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Bada Khayal in Bhairav is revisited. Three Chhota Khayal compositions in Bhairav are in Teentaal, Ektaal and Jhaptaal. These compositions are sung with improvised Aalap and Taan. Raga Shankara comes in with its cascading Swara movements. The Chhota Khayal is learnt with improvisation. The Bandish itself incorporates the Raga characteristics. So singing the Bandish to perfection plays a big role. Kalavati is a Raga which has been used in popular Bhajans and film songs. This Raga is introduced with a Bandish. Student composition involves traversing different Ragas by composing a medley of Ragas or a Ragamaala.

Theory : Prabandh, Vastu Roopak- tracing the journey of a composition. Taan Ke Prakar Gamak Taan and Koot Taan. Gamak Ke Prakar.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To sing Paltas in Raga Bhairav
  • To review and improvise Chhota Khayals in Bhairav which are in Teentaal, Ektaal and Jhaptaal
  • To learn about different types of Taan and Gamak
  • To revisit the Bada Khayal in Bhairav
  • To sing patterns and Swar Vistar in Shankara
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Raga Shankara
  • To compare and distinguish Raga Shankara and Hamsadhwani
  • To recite Ektaal in Dugun Tigun and Chougun. To compare Ektaal and Choutaal
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Raga Kalavati
  • To choose any four Ragas learnt and compose a Raga Maala


The student should have completed HV208 at the academy OR The student should have above five 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, Tigun, Chougun 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. The student should be able to develop Aalap and Bol Aalap within the structure of the Bada Khayals in Ragas Bhupali, Yaman, Bhairav and Bihag, Layakari and Taan in Bada Khayal in at least one Bada Khayal. Students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment

Bhairav Bada Khayal Review
  • Bhairav Raga charactistics -Review
  • Paltas in Bhairav
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal
Bhairav Jhaptaal -Allah ho Allah
  • Bhairav Jhaptaal Bandish Allah ho Allah-Poetry
  • Bhairav Jhaptaal Bandish Swaras
  • Learning Bhairav Jhaptaal with Aalap and BolAalap
Raga Bhairav Jago Brija
  • Raga Bhairav Jago Brija Poetry
  • Raga Bhairav Jago Brija Swaras
Taan Ke Prakar
  • Different types of Taan
Ektaal in Dugun, Tigun and Chougun
  • Ektaal -Review
  • Dugun, Tigun, Chougun recitation and Taal lipi writing in Ektaal
  • Ektaal and Choutaal
Raga Shankara
  • Introduction to Raga Shankara
  • Raga Characteristics of Shankara
  • Shankara Swar Vistar
  • Shankara Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Shankara Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Shankara Chhota Khayal Taan
Raga Kalavati Chhota Khayal
  • Raga Kalavati Introduction
  • Kalavati Raga Characteristics
  • Raga Kalavati Swar Vistar
  • Raga Kalavati Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Raga Kalavati Chhota Khayal Aalap
  • Raga Kalavati Chhota Khayal Taan
Gamak Ke Prakar
  • Different types of Gamaks
  • Practicing Gamak

The student is able to

  • Present the Chhota Khayals in Bhairav(two Bandishes in different Taals) with improvised Aalap and Taan
  • Present Swar Vistar adhering to the Raga characteristics
  • Present the Chhota Khayal in Shankara with Aalap and Taan Present the Bada Khayal in Bhairav with Badhat improvised
  • Present the Raga Maala composed with a command on switching Ragas
  • Identify the differences n Hamsadhwani and Shankara
  • Present Chhota Khayal in Raga Kalavati
  • Identify different varieties of Taan