SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES

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Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya
TABLA ENTRY LEVEL

Grade-Initial At the end of this grade the candidate will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Play three Bols on Dahina and two Bols on Baya and recognize them when spoken. Play the basic Bol phrases TeTe (TiT) and Tira Kita (Tit Kat) at a steady pace. Recognise and play the Bols in different combinations and in two basic pieces e.g. Kayadas Clap a beat to music being played or sung. Name the drums of the Tabla pair and identify the Shyahi, Chanti (Kinar) and Lao (Maidan).

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Lateef Ahmed Khan. 3. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. Play two basic Kayadas with two Paltas each. Gudai Maharaj (aka Shamta Prasad). Play and recognise five Bols of Dahina plus two Bols with both hands simultaneously.uk . Middlesex. 4. Shyahi. Alla Rakha. Matra Name the main parts of the Tabla Puri (or Pura) i.e. Inam Ali. 5.indian-music-dance. Sam. Tali.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. 2. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. Shafaat Khan. UB2 4BQ www. Kayada. Khali and finger counts at a steady pace. Shaukat Hussain. 6. Demonstrate through brief verbal communication understanding of the terms Bol. Khali. GRADE II and GRADE III] GRADE-I At the end of this grade. Lao (or Maidan). and be able to name the main parts of a Tal i. Habibudin Khan. Chanti (or Kinar) and the materials they are made from and explain how to protect the Puri from being damaged. Recite the Theka ofTeental and Kaherva Tal or Dadra Tal with Tali. which includes the Entry Level prescribed syllabuses. Bandh. Give the life sketch of one tabla player from the following list: Ahmedjan Thirakwa.e. Anindo Chatterjee. Kishan Maharaj. Palta and Tal. 112 The Green Southall.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya TABLA LEVEL 1 [GRADE I. Sharda Sahai. Shankar Ghosh. Afaq Khan. Khula. Zakir.co.

6. 3. Thah.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya TABLA LEVEL 1 cont’d GRADE-II At the end of this grade. Demonstrate understanding of the terms Sam. Dun (Dugun). Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. 4.uk . Tali. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. Matra. 112 The Green Southall. Play TeTe (TiT) and TiraKita (TitKat) Thah and Dugun in Vilambit Laya*. Play three Kayadas with two Paltas and one Tihai each and one Mukhra. Mukhra. Tihai. *NOTE: Vilambit Laya is the matra speed at Metronome mark between 40 to 60. Recite Tintal Theka with Tali and Khali and recite all pieces in prescribed syllabuses in Teental with Tali and Khali.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. Khali. 5. Laya. 2. 7. UB2 4BQ www. Amjad Ali Khan and Balaram Pathak.co. Give the life sketches of two tabla players from the list in the prescribed syllabuses and one instrumentalist from the following list: Pandit Ravi Shankar. and the use of Gittak to tune tabla. which includes the Entry Level and grade I prescribed syllabuses. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. Nikhil Banerjee. Play the Theka of Teental and Kaherva Tal or Dadra Tal at a steady pace. Middlesex. Clap with finger counts to music in Kaherva Tal or Dadra Tal being played or sung. Ustad Vilayet Khan.indian-music-dance.

Ustad Amir Khan. Perform a solo of 5 minutes in Teental made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. Play three Kayadas in Thah and Dugun. 2. 6. which includes the Entry Level. Vibhag and Avartan. Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan. Play basic Bol phrases in Madhya Laya** in Thah and Dugun. on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses and including the following:1. Khali. Mohara. grades I and II prescribed syllabuses. Udai Bhawalkar. 112 The Green Southall. Vibhag and Avartan. Khali both in Thah and Dugun. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. true or false. one Mukhra. and through verbal and written communication demonstrate basic understanding of the terms Varna. 5.uk . Parveen Sultana. Sam. Name the parts of the Tabla. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Rajan and Sajan Mishra. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. Pandit Omkarnath Thakur.. Tukara.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya TABLA LEVEL 1 cont’d GRADE-III At the end of this grade. Theka.co. 2. Play Teental Theka and recite it with Tali.indian-music-dance.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. Kishori Amonkar. 3. Ustad Alladiya Khan. notation etc. Play the seven basic Bols (Varna) of Tabla. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Tali. 3. Ustad Faiyaz Khan. Ajay Chakraborty. with four Paltas and one Tihai each.g. one Mohara one Tukara in Teental. diagram. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Bhatkhande symbols for Matra. Middlesex. multiple choice. Khali and finger counts. Theory A written test e. 4. Give a life sketch of a vocalist from the following list: Pandit Jasraj. UB2 4BQ www. Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Play the Thekas of Kaherva and Dadra and speak them with the appropriate Tali. **NOTE: Madhya Laya is the matra speed at Metronome mark between 60 to 90.

Khali and finger counts. on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses and including the following: 1. 3. Play the Theka of Jhaptal and speak it with Talli. Recite Kayadas. the characteristics of one Tabla Baj. Dadra. Puru Dhadheech.g. Play five Kayadas each with four Paltas and Tihai. and understanding of the terms Chaugun. Maya Rao. 2. 3. Gopi Krishna. Dugun and Chaugun Perform a solo of 5 minutes in Teental made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. Notate phrases in Bhatkhande Tal Paddhati. 4. true or false. Recognise and name the basic Bol phrases e. 5. one Bedam Tihai. Middlesex.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya TABLA LEVEL 2 [GRADE IV and GRADE V] GRADE-IV At the end of this grade. Paltas and Tihais in Tintal with Tali and Khali. Sitara Devi. Sight read phrases written in Bhatkhande Tal Paddhati.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. Dr. one Damdar Tihai. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Kaherwa. Damdar. Dr. which includes Level 1 prescribed syllabuses. Chakradar Tukara. diagram. Jhaptal and Tintal. Kitataka (KitTak) played on the Tabla. 112 The Green Southall. 6. Bedam and Kisme.indian-music-dance. Kumudini Lakhia. Play Kisme of Kaherva or Dadra. 2. Rohini Bhate.uk . Malabika Mitra. 4. multiple choice. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. Theory A written test e.g. Lacchu Maharaj. TiraKita (TitKat).co.. Durga Lal. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. TeTe (Tit). and play them Thah. and one Chakradar Tukra in Teental. 1. notation etc. Describe the performing styles of musicians in the prescribed syllabuses Give the life sketches and descriptions of the performing styles of one Kathak dancer from the following list: Birju Maharaj. UB2 4BQ www.

and play one Tukra and one Tihai Sam to Sam in Jhaptal. Identify if a note is sharp. which includes Level 1 and grade IV prescribed syllabuses. true or false. Recite with Tali. notation.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3.co. Ronu Mazumdar. Give the life sketches and describe the performing style of one wind instrumentalist from the following list: Panalal Ghosh. Farukhabad and Benares).e. definitions. Be able to name the six Gharanas of Tabla playing (i. one Peshkar with two Paltas and Tihai OR one Uthan in Teental. Khali and finger counts and play the Thekas of Kaherva. 8. basic and its Kisme. Middlesex. Dadra. Ajrara. diagram. 6. outline their origins and describe the main features of their baj (styles of playing). Sight read pieces written in Bhatkhande Tal Paddhati. Recite the Bols of all pieces in Teental with Tali and Khali and finger counts. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Naghma (Lahara) and Peshkar OR Uthan. Theory A written test e. 3.g. 4. Rakesh Chaurasia. Punjab. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. 5.indian-music-dance. Rupak Kulkarni. Name and give an introduction to a living artist from each Gharana. Jhaptal and Teental in Thah. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses and including the following: 1. 2. Notate pieces in Bhatkhande Tal Paddhati. 2. 3.uk 4.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya TABLA LEVEL 2 cont’d GRADE-V At the end of this grade. 112 The Green Southall. multiple choice. 7. Perform a solo of 6 minutes in Teental made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. Dugun and Chaugun. Play one Kayada with ten Paltas. comparison etc. flat or in tune when it is played or sung against a drone. UB2 4BQ www. Play Jhaptal Theka. Delhi. . speak and play all the basic Bols and Bol phrases on the Tabla and to play them at a steady pace. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Recognise. Lucknow.

in Teental. two Kayadas with ten Paltas each. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. Thah. 112 The Green Southall. Anahat). Middlesex.uk . UB2 4BQ www. and compare and contrast Laya and Layakari. symbols for Raag and Taal. and how it is used to accurately notate rhythm. which includes Levels 1 and 2 prescribed syllabuses. two Mukhras. GRADE-VI At the end of this grade. Explain in detail about Bhatkande Paddhati including its history. Play Rupak and Ektal Theka and Kisme. 3. Avaroh. two Mukhras. two Moharas. Give a history of the Tabla and of the six Baj (styles). Play two Tukras. two Moharas and two Kayadas with four Paltas each in Jhaptal. 2.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. and understanding of Naad (Ahat. 4. 4. Madhya. Play a Naghma on a melodic instrument and demonstrate knowledge of the Aroh. Perform a solo of 8 minutes in Teental with Naghma (Lahara) made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. and for each give an introduction to a main practitioner from the past.co. Pakar. Tar). GRADE VII and GRADE VIII] NOTE: Candidates for Level 3 must perform with Lahara machine or live accompaniment. Vikrit). Demonstrate knowledge of Rupak and Ektal. Play Kisme of Tintal Theka plus one Gat. give definitions for all technical terms. one Mohara and one Tihai Sam to Sam in each Tal. Shuddha. Dugun and Chaugun and all pieces in Bhatkhande Paddhati. plus one Kayada with four Paltas. 3. Achal. 328062 TABLA LEVEL 3 [GRADE VI. one Mukhra. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. two Tukra/Chakradars and one Chakradar Tihai. Saptak (Mandra. Vadi and Samvadi of the Raag played. 5. Theory A written test on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses including the following:- 1. two Relas with four Paltas. 2. Swara (Chal. Notate the Thekas of all Taals.indian-music-dance. Shruti.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya Registered Charity No.

5. 4. 2. 3. Notate in Bhatkhande Paddhati all pieces in the prescribed syllabuses including pieces and Thekas in Tigun. two Relas with ten Paltas each. Play Sooltal and Chartal Thekas and their Kisme. Knowledge. short Mukhras. one Kayada in Ari Layakari with four Paltas. and one Paran in each Taal. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. 8 and 12 matras long. show the Aroh. the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. and in Teental calculate and notate Tihais 4. Play Naghma (Lahara) in two different Raags belonging to two different Thaats. Theory A written test on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses including the following:1. 112 The Green Southall. 4. and of the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions of music and dance. Describe in detail the Tabla and its parts including its construction and the features required of a good tabla. UB2 4BQ www. Demonstrate knowledge of Sooltal and Chartal. Khyal. and in one of these Raags sing or play a composition e. Play one Peshkar with 6 paltas and Tihai OR Bhumika-Uthan . in Teental.g. Middlesex. 2.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3. and of all technical terms in the prescribed syllabuses. 3. Recite and play ‘Dha Tira Kita Taka’ or similar Bol phrase of your choice to a given beat in different Laya .co. Swarmalika. Bhajan.uk . 7. 5.indian-music-dance.Thah. 328062 TABLA LEVEL 3 GRADE-VII At the end of this grade. understanding and definitions of the term Sangeet and its forms of music an dance. Perform a solo of 10 minutes in Teental with Naghma (Lahara) made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. and compare and contrast Tals with same number of Matras. which includes Levels 1 and 2 and grade VI prescribed syllabuses. Tigun and Chaugun.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya Registered Charity No. Avaroh. Vadi and Samvadi for each of the Raags. 6. Tihai. Dugun. Play and recite with Tali the Tigun of Teental. Play Kaherva and Dadra Thekas and their Kisme in Madhya Laya beautified with short Tihais. Pakar.

4. 8 and 12 matras long in Teental. four Moharas. and Tihais 4. Tune Tabla using Gittak and Gajara. Theory A written test on all topics covered in the practical and theory prescribed syllabuses including the following:1. play its Kisme with short Tihais and short Mukhras. Middlesex. Perform Pakhawaj Ang in Chartal. four Chakradar Tukaras. two Relas. Discus Sangat and Swatantra Vadan. Demonstrate ability to recite with Tali and play a Teental Kayada in Barabar and Ari Layakari i. Demonstrate knowledge of Deepchandi Tal. and with improvisation.SANGIT EXAMINATIONS SYLLABUSES Ver 3.co. Play four Mukhras. Derhgun (Arh). Sarangi and Tanpura and how to tune and maintain the tabla. 3. one Gat (in Barabar and Ari). the candidate will be able to: Practical 1. . 5. UB2 4BQ www. Sooltal and Tivara Tal with two Parans/Chakradar Parans in each. Sight read Tabla pieces. Dugun. understanding and definitions of all technical terms. which includes Levels 1 and 2 and grades VI and VII prescribed syllabuses.e. Sarangi and Tanpura are used in performance. Chaugun) and Ari Layakari (including Tigun and Derhgun (Arh). 328062 TABLA LEVEL 3 GRADE-VIII At the end of this grade. 6. 2. Notate all Thekas in Barabar Layakari (including Ekgun.uk 2. four Tukaras. Recite with Tali and play the Theka of Deepchandi.e. Perform a solo of 12 minutes in Teental with Naghma (Lahara) made up of a selection of pieces from the repertoire covered by the prescribed syllabuses. 112 The Green Southall. and all pieces played in Bhatkhande notation. 5. 3. and describe how the Tabla. speed of matra. Harmonium. compare and contrast Pakhawaj and Tabla Ang and describe the attributes of good and bad tabla playing. Dugun.0 Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya Registered Charity No. 6. copyright Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 2011 Office: Dominion Arts Education Centre. and ability to sustain playing Tintal Theka matra speed at a metronome mark of 240 for 3 minutes i. Tigun and Chaugun. With the aid of diagrams describe the structure and playing systems of the Harmonium. two Uthans or one Peshkar with ten Paltas and Tihai. 4. six Kayadas including two Kayadas in Ari Layakari with ten Paltas each. knowledge.indian-music-dance.