Vocal & Instrumental Music (Hons.)

Semester-I

THEORY OF MUSIC –I 

UNIT-1             Detailed study of Indian Music:

Development of Indian Music:

i) Primitive Music

ii) Vedic Music, Gandharva, Prabandha and Desi Sangeet

iii) Music in the Ramayan, Mahabharata and other Purana.

iv) Knowledge of musical instrument (Tat, Ghana)

UNIT-2            History of Notation, its usage & Musical Terminology :

i) Basic knowledge of notation.

ii) Detail Knowledge of Vishnudigambar & Bhatkhande Notation System

iii) Writing a Gat/Bandish in Notation with Raga Details

iv)Nad, Sruti, Swar

V) Gamak, Pakad, Alankar

vi)Purbanga , Uttaranga, Murchhana.

Semester-II

THEORY OF MUSIC – II

Unit-I              Analysis of Indian Music in detail :

Study of forms of Indian Music:

i)Dhrupad

ii)Dhamar

iii)Khayal

Advanced Knowledge in Music:

i) Writing a Gat/Bandish in Notation with Raga Details

ii) Knowledge of musical instrument (Avanadhha, Sushir)

iii) Ability to Write Following Taals in Dwigun, Tingun & Chaugun Laykaris: Ektal, Jhaptal, Rupak, Teental , Ada-chautal,Dhamar Jhumra.

Unit-II             Musical Terminologies of Indian Music :

i) Avirbhav , Tirobhav, Jati, Alpatva-Bahutva.

ii) Sthan, Giti Gaan, Varna.

iii) Vadi-Anuvadi-Vibadi-Samvadi

iv) Basic knowledge of Voice Culture

v) Origin & Evolution of Taal

Semester-III

   THEORY OF MUSIC--III 

UNIT-1             Analysis of Indian Music in detail :

I. Study of forms of Indian Music:-

i) Thumri

ii) Tappa

iii)Tarana

iv) Kirtan & its Varieties

II. Advanced Knowledge in Music:-

i) Writing a Gat/Bandish in Notation with Raga Details (Bhatkhande  notation System & Paluskar Notation System)

ii) Jati Raga Vargikaran

iii) Gram Raga Vargikaran

UNIT-2              Study of Indian music as found in Texts:-

 i) Music in Harivansha.

 ii) Music in Buddhist literature.

 iii) Music in Natya Shastra.

                           Notation system of Indian Music :-

i) Koshi Matrik Notation System 

ii) Roikhik Notation System

iii) Dandamatrik Notation System

                          Brief Note On the Life Sketches of Following Personalities of Music:-

i) Srinivas

 ii) Pt.Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

iii) Pt.Vishnu Digambar Palushkar

iv) Khestra Mohan Goswami

v) Jadubhatta

vi) Krishna Dhan Banerjee

vii) Ramprasanna Banerjee

                                                                            Semester-IV

THEORY OF MUSIC--IV

UNIT-1             Analysis of Indian Music in detail:-

 Study of forms of Indian Music:-

i) Chaturanga

ii) Sadra

iii) Trivat

Advanced Knowledge in Music:-

i) Writing a Gat/Bandish in Notation with Raga Details (Bhatkhande  notation System & Akarmatrik Notation System)

ii) Mel- Raga Vargikaran

General Knowledge of Musical Instruments

Veena, Sitar, Mridanga, Tabla, Tanpura.

UNIT-2          Notation system of Indian Music:-

i) Akarmatrik Notation System

ii) Shorthand Notation System

iii) Phonetic Notation System

                     Analyzing North & South Indian Tala System

i) Complete Knowledge of North Indian & South Indian Tala.

ii) Comparative study of Carnatic & Hindustani Tala

Brief Note On the Life Sketches of Following Personalities of Music:-

Kohal, Matanga, Brahma Bharat, Sadashiv Bharat,Lochan

Semester-V

THEORY OF MUSIC—V 

UNIT-1                  Study of Gharanas:-

i) Knowledge of Gharana System: How & why the musical style of any particular family turned into a Gharana.

ii) Characteristic features of Gharana.

iii)History & Development of the Following Gharanas: Agra, Gwalior, Kirana,  Senia, Patiyala, Vishnupur, Betiya, Jaypur-Atrauli, Delhi. 

UNIT-2                Study of forms of Carnatic /South Indian Music:-

i) Development of South Indian Music through its different forms like: Swaravali, Jatiswaram, Swarajati, Geetam, Prabandham, Varnam,  Kirtanam, Padam, Ragamalika.

ii) Life sketch: Pt. Ramamatya, Pt. Byankatmukhi, Tyagaraj, Shyama Shastri.

UNIT-3                Detail Study Of Western Music:-

i) History of Western Music 

ii) Staff Notation : Treble & Bass Clef 

iii)Short Notes: Ledger Line, Natural, Sharp & Flat Pitch, Tone, Dot,  Repetition. 

iv) Short-life sketches of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Peter Schubert. 

UNIT-4

i) Details of World music: European Music, Chinese Music, Arabic Music,  African Music,

                                             Persian Music, Japanese Music.

ii) Jazz Music.

iii) Indian musical Instruments from the Vedic age to the Modern period.

Semester-VI

THEORY OF MUSIC--VI

UNIT-1

i) Brief Note On the following Text:-

 Naradiya Siksha, Sangeet Ratnakar, Sangeet Parijata, Geet-Govindam,   Srikrishna kirtanam.

ii) Mention a few Shlokas(teacher’s choice) with its meaning from the following Original Sanskrit Texts:-         

 Brihaddeshi, Sangeet Ratnakar,  Dattilam.

UNIT-2

i) Details of Folk songs :- Bhatiyali, Bhawaiya, Jhumur, Gambhira

ii) Work Song, Calendric Song, Marriage Song

iii)Folk songs of Tripura: Geographical & Historical background

iv) Tribes of Tripura & their songs. 

UNIT-3            Detail Study Of Western Music:-

i) Brief study of Time signature

ii) Knowledge about Major Tone, Minor Tone, Semi Tone 

iii) Harmony, Melody, Chord 

iv) Knowledge about symbols of Western Note. 

v) Life sketches: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms.

UNIT-4           Musical Acoustics:-

i) Definition & subject matter of Acoustics.

ii) Characteristics & Classification of Sound.

iii) Define Pitch, Frequency, Octave, Tuning Fork, Tone & Note,  Harmonics,  Consonance, Dissonance.               

iv) Musical Mind, Musical Memory, Musical Feeling.