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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 a variety in Bol Aalap and Taan. The Ragas introduced are Bhairavi and Bihag for a detailed study of Raga characteristics. With Bhairavi the student practices all the four Komal Swaras attaining perfect Swar Sthanas. The Bhairavi Chhota Khayal is in Taal Dadra. Raga Bihag, one of the most captivating night melody is introduced with a Chhota Khayal in Teentaal. Theory: Raga characteristics, Classification of Ragas, Hindustani and Carnatic Music Ragas,Listening to same Ragas in both the streams for understanding and appreciation.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week



  • To learn a Bada Khayal of Raga Bhupali in Vilmbit Ektaal 
  • To practice creating and singing Alankar patterns in Bhairavi
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Taal Dadra in Raga Bhairavi
  • To compose the music for a couplet in Raga Bhairavi
  • To practice singing patterns in Bihag familiarizing the Raga Chalan
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Raga Bihag
  • To be able to create Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan in Raga Bihag
  • To practice reciting Teentaal in Dugun, Tigun and Chougun
  • To listen to Carnatic compositions in Ragam Mohanam and Raga Bhoopali  and articulate the differences in the singing style between Carnatic and Hindustani.
  • To appreciate ancient texts on music as a source of our current understanding of Ragas



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. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment

Bada Khayal in Bhupali
  • Raga characteristics of Bhupali
  • Slow Aalap in Bhupali
  • Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Chhota Khayal in Bhupali
Raga Bhairavi
  • Introduction to Raga Bharavi
  • Raga characteristics of Bhairavi
  • Swar Sadhana in Bhairavi
  • Swar Vistar in Bhairavi
  • Raga Bhairavi Chhota Khayal in Taal Dadra
Raga Bihag
  • Introduction to Raga Bihag
  • Raga characteristics of Bihag
  • Swar Sadhana in Bihag
  • Swar Vistar in Bihag
  • Chhota Khayal in Bihag
Two streams of Indian Classical Music
  • Carnatic and Hindustani Music
  • Ragas in Carnatic and Hindustani Music
  • Taal Systems
Ancient Texts and Ragas
  • Bharata
  • Sharangadeva
Teentaal, Dugun, Tigun, Chougun
  • Teentaal Theka- Review
  • Writing Taal lipi for Teentaal Theka in Dugun, Tigun, Chougun
  • Recitation of Teentaal in Dugun, Tigun Chougun

The student is able to

  • Present Aalap in Raga Bhupali
  • Present the Bada Khayal Bandish in Raga Bhupali with basic Aalap in perfect Sur and Taal
  • Present the Chhota Khayal with self created Aalap and Taan
  • Sing Alankars with all Komal Swaras and switch Ragas Bilaval, Kafi, Bhairav, Bhairavi
  • Presentation of a student composition of a couplet from Sangeet Ratnakar in Raga Bhairavi
  • Recite Teentaal in Dugun, Tigun and Chougun
  • Prepartion of a paper on Raga knowledge from three ancient theoretical texts on music
  • Present the Swar Vistar and Shloka in Bhairavi, and a student composition (Lakshangeet based on a couplet from Sangeet Ratnakar)
  • Presentation of Bihag with Swar Vistar, Aalap, Bol Aalap and Taan
  • Identify difference in the Hindustani and Carnatic styles