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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 Raga Todi is explored. Todi is a concert favourite morning Raga. Perfect Sur in the notes of this Raga can be achieved by complete focus and Swar Sadhana. Todi is an Aalap oriented Raga. The Swaras express pathos. Interestingly, Todi also portrays the end of the dark night leading to a new beginning. Paltas and a variety of Taan patterns are practised to perfection in Drut Laya, though the characteistic feature of Todi is the depth of Aalap. The Bada Khayal in set to Jhumra and Chhota Khayal is in Drut Ektaal.

Theory - Raga characteristics of Todi, Todi ke Prakaar

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


To practise singing the Raga chalan of Todi

To do Swar Sadhana in Raga Todi

To create and sing the Swar Vistar in Todi

To learn and practise singing the Paltas in Todi

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

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

To learn a Bada Khayal in Raga Todi

To sing Aalap within the Bada Khayal.

To sing different Layakari patterns with the Bol of the Bada Khayal

To sing Sargam and Taan in Bada Khayal

To develop awareness about related Ragas

Learning Outcomes

 The student is able to 

Demonstrate the Raga chalan of Todi 

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

Sing the Paltas in Todi fluently

Present the Chhota Khayal in Raga Todi 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 Bol Taan, Sargam and Taan with the Bada Khayal

Identify related Ragas by listening 

The student has completed HV304 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 any 4 of the following Ragas- Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Bhimpalasi

Raga Characteristics of Todi
  • Introduction to Raga Todi
  • Raga Description of Todi
  • Todi family of Ragas
  • Popular song references in the Todi family
Raga Vistar in Todi
  • Alankar in Todi
  • Swar vistar in Raga Todi
  • Palta Patterns in Todi
Raga Todi Chhota Khayal
  • Todi Chhota Khayal Bandish- Saach Suran
  • Todi Chhota Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
  • Todi Chhota Khayal Taan
Raga Todi Bada Khayal
  • Raga Todi Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Todi bada Khayal Aalap and Bol aalap
  • Laykari patterns in the Bada Khayal in Todi
  • Sargam and Taan patterns in bada Khayal in Raga Todi