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In this course the creative elements of Chhota Khayal are dealt with a deeper understanding of the Taal. The principles and guidelines to create Swar Vistar are reinforced. Aalap, BolAalap and Taan are practised to perform with confidence within the Teentaal structure. The Raga characteristics are detailed out by composing a Lakshan Geet. Compare and contrast of Ragas gives a deeper insight into the Ragaroop.

The effect and placement of Tivra Madhyam is understood in Raga Yaman. Raga Khamaj is reviewed with Swar Vistar. A Tarana and a Bhajan is sung in Raga Khamaj. The OM book has got multiple Bandishes in each Raga, in order to facilitate learning as well as provide relevant listening material to the learner.


Swara Sadhana, a part of the continuous learning is included in this course with focus on Mandra-Swara Sadhana to strengthen the voice and improve one's range of voice.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week



  • To cultivate regular Swara Sadhana practice routine
  • To develop Alankar patterns
  • To develop the skill of listening to a musical sound and identifying the Swar, Swar Pehachan
  • To learn Layakari, the fractioning of a beat.
  • To learn Chhota Khayal singing with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan in Raga Yaman
  • To learn to sing Aaroh Avaroh and Swar Vistar in Raga Des
  • To learn the song Vande Mataram 
  • To listen to songs in Des and learn about different compositional styles in classical music
  • To develop an understanding of composing, with an introduction to components of an ancient traditional composition Sthayi, Antara, Sanchari and Abhog. 
  • To understand the Chhand and Taal and learn a Bhajan
  • To compose a Lakshan Geet using the study of Raga characteristics of Ragas learnt  


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 in Bhupali, Durga, Sarang, Khamaj
  • Sing a Trivat and a Dhrupad
  • Compose a Sargam Geet and a Raga based tune for given lyrics and present them
  • Listen to a musical sound and identify Shudh, Komal and Tivra Swaras Read notations and also do Swara mapping at a basic level
Raga Des
  • Introduction to Raga Des
  • Swara Progression in Des
  • Alankar patterns in Raga Des
  • Swar Vistar in Des
Vande Mataram
  • Vande Mataram composed by Pt Ravishankar
  • Vande Mataram composed by Rabindranath Tagore
  • About Vande Mataram
  • What is Layakari
  • Dugun in teentaal
  • Dugun in Jhap Taal
Raga Yaman
  • Introduction to Yaman
  • Swara Progression in Yaman
  • Alankar patterns in Yaman
  • Swar Vistar in Yaman
  • Chhota Khayal in Yaman
  • Chhota Khayal Aalap and Taan within the Taal structure in Raga Yaman
Bhajan iin Raga Khamaj
  • Khamaj Swara progression
  • Khamaj Alankar
  • Aalap/Sargam in Bhajan
  • Taal Bhajani
  • Saint poet- Narsi Mehta
Elements of Composition
  • A Song and its divisions, Geet ke Avayav
  • Meter or Chhand in poetry
  • Rhythm in a song
  • Use of Sargam to compose a Song
  • Composition of a Lakshan Geet

At the completion of HV106, the student will be able to:

  • Sing with an improved range of voice, singing low notes and high notes with ease
  • Create a variety of Alankar patterns and sing them
  • Identify at least Shudh, Komal and Tivra Swaras in all three Saptaks, a group of Swaras sung at a time
  • Perform the Taals learnt in Dugun 
  • Present Swar Vistar in Raga Yaman and Raga Des
  • Perform the Chhota Khayal in Raga Yaman with Aalap and Taan
  • Perform the Bhajan in Raga Khamaj 
  • Perform self-composed Lakshan Geet