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Hindustani Classical

Ajivasan provides the unique opportunities from students in India and all over the world to learn Hindustani Classical Vocals. A structured curriculum, a clear path for progression, and certifications for completion. Semester Assessment Reports are given to students at completion of each level. Each level requires the student to complete the courses listed under it and pass the level exam. Students who are new to the Academy, start with the first course in each of the levels, depending on their prior experience. Entry into any level will require new students to pass the assessment for the prior level.

Certification : Prayag Sangeet Samiti

Once A Week Class

Class Duration : 1 Hour

This course is designed for the little ones from the age of 4 to 9 years to experience Indian music and its elements through activities and songs.

Sem 01:

Learn simple songs, building their interest and love for music

Sing songs in different rhythmic patterns

Understanding rhythm and tempo, through fun playing session

Developing musical skills through fun activities, clapping, tapping on the beat and tempo of the songs


Sem 02:

Introduction to Classical Music through Alankar in Swar

Introduction to Dadra Taal through songs

Learn bandish of Raag Bhoopali & Raag Yaman

Introduction to Sargam and Taan


Sem 03:

Alankars in Aakar, introducing kids to patterns and combination of musical notes.

Introduction to Raag Khamaj & Raag Alhaiya Bilaawal

Introducing concept of sargams along with bandish in raags

Basic knowledge and understanding of Teentaal & Keherwa through songs

Introduction to basic terms used in music (Music Theory)

Final Assessment

Sem 101:

Alankaars (Preliminary Swar Patterns)

Raag Bhoopali

Raag Yaman

Taal Orientation

Light Songs

Music Appreciation

Basic understanding of musical terms: Histroy and origin of Indian Classical Music, Alankaar, Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Vaadi, Samvaadi, Raag, Thaat, Varjit Swar, Komal n Teevra Swar, Gayan samay, Anuvaadi, Vivadi

Q & A session

Presentat/ Semester Assessments

Sem 102:

Alankaars – Swar & Taal patterns

Raag Bhairav

Raag Bihaag

Raag Kaafi

Introduction of Taals: Teentaal & Keherva

Raag Based Bhajan, understanding rhythm in Bhajan

Music appreciation

Description of Harmonium

Understanding of the terms: Dhwani, Dhwani ki utpatti, Naad, Shruti, Chal and Achal Swar, Swaron ke poorn Naam, Varn, Sthayi, Antara

Q & A session / Counselling

Presentation/ Assessments

Sem 103:

Alankaars (concept of creating Varn and Alankaar thereafter)

Raag Alhaiyya Bilawal

Raag Khamaaj

Introduction to Taraana in Raag Khamaaj and Raag Bihaag

Taals: Chaartaal and Daadra

Layakari in Taals

Music Notations – Swar-lipi writing

Gazal in Dadra

Music Appreciation

Introduction to karaoke singing

Understanding of the terms: Sargam, Taan, Lay

Reading & Writing Swar-lipi of Drut

Difference between Raag Bhoopali and Raag Yaman

Q & A session / Counselling

Final Exams

Sem 201:

Intense Alankaars (with lots of Taan practice)

Introduction to Bada Khayaal - Raag Yaman (Vilambit)

Description of Tanpura and practice to sing with Tanpura

Taal OrientationRaag Durga

Raag Desh

Raag Durga

Music Taal: Ektaal and Rupak

Light Music

Music appreciation

Karaoke sessions

Understanding of musical terms: Aashray Raag, Aandolan, Aandolan sankhya, Naad ki visheshtaayen, Comparision of Shruti n Naad

Reading & Writing swar-lipi of Vilambit

Difference between Raag Khamaaj and Raag Desh

Q & A session

Presentation/ Assessments

Sem 202:

Intense Alankaars

Raag Bihaag (Vilambit) (Albele sapne)

Raag Bageshri

Raag Bhimpalasi

Introduce Dhrupad with Taali & Khaali (Raag Yaman)

Taal: Teevra & Sooltaal (with laykaaris)

Raag based Filmy Gazal

Karaoke sessions

Music appreciation / Listening Session

Understanding of musical terms:- Geet ke prakaar, Geet ke avyav, Grah swar, Ansh swar, Nyaas swar, Vakr swar Comparision of Raags (Raag Khamaaj, Raag Desh and Raag Vrindavani Sarang)

Music appreciation / Listening Session

Presentation / Assessments

Sem 203:

Raag Alhaiyya Bilawal (Vilambit)

Raag Vrindavani Sarang

Raag Asavari

Raag Bhairavi

Introduction to Dhrupad with rythmic patterns (laykaari)

Taal : Jhaptaal

Karaoke sessions

Music appreciation

Understanding of musical terms: Chalan and Ang of all the raags, Comparision between Raag Kaafi, Raag Bageshri and Raag Bhimpalasi, Vaadi swar ka raag ke samay ke saath sambandh

Q & A session / Counselling

Final Exams

Sem 301:

Raag Tilak Kaamod

Raag Hameer

Raag Kedar

Raag Tilang

Taal : Dhamaar

Introduce Tigun Lay

Aalaap gayki (self made)

Music appreciation / Listening session

Karaoke sessions

Introduction of Western classical notes - Keyboard

Understanding of musical terms : Different types of geet: bada khayaal, dhamaar, hori and tappa Mathematical description of 72 thaat by Venkatmakhi & derivation of 484 raags with the help of one Tthaat Division of 22 shrutis into 7 shuddh swar Different types of Taan: Simple, Koot, Mishr & Bol - Taan

Q & A session

Presentation / Assessments

Sem 302:

Paltas and Aalaaps

Raag Kalingda

Raag Jaunpuri

Raag Malkauns

Dhamaar laykaaris

Dhrupad in Malkauns

Taal: Deepchandi & Tilwada

Light Music

Karaoke sessions

Introduction to Western Music – Keyboard Session

Understanding of musical terms: Parts of the Tanpura and the use and importance of those parts; tuning and baithak for a Tanpura and a Tanpura player respectively

Classification of a raag on the basis of the Vaadi swar and the swars used in the scale Sandhiprakash raag and raag with komal G and N

Presentation / Assessments

Sem 303:

Raag based Paltas

Raag Patdeep

Raag Pilu

Raag BhairaviRaag Bageshri (Vilambit)

Raag Bhimpalasi (Vilambit)

Taal : Jhoomra

Light Music

Music appreciation

Understanding of musical terms:- Virtues and flaws of a singer Tabla: Parts of the Tabla Jodi and the importance of these parts 4 Major Gharanas; Making of the Tabla; Tuning of the Tabla; 10 Varn of the Tabla; 7 golden rules of Thaats and Raags and the comparison between Raags and Thaats, the relation between magnitude of vibrations and the opulence + smallness of Naad

Q & A session


Final Exams

Sem 401:

Raag Deshkar

Raag Kamod

Raag Jaijaivanti

Raag Tilang

Taal : Tappa

Music appreciation

Light music

Karaoke sessions

Understanding of musical terms : Geet ke prakaar, Nibaddh and Anibaddh gaan, Raag Raagini paddhati


Sem 402:

Raags Multani

Raag Marwa

Raag Shankara

Avirbhaav - Tirobhaav

Introduction to Chaturang (Raag Kedar)

Taal : Aada Chartaal

Music appreciation

Light Music

Karaoke session*

Understanding of musical terms: Adhwadarshak swar, samay chakra and Parmel praveshak raag, Adhunik aalaap gayan and taan ke prakaar, Sandheeprakash raag, Sankeern raag, Introduction to the 32 thaats of indian classical music and names of adhunik and praacheen thaats, Swar paddhati comparison between Dakshin and Uttar Bhartiya Sangeet


Sem 403:

Raag Sohni

Raag Purvi

Raag Bahaar

Taal : Jat – Taal, Punjabi

Music appreciation

Tabla session

Understanding of musical terms : Comparison between raags like Bhoopali and Deshkaar; Sohni and Marwa; Marwa and Puriya; Miya Malhaar and Bahaar, Kamod, Kedar and Hameer; Multani and Todi

Final Exams

Sem 501:

Raag Gaud malhaar

Raag Shree

Raag Chhayanat

Raag Adaana

Taals : Addha, Matt Taal, Pancham Savari

Music appreciation

Light music

Karaoke sessions

Understanding of musical terms: Anibdh geet ke pracheen prakar: raag Aalaap, rupak Aalaap, Gayki-Nayki, History of Shruti and Swar Vibhajan, Shadaj Pancham bhav, Calculation of Andolan Sankhya as per the length of the Taar

Taals : Pancham Sawari and Matt

Raag Comparisons : Khamaj-Dhesh-Jaijaivanti-Gaud Malhar; Poorvi-shree; Chhayanat-Kedar-Hameer-Kamod; Adaana-Aasawari-Jaunpuri


Sem 502:

Drupad in Raag Shree

Raag Todi

Taraana in Raag Adaana

Raag Darbaari Kanhaada

Raag Hindol

Taal : Gaj Jhampa

Music appreciation

Light Music

Karaoke session*

Theory topics : Alpatva- Bahutva, Aavirbhav-Tirobhav, Essay Writing, Biography

Taals : Adha, Punjabi and Gajjampa

Rang Comparisons : Todi-Multani; Darbari-Adaana; Hindol-Yaman-Kedar-Hameer, Chhayanat-Gaud Malhar


Sem 503:

Raag Gaud Sarang

Raag Vibhaas

Raag Puriya

Taal : Punjabi

Music appreciation

Light Music


Understanding of musical terms: Creating Sargams, Thaat wise Raag Comparisons including Raag Puriya-Marwa-Sohani, Chalan of Raags from Level 1 to Level 5

Sem 601:

Raag Lalit

Raag Deshi

Raag Basant

Raag Miya Malhaar

Taal : Lakshmi


Music appreciation

Session with Sureshji


Sem 602:

Raag Miya Malhaar

Raag Raageshree

Raag Malgunji

Raag Puriya Dhanashree

Taal : Brahma

Music appreciation

Thumri & Gazal

Explain Avirbhaav Tirobhaav with the help of Raags

Session with Suresh Wadkar ji


Sem 603:

Raag Shuddh Kalyaan

Raag Ramkali

Raag Paraj

Taal : Rudra

Music appreciation

Taraana, Chaturang

Avirbhaav Tirobhaav

References to Raag from previous years

Individual singing

Session with Suresh ji

Final Exam

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