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CBSE Board Class X 10th Vocal Music Syllabus 2020-21 & Music Theory notes

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Class 10th Music syllabus (Vocal & Instrumental)- Music Theory notes 

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HINDUSTANI MUSIC VOCAL (Code – 034) Examination Structure for Assessment

Class X


Time: 01 hours

TOTAL: 100 Marks   30 Marks

  • Five questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire
  • Out of five questions, one question of composition in notation from the prescribed Ragas will be compulsory.
  • All the questions will carry five marks


Time: 20-25 Minutes for each candidate

  • Examiners are requested to ask the questions directly related to the
  • Marks should be awarded in accordance with the marking

Distribution of Marks      50 Marks

Sr. No.Value PointsMarks
1.One Vilambit Khayal with simple elaborations in prescribed Raga08
2.Aaroha, Avaroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with simple elaborations and few Tanas in each prescribed Raga07×04=28
3.i. Devotional Song

ii. Patriotic Song

4.i. Folk Song

ii. Tribal Song

5.Identification of prescribed Ragas from the passages of Swaras rendered by the examiner.03
6.Recitation of the Thekas of the prescribed Talas with dugun05

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


Class X


Time: 01 hours

TOTAL: 100 Marks   30 Marks

  • Define the following: Aalap, Tana, Meend, Kan, Khatka, Murki
  • Describe the following: Dhamar , Dhrupad Tarana, Thumri, Lokgeet
  • Origin and development of  tanpura.
  • Basic knowledge of the structure and tuning of Tanpura.
  • Detail study of the following Ragas: Bhupali, Khamaj,  Desh , Vrindavani Sarang.
  • Ability to do notation of compositions in prescribed
  • Brief life sketch and contribution to music of Miyan Tansen, Sadarang and Ustad Faiyaz
  • Contribution of Omkar Nath Thakur, K.C.D Brahaspati,
    S.N Ratanjankar.
  • Description and Tala – Notation of the following Talas with dugun: Tilwada, Chautala, Sultala, Rupak.

Practical 50 Marks 1.

  • One Vilambit Khayal with simple elaborations in any one of the prescribed Ragas.
  • Aaroha, Avaroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with simple elaborations and few Tanas in the following Ragas: Bhupali , Khamaj , Vrindavani sarang , Des.
  • Devotional Song  , Patriotic Song  , Folk song  , Tribal Song
  • Ability to recognize the prescribed Ragas from the passages of Swaras rendered by the examiner.
  • Recitation of the Thekas of the following Talas with dugun, keeping Tala with hand-beats:  Tilwada  , Chautala  , Sultala ,  Rupak  .

Periodic Assessment 20 Marks

Project Work of music class 10th


  • Musical composition of Raga prescribed in the Identifying Artists, Labeling any one Instrument ( Melodic). 05
  • Description and writing the notation of prescribed Talas with Layakaries ( Thah , Dugun, Tigem, Chavgan). Identifying the Musical composition with which tala is Identifying percussion artist, Labeling any one percussion Instrument. 05

2.Periodic practical Test, restricted to three in an Academic year. 10 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 or Folk song or Tribal song and two talas.

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