CBSE Class 12 CARNATIC MUSIC (VOCAL) Syllabus 2021-2022 (New Term 1 & 2 Syllabus)

CBSE Class 12 students can check here CARNATIC MUSIC (VOCAL) new syllabus 2021-2022. We have updated CBSE class 12 CARNATIC Vocal syllabus for both the terms- term 1 and term 2. You can also download the CBSE class 12 syllabus pdf for CARNATIC MUSIC (VOCAL).

CBSE Class 12 CARNATIC MUSIC (VOCAL) New Syllabus 2021-2022

Term-I

Theory Marks – 15

A History and Theory of Indian music Number of Periods
I.

(i)

An outline knowledge of the following Lakshana Grandhas:-

Brihaddesi, Sangita Saramruta and Ragavibhoda.

3
(ii) Short Life-sketch and contributions    of    the    following    composers-

Annamacharya, Kshetrajna, Gopalakrishna Bharati and Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer

3

(iii) A Study of the lakshanas of musical forms:

Kriti, Padam, Javali, Tiruppugazh and Ragamalika.

3
II. Definition and explanation of the following: Janaka-Janya ragas, Bhashanga, Upanga, Varja, and Vakra ragas 4
III. Lakshanas of the ragas prescribed:

Pantuvarali, Saveri, Kedara Goula, and Keeravani.

4
IV. Classification of Musical Instruments in general. 3
Total Periods 20

Term – I

B Practical Activities No. of periods
I. Ragas prescribed: Pantuvarali, Keeravani, Saveri, and Kedaragoula. 05
II. One varnam in Ata tala in two degrees of speed. 10
III. Raga Alapana, Niraval and kalpana svaras in Adi, & Rupaka,Talas in only first degree of speed. 15
IV. Compositions at least one each in the prescribed ragas covering musical forms,

kritis, Tillanas and Raga–malikas.

15
V. Knowledge of tuning tambura. 5
Total Periods 50

Format of examination

Marks
I. Knowledge about the Ragas prescribed may be tested in Viva -Voce. 4
II. Rendering of Ata Tala Varna taught 6
III. Ability to perform Alapana, Niraval and Kalpanaswara in the ragas and talas prescribed. 6
IV. Knowledge about the Compositions taught may be evaluated 4
V. Knowledge of Tuning Tambura may be evaluated 5
Total Marks 25

Internal Assessments – 10 Marks Total Marks -Theory + Practical + IA = 50 Marks

Term-II

Theory Marks – 15

A History and Theory of Indian music Number of Periods
I.

(i)

An outline knowledge of the following Lakshana Grandhas:-

Swaramelakalanidhi, Sangit Sampradaya pradarshini.

2
(ii) Short Life-sketch and contributions of the following composers: –

Pattanam Subramanya Iyer, Ramanad Srinivasa Iyengar and Mysore Vasudevachar.

3

(iii) Detailed study of Manodharma Sangita. 3
II. Definition and explanation of the following:- Arudi, Eduppu, Prabandham, Grama, Murchana and Jaati 3
III. Lakshanas of the ragas prescribed: Todi, Nata, Goula, Sri, Reetigoula and Poorvikalyani. 3
IV. Brief description of concert instruments, their construction and techniques of playing. 3
V. Candidates should be able to write in notation of the kriti in the prescribed ragas 3
Total Periods 20

Practical (Marks: 25)

B. Practical Activities No. of

Periods

1 Ragas prescribed: Todi, Nata, Goula, Sri, Purvikalyani, and Ritigoula . 05
4 Compositions at least one each in the prescribed ragas covering musical forms, kritis, Padams, Javalis, Tillanas and Raga–malikas. 10
5 Raga Alapana, Niraval and kalpana svaras in Adi, Rupaka, and Chapu Talas in only first degree of speed. 15
6 One Simple Pallavi (R.T.P) in adi or Khanda Triputa Tala with Trikalam

only.

15
7 Knowledge of tuning tambura. 5
Total Periods 50

Practical Paper (Marks: 25)

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes per candidate General Instructions:

  1. Award of mark should be in accordance with the marking scheme.
S.No Value Point Marks
1. The knowledge about Raga lakshana, Musical form and Tuning the Tambura may be evaluated. 05
4. One kriti with Manodharma aspects as per the choice of both candidate and the examiners 10
5. One post Pallavi item 04
10. Presentation of the Pallavi in trikalam. 06
TOTAL 25

Note: 10 marks for internal assessment & Project work

External examiners have to be arranged for 25 marks for the practical examination

Project Work guideline:

Minimum four reports and maximum ten reports have to be submitted. Best four will be considered for Evaluation.

  1. Must attend and report live concerts (both vocal and Instrumental)
  2. Presentation of items in order
  3. Details of each item presented (Whether creative or Manodharma aspects included)
  4. Audience response and duration of each item.
  5. Details about the item in which Tani avartanam was played.
  6. Photographs of the live concert.

Note: In absence of live classical concerts, students can make report on Devotional Bhajans, T.V. live shows, etc.

List of topics for the reference

  1. Tuning of the Tambura/drone. The candidate should be asked to tune the Tambura to his/her pitch. Questions related to its structure, tonality, etc., may be asked.
  2. A kriti of the candidate’s choice, may be asked along with Alapana, Niraval, and Kalpanaswaram.

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