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The Sa Level Exam consists of 1 contact review class for an hour, a written exam (take home assignment) and a viva voce. Viva voce session is up to 1 hour long. The student will have access to the exam OM Book as soon as they enroll. The actual exam will be scheduled based on the student's convenience and availability of teacher. The practical Exam is a performance which will be assessed by the Teachers. The meeting is arranged using video conferencing. A written examination will test the student's grasp of Music theory. This exam helps the student to revise & reinforce the basic concepts which form the building blocks of learning Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. The initiation into Swar Sadhana has been done at this level. This includes perfection in Shruti, Stability of note, singing with a free voice, practice with different vowel sounds Aakar, Iikar, Uukar. Alankars are sung incorporating basic rhythm patterns of three, four and five. The Ragas that have been introduced are Bhupali, Durga and Yaman. The student could study and perform any two of these three Ragas. Durga and Yaman for HVOC students, Durga and Bhupali for HV students(present new curriculum students) Theory - Definition of 'Sangeet'. Raga Characteristics of the two Ragas chosen. Teen taal Theka. Tanpura construction and tuning. Basic description of the Tabla.


  • To reinforce the Swar Sadhana exercises
  • To sing Shuddh Swara Alankars in  patterns of 3,4 and 5
  • To study the Raga Characteristics of Bhupali, Durga OR Yaman, Durga
  • To practice the Chhota Khayals in the two chosen Ragas with Aalap and Taan
  • To compose a Sargam Geet with Shudh Swaras
  • To practice singing one prayer and one folksong/Geet (non filmi) to perfection
  • To practice reciting Teentaal showing the Taali, Khali and counts
  • To study how the Tanpura and the Tabla are made and how these instruments are tuned

Learning Outcomes

The student is able to

  • Perform a prayer, a folk song/Geet
  • Perfom Alankars in Shuddh Swaras of Bilaval in patterns of 3, 4,5
  • Perform Alankars in the Raga Aaroh Avaroh Scales of the Ragas chosen in patterns of 3,4,5
  • Perform the Chhota Khayals in two Ragas with Aaroh, Avaroh, Chhota Khayal,simple Aalap and Taan. (The Tanpura and Taalmaala are mandatory)
  • To write about the interpretation of the term 'Sangeet' in Indian culture
  • To identify the Vadi, Samvadi in the Ragas and know the time of singing
  • To create Alankar patterns and complete any given pattern

The student has completed Hindustani Vocal Beginner 103 course at the academy OR the student has the learning experience of classical music for about one year, the student is able to sing Chhota Khayals in any two of Ragas Bhupali, Durga and Yaman.
Swaras,the Building Blocks of Music
  • Sangeet
  • Naad
  • Swara
  • Shuddh Swaras
  • Swar Sadhana
  • Alankars with Shuddh Swaras
Tanpura and Tabla
  • Role of a Tanpura
  • Construction of the Tanpura
  • Tuning of a Tanpura
  • Construction of a Tabla
  • The sounds of the Tabla
Raga Bhupali
  • Bhupali Introduction
  • Bhupali Raga Characteristics
  • Bhupali Chhota Khayal
  • Bhupali Model Aalap and Taan
Laya and Taal
  • Laya, Laya ke Prakar
  • Taal
  • Teentaal
  • Jhaptaal
Raga Durga
  • Durga Introduction
  • Durga Raga Characteristics
  • Durga Chhota Khayal
  • Durga Model Aalap and Taan
Raga Yaman
  • Yaman Introduction
  • Yaman Raga Characteristics
  • Yaman Chhota Khayal
  • Yaman Model Aalap and Taan
Sa Exam Model Question Paper
  • Sample Viva Question Paper
  • Sample Theory Question Paper