07-08-2012 /
Shri. Raviraj
MUSIC
CARNATIC MUSIC (Vocal) - DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS

Grade : Diploma
Title    : "Sangeetha Kalajothi"
Duration : 2 Years (Full Time)
Medium of Instruction : Shall be in Tamil. however the candidates shall be permitted to write the examinations in English.
(Candidates applying for the Diploma Grade should be above 15 years of age)


Syllabus :
I YEAR:
Introduction to Music:
[1] Nadam, [2] Swarasthanas, [3] Sruthi, [4] Arohana, [5] Avarohana, [6] Sthayi, [7] Avartha, [8] Graha, [9] Eduppu, [10] Prathama, (Mudal Kaalam),
[11] Dwithiya (Irandam Kaalam), [12] Trithiya (Mundram Kaalam), [13] Akshara, [14] Akshara Kaalaa, [15] Anya Swarna, [16] Poorvangam,
[17] Utharaanagam, [18] Dhattu & maathu.

Symbols used in Carnatic Music for [1] Swaras, [2] Akshara. [3] Akshrakala, [4] Gamakas, [5] Vowel extensions, [6] Tala, [7] Thala avartham,
[8] Laghu, [9] Drutham, [10] Anudrutham, [11] I Kaalam, [12] II Kaalam, [13] III Kaalam, [14] Higher Octave Swaras.

Definitions of Sampoorna Raga, Janaka Raga, Janya Raga and Raga Lakshanas for [1] Mayamalavagowla, [2] Sankarabaranam, [3] Mohanam,
[4] Kamboji, [5] Saraswati, [6] Amrutha varshini, [7] Kalyani,
[8] Hamsadwani, [9] Madyamavathi, [10] Aarabi

Talas:
Concept, Laghu, Anudrutham, Drutham and explanations of the above Kriyas; Seven Principal Talas - Dhruva, Matya, Roopaka, Jampai, Thriputa, Ata Tala and Eka;
Laghu Varieties - Thisram, Chatusram, Misram, Kandam and Sankeernam, Derivative of thirty five Talas.

Music Forms:
Sanchari Geethams, Lakshana Geetham, Swara jathi, Jathiswaram, Tana Varnam, Pada Varnam, Keerthana, Kriti, Virutham, Devotional and Folk Songs.

Theory:
concept and History of Carnatic Music; Biography of - Purandara Dasar, Annamacharya, Swathi Thirunal, Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Deekshithar, Shyama Shastrigal,
Muthuthandavar, Marimuthu Pillai and Arunachala kavirayar.

Practical:
Swara Exercises - Swaravali, Jandai Varisai, Thattu Varisai, Mel Sthathi Varisai, Kil Sthayi Varisai, Alankaras & Geethams, Chatrasra - Druva Talam, Mattya Talam, Roopala Talam;
Misra Juampai Talam, Thisra Triputa Talam, Kanda Ata Kalam, Sankeerna Eka Talam, Chaturasra Eka Talam, Geetham - Malahari Geetham, Mohana Geetham, Sudda Saveri
Geetham, Anandabairavi Geetham, Kamboji Geetham, Mayamalava gowla Geetham; Sankarabaranam, Sriragam, Arabi; Swarajathi - Bilahari, Kamas; Jathiswaram; Varnam - Adi Tala varnam - Mohanam, Vasantha, Navaragamalika; Kritis.

Ragam - Mayamalavagowla, Sankarabaranam, Mohanam, Kamboji, Saraswathi, Amrutha varshini, Kalyani, Hamsadwani, Madyamavathi, Aarabi.


II YEAR:
Theory:
Sampoorna Raga, Shadava - Sampoorna, Audava - Sampoorna, Sampoorna - Shadava, Sampoorna - Audava, Shadava - Shadava, Shadava - Audava, Audava - Shadava,
Audava - Audava and Swrandara Ragas.

  • 72 Melakartha ragas and Its Chakras.
  • Raga Lakshanas: Vasantha, Anandabairavi, Simhendramadyamam, Karaharapriya, Sriranjani, Durbar, Surati, Natai, Saranga, Natakuranji & Bhilahari.
  • Musical Forms: Padavarnam, Ragamalika, Padam, Javali, Thillana
  • Gamakas: Types of Gamakas, Mudras; Music centers of South India;
  • Music Instruments:

     i. String Instruments - Veena, Violin, Gottu Vadyam, Thambura;
     ii. Wind Instruments - Nadaswaram, Flute
     iii. Percussion Instruments - Mridangam, Kanjeera, Damaru and
     iv. Western Instruments - Piano, Cello, Guitar, Mandolin.


Practical:

  • Ata Thala Varnam - 1
  • Pancharathna Krithi - 1
  • Ragamalika - 1
  • Kriti and Keerthana: Gajavadana - Sriranjani - Papanasam Sivan, Mahaganapathim - Nattai - Muthuswami Dikshithar, Mamavathu sri - Hindolam - Mysore Vasudevachar,
    Paarvathi kumaram - Natakurinji - Muthuswami Dikshithar, Meluko - Bowli - Thyagaraja, Gopalakrishna barathi kriti.
    Concert & Project work

 

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