Carnatic Music

 Carnatic Music (Vocal, Violin, Veena & Flute)

Syllabus
1st Year (LEVEL 1) – Theory

A. Technical Terms:
1.Sangeetamu 2. Shruthi 3. Swaram 4. Sapthaswaras 5. Swaragathasthanas 6. Arohana
7. Avarohana 8. Sthayi 9. Avarthamu 10. Dhatuvu 11. Mathuvu 12. First, second, Third speeds 13. Talas, Talangas 14. Aksharakala 15. Sapthatalas 16. Panchajathis
17. Touryatrikam 18. nadam and technical terms of other topics in the syllabus.

B. Characteristics of Geetha and Swarapallavi

C. Life Histories of Paidala Gurumurthy sastri and Purandaradasu.

D. Scheme of 35 talas

E. Writing music composition in notation.

Note: Examination for the 1st year syllabus is conducted during the month of April-May.

PRACTICAL
A. Saraliswaras – 8 ( Mayamalavagaula )
1. Sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa – sa ni da pa – ma ga ri sa
2. Sa ri ga ma – sa ri ga ma – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
3. Sa ri ga ma – sa ri sari – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
4. Sa ri ga ma – pa ma ga ri – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
5. Sa ri ga ma – sa ma ga ri – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
6. Sa ri ga ma – pama da pa – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
7. Sa ri ga ma – paa; – sa ri ga ma – pa da ni sa
8. Sa ri ga ma – paa ga ma – paa; – paa;
ga ma pa da – ni da pa ma – ga ma pa ga – ma ga ri sa

B. Janta Swaras- 6 ( Mayamalavagaula / Sankarabharanam)
1. Sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma – pa pa da da – ni ni sa sa
2. Sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma – ri ri ga ga – ma ma pa pa
3. Sa sa ri ri – ga ga ri ri – sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma
4. Sa sa ma ma – ga ga ri ri – sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma
5. Sa sa ri ri – sa sa ga ga – sa sa ma ma – ga ga ri ri
sa sa ri ri – ga sa ri ga – sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma
6. sa sa sa sa – sa ri ri ga – sa sa sa sa – sa ri ri ga
sa sa sa ri – ri ga sa sa – sa ri ri ga – sa ri ri ga
sa sa sa ri – ri ri ga ga – sa sa ri ri – ga ga ma ma

C. Datu Swaras – 2 ( Mayamalava gaula / Sankarabharanam)
1. Sa ma ga ri – sa ri ga ma – ri pa ma ga – ri ga ma pa
2. sa ma ga ma – ri ga sa ri – sa ga ri ga – sa ri ga ma

D. Sapta tala alankaras should be sung in Jathis and swaras
putting tala with right hand and beats with left hand
(Mayamalavagaula / Sankarabharanam)

E. Geetas – 6
1. Sri gananadha – Malahari – Roopaka
2. Varaveena – Mohana – Roopaka
3. Sri Govinda – Sanakarabharanam – Mathya
4 Kamlajadala – Kalyani – Triputa
5. Analekara – Suddha saveri – Triputa
6. Arere Jaya Jaya – Sreeranjani – Triputa ( Lakshana Geetha)

F. Swara pallavi – Hindola – Adi ( or any Jathiswaram/ Swarajathi)
(Above all items should be sung / played in three speeds)

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                                                    2nd YEAR – Level 2 

                                                          Theory

Note: Examination for the 2nd Year is conducted during the months of April-May

  1. Explanation for technical words for all topics of the syllabus
  2. 16 Sudha , Vikruthi swara gatha sthanas
  3. Explaining Raga Trayodasa lakshanas,

Ragalakshanas : 1. Mayamalavagaula 2.Malahari 3.Mohana 4.Kalyani 5.Sankarabharanam 6.Kambhoji 7.Hamsadhwani 8.Vasantha 9. Sree 10. Saveri 11.Sreeranjani 12. Hindola

  1. Lakshnas of Varna
  2. Life histories : Veena Kupair 2.Tiruvottiyoor Thyagayyar 3.Patnam Subramanayayyar
  3. Writing musical compositions in notation

                                     2nd YEAR – Level 2  – PRACTICAL

  1. Akaara practice in Sankarabharana and Kalyani Ragas
  2. 3,5,7 Jathi division exercises in Chaturasra gathi Aditalam(with two hands)
  3. Avartha end Khandajathi division exercises in Chaturasra gathi aditalam (two hands)
  4. Tana Varnas
    1. Samininne- Sankarabharanam –Adi
    2. Vanajakshi – Kalyani – Adi
    3. Chalamela –Natakuranji –Adi
    4. Chalamela –Darbar – Adi
    5. Taruni – Kambhoji –Adi
    6. Samininne – Sree –Adi

All the above varnas should be sung/play in two speeds

  1. Keerthanas:
  1. Kaalaharanmelara – Suddha saveri – Roopaka – Tyagaraja
  2. Samajavaragamana – Hindola –Adi –Tyagaraja
  3. Sobhillu saptha swara –Jaganmohini – Roopaka –Tyagaraja
  4. Annamacharya Keerthana -1

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                                            Syllabus – 3rd Year – Level 3

THEORY

Note : Examination for 3rd years syllabus will be conducted at the end of the April-May.

  1. Raga Classification, Janaka, Janya ragas; Audava, Shadava, Sampoorna ragas, Upanga, Bhashanga ragas, scheme of 72 melakartas, vivadi melas.
  1. Desadi, Madhyadi, Chaputalas; Taladasa pranas.
  1. Ragalakshanas: 1. Sudhasaveri 2. Bilahari 3. Kedaram 4. Panthuvarali 5. Jaganmohini 6.Begada 7. Nata 8. Thodi 9. Sahana 10. Madhyamavathi 11. Nadanamakriya 12.Natakuranji 
  2. Darbar
  1. Characteristics (Lakshnams) of kruthi and keerthana.
  1. Life histories. 1. Thyagaraja 2. Muttuswamy deekshitar 4. Syamsastry 
  2. Bhadrachala Ramadasu 5. Annamacharya
  1. Complete description about the musical instruments:                                                                    1. Tamboora 2. Veena 3. Violin 
  2. Mridangam
  1. Writing music compositions in notation

 

                                                                             PRACTICAL

Tanavarnas:

  1. Eranapai – Todi – Adi
  2. Sarasuda – Saveri – Adi
  3. Sarasijanabha – Kambhoji – Ata
  4. Jalajakshi – Hamsadhwani – Adi
  5. Ninnukori. – Vasantha – Adi

Above Varnas should be sung / play in two speeds

  1. Kritis, Keertanas – 8
  1. Mahaganapthim – Nata – Adai – Muthuswamy Deeshitar
  2. Brochevaravare – Sree ranjani – Adi – Thyagaraja
  3. Ramaneepai – kedaram – Adi – Thyagaraja
  4. Alakalallalada – Madhyamavathi – Roopka – Thyagaraja
  5. Karunajaladhe – Nadanamakriya – Adi – Thyagaraja
  6. Anudinamunu – Begada – Roopaka – Patnam Subrahmanyayyar
  7. Paridanamicchite- Bilahari – Khanda Chapu – Patnam Subrahmanyayyar
  8. Ennaganu – Panthuravali – Roopaka – Thyagaraja
  1. Swara Kalpana : Sudhasaveri , Hindola

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                                                     Syllabus – 4th  Year – Level 4

                                                                        THEORY

Note: Examination for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Syllabus topics will be conducted during the month of April-May 

  1. Explanation for technical terms
  2. Vadi 2. Samvadi 3. Vivadi 4. Anuvadi 5. Mukthayi Calculation and other technical terms in the other topics of the syllabus
  1. Panchadasa gamakas, lakshana of Kampitha gamakas – usage
  1. Manodharma Sangeetham
  1. Raga Lakshanas
  2. Bhairavi 2. Kharaharapriya 3. Poorvikalayani 4. Dhanyasi 5. Arabhi 6. Pharaj 7. Khamas 
  3. Kuranji 9. Husseni
  1. Composition Lakshanas:
  2. Ashtapadi 2. Tillana 3. Tarangam 4. Javali 5. Padam 6. Daruvu
  1. Life Histories:
  2. Kshetrayya 2. Pachimiriyam adi appayya 3. Narayana Teertha 4. Jayadeva 5. Sadasiva brahmendra Swamy
  1. Complete description about Flute, Gotu instruments
  1. Writing notation for the compositions.

 

                                                                             PRACTICAL

  1. Swarajathi : Kaamakshi – Bhairavai – Chapu – Syamasastry
  1. Varnam: Viriboni – Bhairavi – Ata ( two speeds)
  1. Kritis, Keerthanas:
  1. Upacharamu – Bhairavi – Roopaka – Thyagaraju
  2. Evarura – Mohana – Chapu – Thyagaraju
  3. Gjanamosagarada – Poorvi kalyani – Roopka – Thyagaraju
  4. Ammaravamma – Kalyani – Khanda chapu – kalyani
  5. Prakkalanilabadi – Kharaharapriya – Chapu – Thyagaraju
  6. Aragimpave – Todi – Roopka – Thyagaraju
  7. Sangeetha gnanamu – Dhanyasi – Adi – Thyagaraju
  8. Endaro mahanu bhavulu – Sree – Adi – Thyagaraju
  9. Nadasudharasambilanu – Arabhi – Roopka – Thyagaraju
  10. Seethamma mayamma – Vasantha – Roopka – Thyagaraju
  11. Marakathavalli – kambhoji- Adi – Muthuswamy Deekshitar
  12. Vatapiganapathim bhaje-Hamsadhwani-Adi-Muthuswamy Deekshitar
  13. Sarojadalanetri – Sankarabharanam – Adi – Syamasastry
  14. Enthanerchina – Saveri – Adi – Patnam Subramanyayyar
  15. Mayatheetha swarupini – Mayamalavagaula -Roopaka – Ponnayyapillai.

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