NIRAVAL 0 0 4 4
The objective here is to systematically teach the concept of Niraval, an important component of Manodharma Sangita, methodically in first and second speed
UNIT I 10
Ability to render elaborate Niraval for themes set in the following raga-s.
1) Sankarabharanam (2) Bhairavi (3) Saveri
4) Kalyani (5)Todi (6) Purvikalyani
UNIT II 10
Ability to isolate characteristic phrases of raga-s from compositions and employ them in niraval.
UNIT III 10
Notating of niraval renderings in the above ragas-s selected from audio tape recordings.
UNIT IV 5
Ability to make a general analysis of the niraval rendering of some well known artists.
UNIT V 5
Study of the sanchara-s of the raga-s as revealed in the niraval.
At the end of this course the students will be able to,
CO-1: Understand the concept of niraval
CO-2: Sing niraval in a methodical manner
CO-3: Apply phrases used in alapana into niraval singing
CO-4: Isolate characteristic phrases of ragas from compositions and employ them in niraval
CO-5: Notate the phrases sung in svara form
Manodharma Sangita, Dr. Sripada Pinakapani,Brhaddhvani, 1992
A Rational Approach to Manodharma Sangita, Dr. Radha Venkatachalam, Music Education Trust, New Delhi, 2001