman Model aalap and Taan
Raga characteristics and Lakshan Geet
  • Key Notes and Swara Samoohas
  • Emotion
  • Compositions
  • Time of singing
  • Lakshan Geet
Tarana in Khamaj
  • Khamaj Swar Vistar
  • Revisit Khamaj Chhota Khayal
  • Tarana in Khamaj
Bhajan in Khamaj
  • Vaishnav Janato
  • About the Bhajan
Rhythm in Bhajan
  • Taal in Bhajan - Bhajan Taal, Keherva.
  • Percussion instruments with Bhajan

At the completion of HV105, the student will be able to:

  • Create and sing patterns in Raga Brindavani Sarang
  • Perform a Chhota Khayal in Raga Brindavani sarang
  • Execute the self created Aalap and Taan in Teentaal
  • Present a Swar Vistar in Raga Bhupali
  • Perform a Trivat in perfect Sur and Taal in Raga Bhupali
  • Present a Lakshan geet in Raga Yaman set to Ektaal
  • Recite the Bol of Teentaal and Ektaal
  • Compose a tune for given poetry and present it with Taal