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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 that was learnt earlier. A comparative study of Des and Tilak Kamod is done and Tilak Kamod can be revisited. Theory: The Nom Tom Alap in Bihag leads to the comparison of the phrases of Alap in instrumental music and the Rudra Veena that is one of the most ancient stringed instruments known in Hindustani classical music. Starting with the fact that some schools of music do not sing Asavari with Shuddha Rishabh at all, but only Komal Rishabh Asavari, which they call Asavari, the concept of the Gharana system is introduced and its relevance today. An appreciation of Gharana traditions will form the theme of research and inquiry

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To learn a Bada Khayal in Bihag and its Badhat
  • To learn a chhota Khayal in Raga Bihag with Aalap and Taan development
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Jaunpuri and compare the Raga with Asavari that has been learnt earlier
  • To do Aalap and Taan within Jaunpuri Chhota Khayal
  • To understand the concept of Gharanas
  • To research how the Gharana systems have evolved over the years and discuss the relevance of the same in contemporary times
  • To compare and distinguish Raga Tilak Kamod and Des
  • To practice reciting Taal Roopak in Dugun, Tigun, Chougun



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 and Bhairav. The student shouls be able to sing Taan with at least one of the Bada Khayals. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment

Raga Bihag Bada Khayal
  • Raga characteristics of Bihag
  • Bihag Swar Vistar /Slow Aalap
  • Paltas patterns in Bihag
  • Raga Bihag Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Bihag Bada Khayal Aalap
  • Bihag Bada Khayal Bol Aalap
  • Raga Bihag Chhota Khayal
  • Bihag Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Bihag Chhota Khayal Taan
Raga Tilak Kamod and Des
  • Raga characteristics of Tilak Kamod(Review)
  • Tilak Kamod Bandish- Teentaal
  • Raga Des Bandish - Teentaal
  • Comparison of Tiilak Kamod and Des
Raga Jaunpuri
  • Raga Jaunpuri Introduction
  • Raga characteristics of Jaunpuri
  • Similarity of Jaunpuri and Asavari
  • Swar Vistar in Jaunpuri
  • Chhota Khayal Bandish in Jaunpuri
  • Aalap in Jaunpuri
  • Taan in Jaunpuri
Gharana System
  • Basis of Gharanas
  • Introduction to different Gharanas
Taal Roopak Dugun
  • Teen taal, Jhap Taal, Roopak Theka - Review
  • Writing Layakari in Taal lipi
  • Recitation of Roopak in Dugun, Tigun Chougun

The student is able to

  • Present the Bada Khayal in Bihag with Aalap
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Bihag with Aalap and Taan
  • Present Chhota Khayal in Raga Jaunpuri with Aalap and Taan
  • Present Chhota Khayals in Tilak Kamod and Des in detail
  • Research the evolution of the Gharana system from the times of Dhrupad singing to contemporary times and have a video conference with two well known practitioners from two different Gharanas, to discuss the relevance of this system in the present.
  • Recite Roopak in Dugun, Tigun, Chogun and understand Laya varieties
  • Recite Teentaal in Vilambit Laya