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B.A Western Music

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)
  • PEO1: Learn the fundamentals of the performance aspect of Western Classical Karnatic Music from the basics to an advanced level in a gradual manner.
  • PEO2: Learn the theoretical concepts of Western Classical music simultaneously along with honing practical skill
  • PEO3: Understand the historical evolution of Western Classical music through the various eras.
  • PEO4: Develop an inquisitive mind to pursue further higher study and research in the field of Classical Art and publish research findings and innovations in seminars and journals.
  • PEO5: Develop analytical, critical and innovative thinking skills, leadership qualities, and good attitude well prepared for lifelong learning and service to World Culture and Heritage.

Program Outcome (PO)

PROGRAM OUTCOME (PO)

PO1: Understanding essentials of a performing art: Learning the rudiments of a Classical art and the various elements that go into the presentation of such an art.

PO2: Developing theoretical knowledge: Learning the theory that goes behind the practice of a performing art supplements the learner to become a holistic practioner.

PO3: Learning History and Culture: The contribution and patronage of various establishments, the background and evolution of Art.

PO4: Allied Art forms: An overview of allied fields of art and exposure to World Music.

PO5: Modern trends: Understanding the modern trends in Classical Arts and the contribution of revolutionaries of this century.

PO6: Contribution to society: Applying knowledge learnt to teach students of future generations .

PO7: Research and Further study: Encouraging further study and research into the field of Classical Art with focus on interdisciplinary study impacting society at large.

Programme Specific Outcome (PSO)

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME (PSO)

PSO1: Be competent in performance of Western Classical Music equipped with rich traditional repertoire.

PSO2: Be proficient in the theoretical aspects of Western Classical music which will supplement the knowledge of the performer

PSO3: Be familiar with the historical aspects of Western Classical Music with specific reference to the evolution of music in various eras like Renaissance, Baroque, Galant, Classical and Romantic period.

PSO4: Be familiar with allied areas of study like Karnatic Classical music, Philosophy ,Notation and Hindustani Music.

PSO5: Be competent to pursue postgraduate and research studies in Western Classical Music and contribute to society by teaching students and establishing schools of learning.

Board of Studies

BOARD OF STUDIES

S. No NAME AFFILIATION ROLE
1. Dr. S. Subbu Lakshmi Director, School Of Music And Fine Arts Chairperson
2. Augustine Paul Western Music Composer and Conductor Member (Western Music)
3. D. Imman Music Director Member (Western Music)
4. Dr. M.Lalitha Violinist A-Grade artiste of All India Radio Member (Karnatic and Western Music)
5. Dr. M. Nandini Violinist A-Grade artiste of All India Radio Member (Karnatic and Western Music)
6. P. Chakravarthy Piano Artiste, Head of Dept. of Western Classical Music, Lakshman Sruthi School of Music Member (Western Music)
7. Lakshmanan Director, Lakshman Sruthi School of Music Member (Light Music)

List of Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)

List of Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)

Subjectcode                         Title of thePaper

DSE1                                          Sight Reading 1

DSE2                                          Aural Test 1

DSE3                                         Aural Test 2

DSE4                                        Sight Reading 2

List of Generic Elective (GE)

List of Generic Elective (GE)

Subject Code                     Title of thePaper

GE1                                          Appreciation of Karnatic Music

GE2                                          Introduction to Indian Philosophy

GE3                                          Congregational Music (Multilingual)

List Of Languages

List Of Languages

Subject Code                               Title of the Paper

18LEN001                                       Foundation Course English I

18LTA001                                        Foundation Course Language I

18LHN001                                       Hindi Paper –I

18LFR001                                        French Paper – I

18LEN002                                       Foundation Course English II

18LTA002                                       Foundation Course Language II

18LHN002                                      Hindi Paper –II

18LFR002                                       French Paper – II

18LTA003                                       Foundation Course Language III

18LHN003                                      Hindi Paper –III

18LFR003                                       French Paper – III

18LTA004                                       Foundation Course Language IV

18LHN004                                      Hindi Paper –IV

18LFR004                                       French Paper – IV

List of Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

List of Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Subject Code                       Title of the Paper

SEC-1                                         Soft Skill-I

SEC-2                                        Soft Skill -II

SEC-3                                        Personality Development

SEC-4                                        National Service Scheme(NSS).

SEC-5                                        Ethics.

                                                             Quantitative Aptitude.

List of Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course(AECC)

List of Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course(AECC)

 

AECC1                                         Environmental Science

Theory of Music -1 Basic Concepts

THEORY OF MUSIC -1 BASIC CONCEPTS 4 0 0 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
Review studies on basic technical terms like stave line, bar lines, repeat signs, key signatures, time signatures, dynamics, articulation marks.

UNIT 1                                    12
Scale Degrees, Tetra chords, Note Values, Dotted lines, Ledger lines, Clef – Treble and Bass, Writing all the notes, dotted notes (including ledger line notes) in Treble clef and Bass clef.
UNIT 2                                    12
Pitch Tones, Semitones, Intervals, Diatonic, Bars, bars lines, double bars, Time Signatures
UNIT 3                                    12
Accidentals, Rests and dotted rests, Study of enharmonic, Major key study – C Major G, F, Minor – A, E,D
UNIT 4                                    12
Key signature, Circle of the fifth, Chromatic scales, Pentatonic scales, Blues scale
UNIT 5                                    12

Arpeggios, Dynamic, Articulations, Cadences (Perfect, imperfect and plagal), Triads

Total:                                         60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand basics of notation writing of Western Music.

CO-2: Understand basic technical concepts of Western Music

CO-3: Understand enharmonic and major keys.

CO-4: Understand the basic concepts of scales

CO-5: Comprehend Arpeggios, Dynamic, Articulations

TEXT BOOKS:

Fundamentals of Music, Raymond Elliott, 4th Ed 2009
Tip Basic Music Theory, Wise Publications, Hugo Pinksterdoer, 2007

Practical – 1 Basic Exercise

PRACTICAL – 1 BASIC EXERCISE 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This paper will focus to give a firm foundation on graded practicals.

UNIT 1                                              10
Scales: C major, A Natural Minor, A Harmonic, A melodic minor, G-major, F-Major, E-Minor, D-Minor
UNIT 2                                             10
Arpeggios And Broken Chord: C Major, A Minor, G-Major, F-Major, E-Minor, D-minor
UNIT 3                                             10
Clapping Rhythm, 5 finger Exercise Staccato, Legato – Exercise Chromatic scale in contrary motion starting on C and D
UNIT 4                                             10
Leger line study change of clef studies, Rhythm studies, change of Key signature studies modern chord studies
UNIT 5                                             10

Four part choral studies, triads in alternating notes exercise, alternate bass chords left hand Ostinato
Total:                                                    50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Develop a solid foundation by practicing basic of Major and Minor scales.

CO-2: Develop a good foundation by practicing legato and staccato.

CO-3: Understand Arpeggios and broken chords.

CO-4: Get an overview into Leger line, Change of clef, Rhythm, key signature, Modern chords

CO-5: Understanding Four part choral and Triads.

TEXT BOOK:

Progressive Beginner Piano Published by : Learn To Play Music.com ISBN : 978-982-532- 006-7

History of Music – 1

HISTORY OF MUSIC – 1 4 0 0 4

HISTORY OF WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND EARLY MUSIC

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

To understand the music of various periods from ancient times.

UNIT 1                                                   12

Introduction to Western Classical and Ancient Music, Early music including medieval, Ars Antiqua (1170-1310), Ars Nova (1310-1377), Ars Subtilior (1360-1420), Characteristic features of Early music
UNIT 2                                                   12

Monophonic, Polyphonic, Sacred Gregorian Chant, Choral Music, Secular Music

UNIT 3                                                    12

Motet, Monophonic Songs, Themes, Composers- Leonin and Petrus de Cruse

UNIT 4                                                    12

Classification of instruments, Chordophones, Aerophones, Membranophones, Idiophones

UNIT 5                                                     12

Notation writing for the following in Treble Clef and Bass clef, C Major G,F, Minor – A,E,D, Chromatic scales, Pentatonic scales, Blues Scale, Tones, Semitones, Intervals, Diatonic, Bars, Bars lines, double bar, Time signatures, Key Signatures, Accidentals, Rests, dotted rests, Arpeggios and Triads

Total:                                                            60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand early music and its characteristics

CO-2: Understand various musical forms like monophonic and polyphonic.

CO-3: Understand the forms and characteristics of composers Leonin and Petrus de Cruse

CO-4: Understand the classification of Musical instruments

CO-5: Understand the notation system used in Western music

TEXT BOOK:

The History Of Classical Music By Richard Fawkes.
The History Of Western Music By J Peter Burkholder
Concise History of Western Music. Barbara Russano Hanning, Donald Jay Grout. W.W. Norton & Company. 2009.

Practical – 2 Guitar Basic Exercise

PRACTICAL – 2 GUITAR BASIC EXERCISE 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This paper will focus to give a firm foundation on graded practicals on the guitar.

UNIT 1                                  10
Notes of first position, First string exercise, second string exercise notes on the 3rd and 4th string eighth notes exercise.
UNIT 2                                 10
Notes on the 5th and 6th string scales – C,G, Major scale one octave. D, A Minor Arpeggio
Chords sequence – I – v7- I in C major
UNIT 3                                 10
Clapping Rhythm, Staccato, Legato Exercise
UNIT 4                                 10
Sight Reading Improvisation, Strumming Exercise, Notation writing
UNIT 5                                 10

Level 1 and 2 pieces

Total:                                       50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Develop basic skills for guitar strumming

CO-2: Develop basic skills for finger movement.

CO-3: Understand chord movement

CO-4: Notate and sight read the pieces learnt

CO-5: Play Level 1 and 2 pieces

TEXT BOOK:

1. Learn Guitar Step by Step by Madhurjya Bordoloi

Theory of Music – 2

THEORY OF MUSIC – 2 4 0 0 4
CONCEPTS IN WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC -1

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
In this course, concepts in Western Classical Music will be dealt with.

UNIT 1                                              12
Alto Clef and Tenor clef, Neutral clef and Tablature, Writing all the scale degrees (including ledger line notes) in Alto and Tenor clefs, Major key study – D Major A, Bb, Minor key study- B, G, F sharp, C
UNIT 2                                              12
Beat/Pulse, Down beat and Upbeat, Scale and Octave, Major interval, Minor intervals (Harmonic, Natural, Melodic)
UNIT 3                                              12
Dotted rests, Tonality, Tie and Slur, Chords – Major Chord, Minor Chord, Notation writing – Major keys D,A, Bb, Minor keys B,G, F#, C, Major chords and Minor chords and Time Signatures in Unit 4
UNIT 4                                              12
Meters in double and triple time, Simple and compound time signatures, Constant versus changing time adding duplets and triplets, Meters in 6,9 and 12, Complex time signatures
UNIT 5                                              12

Binary form, Ternary form, Strophic form, Chorus form, Phrase

Total:                                                    60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand the concept of clef and tablature.

CO-2: Understand concepts related to beats and note intervals

CO-3: Understand tonality and chords.

CO-4: Understand time signatures

CO-5: Get an overview on the Binary form, Ternary form, Strophic form and Chorus form,

TEXT BOOK:

Fundamentals of Music, Raymond Elliott, 4th Ed 2009
Tip Basic Music Theory, Wise Publications, Hugo Pinkster doer, 2007

Practical – 3 Major Scales

PRACTICAL – 3 MAJOR SCALES 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course is designed to help the learner understand advanced level scales.

UNIT 1                                    10
Scales: B Flat, E flat, D and A Major, G, B, C, F sharp Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic)
UNIT 2                                   10
Arpeggios and Broken chord B Flat, E Flat, D & A Major, G,B,E,F sharp Minor
UNIT 3                                   10
Chromatic scales – B flat, E Flat similar motion, C Major and E Flat major – Contrary motions 2 Octaves, clapping Rhythm.
UNIT 4                                   10
Hanon Exercise – one to ten
UNIT 5                                   10

Sight Reading, Improvisation, Notating Writing, Level 1 and 2 Pieces.
Total: 50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand scales based on sharp and flat notes

CO-2: Play Arpeggios and broken chord based on sharp and flat notes

CO-3: Play Chromatic scales, contrary motion and clapping rhythm.

CO-4: Play Hanon exercises from one to ten

CO-5: Sight read and Notate items learnt

TEXT BOOKS:

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences by Palmer Willard.
Learn your Guitar Scales, Tips and Techniques by Luke Zecchin

History of Music – 2

HISTORY OF MUSIC – 2 4 0 0 4
HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course will take the student through the Renaissance period of Western Classical Music throwing light on the various instruments and typical styles of presentation.

UNIT 1                                          12
Introduction and Study of Renaissance period, Characteristic features of Renaissance period, Consonance and Dissonance, Tonal and Modal, Homophony
UNIT 2                                         12
Vocal and Instrumental musical forms of Renaissance including Mass, Carol, French chanson and Italian madrigal, Ballade, Lute song, Motet-chanson, Consort music, Toccata, Prelude, Ricercar, Canzona
UNIT 3                                         12
Study of musical instruments of renaissance period, Church organs/Reed organ/Slide trumpet/Cornett/ Trumpet/Sackbut, Shawn/Reed pipe/Hornpipe/Bagpipe/Panpipe/Transverse flute/Recorder
UNIT 4                                         12
Selected study of musical instruments of renaissance period, Viol/Hurdy-gurdy, Lyre/Irish Harp/Gittern and mandora, Tambourine, Jews harp
UNIT 5                                         12
Composers and style of presentation, Burgundian School, Franco- Flemish, John Dunstaple Leonel Power, Musicareservata, Listening sessions wherever possible
Total:                                               60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand the history and characteristics of Renaissance music

CO-2: Understand the vocal and instrumental forms of Renaissance period.

CO-3: Understand the musical instruments of the Renaissance period

CO-4: Appreciate rare instruments like Viol/Hurdy-gurdy and Lyre/Irish

CO-5: Appreciate the style of composers and presentation of the Renaissance period

TEXT BOOK:

Music History During The Renaissance Period 1425-1520, by Balanche M. Gangwere

Practical – 4 Chord Sequences

PRACTICAL – 4 CHORD SEQUENCES 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course will facilitate the student to play Major and Minor scales.

UNIT 1                                               10
Major Scale – D,C,A Major Scale, B Flat, Major scale, D Major scale – Closed, B,E Harmonic Minor, Scale

UNIT 2                                              10
C and D Major Arpeggio, C Minor A Minor Broken Chord, B Major Ascending, G Minor half Barre Study

UNIT 3                                              10
Clapping Rhythm, Chords Sequence

II – V7-I IN G Minor
II – V7-I IN C Major
II – V7-I IN D Major

UNIT 4                                              10
Sight Reading, Improvisation, Strumming exercise, notation writing

UNIT 5                                             10

Level 3 and 4 pieces

Total:                                                   50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Play major scales – D,C, A and B and B, E Harmonic minor scales

CO-2: Play Major Arpeggio and Minor broken chord and G Minor half Barre Study

CO-3: Understand chord sequences of II-V7 – I

CO-4: Sight read and notate items learnt

CO-5: Play Level three and four pieces

REFERENCE BOOKS:
Guitar Chords in Context by Joseph Alexander
Understanding chord Progressions for Guitar By Arnie Berle

Theory of Music – 3

THEORY OF MUSIC – 3 4 0 0 4

CONCEPTS IN WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC II

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course will further deal with the concepts in Western Classical Music.

UNIT 1 12
Modes , Octatonic scale, Just intonation and Equal temperament, Augmented and ,Diminished Triads
UNIT 2 12
Inversion, Poly rhythm, Timbre, Overtones, Range (Vocal & instrumental)
UNIT 3 12
Theme and Variation, Minuet, Suite, Medley or chain form, Rondo form
UNIT 4 12
Dynamics Terms in German / Italian ,Accent /Larghetto /Largo Adagio /Andante
/Dolce,Crescendo / Decrescendo/Diminuendo,Forte / Fortissimo / Piano / Pianissimo,Molto vivace /Piu /Sempre /Sforzando
UNIT 5 12

Major Key study with #’s – E, B, ,Major Key study with flats–Ab,Db, ,Minor Key study with #’s
– F#, C#, Minor Key study with flats – C, F, Notation writing of all the keys E, B, Ab, Db, F#, C#, C, F and the Modes, Octatonic Scale, Augmented and Diminished Triads in Alto clef and Tenor clef.
Total: 60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand modes and different temperaments

CO-2: Understand Inversion, Poly rhythm, Timbre and Overtones

CO-3: Understand various themes and variations of Western Classical Music

CO-4: Comprehend terminologies in German and Italian language used in Western Classical Music

CO-5: Notate Major keys and chords.

TEXT BOOK:

Fundamentals of Music, Raymond Elliott, 4th Ed 2009
Tip Basic Music Theory, Wise Publications, Hugo Pinksterdoer, 2007

Practical – 5 Minor Scales

PRACTICAL – 5 MINOR SCALES 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course will further deal with the concepts in Minor Scale .

UNIT 1                              10
Scales – A Flat, D Flat, E, B major scales – 2 Octaves. F,C sharp, B Flat, G sharp Minor Scales.
UNIT 2                              10
E Major, G Harmonic Minor scales – Contrary motion B, D Flat, Chromatic scales contrary motion 2 octave A Flat, Chromatic scale contrary motion
UNIT 3                             10
Arpeggios A Flat, D Flat, E, B Major, F, C sharp, B Flat, G sharp Minor, Diminished 7th, Arpeggio starting on B
UNIT 4                             10
Hanon Exercise – 11 to 20 sight reading, improvisation.
UNIT 5                             10

Level 3 and 4 pieces
Total: 50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to, CO-1: Play Major and Minor Scales in two octaves CO-2: Play contrary motion and chromatic scales
CO-3: Play Arpeggios in A Flat, D Flat, E and B Major CO-4: Play Hanon exercise – 11 to 20
CO-5: Play Level three and four pieces

TEXT BOOKS:

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences by Palmer Willard.
Learn your Guitar Scales, Tips and Techniques by Luke Zecchin

Practical – 6 Basic of Drum Kit

PRACTICAL – 6 BASIC OF DRUM KIT 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course will deal with the rudiments of drumming.

UNIT 1 10
Drum kit notation, Dynamics, Easy rhythms in 2/4, 4/4,Fills using crotchets and quavers. Rudiments – Single strokes – Double strokes – Single paradiddle

UNIT 2 10
Accents, Quavers on the bass drum, Ride cymbal and crash cymbal, Open hi-hat exercises, Playing on the rim of the snare drum.

UNIT 3 10
Easy rhythms in 3/4 time, Flam, Applying rudiments to the drums, More rhythms and rest, Sixteenth note exercise.

UNIT 4 10
Half bar fills, Drags, Ruffs, Fill exercise in syncopation, Drum fills around the toms.

UNIT 5 10

Basic rock beats, Basic funk beats, Blues and shuffles, Reggae beats, Sound at sight.

Total: 50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand drum notations and simple beats and rhythm. CO-2: Play exercises on kick drum, cymbals and snare.
CO-3: Play easy rhythms in 3/4 and sixteenth note exercise CO-4: Play half bar fills, ruffs and drags
CO-5: Play basic rock beats, funk beats, blues and shuffles

TEXT BOOKS:

1. Rock Drumming, for Beginners to Advanced Students by Andy Griffiths

History of Music – 3

HISTORY OF MUSIC – 3 4 0 0 4
STUDY OF BAROQUE PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course will explore the Baroque period of Western Classical Music

UNIT 1                                                 12
Transition from Renaissance to Baroque in instrumental music, Early Baroque Music, Middle Baroque Music, Late Baroque music,Characteristic features of Baroque period
UNIT 2                                                 12
Figured Bass, cantata, oratorio, Monody, opera, chamber music, Dance suite or partitas
/Overture /Allemande /Courante/Sarabande /Gigue/,Gavotte /Bourrée /Minuet /Passepied /Rigau don
UNIT 3                                                 12
Prelude /Entrée /Bassocontinuo / concerto / concerto grosso/,Ornamentation Trill, Mordent,Tremolo / Pizzicato ,da capo aria / ritornello aria concertato style ,Notation writing Modes, Octatonic Scale, Augmented and Diminished Triads

UNIT 4                                                12

Study of select Instruments in Baroque period

Common name Baroque era name Type
trumpet Tromba brass, trumpet
tromba da tirarsi tromba da tirarsi brass, trumpet
high trumpet clarino brass, trumpet
Cornett Cornetto brass, cornett
Trombone Trombone brass, trombone
Horn Corno brass, horn
corno da caccia corno da caccia brass, horn
corno da tirarsi corno da tirarsi brass, horn
Lituus Lituo brass, lituus
Timpani timpani percussion
recorder flauto (dolce) woodwind, recorder
descant recorder flauto piccolo woodwind, recorder
transverse flute flauto traverso woodwind, flute
Common name Baroque era name Type
Oboe Oboe woodwind, oboe
oboe d’amore oboe d’amore woodwind, oboe
tenor oboe taille woodwind, oboe
oboe da caccia oboe da caccia woodwind, oboe
Bassoon Fagotto woodwind, bassoon
Violin Violino string, Baroque violin
violin piccolo violino piccolo string, violin
Viola Viola string, viola
Cello Violoncello string, cello
violoncello piccolo violoncello piccolo string, cello
viola d’amore viola d’amore string, viola
viola da gamba viola da gamba string, viol
Violetta violetta string, viola
Violone violone string, viol
Organ Organo key, organ
Harpsichord Cembalo key, harpsichord
Lute Liuto string, lute
continuo basso continuo bass group

 

UNIT 5                                                        12

  • Study of the contribution of selected composers of Baroque Era
  • Composer in the Renaissance/Baroque transitional era – Philippe de Monte (1521–1603)
  • Composers of the Early Baroque era – Sebastián Raval (1550–1604), Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, or Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (c. 1580–1651)
  • Composers of the Middle Baroque era – Abraham Megerle (1607–1680)
  • Composers of the Late Baroque era – Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Italian composer, violinist, teacher and cleric, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), George Frederic Handel (1685–1759)
  • The Bach family – Johann Ambrosius Bach, Heinrich Bach, Johann Christoph Bach ,Johann Bernhard Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), German composer and organist

Listening sessions wherever possible

Total:                                                               60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand the characteristic features of the music of the Baroque period

CO-2: Understand the forms of music prevalent in the Baroque period

CO-3: Understand the articulations and dynamics in the period

CO-4: Understand select instruments of the era.

CO-5: Understand the contribution of select composers of Baroque Era

TEXT BOOK:

1. A History of Baroque Music by George J. Buelow

Sight Reading -1

SIGHT READING -1 2 0 2 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

It is imperative to understand the system of notation while learning Western Music. This course will introduce the student to aspects of sight reading.

UNIT 1                                               10
Whole Note, Half Note
UNIT 2                                              10
Quarter Note and Rest.
UNIT 3                                              10
Eighth Note and Rest.
UNIT 4                                              10
Sixteenth Note
UNIT 5                                              10

Tie.
Total: 50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Read and interpret whole notes and half notes

CO-2: Read and interpret quartet note and rest.

CO-3: Read and interpret eighth note and rest

CO-4: Read and interpret sixteenth note

CO-5: Read and interpret ties.

TEXT BOOK:

Learn to Sight Read by Holland Sandy.
Step by step sight reading book for Guitarists by Julius Packiam.

Appreciation of Karnatic Music

APPRECIATION OF KARNATIC MUSIC 2 0 0 2

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To get an idea of what Karnatic Music is with regard to Terms used, Musical Instruments an outline of Hindustani Music, composers and personalities along with an ability to play 6Mela Ragas in Ascent and Descent in the Keyboard. This GE is designed and offered to the students belonging to other disciplines, for a better understanding and appreciation of our South Indian Classical Music.

UNIT I                                         8
The following Technical terms in KarnaticMusic will be defined and explained.
1. Raga 2.Tala 3.Sruti4.Svara5.Harmony6.Melody
UNIT II                                        8
The following Musical Instruments will be explained with regard to their construction and basic techniques.
1. Vina 2.Flute 3.Mridangam 4.Tabla 5.Violin 6. Pakhawaj 7.Sarangi 8.Sarod 9.Nagaswaram. 10. Tavil .
UNIT III                                      8
The Hindustani Classical Music may also need to be introduced to the students with regard to the above mentioned instruments such as Pakhawaj, Sarangi and Sarod and also the Thats corresponding to our Ragas.
1. Yaman 2.Bhairav 3. Kafi 4.Bhairavi 5.Bilawal 6.Poorvi 7.Asaveri 8.Thodi
UNIT IV                                      8
As a practical demonstration for the students to get a feel of the sound of the svaras, they will be taught to play the notes of the following 6 Melas
Keyboard, or VeenaArohanam and Avarohanam of Mayamalavagaula, Kharaharapriya, Harikambhoji, Shankarabharanam, Kalayani
UNIT V                                        8
Basic outline of the life and contribution of The Trinity namely Tyagaraja, Muttusvami Dikshitar and SyamaSastri will be taught along with a brief introduction to the following musicians of the 20th century.

1. G.N.Balasubramaniam 2. M.S.Subbalakshmi3. M,L.Vasanthakumari
4. D.K.Pattamal 5. SemmangudiSreenivasaIyer 6. T.N.Rajaratnam Pillai
Palakkad Mani 8. S.Balachander9.T.R.Mahalingam 10. LalgudiJayaraman

Total:                                                40h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand terms such as Sruti, Svara, Harmony and Melody

CO-2: Understand what Raga and Tala means

CO-3: Classify musical instruments and explain how each instrument functions

CO-4: Give an outline about Hindustani music

CO-5: Understand the contribution of great composers and musicians of Karnatic Music

TEXT BOOK:

South Indian Music Book 1,Prof P. Sambamoorthy,The Indian Music Publishing House, 2005(18th Edition)
Catalogue of the Musical Instruments Exhibited in the Government Museum, Madras,Superintendent, Government Press, 1931

Theory of Music – 4 Scales and Chords

THEORY OF MUSIC – 4 SCALES AND CHORDS 4 0 0 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To expose the student to more aspects of music theory like Scales and Chords

UNIT 1                                             12
Major Key study with # – F sharp, Major Key study with flat –Gb, Minor Key study with #’s- G#, D#, Minor Key study with flats – Bb, Cb, Harmonic Major Scale, Jazz Minor Scale,
Double Harmonic Major Scale
UNIT 2                                             12
Secundal, tertian, and quartal chords,Augmented Chord, Diminished Chords,Seventh Chord, Power Chord, Suspended Chord
UNIT 3                                             12
Altered chord, Dominant seventh flat five chord, Extended Chords, Added tone chord Borrowed chord
UNIT 4                                             12
Chords in Notation in the following-
Plain staff notation, Roman numerals, Figured bass, Macro Analysis and Symbols, Special notation
UNIT 5                                            12

9th Chords,11th chords,13th Chords, Poly chords,Notation writing of this unit in Treble and Bass Clefs or Alto and Tenor Clefs

Total:                                                   60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand different types of major and minor key study. CO-2: Comprehend different types of chords
CO-3: Appreciate complex chords like Altered chord, Dominant chord and extended chords CO-4: Understand the concept of writing notation for chords learnt
CO-5: Understand the concept of 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th chords and advanced chords.

TEXT BOOK:

Fundamentals of Music, Raymond Elliott, 4th Ed 2009
Tip Basic Music Theory, Wise Publications, Hugo Pinksterdoer, 2007
Basic Music Theory For Beginners – the Complete Guide by Rory PQ

Practical – 7 Improvisation

PRACTICAL – 7 IMPROVISATION 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To expose the student to more Major Scales and Minor Scales with an insight into improvisation.

UNIT 1                                    10
D, B Flat, A Flat E, Major Scale – 4 octaves B Flat, D G sharp, E Minor scales, 4 octaves chromatic scales – similar motion D, B Flat, chromatic scales – contrary motion – E Flat, E Major and C Major scale in 3rds.
UNIT 2                                   10
Arpeggios – B Flat, A, A Flat, E Major scale B Flat, D, G sharp, E, Minor scale, Diminished 7it starting on B Flat, A Flat, D,E , Dominant 7th in the keys B Flat, A Flat, D,E
UNIT 3                                   10
Clapping Rhythm, Notation Writing, Sight Reading, Improvisation
UNIT 4                                   10
Hanon Exercise – 21-30
UNIT 5                                   10

Level 5 and 6 pieces

Total:                                         50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Present and perform Major and minor scales in four octaves

CO-2: Present and perform Arpeggios in different keys

CO-3: Clap rhythm, write notation, sight read and improvise

CO-4: Present and perform Hanon exercises 21 to 30

CO-5: Present and perform Level five and six pieces

TEXT BOOK:

How to improvise in Modern Music: Tools and Exercises for Music and Jazz Improvisation by Ricky Schneider
Learning to Improvise on the Drums – Brad Allen

Practical – 8 Octave

PRACTICAL – 8 OCTAVE 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The student will be exposed to significant piano scales and arpeggios

UNIT 1                                             12
F sharp, E Flat, B Minor , Scales 4 octave ; F sharp, E Flat, B chromatic , similar motion D Major Scale – 3rds – 2 octave ; C Harmonic Minor scale – 3rds – 2 octave
UNIT 2                                            12
F sharp, E Flat, and B Minor , Scales 4 octave, Diminished 7ths starting on F sharp E Flat B Four octave E Flat Major contrary motion – 2 octave
UNIT 3                                            12
Clapping Rhythm, Notation writing,
sight Reading, Improvisation
UNIT 4                                            12
Hanon Exercises – 31-60
UNIT 5                                            12
Level 7 and 8 pieces

Total:                                                60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Play F sharp, E Flat, B Minor chromatic scales in similar motion

CO-2: Play F sharp, E Flat, B Minor in four octaves

CO-3: Clap rhythm, write notation, sight read and improvise

CO-4: Present and perform Hanon exercises 31 to 60

CO-5: Present and perform Level seven and eight pieces

TEXT BOOK:

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences by Palmer Willard.
Learn your Guitar Scales, Tips and Techniques by Luke Zecchin

History of Music – 4

HISTORY OF MUSIC – 4 4 0 0 4
STUDY OF GALANT MUSIC PERIOD AND CLASSICAL PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The Galant music period and Classical Period of Western Music will be dealt with.

UNIT 1                                          12
Galant Music, Baroque Classical Transition,Characteristic features of Classical period,sonata trio and String quartet
UNIT 2                                         12
Symphony, Solo concerto, Songs for a singer and piano, Choral works, Opera
UNIT 3                                          12
Comic Opera, Orchestration, Musical Development, History of Sonata form, Theme and Cadences
UNIT 4                                         12

Strings – Violin / Viola /Cello /Double bass /guitar
Woodwinds – Basset clarinet / Basset horn /Clarinette d’amour /Clarinet /Chalumeau /Classical flute /Oboe /Bassoon /Contrabassoon /Cor anglais
Keyboards – Clavichord / Harpsichord /Spinet /Fortepiano /Organ
Brasses – Buccin / Ophicleide /Natural trumpet /Natural horn /Trombone /Post horn /Cornet Percussion – Drum / Timpani /Cymbals /Bass drum /Snare drum

UNIT 5                                         12

Study of selected composers and their works : Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Luigi Boccherini, Johann Christian Bach ,Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and ,Christoph Willibald Gluck
Listening sessions wherever possible

Total:                                              60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Get an outline knowledge of the ccharacteristic features of music of the Galant and Classical period

CO-2: Get an outline knowledge of the symphony, Solo concerto,Songs for a singer and piano,Choral works, Opera

CO-3: Appreciate the Comic Opera, Orchestration and Musical Development of the Era

CO-4: Understand the instruments used in the Galant and Classical Era

CO-5: Understand the importance of various composers of the Era who made a mark in history

TEXT BOOK:

Music in the Galant style by Robert O
Source Reading in Music History from Classical Antiquity through the Romantic Era, by
W. Oliver Strunk, ISBN 0393037525

Aural Test – 1

AURAL TEST – 1 2 0 2 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

The students will learn to identify intervals on listening.

UNIT 1                                               10
Unison.
UNIT 2                                              10
Minor Second
UNIT 3                                              10
Major Second
UNIT 4                                              10
Perfect Fifth
UNIT 5                                              10

Perfect Octave

Total:                                                     50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand and Identify Unison

CO-2: Understand and identify minor second

CO-3: Understand and identify Major second

CO-4: Understand and identify perfect fifth

CO-5: Understand and identify perfect octave

TEXT BOOK:
1. Aural Book 1 – by Trinity Collage of London

Theory of Music – 5

THEORY OF MUSIC – 5 4 0 0 4
MUSICAL FORM AND DEVELOPMENT

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The course will explore the Musical form and Development of Western Classical Music

UNIT 1                                       12
Call and Response,Coda,Introduction,Exposition,Finale
UNIT 2                                      12
Cyclic form, Movement, Phrase, Recapitulation, Repetition
UNIT 3                                      12
Arc Form, Argument, Reprise, Section, Sonata rondo form
UNIT 4                                      12
Song structure, Thirty two bar form, Through composed, Transition, Variation
UNIT 5                                      12

Verse Chorus form, Hook, Period, Drop, Bar form Listening sessions wherever possible

Total:                                           60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: UnderstandCall and Response, Coda, Introduction, Exposition, Finale

CO-2: Comprehending Cyclic form, Movement, Phrase, Recapitulation, Repetition

CO-3: Appreciate Arc Form, Argument, Reprise, Section, Sonata rondo form

CO-4: Understand the Song structure, Thirty two bar form, Transition, Variation

CO-5: Understand Verse Chorus form, Hook, Period, Drop, Bar form

TEXT BOOK:

1. Summary of Western Classical Music History By Marlon Feld.

Practical – 9 Perfomance Level – 1

PRACTICAL – 9 PERFORMANCE LEVEL – 1 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To equip the student to perform at a basic level with small compositions.

UNIT 1                                            10

The Scales :

All the Scales: In similar motion, hands together and separately, legato and staccato (4 octaves). In 3rds, hands separately, legato only (2 octaves)
In contrary motion, legato and staccato (2 octaves)

UNIT 2                                          10

Arpeggios:All the Scales:

In root position, hands together and separately, (4 octaves) In 1st inversion, hands together and separately, (4 octaves) In 2nd inversion, hands together and separately, (4 octaves)
UNIT 3                                         10

Chromatic Scales:In minor 3rds, hands separately, legato only, starting on D/F (1 octave). Hands a major 6th apart, legato and staccato, starting on F/D (4 octaves).
UNIT 4                                         10

Dominant 7th: Arpeggios, hands together and separately, in root position, in the keys of C, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and F# (4 octaves). These should start on the dominant of the specified key.
UNIT 5                                         10

Studies and Performance:

Czerny Etude In E Schumann Etude In A Flat
Bach Prelude And Fugue In D Minor

Beethoven Allegro, 1st Movement From Sonata F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1

Mozart 1st Movement From Sonata In C Minor.

Total:                                             50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Play all scales with different articulation and variations

CO-2: Play all arpeggios in all scales with inversions

CO-3: Play chromatic scales with variations

CO-4: Play Dominant 7th arpeggio in different keys

CO-5: Play compositions of major composers

Practical – 10 Drum Kit – Rudimental Studies

PRACTICAL – 10 DRUM KIT – RUDIMENTAL STUDIES 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The student will learn the rudiments of Drumming and the various techniques used.

UNIT 1                                               10
Flam, Flamacue, Flam Tap, Flam accent, Flam paradiddle, Double flamadiddle, Triple flamadiddle,Inverted flam, Flam drag
UNIT 2                                               10
Single paradiddle, Double paradiddle, Triple paradiddle, Paradiddlediddle,Paradiddle sticking combination, single paradiddle triplet, double paradiddle triplet, single paradiddle diddle, single paradiddle diddle triplet.
UNIT 3                                               10
Single drag, double drag, single drag tap, double drag tap, Drag paradiddle, single ratamacue, double ratamacue, triple ratamacue
UNIT 4                                               10
Rhythm Pattern: Preliminary exercise, Crotchet and Quaver beats, Broken rhythms, Dotted and sixteenth note rhythm, 16th triplet
UNIT 5                                               10
Rudimental Fill:Single paradiddle fill, Flam tap fill, Drag fill, Half bar fill, Full bar fill
Total:                                                      50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Play Flam, Flamacue, Flam Tap, Flam accent, Flam paradiddle

CO-2: Play Single paradiddle, Double paradiddle, Triple paradiddle, Paradiddlediddle, Paradiddle sticking combination

CO-3: Play Single drag, double drag, single drag tap, double drag tap, Drag paradiddle,

CO-4: Play various rhythmic patterns

CO-5: Play various rudimental fills

TEXT BOOKS:

1. Rock Drumming, for Beginners to Advanced Students by Andy Griffiths

Sight Reading – 2

SIGHT READING – 2 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
It is imperative to understand the system of notation while learning Western Music. This course will further advance the knowledge of the student to aspects of sight reading.
UNIT I                                        10
Two Bar Melody in 4/4 Time
UNIT II                                      10
Four Bar Melody in 3/4 Time
UNIT III                                    10
Eight Bars Melody in 2/4 time
UNIT IV                                     10
Thirds
UNIT V                                      10

Fifths

Total:                                             50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Read and interpret Two bar melody in 4/4 time

CO-2: Read and interpret four bar melody in 3/4 time

CO-3: Read and interpret Eight bars melody in 2/4 time

CO-4: Read and interpret thirds

CO-5: Read and interpret fifths

TEXT BOOK:

Learn to Sight Read by Holland Sandy.
Step by step sight reading book for Guitarists by Julius Packiam.

Aural Test -2

AURAL TEST -2 2 0 2 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

The students will learn to identify intervals on listening.

UNIT 1                           10
Minor Third

UNIT 2                          10
Major Third

UNIT 3                          10
Perfect Fourth

UNIT 4                         10
Perfect Fifth.

UNIT 5                         10

Perfect Octave

Total:                              50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Identify Minor Third

CO-2: Identify Major Third

CO-3: Identify Perfect fourth

CO-4: Identify Perfect fifth

CO-5: Identify Perfect octave

TEXT BOOK
1. Aural Book 2 – by Trinity Collage of London

Introduction to Indian Philosophy

INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN PHILOSOPHY 2 0 0 2

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To get an idea of our various systems of Indian Philosophy to under our Culture and Heritage. In Fine Arts, whether Music or Dance, the composers have understood and assimilated the tenets of philosophical concepts to pour out these doctrines in their compositions in various languages. Studying this elective will enable the students to get an idea of the great saints of our country, which will also benefit in understanding the various schools of Indian Philosophy in a nutshell to broaden their horizon of knowledge and also in building a better personality for the mental well- being and thirst for deeper knowledge regarding Bharatiya Cultural Heritage.

UNIT I                                   8
The meaning and scope of Indian Philosophy, The various schools of Indian Philosophy
UNIT II                                 8
Authority &Reasoning & Development of Indian Systems
UNIT III                               8
Common Characteristics: Space and Time
UNIT IV                               8
Brief Sketch of the following systems
(a) Carvaka (b) Jaina (c) Bauddha (d) Nyaya (e) Vaisesika (f) Sankhya (g) Yoga (h) Mimamsa
UNIT V                                8

(a) Schools of Vedanta, Advaita, Vishistadvaita, Dvaita and Saiva Siddhanta (b) Slokas – Sankara’sBhajaGovindam selected verses- Dasara Padas &Pasurams of Azhwars, PanniruTirumurai
Total: 40h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand the scope and meaning of Indian Philosophy

CO-2: Grasp the Development of the Indian Systems

CO-3: Understand the concepts of Space and Time

CO-4: Get an overview of various systems of philosophy

CO-5: Get an overview of the schools of Vedanta, Advaita, Vishistadvaita and Dvaita

TEXT BOOK:

Introduction to Indian Philosophy, Satishchandra Chatterjee and Dhirendramohan Datta.Rupa&Co, 2010

Theory of Music – 6 Musical Analysis

THEORY OF MUSIC – 6 MUSICAL ANALYSIS 4 0 0 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course explores various composition of great composers and encourages the student to get deep insight by study and analysis.

UNIT 1                              12
Musical Analysis and study of Antonio Vivaldis Four Seasons – 1
UNIT 2                             12
Musical Analysis and study of Antonio Vivaldis Four Seasons – 2
UNIT 3                             12
Study of the opera `The Marriage of Figaro’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
UNIT 4                             12
Study and Musical Analysis of The Planets
UNIT 5                             12

Op. 32 orchestral suite by Gustav Holst

Total: 60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand and analyse Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons-1

CO-2: Understand and analyse Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons-2

CO-3: Appreciate the Opera `The Marriage of Figaro’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CO-4: Understand and analyse ‘The Planets’

CO-5: Understand Opera 32 Orchestral suite by Gustav Holst

TEXT BOOK:

A guide to Musical Analysis by Nicholas Cook.

History of Music – 5

HISTORY OF MUSIC – 5 0 0 4 4
A STUDY OF ROMANTIC PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The student will be taken through the romantic period of Western Classical music

UNIT 1                               12
Music in Romantic and early 19th Century Period, Romanticism, Characteristic features of Romanticism, Harmonic structures, Elaborate harmonic progressions/Experimental progressions
UNIT 2                              12
Musical Structures of the following: Song Cycle/nocturne, Concert etude, Fantasias, and preludes, Arabesque and rhapsody, Programme music / Waltz
UNIT 3                              12

Modern piano, Contrabassoon, Bass clarinet, piccolo Saxophones, euphonium, Wagner tuba
Xylophones, snare drums, celestas, bells, triangles, Cornets
Guitar, orchestral harps
Wind machines
Orchestra during Romantic period

UNIT 4                              12

Trends of 19th Century, Non-musical influences, Musical Nationalism, Rhythm in Romantic period, Melody in Romantic period

UNIT 5                             12

Selected Composers and their works
Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, History and study of Beethoven’s Symphonies
Total:                                 60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand Characteristic features of Romanticism

CO-2: Comprehend Musical structures of Concert etude, Fantasias, Rhapsody and Waltz

CO-3: Understand instruments like Modern Piano, Xylophone, Guitar and so on

CO-4: Appreciate trends of the 19th century and the melody in the romantic period

CO-5: Appreciate the works of selected composers of this era

REFERENCE BOOKS:

Source Reading in Music History from Classical Antiquity through the Romantic Rea, by
W. Oliver Strunk, ISBN 0393037525
Music in Romantic era by Alfred Einstein

Practical – 11 Performance Level – 2

PRACTICAL – 11 PERFORMANCE LEVEL – 2 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course will equip the students to play advanced compositions

UNIT 1                             10
Preludes Opus 28: C major, A minor, G major, E minor, D major
UNIT 2                            10
Ballads: G minor opus 23, F minor opus 38, A flat major opus 47 74, F minor opus 52
UNIT 3                            10
Etudes Opus 10: C major, A minor, E major ‘Tristesse’, C sharp minor, G flat major ‘Black Keys’.
UNIT 4                            10
Impromptus: A flat major opus 29, F sharp major opus 36 75, G flat major opus 61, Fantaisie- Impromptu C sharp minor opus posth 66
UNIT 5                            10

Waltzes: Opus 18 E flat major, Opus 34 1. A flat major, A minor, F major Opus 42, A flat major

Total:                                 50h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Present preludes Opus 28

CO-2: Present Ballads in G Minor opus 23, F Minor Opus 39

CO-3: Present Etudes Opus 10

CO-4: Present Impromptus CO-5: Present Waltzes

Practical – 12 Drum Fills

PRACTICAL – 12 DRUM FILLS 0 0 4 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course will equip the student understand advanced rhythms.

UNIT 1                       10
Half bar fills, full bar fills, triplet fills, fill rest, fill accent.
UNIT 2                      10
Bass drum fills, dynamic fills, 16th note accent fills, half time fill, double stroke fill.
UNIT 3                      10
16th note triplet fills, reggae fills, Latin fills, Latin tango fills, Latin mambo.
UNIT 4                     10
Rumba, Latin beguine, Latin bossa nova, latin samba, half time triplet fill
UNIT 5                     10

Full time triplet fill, half time shuffle fill, double bass fill, brush fill, crossover fill, fill around the drums.
Total: 50 h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Play Half bar fills, full bar fills and triplet fills

CO-2: Play Bass drum fills, dynamic fills and 16th note accent fills

CO-3: Play 16th note triplet fills, reggae fills, Latin fills, Latin tango fills and Latin mambo

CO-4: Play Rumba, Latin beguine, Latin bossa nova and latin samba

CO-5: Play Full time triplet fill, half time shuffle fill, double bass fill, brush fill and crossover fill

TEXT BOOK:

1. Essential Drum Fills by Peter Erskine

Congregational Music (Multilingual)

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC (MULTILINGUAL) 0 0 2 2

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To get an idea of our various Devotional songs composed by various composers in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi to enable the students to sing as a group giving them and the listeners a sense of relaxation coupled with bhakti.

UNIT I                                    8
Tevaram, Tiruppugazh
UNIT II                                  8
Namavalis, Abhangas
UNIT III                                8
Bhajans in Praise of Ganesha
UNIT IV                                8
Bhajans in praise of Shiva, Parvati, Shiridi Sai and Anjaneya
UNIT V                                 8
Dasara Padas, Annamacharya

Total:                                       40h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Render devotional songs in Tamil

CO-2: Present Namavalis and Abhangs

CO-3: Sing bhajans in praise of various deities

CO-4: Render padas by Dasas of Karnataka

CO-5: Present famous telugu kirtanas of Annamacharya

TEXT BOOKS:

1. Hari Hara Bhajanamrutam,A.K.Gopalan, A.K.Gopalan Publishers,1982


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