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

Learning Outcomes
  • Acquire knowledge of aesthetical elements found in musical forms
  • Gain knowledge about aesthetical elements with regard to Sahitya and Prosody
  • Understand concepts of Raga-Rasa theory and its relevance in practice
  • Appreciate the aesthetics of performance in various genres
Course Outline
  • Aesthetics of Sahitya (lyric/prosody) and Composition: poetics, lyrical sources, praasa, padachcheda
  • Compositional structure in Svarajati, Kriti, Thillana, Dhrupad, Bandish, Khyal bandish, Tarana, Thumri, Padam etc.
  • Sangeet Alankara : Yati, Svarakshara, Mudras
  • Rasa theory and its relevance to Indian Classical Musical forms
  • Aesthetics of Raga : Sampoorna, Audava/Shadava, Vivadi, Rakti etc.
  • Gamaka : Theory and Practice in both Vocal and Instrumental
  • Aesthetics of performance: concert contexts, ensembles, vocal/instrumental, music for dance/drama, vadya vrinda etc.
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Assessment Criteria

Attendance, Tests, Quizzes, Exams

Additional Info

This course is designed as a combination of theory and practical study towards an understanding of the aesthetics and methods in the practice of Indian Classical Music.  All topics to be studied with relevance to both Carnatic and Hindustani systems.

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

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