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THEORY OF MUSIC – 1 4 0 0 4

In this course, a detailed study of the Melas, Composers and Chapters of Music from Natya Sastra will be taught for wholesome knowledge.

UNIT 1                          12
72 Melas.
UNIT 2                          12
Raga lakshanam of Mayamalavagowla, Hamsadhvani, Sankharabharanam, Vasantha and Mohanam
UNIT 3                         12
Contribution of Purandara Dasa, Arunagirinadar, Annamacharya, Thyagaraja
UNIT 4                         12
Construction and Playing Techniques of Veena, Violin, Tambura and Mrdangam.
UNIT 5                         12
Introduction to the Music Chapters of Bharata’s Natyasastra
Total:                              60h


At the end of this course the students will be able to,
CO-1: Understand the concept of the mela system and katapayadi sankhya
CO-2: Comprehend the lakshanas of ragas Mayamalavagaula, Hamsadhvani, Shankarabharanam, Vasanta and Mohanam
CO-3: Understand the contribution of Purandara Dasa, Arunagirinadar, Annamacharya and Tyagaraja.
CO-4: Elucidate the construction and playing technique of Veena, Violin, Tambura and Mridangam
CO-5: Get an overview on the chapters on Music in Natyasastra


South Indian Music Book 3,Prof P. Sambamoorthy,The Indian Music Publishing House, 1998
Natya Sastra edited by Manmohan Ghosh
Essentials of Musicology in South Indian Music, Prof S.R.Janakiraman, The Indian Music Publishing House, 2008
Raga Lakshana Part 1, Prof S.R.Janakiraman, The Music Academy, Madras, 1995
Raga Lakshana Part 2, Prof S.R.Janakiraman, The Music Academy, Madras, 1996
Raga Lakshana Part 3, Prof S.R.Janakiraman, The Music Academy, Madras, 1997