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12 week(s)
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The association of Ragas with seasons has been an interesting study to every student of music. Raga Basant is introduced with a Chhota Khayal. Another Raga belonging to the Poorvi family is Paraj. Paraj can be differenciated from Basant with change in the Chalan or the approach of Swaras of the Raga.  A Bandish is learnt in this Paraj. Student creates a melody in Raga Basant describing the Spring. Student could combine Basant and Bahar for the composition exercise. Raga Bihag and Durga is reviewed with the different compositions Aalap and Taan.  Raga Patdeep is reviewed with a Bandish in Rupak, this could be improvised using Thumri expressions.

Theory – Raga Characteristics, Ragas associated with seasons, Organizing a concert. Review Time theory of Ragas

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To practice different Gamak - Khatka, Murki and Taan
  • To learn the Raga Chalan of Raga Basant
  • To compose a melody in Basant Bahar
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Raga Basant with Aalap and Taan
  • To sing the Bada Khayal in Bihag with Aalap in Vilambit Teentaal
  • To learn a Chhota Khayal in Paraj
  • To learn a composition in Raga Durga
  • To learn the Patadeep composition in Taa; Rupak
  • To do Raga Pehchan exercises



The student has completed HV304 at the academy OR The student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about twenty five Ragas and is able to present at least 12 Ragas with Swar Vistar Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag and Malkauns. The student is able to compose Sargam Geet/Tarana in the Ragas learnt.

Raga Bihag Bada Khayal Review
  • Raga Bihag Bada Khayal and Aalaps
Raga Basant Chhota Khayal and Tarana
  • Introduction to Raga Basant
  • Raga Basant Characteristics
  • Raga Basant Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Raga Basant Chhota Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
  • Raga Basant Chhota Khayal Taan
  • Raga Basant Tarana
Raga Paraj
  • Introduction to Raga Paraj
  • Raga Paraj Characteristics
  • Comparison of Basant and Paraj
  • Raga Paraj Chhota Khayal
Time theory of Ragas
  • Poorva Ragas and Uttar Ragas
  • Sandhi Prakash Ragas
  • Ragas and seasons
Raga Durga
  • Durga Description
  • Durga Dhamar
  • Durga Chhota Khayal Chatur Sughar
  • Durga reviews
Raga Patadeep Composition in Taal Rupak
  • Patdeep Raga Roop- review
  • Hori Khelat Learning
  • Hori Khelat Aalap
  • Hori Khelat Taan

The student is able to

  • Sing Swar Vistar in Raga Basant
  • Present a Chhota Khayal in Basant with Aalap and Taan
  • Present the self composed melody in Basant/Bahar
  • Present the Chhota Khayal Bandish in Paraj
  • Sing Paltas in Bihag
  • Identify the difference in Raga Basant and Paraj
  • Sing the complete Khayal in Raga Durga and Vibhas
  • Sing the Patadeep Khayal in Rupak
  • Present Bihag Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayal
  • Identify the Ragas learnt by listening