CBSE 9th class MUSIC SYLLABUS & Answer

CBSE Board Class 9 Hindustani Vocal Music Syllabus 2023-24 & Music Theory Notes

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Hindustani Vocal Music Syllabus Code No. 034 for Class – IX 9th CBSE Board 2023-24


Examination Structure for Assessment (2023-24) Class IX

Theory: 30 Marks                                                             Total: 100 Marks

Practical                                                                                 Time: 02 Hours   

Time: 15-20 Minutes for each candidate                         50 Marks

1. Examiners are requested to ask the questions directly related to the syllabus.

2. Marks should be awarded in accordance with the marking scheme.

Distribution of Marks

Sr.No.                          Value PointsMarks
1.Alankar as set to all prescribed Ragas and Talas4
2.One Swar malika and one Lakshan Geet6
3.Aaroha, Avaroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with few Aalaps and Tanas in each of the following Ragas 1. Alhaiya Bilawal 2. Yaman 3. Kafi24
4.Identification of prescribed Ragas from the passages of Swar as rendered by the examiner4
5.Any three of the following: i. Devotional Song ii. Folk Song6
6.Recitation of the Thekas of the prescribed Talas with dugun: 1. Dadra 2. Keharwa 3. Ektala 4. Teentala6  

* Teachers will refer to the distribution of marks while examining the candidate for practical examination.

Internal Assessment                                                                           20 Marks

Class IX Course Structure (2023-24)

Theory: 40 Periods

Time: 02 hours                                                                              30 Marks

  1. Questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire syllabus
 Unit 1 106
1.1Definition of the following: Sangeet, Dhwani, Nada, Shruti, Swar, Saptak, Alankar,Thaat, Jati06   
1.2Definition of the following: Laya, Tala, Matra, Sam, Tali, Khali, Vibhag, Avartan04   
 Unit 20806
2.1Define the following: Raga, Aroha, Avroha, Pakad, Vadi,Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi.04   
2.2Define the following: Swar malika, Lakshan Geet, Khayal.04   
 Unit 30404
3.1Notation System of Pt. V.D Paluskar and Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande04   
 Unit 41410
4.1Description of the following Ragas:Alhaiya Bilawal, Yaman, Kafi08   
4.2Description and ability to do Tala- Notation of the following Talas: Teen tala, Ek tala, Keharwa, Dadra06   
 Unit 50404
5.1Ability to write notation of compositions04 

Class – IX

Practical-100 Periods                                                                  50 Marks

Sr.No. TopicsNo. of periods
1.Four Alankar as set to all prescribed Ragas and Talas.10
2.One Swar malika and one Lakshan Geet in each prescribed Raga.15
3.Aaroha, Avroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with few Alaps and Tanas in the following Ragas: Alhaiya Bilawal, Yaman and Kafi.45
4.Identification of prescribed Ragas from the phrases of swar as rendered by the examiner.8
5.Devotional SongFolk Song12
6.Recitation of the Thekas of the following Talas with Dugun, keeping Tala with hand beats:Dadra, Keharwa, Teen tala,Ek tala,10


(Code – 034) Class IX

Internal Assessment                                                                    20 Marks

1. Project–File                                                                              05 Marks

1. Writing in notation the musical compositions of all Ragas prescribed in the syllabus Identifying the Tala of Musical compositions

2. Drawing and labelling the various parts of Tanpura.

3. Description and writing the notation of prescribed Talas with Layakaries (Thah ,Dugun, Tigun, Chaugun)

4. Identifying and interviewing neigh bourhood Artists.

5. Knowledge about any one percussion artist

6. Knowledge about any one percussion artist

2. Project                                                                              05 Marks

Suggestive Topics * Interrelationship of the following;

1. Music and Physics (Sound – Frequency, vibration, pitch, intensity,timbre)

2. Music and Mathematics (Mathematical Calculation of laya)

3. Music and History (Development of Music during the medieval period)

4. Music and Geography (Development of Music in varied cultural zones e.g. songs,instruments in mountainous or hilly areas)

5. Music and languages – Dialects in folk Music

*Students may choose any one of the above topics or any other topic for project in consultation with the teacher.

3.       Periodic practical Test, restricted to three in an academic year.10 Marks

Average of best two tests to be taken for final marks submission. Each test will examine a candidate for one Raga from the syllabus, one Devotional Song / Folk song and two Talas.

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