Divine Music

Music is an essential part of Hindu traditions. The program is designed to impart instructions both in theory and
practice of Indian music with classical base and devotional orientation. Participants who have already met the
prerequisite of a Bachelor’s degree receive a Master’s degree from HUA. Those who do not have a Bachelor’s
degree receive an Advanced Diploma.

 Degree Level Certificate HUA Diploma Adv. Diploma Masters
 Credit  Requirement 9 18 30 30

University Core Courses (9 credits)
HUC 5001: Principles of Hinduism 3 credits
HUC 5002: Practices of Hinduism 3 credits
HUC 5003: Basic Sanskrit 3 credits

Following credits can be transferred after evaluation of Documents from traditional Sangeet Visharad
training (21 credits)

HDM 5501 Prarambhik: 1 Credit
Pre-matric. Knowledge of Shudha Swaras, Vadi, Samvadi, Audav-Shadav and one Chhota Khayal.

HDM 5502 Praveshika: 2 credits
Knowledge of Shudha and Vikrit Swaras, Alankar, Nad Saptak, Mela, Raga, Jati, Alap, Tan and Pakar.
Matric Music Knowledge of Alankars of more than four swaras including Vikrit Swara.

Additional Ragas: Alhaiya Bilawal, Kedar, Bihag, Bhairav, Malkauns, Bageshri , khamaj,

Tala: Ektal Vilambit, Chautal, Dhamar, Rupak, Dugun of all Tals. Knowledge of systems of Hindustani
and Carnatic music; specialities of Nad, Varna, Swaralipi of Vishnu Digambar and Bhatkhande paddhati.
Definitions: Khayal, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Tappa, Thumri, Bhajan, Ghazal, Shruti, Janak and Janya Raga, Grah Ansha, Nyas, Meend, Kana Swara, Poorvang, Uttarang, Sankeerna Ragas, Gat, Tora, Sparsh, Krintan, Mizrab.

HDM 5503 Madhyama I: 3 credits
Tuning of Tanpura, Division of 22 Shrutis in seven swaras. Madhya Laya Khayals with improvisations in Jaunpuri, Malkauns, Hamir, Patdeep, Tilang, Deshkar, and Kalingda, Vilambit and Drut Khayals with improvisations in Bhupali, Yaman (Kalyan) Bageshri and Bihag. Tala: Jhumra, Sul, Tilwada and Deepchandi; detailed knowledge of Laya; practical knowledge of Meend, Sut, Ghasit, Murki. Tanas: Saral, Kut, Mishra, Sapat, Zamzama, Gamak, Uthav, Chalan, Nad and Shruti; writing Dugun and Chaugun of Dhrupad and Dhamar; detailed knowledge of Swaralipi of Vishnu Digambar and Bhatkhande paddhati.

HDM 5504 Madhyama II: 3 credits
Madhyam Laya Khayals with improvisations in Chhayanat, Kamod, Gaud Sarang, Jaijaoiwanti, Pooriya dhanashree, Shankara; Vilambit and Drut Khayals with improvisations in Alhaiya Bilawal, Bhairav, Bhimpalasi, Brindavani, Sarang and Kedar, appropriate knowledge of Dhvani, Kampan, Andolan; comparison between Hindustani and Carnatic systems of music; Guna and Dosha in a musician. Definition of Alpatva, Bahutva, Avirbhav, Tirobhav, Prabandh, Chaturang and Trivat; Anulom, Vilom, Veend, Zamzama, Chikari, Jhala, Dillibaaj, Poorabbaaj and knowledge of Vyankatamakhis 80 melakartas.

HDM 5505 Visharad I: 3 credits
Madhya Laya Khayals with improvisations. Vilambit and Drut Khayals with improvisations in ragas Todi,shudha
sarang,multani,yaman,bihag,puriadhanashri,rageshri,jog,shankara knowledge of singing from written Swaralipi;
knowledge of Ada Chautal, Adha, Punjabi Dhumali, Chacher and Sul. Dhrupad-Dhamar in Dugun, Tigun, Chaugun and Chhagun. Chhagun and Athgun Tana with Jod, Alap Jhala, Maseetkhani knowGat.
Styles of Alap; detailed description of varieties of Tanas; Vidari, Ragalakashan, Jatigayan, Vinyas, Apanyas,
Gayaki, Nayaki, Ladant. Writing in Swaralipi (notation); Classification of Ragas; Biographies of ancient musicians.

HDM 5505 Visharad II: 4 credits
Madhya Laya Khayals with improvisations in and Vilambit and Drut Khayals with improvisations in
Bhairav,Komalrishabha Asawari,Deshkar,Madhamad sarang,Puria kalyan,Hamir,Bhupali,Kalavati,Gorakh
kalyan,Bahar . Detailed knowledge of these Ragas and also of Dhrupad, Dhamar, Maseetkhani and Razakhani Gat, Trivat, Chaturang; Vilambit and Drut Khayal, Thumri, Pad Kavita; knowledge of different kinds of Layakaris of the talas : Matta, Sawari, Brahma, Laxmi, Rudra; appropriate knowledge of the divisions of Shruti-Swar as in ancient, medieval and modern times; comparison of Hindustani and Karnatak tala systems. Knowledge of Gram,
Moorchhana, Kalawant, Pandit, Vaggeyakar, Khandarbani Nauharbani, etc. Varieties of Gamak, Rag-ragini
paddhati, That paddhati and Raga paddhati. Biographies of Jaidev, Gopal Nayak, Khusro, Tansen, Swami Haridas, Baiju, Sadarang, Bhaskarbua, Vazhebua, Alladiya Khan, Balkrishnabua, Maseet Khan, Faiyaz Khan and Inayat Khan. Knowledge of Staff Notation; history of the instrument, importance of Jhankar in instrument; necessity of Tarab; application of Chikari.

HDM 5505 Visharad III: 5 credits
Ragas are Lalit, Bilaskhani, Todi, Jaunpuri, Marubihag, Nand, Miyanmalhar, Hansdhwahni, Darabari, Basant, Tilakkamod

*The courses will be offered based on sufficient number of student registered.

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