Kamal Music Center

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Curriculum for learning Hindi

  • Knowledge of Varn Mala
  • Knowledge of Sawar & Vyanjan in Varn Mala
  • Phonetics of Sawars & Vyanjan with Picturs
  • Practice of Kvarag , Chavarg, Tavarg, Taavarg & Pavarg
  • Recognition of Varn Mala
  • Knowledge of Hindi Vowels
  • Practice of Matras
  • Mishrit Varn
  • Saunkat Varn
  • Recognition of words
  • Joining of words
  • Reading of small Words & Paragraphs
  • Counting 1 to 100
  • Reading of religious stories

August 11, 2010     0 Comments

Curriculum for learning Punjabi

  • Knowledge of Punjabi Alphabet’s
  • Knowledge of Punjabi Vowels
  • Practice of Mukta words
  • Practice of Kanna words
  • Practice of Sihari words
  • Practice of Bihariee words
  • Practice of Aunkur
  • Practice of Dulankar
  • Practice of Lavan & Dulavan
  • Practice of Hora & Kanaura
  • Practice of Adhik & Tippi
  • Reading of Paragraphs
  • Counting 1 to 100
  • Reading of Shabads

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Sitar Curriculum

Course for Sitar/Instrumental Music

Level One:

  • Sangeet, Swars, Naad and Shruti.
  • Aroh, Avroh, Saptak and Lay.
  • Corect Placement of Fingers on the Instrument
  • Knowledge about  words of MIJRAB Da Dr Da Ra Da R Da etc
  • Different Alankars with different layakaries
  • Knowledge about Ragas and their rules.
  • One Gat and Toras in The prescribed ragas.
  • Rag Bilawal, Yaman and Bhopali.
  • Knowledge about Tal Dadra, Keherva and Teen tal.
  • Knowledge about the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhandae. (introduction)

Level Two:

  • Knowledge about Thaats.
  • Review the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhandae. (detailed)
  • Alankars in prescribed Ragas
  • One Rajakhani gat with Alap and Toras
  • Raag Durga, Kafi, Khamaj, and Bhairav
  • Tal, Lay, Sum, Tali, Khali, Avartan and Matra.
  • Knowledge about Ekgun, Dogun, Chaugun and Laykaris.
  • One Dhun in  rag Bilawal
  • Tal Dadra, Keharva, Teen Tal and Ek Tal.
  • Notation of Indian National Anthem.

Level Three:

  • Naad (Ahat-Anahat), Shruti Swars and Vikrit Swars.
  • Classification of Raagas, Varna (Sthai, Antra, Sanchari, Abhog).
  • Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi and Varjit Swar.
  • Purvang and Uttrang
  • Knowledge of the following concepts: Tal, Lay and its kinds (Dugun, Tigun, Chaugan) and Tal to be written in Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkandhe Notation System.
  • Recognizing Raagas and Taalas given through some swars.
  • Knowledge of Raagas with Madhya Lay, Alap and Taanas.
  • Rag Desh, Bhageshwari, Bhimpalasi and Kafi.
  • Jhap Tal, Ek Tal, Chau Tal, Teen Tal with Daugan and Chaugan.

Level Four:

  • Review Levels One, Two and Three.
  • Knowledge of  Masseet Khani Gat and Razakhani Gat.
  • Recognizing Raagas and Taalas given through some notes and Bools.
  • One Maseetkhani Gat and one Razakhani Gat in any prescribed Raagas.
  • Alap, Jod Alap, Jhalla.Tihaidar Tukre etc.
  • Gats in Jhaptal or Roopak Tal
  • Dhun in any Rag
  • Writing of Notation system
  • Raag Bhrindavani Sarang, Malkonse, Bharav and Bharvi.
  • Rupak, Tal, Ek Tal, Jhap Tal, Teen Tal, Keherva Tal and Dhadra Tal.

Level Five:

  • This Level will include Composition of Gat’s & writing in the same in notation.
  • A brief description about the other styles of classical and light music (Geet, Gazal, Bhajan and  Shabad).
  • .Knowledge about Meend, Kaann, Kampan,  Ghaseet, Krintan, Zamzama,   Gamak
  • Review of all Raagas of levels One, Two, Three and Four
  • Razakhani Gat in each of the prescribed ragas
  • Raag,  Mia Ki Todhi and Puriya Dhanashri, Desh Kar
  • Tal       Deepchandi, Sul Tal, Tilwada Tal and Jhumra Tal

Level six:

  • This Level will include Review of all Practical and  Theory previously done
  • The history of Indian and Western notation systems. The advantages and disadvantages of adopting the Western notation system for Indian music. Possibility of evolving a new system of notation for  the purpose of maintaining the standard of Indian music.
  • Two Maseetkhani Gat with Alap, Jor Alap, Meend, Kan, Gamak etc
  • All Rajakhani Gats of all levels with Toras and different type of Zhalas
  • One Gat in Dhmmar Tal with different Laykaries
  • Dhun with changes different Talas
  • One Thumri
  • Raag Joog, Raag Lalit, Raag Durbari and Raag Puriya Kalyan
  • All Talas from level One to Five.

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Curiculum for Esraj

Level One:

  • Sangeet, Swars, Naad and Shrutis.
  • Aroh, Avroh, Saptak and Lay.
  • Alankars in Shrudh swars.
  • knowledge about Ragas and their rules.
  • Rag Bilawal, Alahiya Bilawal, Yaman and Bhopali.
  • One Dhrut khayal and one lakshan geet.
  • Swar maleeka in the above Ragas.
  • Knowledge about Tal Dadra, Keherva and Teen tal.
  • Knowledge about the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhadkhandae. (introduction)

Level Two:

  • Knowledge about Thats.
  • Review the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhadkhandae. (detailed)
  • Alankars in prescribed Ragas:Dhrut Khayal with Alap and Taanas.Raag Durga, Kafi, Khamaj, and Bhairav.Tal, Lay, Sum, Tali, Khali, Avartan and Matra.
  • Knowledge about Ekgun, Dogun, chaugan and Laykaris.
  • One Sargam geet and one Lakshan Geet in any prescribed Raagas.
  • Tal Dadra, Keharva, Teen Tal and Ek Tal.
  • Notation of Indian national anthem.

Level Three:Level Four:

  • Review Levels One, two and Three.
  • Dhrupad, Sargam geet and Lakshan geet.
  • Khayal and its different kinds.
  • Recognizing Raagas and Taalas given through some notes and Bolls.
  • One Sargam geet and one Lakshan Geet in any prescribed Raagas.
  • Dhrut Khayal with Alap and Taanas.
  • Two Taranas in prescribed Raagas.
  • One baada Khayal in Vilambit Lay with proper Gayaki along with Alap and Taan.
  • Raag Bhrindavani Sarang, Malkonse, Bharav and Bhervi.
  • Rupak Tal, Ek Tal, Jhap Tal, Teen Tal, Keherva Tal and Dhadra Tal.

Level Five:

  • This year will include Dhrupad and Dhamar.
  • A brief description about the other styles of classical and light music (geet, gazal, bhajan and shabad).
  • The complete Bada Khayal, Chota Khayal, Tarana and prescribed Raagas.
  • Review of all Raagas of levels one, two, three and four.
  • One Thumri in Raag Bherav.
  • One Dhamar.
  • Raag: Mia Ki Todhi and Puriya Dhanashri.
  • Tal: Deepchandi, Sul Tal, Tilwada Tal and Jhumra Tal.

Level six:

  • This year also will include Dhrupad and Dhamar.
  • All theory review of all levels.
  • The history of Indian and Western notation systems, the advantages and disadvantages of adopting the Western notation system for Indian music, possibility of evolving a new system of notation for the purpose of maintaining the standard of Indian music.
  • Two Badha Khayal.
  • One Chota Khayal.
  • One Dhrupad.
  • One Dhamar.
  • One Tarana.
  • One Thumri.
  • Raag Joog, Lalit, Raag Durbari and Puriya Kalyan
  • All Tals from level one to five.

August 7, 2010     0 Comments

Vocal Music Curriculum

Vocal Music
Level One:
  • Sangeet, Swars, Naad and Shrutis.
  • Aroh, Avroh, Saptak and Lay.
  • Alankars in Shrudh swars.
  • knowledge about Ragas and their rules.
  • Rag Bilawal, Alahiya Bilawal, Yaman and Bhopali.
  • One Dhrut khayal and one lakshan geet.
  • Swar maleeka in the above Ragas.
  • Knowledge about Tal Dadra, Keherva and Teen tal.
  • Knowledge about the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhadkhandae. (introduction)
Level Two:
  • Knowledge about Thats.
  • Review the notation system of Vishnu Narayan Bhadkhandae. (detailed)
  • Alankars in prescribed Ragas:Dhrut Khayal with Alap and Taanas.Raag Durga, Kafi, Khamaj, and Bhairav.Tal, Lay, Sum, Tali, Khali, Avartan and Matra.
  • Knowledge about Ekgun, Dogun, chaugan and Laykaris.
  • One Sargam geet and one Lakshan Geet in any prescribed Raagas.
  • Tal Dadra, Keharva, Teen Tal and Ek Tal.
  • Notation of Indian national anthem.
Level Three:
  • Naad (Ahat-Anahat), Shruti Swars and Vakra Swars.
  • Classification of Raagas, Varna (sthai, Antra, Sanchari, Abhog).
  • Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi and Varjit Swar.
  • Purvang and Uthrang.
  • Knowledge of different Style of singing.
  • Knowledge of the following concepts:Tal, Lay and its kinds (dugun, tugun, chaugan) and tal to be written in Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkandhe Notation System.
  • Recognizing Raagas and Taalas given through some notes and Bolls.
  • Knowledge of Raagas with Madhya lay, Alap and Taanas.
  • Rag Desh, Bhageshwari, Bhimpalasi and Kafi.
  • Jhap Tal, Ek Tal, Chau Tal, Teen Tal with Daugan and Chaugan.
Level Four:
  • Review Levels One, two and Three.
  • Dhrupad, Sargam geet and Lakshan geet.
  • Khayal and its different kinds.
  • Recognizing Raagas and Taalas given through some notes and Bolls.
  • One Sargam geet and one Lakshan Geet in any prescribed Raagas.
  • Dhrut Khayal with Alap and Taanas.
  • Two Taranas in prescribed Raagas.
  • One baada Khayal in Vilambit Lay with proper Gayaki along with Alap and Taan.
  • Raag Bhrindavani Sarang, Malkonse, Bharav and Bhervi.
  • Rupak Tal, Ek Tal, Jhap Tal, Teen Tal, Keherva Tal and Dhadra Tal.
Level Five:
  • This year will include Dhrupad and Dhamar.
  • A brief description about the other styles of classical and light music (geet, gazal, bhajan and shabad).
  • The complete Bada Khayal, Chota Khayal, Tarana and prescribed Raagas.
  • Review of all Raagas of levels one, two, three and four.
  • One Thumri in Raag Bherav.
  • One Dhamar.
  • Raag: Mia Ki Todhi and Puriya Dhanashri.
  • Tal: Deepchandi, Sul Tal, Tilwada Tal and Jhumra Tal.
Level six:
  • This year also will include Dhrupad and Dhamar.
  • All theory review of all levels.
  • The history of Indian and Western notation systems, the advantages and disadvantages of adopting the Western notation system for Indian music, possibility of evolving a new system of notation for the purpose of maintaining the standard of Indian music.
  • Two Badha Khayal.
  • One Chota Khayal.
  • One Dhrupad.
  • One Dhamar.
  • One Tarana.
  • One Thumri.
  • Raag Joog, Lalit, Raag Durbari and Puriya Kalyan
  • All Tals from level one to five.

July 29, 2010     0 Comments

Tabla Curriculum

Level one
• All about tabla In detail, its history and as an instrument.
• The parts of a tabla, How it’s constructed etc.
• Knowledge of Tal, Matra, vhibag, Sum, tali, khali and avartan laye.
• Basic hand position and its finger techniques.
• Knowledge of words played on right tabla and left tabla. Production of such on the tabla
as dha, na, ta, dhin, tin, to, ghe, tirkit, kat,ke.
• Tal introduction of the tal dadra, keherva, teen tal, jhap tal with its theory knowledge.
Level two
• Laye practise.
• Vilambit, maday, drut timing and ekgun, dugan, and chagun practice.
• Two different kayadas with minimum four paltas in teen tal.
• Using simple words dha, Tita, ta, tin, ge, na, ke, dhin etc.
• Practice of kehrva Tal with different type of Kehrva, with vocal music and instrumental.
• Practice Tal dadra with different type of vocal and instrumental music.
• Introduction of ek Tal with practice of different Laye and Layekaris with vocal music.

Level three

• Different kaydas with minimum five paltas with words.
• Dhita, Gudigans, takkda, tirkit etc and solo practice of all kaydas and paltas together with all three levels.
• Jhaptal, three simple tukrae, three tihais, two kaydas with four paltae, variation of tihais and two mukhrae.
• Improve on the ability to recognise sum and mukrae with vocal and instrumental music.
• Notation of tukrae and tihai.

Level four
• Learn Roopak tal, ektal and deepchandi sultaal.
• Practise reciting the above tals in ekgun, dugan and chaugan layakaris with and without the tabla.
• Four advanced difficulty kayadas, mukhrae, tukrae, tihais and paltas in teen tal, chau tal, teevr tal and jhap tal.
• Solo practise with lehra.
• Improve on the ability to produce different bols on tabla recited by another person.
• Recognise different tals with vocal music and instrumental music.

Level five
• Playing solo in tal with lehra, thal teental, pashkara, kayada, rela, gat, tukdas and jhap tal etc.
• Learning how to tune the tabla.
• Composing with different tals.
• Accompanying with the tabla beside different type of singing. For example playing alongside Dhrupad, Dhamar, Tappa and thumree styles of singing.
• Accompanying with tabla beside different instrumental music. For example playing alongside masid khani gat, rajkhani gat and different dhuns of instrumental music.

Level six
• Solo with good proficiency in teen tal, jhap tal, eak tal and rupak tal.
• Accompanying with the tabla beside different vocal, instrumental and light music.
• Learning words like dhir dhir, gidha nage with different lay and lay karis.
• Composing with the bols above.
• More lays.

July 25, 2010     0 Comments