CBSE Board Class XI 11th Caranatic Percussion Syllabus & Music Theory notes

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Caranatic Music Percussion Theory (Code No. 033) Format for Theory Examination for Class – XI 11th

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 Syllabus for Class XI 11th

Periods : 135                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Max. Marks : 25




One Theory                                                                                                                                   Total Marks: 100         3 Hours

Marks: 30                                                                                                                                            72 Periods


History and Theory of Indian Music

  1. Brief history of Carnatic Music with special reference to laya and percussion in Silappadikaram, Natya Sastra, Tala Deepikai, Brihaddesi, Sangita, Samprodaya Pradarsini.
  2. Short life sketch and contributions of the following: Patnam Subramany Iyer, Poochi (Ramnad) Srinivas Iyenger, Swati Tirunal, Dikshitar and Syama Sastry, Tyagaraja.
  3. Unique contribution of the following luminaries: Narayana Swamy Appa, Mamunidiya Pillai, Dakshinamurti Pillai and Alagunambi Pillai.
  4. Definition and explanation of the following: Nada, Sruti, Svara, Laya, Raga, Tala, Jati, Gati, Suladi+Sapta+Talas, Karani, Vettu Thattu, Hechchu, Taggu, Mohra and Korvai, Meettu, Chapu and Arachapu.
  5. The candidates should be able to write in notation of the percussion korvais in Adi and Rupaka talas.
  6. Knowledge of construction of the chosen percussion instrument.
  7. Basic knowledge of the construction and techniques of Ghatam. The candidate should be able to describe the Kanjira, Tavil and Morsing.
  8. Tattakarams (or Konnakkol) of the talas learnt.

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One Practical Paper                                                                                                                               Marks: 70

168 Periods

Practical Activities

  1. Ability to play the following talas with elaboration. Adi and Rupakam Talas powering atleast two Nadais.
  2. Tekas and Mohras in different talas with Teermanam and Korvias.
  3. Tuning of the instrument.
  4. Ability to render orally the sollukattus of the various patterns in Adi, Rupaka and Chapu Talas.

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