CBSE Board Class 10 Hindustani Melodic Instrument Syllabus 2023-24 & Music Theory Notes

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Hindustani Melodic Instrument Syllabus Code No. 035 for Class -X 10th CBSE Board 2023-24


Examination Structure for Assessment (2023-24) Class X

Theory: 30 Marks                                                                 Total: 100Marks

Practical (External Assessment)                                         Time: 02

Time: 20-25 Minutes for each candidate hours              50 Marks

1. External examiners are requested to ask the questions directly related to the syllabus.

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

1. External 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 PointsMarks
1.One Maseet Khani Gat with elaborations in any one of the Prescribed Raga: 1. Bhupali 2. Khamaj 3. Brindavani Sarang14
2.Aaroha, Avroha, Pakad, Drut Gat with few Todas and Jhala in each prescribed Raga24
3.Identification of prescribed Ragas from the phrases of Swaras rendered by the examiner04
4.One Dhun04
5.Recitation of Thekas of the following prescribed Talas with Dugun: 1. Sultala 2. Rupak04
  • External Examiner will refer to the distribution of Marks while examining the candidate for Practical Examination.

Internal Assessment                                                                      20 Mark


Course Structure (2023-24) Class X

Theory: 40 period

Time: 02 hours                                                                          30 Marks

1. Questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire syllabus

Sr. No.UnitsNo. of periodsMarks
 Unit 11006
1.1Definition of the following :Aalap, Taan, Meend, Kan.04 
1.2Definition of the following: Dhrupad, Masitkhani Gat, Razakhani Gat.06   
 Unit 20806
2.1Basic knowledge of the structure and Tuning of any one of The following instruments:
Dilruba or Esraj Flute
Mandolin Guitar
 Unit 31006
3.1Detailed study of the following Ragas: -Khamaj, Brindavani Sarang, Bhupali05 
3.2Description and Taal notation of the following Taals with Thah Dugun,Tigun and Chaugun:- Tilwada, Rupak.05 
 Unit 40806
4.1Ability to do notation of compositions in prescribed raags.04 
4.2To identify Raags from Phrases and elaborate them in Swars.04 
 Unit 50406
5.1Brief life sketch and contribution to music of Tansen, Allaudin Khan and Inayat Khan.02 
5.2Contribution of Omkar Nath Thakur02 

Class – X

 Practical – 100 Periods

 External Practical                                                                            50 Marks

Sr.NoTopicsNo. of periods
1.One Maseetkhani Gat with simple Todas in any one prescribed raags.-
Brindavani Sarang
2.Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad and Drut Gat with Taan and Jhala in each of the prescribed ragas:45
3.One Dhun10
4.Ability to recognize the prescribed Raags from The Phrases of swars rendered by the examiner.10
5.Recitation of the Thekas of the following Taals with Dugun, keeping Taal with hand beats: Tilwada, Rupak10


Melodic Instrument (Code –35) Class X (2023-24)

Internal Assessment:                                                     20 Marks

1. Project File:                                                                                                               05 Marks

  • Writing in notation the musical composition of all Ragas prescribed in the syllabus.
  • Identifying and interviewing neigh bour hood artists.
  • Draw & label any one instrument (melodic).
  • Description and writing of the notation of all prescribed Talas with
  • Layakaries (Thah, Dugun, Tigun, Chaugun).
  • Draw and label any one of the percussion instrument.

2. Project Work                                   05 Marks

  • Suggestive Topics*

Interrelationship of the following;

I. Music and Religion

II. Music and Cinema

III. Music and Electronic media

IV. Devotional aspects of music

V. Interrelationship of Arts (music-dance or theatre or visual arts)

*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 Folk song or one Dhun and two Talas.

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