Basic Concepts – Theory – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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BASIC CONCEPTS – THEORY 4 0 0 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To understand the outline knowledge in Raga, Tamil, Tamil Devotional Music and Musical Instruments

UNIT 1                                 12
Technical Terms – Sruti,Svara, Nada,Raga,Tala,Aksharakala,Sthayi,Datu-Matu,Arohana-Avarohana.
UNIT 2                                12
Raga Classification – Audava,Shadava, Sampurna,Grama,Murchana,Jati
UNIT 3                                12
Sapta Talas, 35 Talas, 175 Talas
UNIT 4                               12
PanniruThirumurai, DivyaPrabandam,Thirupugazh
UNIT 5                               12
Classification of Instruments – Wind, Stringed and Percussion
Total: 60h

COURSE OUTCOME:
At the end of this course the students will be able to,
CO-1: Have a comprehensive knowledge with regard to Technical Terms
CO-2: Understand the evolution of the term raga and the system of classification of ragas
CO-3: Understand the concept of Tala and the classification of talas
CO-4: Have a basic understanding of Panniru Thirumurai, Divya Prabandam and Candams of Tiruppugazh
CO-5: Have a basic understanding about the Classification of Instruments

TEXT BOOKS:
South Indian Music Book 1,Prof P. Sambamoorthy,The Indian Music Publishing House, 2005(18th Edition)
South Indian Music Book 2,Prof P. Sambamoorthy,The Indian Music Publishing House, 2005 (15th Edition)
South Indian Music Book 3,Prof P. Sambamoorthy,The Indian Music Publishing House, 1998

REFERENCE BOOKS:
Tamizhan Isai -Dr. A.N. Perumal, International Institute of Tamil Studies,1983
Catalogue of the Musical Instruments Exhibited in the Government Museum, Madras,Superintendent, Government Press, 1931

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