Elements of Hindustani Music
The Basics—Raag Aspect, Shrutis—Microtones, Swar—Note, Gram and Murchhana, Raag, Thaat (Scale), Jaati—Type, Vaadi and Samvaadi Swars, Anuvaadi and Wivaadi, Saptak, Varna, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap
Musical Ornaments — Alankar
Gaan Kriya, Meend, Kan, Andolan, Gamak, Kampan (or Kampit), Kampan, Gamak, Andolan compared, Khatka/Gitkadi, Zamzama, Murki, Taan
The Basics—The Taal Aspect
Taal, Theka, Vibhag or Khand, Aavartan and Sum, Laya—Tempo, Dugun, Tigun, Chougun, Chhand, Layakari, Sargam
Raag Vistaar the Concept of Raag
Raag Creation, Chalan, Shadj-Pancham Bhaav, Classification of Raags, Raag-Raaginis, Thaat Classification, Jaati Classification, Raagang Classification, Aakrutibandh Classification, Bandish/Gat–Composition, What Are the Ingredients for the Creation of Beauty?
Rasa Aavishkar Raag Aesthetics
Rasa-Anubhav—The Experience of ‘Rasa’, Raag and Rasa, Raag and Time, Importance of Madhyam With Regards to the Time of the Raag: Seasonal Raags, Dawn Raags, Lalit (4 AM to 6 AM), Bhatiyar (4 AM to 6 AM), Gurjari Todi (4 AM to 6 AM), Bhairav (6 AM to 9 AM), Ramkali (6 AM to 8 AM), Ahir Bhairav (8 AM to 10 AM), Todi (8 AM to 10 AM), Bilaskhani Todi (8 AM to 10 AM), Komal Rishabh Asavari (8 AM to 10 AM), Bhairavi (10 AM to 12 Noon), Deskar (10 AM to 12 Noon), Jaunpuri (10 AM to 12 Noon), Bilawal (10 AM to 12 Noon), Sarang family (12 Noon to 2 PM), Gaud Sarang (12 Noon to 4 PM), Bhimpalasi (2 PM to 4 PM), Multani (2 PM to 4 PM), Gavati (2 PM to 4 PM), Poorvi (4 PM to 6 PM), Shree (4 PM to 6 PM), Patdeep (4 PM to 6 PM), Yaman (6 PM to 8 PM), Pilu (6 PM to 8 PM), Khamaj (6 PM to 9 PM), Hamsadhwani (7 PM to 9 PM), Shuddh Kalyan (6 PM to 8 PM), Hameer (8 PM to 10 PM), Jaijaiwanti (8 PM to 10PM), Gara (8 PM to 10 PM), Kedar (8 PM to 10 PM), Des (8 PM to 10 PM), Jog (12 Noon to Midnight, Mostly 10 PM to Midnight), Shubh Kalyan or Janasammohini (9 PM to Midnight), Bihag (10 PM to Midnight), Bageshri (10 PM to Midnight), Shankara (10 PM to Midnight), Chadrakauns (10 PM to Midnight), Malkauns (Midnight to 3 AM), Darbari Kanada (Midnight to 3 AM), Bahar (Midnight to 3 AM), Adana (Midnight to 2 AM), Sohni (Midnight to 3 AM), Malhar (Midnight to 3 AM), Hindol (3 AM to 6 AM), Pahadi, Jayat, Jod-Raag, Mehfil Raags
The Unfolding of a Raag
Section 1 – Vocal Music, Section 2 – Instrumental Music, Tihai
Genres of Hindustani Art Music
Gharana, Dhrupad – Dhamar, Accompaniments, Dhrupad Banies, Gharanas, Dagar Gharana, Darbhanga Gharana, Betiya Gharana, Talwandi Gharana – Dhrupad in Pakistan, A Dhrupad Mehfil – Concert.
Khayal. An idea. A thought. Soaring imagination, Khayal Gharanas, Gwalior Gharana, Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana, Agra Gharana, Bhendibazaar Gharana, Raampur-Sahaswan, Patiala Gharana, Delhi Gharana, Benaras (Varanasi) Gharana, Mewati Gharana, Kirana Gharana, Khayal Mehfil, Tarana, Chatrang, Trivat or Tirvat, Raas.
Light Classical Music
Thumri, Gharana’s in Thumri, Benaras Gharana, Patiala/ Punjab Gharana, Lucknow Gharana, Regional Varieties of Thumri, Tappa, Bangla Tappa, Tappa Gayaki, Other Genres and Sub-Genres of Indian Art Music, Bhajan, Ghazal, The Poetry, The Theme, Ghazal Singing
Instrumental Art Music
The Accompaniments, The Taanpura, Swarmandal, Harmonium, Sarangi, Tabla, Construction, Method of Playing, Terms Used, Baaz, Gharana, Delhi, Lucknow, Ajrada, Farrukhabad, Benaras, Punjab, Tabla as Accompaniment, Tabla – Solo performance, Peshkar, Qaida, Rela, Compositions or Gat, Some More Compositions, Taalvadya Kachheri, The Solo Playing Instruments, The Instrumental Mehfil, Veena, Rudra Veena, Vichitra Veena, Venu – Bansuri – Flute, Sitar, Violin, Santoor
How to Enjoy Classical Music?
Listening to Recorded Music