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Course duration
12 week(s)
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The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. In this Raga Deepdive course the ancient early morning Raga Bhairav is explored. Bhairav has a simple structure as an outline, but has a Raga roop that is ornamented with Meend, Andolan and the accurate lagaav of Sur and Kan Swar. Perfect Sur in the notes of this Raga can be achieved by complete focus and Swar Sadhana. Bhairav is a major Raga in the modern and ancient Raga systems. 

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


To practise singing the Raga Chalan of Bhairav

To do Swar Sadhana in Raga Bhairav

To create and sing the Swar Vistar in Bhairav

To learn and practise singing the Alankar/Paltas in Bhairav

To learn a Chhota Khayal with Aalap and Taan in Raga Bhairav

To review the Chhota Khayal already learnt in Bhairav (if any)

To learn a Bada Khayal in Raga Bhairav

To sing Aalap within the Bada Khayal.

To sing Sargam and Taan in Bada Khayal

To develop awareness about related Ragas

To learn a composition in another Taal  with improvisation

The student has completed HV205 at the academy OR

the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 20 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Ragas- Yaman,Bhupali. The student needs to take the pre requisite assessment in order to take admission to this course. 


Raga Bhairav
  • Bhairav Introduction
  • Bhairav Description
  • Bhairav Patterns
Bhairav Chhota Khayal
  • Bhairav Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Bhairav Aalap and Taan within Taal structure
  • Bhairav Chhota Khayal Practice
Bhairav Bada Khayal
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Bhairav Bada Khayal Aalap and Taan
  • Bhairav Bada Khaayl Practice
Bhairav Chhota Khaayl in Jhaptaal
  • Bhairav Jhaptaal Bandish
  • Bhairav Jhaptaa Aalap and Taan
  • Bhairav Jhaptaal Practice

 The student is able to 

Demonstrate the Raga chalan of  Bhairav

Sing the  Swar Vistar in  Bhairav highlighting the Raga Roop and the mood of the Raga

Sing Alankar/Paltas in  Bhairav fluently

Present the Chhota Khayal in Raga  Bhairav with development in Aalap and Taan Vistar 

Present the Bada Khayal in perfect Sur , Taal and expression

Present the Bada Khayal Aalap with essential elements of voice culture

Present Sargam and Taan with the Bada Khayal

Present the composition with improvisation in another Taal.

Identify related Ragas by listening