Course Code
Arts & Communication
Department/ Centre
Department of Music
Programme Type/ Requirements
Course Features/ Requirements
Full Time, Taught, Blended, Core Course, Continuous Evaluation, Six Credits

Learning Outcomes

1. Learn a variety of compositions in different languages and of different composers
2. Strengthen laya aspects in the performance of Varnams / Bandishes in different degrees of speed
3. Acquire knowledge about the permutation and combination of svaras, prastara of talas through compositions
4. Comprehend the rhythmic structures in compositions through tala aspects and in a variety of tempos

Course Outline

*  A study of different types of Varnas in different languages
*  Learning and Mastering Adi Tala Varnas, Ata Tala Varnas, Ragamalika Varnas, Daru Varnas, Pada Varnas in different languages of different composers
*  Practice of the above in Three kalas (tempo/speed) and in different Gatis/Nadais and combinations thereof
*  An assimilation of expertise relating to tala and its prastaara based on these Varnas
*  Mastering Bandishes of various types and composers – Vilambit, Madhya Lay and Drut bandishes with particular reference to tala frameworks, mathematical formulae, variations thereof
*  An assimilation of expertise relating to tala and laya structures and rhythmic compositions through the above

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Assessment Criteria

Attendance, Tests, Quizzes, Exams

Course Instructor/s
Dr. Pavani D, Dr. Aranyakumar M