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Hindustani Vocal 201

Prerequisites

The student should have completed HV108 with honours or high honours, at the academy OR The student should have at least two years of learning experience with an ability to sing a simple Swara Vistar,Chhota Khayal with self composed Aalap, Taan in at least eight Ragas. The student should be able to sing a Dhrupad composition with Dugun and a Tarana. The student should have the ability to compose a simple Sargam Geet in any of the Ragas learnt. The students who wish to join this level directly need to submit the prerequisite assessment assigned by the academy on enrolment


Overview

With the initiation into singing the Bada Khayal Bandish, the student enters the Intermediate level of learning. The Vilambit Laya forms the framework of the Bada Khayal. Practice of holding this slow Laya is given importance here in order to lay a strong foundation. The Chhota Khayal is sung with an insight into Raga Characteristics. There is a focus on the understanding of Vilambit Laya and the Taal structure of the Bada Khayal in Vilambit Ektaal. A Bada Khayal in Raga Yaman is followed by the Chhota Khayal. The performance of Swar Vistar and Chhota Khayal in Yaman is refined further. Raga Malkauns is taken up for composition of a Sargam Geet and Chhota Kayal. Raga based Lok Geet is included. Going ahead with voice culture and voice training different types of Gamaks, Meend, Khatka, Murki, Kan and Andolan are demonstrated and students are encouraged to practice the same. Theory: Raga characteristics of Raga Yaman and Raga Malkauns. Laya in Bada Khayal Types of Gamaks Meend, Khatka, Murki, Kan and Andolan concepts are introduced and students practice and implement this in their singing. Using these embellishments, a sound scape is created with Yaman and Malkauns that is evocative in its rendition.