B.A (Hindustani) Music Syllabus

SYLLABUS FOR B.A. (HONS.) MUSIC HINDUSTANI MUSIC

B.A (Hons) 1st Year
Semester-I
Course-101 Theory Marks: 75
Credits:4
General Musicology

  1. Nada, Swara, Shruti, Raga, Mela ( Thata), Alankar, Tana, Gamak, Sthaya, Kaku, Margi- Deshi, Ragalap-Rupkalap,
  2. Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi, Tala, Laya, Avirbhav, Tirobhav, Parmelpraveshak Raga, Sandhiprakash Raga, Vaggeyakara, Kalawant. Vibration, Pitch, Intensity, Timbre, Just intonation, Equal tempered scale, forced Vibration, Free Vibration.

Internal Assessment 25 Marks
Course-101
Recommended Books

  1. S.S. Paranjape - Bhartiya Sangeet Ka Itihasa
  2. S.S. Paranjape - Sangeet Bodh
  3. V.N. Bhatkhande - Bhatkhande Sangeet Shastra Part-I-II
  4. Swami Prajnananda - History of Indian Music
  5. Swami Prajnananda - Historical Study of Indian Music
  6. Lalit Kishore Singh - Dhvani Aur Sangeet
  7. Govind Rao Rajurkar - Sangeet Shastra Parag
  8. Dr. Swatantra Sharma - Fundamentals of Indian Music
  9. Dr. Pannalal Madan - Sangeet Shastra Vigyan

Course- 102 Practical-1 Marks-75
Credits-8
Stage Performance & Viva Voce
Prescribed Ragas

Bhairav, Bhupali, Yaman, Durga Vocal Music - Vilambit and Drut Khayal with gayaki in all the ragas and Dhrupad or Dhamar in all the ragas. Instrumental Music - Masit Khani and Razakhani gat with elaboration in all the ragas.

Internal Assessment: Marks-25
Course-102
Recommended Books

  1. V. N. Bhatkhande - Kramik Pustak Malika Part-I-II
  2. V.R. Patvardhan - Rag Vigyan Part-I-III

Semester-II
Marks-75
Credits 4
Course-103
Theory of Indian Music

(i) Rudiments of staff Notation, Harmony, Melody, Polyphony.
(ii) Life and contribution of the following:
(a) Pt. V. N. Bhatkhande –His works and Notation System
(b) Pt. V.D Paluskar - His works and Notation System.
(iii) Masitkhani and Vilambit Gat, Razakhani & Drut Gat, Krintan, Zamzama, Ghaseet, Jor
Alap, Gitkiri, Meend, Sut, Kan

Internal Assessment Marks-25
Course-103
Recommended Books

  1. E. Clements - Study of Indian Music
  2. Ra. Avtar ‘Vir’ - Theory of Indian Music
  3. V. N. Bhatkhande - Bhatkhande Sangeet Shastra Part-I-II
  4. Dr. Swantantra Sharma - Bhartiya Sangeet Ek Vaigyanik Vishleshan
  5. Jagdish Narayan Pathak - Sangeet Shastra Praveen
  6. V.S. Nigam - Sangeet Kaumudi Part-I-III
  7. Music Profiles - Paschatya Swarlipi Paddhati evam
  8. Swantantra Sharma - Bharatiya Sangeet

Practical-II
Course-104 Marks-75
Credits-8
Stage Performance & Viva Voce
Ragas Prescribed

Alhaiya Bilawal,Vrindavani Sarang, Kafi, Jaunpuri
Vocal Music - Vilambit and Drut Khayal in all the Ragas, Dhrupad or Dhamar should cover all the above Ragas. Instrumental Music - Masitkhani and one Razakhani gat with elaboration in all the above ragas.

Internal Assessment Marks-25
Course-104
Recommended Books

  1. V. N. Bhatkhande Kramik Putsaka Malika Part-I-III
  2. V.R. Patvardhan Rag Vigyan Part-I-IV
  3. Omkar Nath Thakur Sangeetanjali Part- I-IV

B.A ( Hons) IInd year
Semester-III
Course-105 Marks- 75
Credit-4
Historical Study of the Musical Terms

i) Grama, Moorcchana, Jati Gayan, Gandharava, Gana, Nibaddha – Anibaddha
gana, Prabandha, Alap, Alapti, Tala-Dasapranas.
ii) Life and contribution of Karnatak Musicians Trinity-Tyhagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri
iii) Life and contribution of Western Musicians - Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.
iv) Musical forms of Karnatak Music : Kriti, Pallavi, Tillana, Varnam, Padam, Javali. Comparison of Hindustani       musical forms with their Karnatak counterparts.

Internal Assessment
Marks- 25
Course-105
Recommended Books

  1. S.S. Paranjape Sangeet Bodh
  2. Thakur Jaidev Singh Bharatiya Sangeet ka Itihasa
  3. Swami Prajnananda Historical Study of Indian Music
  4. V.S. Nigam Sangeet Kaumudi Part-III
  5. P. Sambamoorthy Great Composers
  6. Thakur Jaidev Singh Indian Music
  7. Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of musicians
  8. Jagdish Narayan Pathak Sangeet Shastra Praveen
  9. Eric Blom ( edited by) Groves Dictionary of Music & Musicians

Practical-III
Paper- 106 Marks-75
Credits-8
Stage Performance and Viva Voce
Prescribed Ragas

Des, Bageshri, Bhimpalasi, Khamaj Vocal Music - Vilambit and Drut Khayal with gayaki in all the ragas and Dhrupad or Dhamar should cover in all the above ragas. Instrumental Music - Masitkhani and Razakhani gat in all the above ragas.

Internal Assessment Marks-25
Course- 106
Recommended Books

1. V.N. Bhatkhande Kramik Pustak Malika Part-I-III
2. S.N. Ratanjankar Abhinavageet Manjari
3. V.R. Patwardhan Rag Vigyan part-I-V

Semester-IV
Course-107 Theory Marks-75
Credits - 4
Biographies of Musicians and Composers

Life Sketch and Contributions of the following:
1. Abhinavagupta
2 Nanyadeva
3 Jaidev
4 Amir Khusro
5. Nayak Bakshu
6. Sultan Hussain Sharki
7. Raja Mansingh Tomar
8. Tansen
9. Sadarang-Adarang
10 Miyan Shori,
11.Rabindranath Tagore
12. Alauddin Khan
13. S.N. Ratanjankar
14. Vilayat Hussain Khan, (Pranpiya) Khan
15. Ravi Shankar
16. Vilayat Khan.

Internal Assessment Marks - 25
Course -107
Recommended Books

1. Sushila Mishra Some immortals of Hindustani Music
2. Narmadeshwar Chaturvedi Sangeetagya Kavion ki Hindi Rachanyen
3. A.D. Ranade On Music and Musicians of Hindustan
4. Amal Das Sharma Musicians of India
5. Harihar Niwas Dvivedi Mansingh Aur Mankutuhal
6. Susheela Mishra Great Masters of Hindustani Music
7. Sulochana Brihaspati Khusro Tansen Tatha Anya Kalakar

Practical-IV
Course-108 Marks-75
Credits - 8
Stage Performance and Viva Voce
Prescribed Ragas:

Bihag, Ramkali, Deshkar, Hameer
Vocal Music - Vilambit & Drut Khayal with gayaki in all the Ragas Dhrupad or Dhamar
should cover all the above ragas.
Instrumental Music - Masitkhani and Razakhani gat with elaboration in all the above ragas

Internal Assessment Marks 25
Course- 108
Recommended Books

1. V. N. Bhatkhande Kramik Pustak Malika Part-III-IV
2. S.N. Ratanjankar Abhinav Geetmanjari
3. Raman lal Mehta Agra Gharana Parampara Gayaki Aur Cheeje
4. V.R. Patwardhan Rag Vigyan

B.A. (HONS) IIIRD YEAR
Semester – V
Course – 109 Theory History of Indian Music Marks – 75
Credits - 4

i) Vedic Music: Sama and stobhaksharas, the notes of Vedic music, Gramgeya gana, Aranyageyagana,Poorvarchicka, Uttararchicka, Udatta, Anudatta, Swarita, Vedic and Loukik scales, Panchvidha & Saptavidha sama, Vedic instruments
ii) Musical references in Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas (Harivansh & Vayu Puranas)

Internal Assessment Marks - 25
Course – 109
Recommended Books:

1. Swami Prajnananda Historical Development of Indian Music
2. S.S.Paranjape Bharatiya Sangeet Ka Itihasa
3. Thakur Jaidev Singh Bharatiya Sangeet Ka Itihasa
4. Swami Prajnanananda History of Indian Music

Course – 110 Practical - V Stage Performance Marks – 75
Credits 8
Prescribed Ragas:

Gaudsarang, Pooriya Dhanashri, Kedar, Kamod, Chayanat
Performance of half an hour, planned by the candidate within the above prescribed ragas.
Vocal Music - i) Vilambit and Drut Khyal with gayaki to be presented in any one raga.
ii) Dhrupad-Dhamar or Sadra composition in each of the prescribed Ragas. Alap, Layakari &
upaj in any one Dhrupad & Dhamar with layakary & upaj in any other ragas.
Instrumental music- i) Masit khani and razakhani gats with elaboration to be presented in
any one raga.
ii) Gat with elaboration in any 3 of the following Talas – Dhamar, Ektal, Jhaptal, Ada-
Chautal

Internal Assessment Marks - 25
Course – 110& 111

1. V.N.Bhatkhande Part-IV
2. S.N.Ratanjankar Abhinavgeet Manjari
3. Omkarnath Thakur Sangeetanjali Part-I-VI
4. V.R. Patwardhan Rag Vigyan Part-I – VII

Course – 111 Practical – VI Viva Voce Marks – 75
Credits-8

Viva Voce-vilambit khyal with Gayaki and Madhyalaya Khyal with gayaki in each of the
prescribed ragas of course-110. For instrumental music, Masit khani and razakhani gats with
elaboration in all the prescribed ragas of Course –110

Internal Assessment Marks - 25
Course-113 Theory- Applied Musicology Marks 75
Credits-4

i) Gharanas – Prominent Gharanas of Dhrupad (Dagar, Betia, Darbhanga) and Khayal (Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Kirana) and their significant features regarding techniques.
ii) Gharanas of Instrumental music and their leading styles (Senia, Maihar,Gauripur)
iii) Detailed and Comparative study of the Ragas prescribed in Ist, IInd and IIIrd year.
iv) Study of Hindustani musical forms - : Alap, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Sadra, Khayal, Thumri, Tappa, Tarana, Chaturang, Raga Sagar

Internal Assessment 25Marks
Course – 113
Semester – VI
Course – 112 Theory: “Study of the ancient and medieval Treatises”
Marks 75
Credits-4

General Review of the works of the following authors:-
Bharat, Matang, Someshwar, Narad (Sangeet Makarand), Parshvadeva, Sharangdeva, Ramamatya, Somnath, Ahobal, Bhavabhatt, Fakirullah, Sriniwas, Vyankatmakhi, Lochan,Pundarikvithal, Hridaynarayandeva.

Internal Assessment 25 Marks
Course 112
Recommended Books

1. Bharat Natyashastra
2. Matang Brihaddeshi
3. Sharangdeva Sangeet Ratnakar
4. Narad Sangeet Makarand
5. Ahobal Sangeet Parijat
6. V.N.Bhatkhande A Short Historical survey of the Music of Upper India
7. V.N.Bhatkhande A Comparative Study of the leading music systems oif the 15th, 16th,
17th, & 18th centuries
8. N.P.Ahmad Hindustani Music during 17th & 18th centuries.
Recommended Books
1. V.H.Deshpande Indian Musical Tradition
2. Dhrupad Annual Edited by Premlata Sharma
3. V.K.Aggarwal Indian Music : Trends and traditions
4. S.K.Chaubey Sangeet me Gharana ki Charcha Sangeet Gharana Ank
5. Shanno Khurana Khyal Gayaki Vividh Gharana
6. M.R.Guatam Musical Heritage of India
7. V.N.Bhatkhande Bhatkhande Sangeet Shastra Part-I-III

Course – 114 Stage Performance Marks 75
Credits-8
Prescribed Ragas

Todi, Multani .Patdeep, Jaijaiwanti, Malkauns.
Performance of half an hour, planned by the candidate within the above prescribed ragas.
Vocal Music - i) Vilambit and Drut Khyal with gayaki to be presented in any one raga.
ii) Dhrupad-Dhamar or Sadra composition in each of the prescribed Ragas. Alap, Layakari &
upaj in any one Dhrupad & Dhamar with layakary & upaj in any other ragas.
Instrumental music- i) Masit khani and razakhani gats with elaboration to be presented in
any one raga.
ii) gat with elaboration in any 3 of the following Talas –Dhamar, Ektal, Jhaptal, Ada-Chautal

Internal Assessment 25 Marks
Course – 115 Viva Voce Marks – 75
Credits – 8
Prescribed Ragas:

Todi, Multani, Patdeep, Jaijaiwanti, Malkauns
Vocal Music - -Vilambit khyal with Gayaki and Madhyalaya Khyal with gayaki in each of
the prescribed ragas of course-114.
Instrumental music- Masit khani and Razakhani gats with elaboration in all the prescribed
ragas.

Internal Assessment Marks - 25
Course 114 & Course 115
Recommended Books - As mentioned in Course 111

Apart from the main subject a minimum of six papers will be required to be cleared as a
minor subject. Papers of the minor subject will be chosen from the papers already available in
that subject such as Sanskrit, Philosophy, History Karnatak Music and Rabindra Sangeet.
There shall be 3/4 elective papers of these one paper in language (English, Hindi, Urdu,
Persian) one paper in computational technique is compulsory one paper on environmental
studies (compulsory).
In brief the bifurcation of 24 papers at the undergraduate level is as follows :
Practical - 8 papers
Theory - 7 papers
Minor Subject - 6
Language - 2 (English compulsory)
Computer Science - 1
Note. Recommended material for other interdisciplinary courses shall be provided by
the concerned departments.