CBSE Board Class 12 Caranatic Melodic Instrument Syllabus 2023-24 & Music Theory Notes

4.6/5 - (5 votes)

Caranatic Melodic Instrument Syllabus Code No. 032 for Class – XII 12th CBSE Board 2023-24



Total                                                                                                    Marks: 100

Theory                                                                                                  Marks: 30

Time: 2 Hours

A.History and Theory of Indian MusicPeriods 40
I(i)An outline knowledge of the following Lakshana Granthas: Sangita Saramrita Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini, Svaramelakalanidhi and Ragavibhodha, Brihaddesi.5
(ii)Short life sketch and contributions of the following: Annamacharya, Swati Tirunal, Kshetrajna, Maha VaidyanathaIyer, Patnam Subramanya lyer, Ramnad Srinivasa Iyengar Mysore Doraiswamy Iyengar, Dwaram Venkataswamy, Naidu Karaikkudi Brothers, Mysore Vasudevachar.8
(iii)Brief study of the musical form, Kriti, Tiruppugazh, Javali5
(iv)Detailed study of the Manodharma Sangita4
IIDefinition and explanation of the following: Janaka, Janya system of Ragas, Bhashanga, Upanga, Varja, VakraRagas, Arudi, Eduppu, Jati, Grama and Murchchana, Jaati.4
IIIOnly Brief description of the ragas prescribed4
IVCandidates should be able to write in notation the kirtana in the ragas prescribed.4
VThe candidate should be able to describe the construction of the instrument opted for along with the basic techniques of playing.3
VIThe candidate should have an outline knowledge of theclassification of instruments in general and a brief history of the instrument opted for.3
 Total Periods40



Practical                                                                                               Marks: 70

S.NoPractical ActivitiesPeriods
1.Ragas Prescribed: Purvikalyani, Todi, Sri, Simhendramadhyamam, Bhairavi,Shanmukhapriya and Keeravani, Nata, Ritigaula, Saveri.30
2.One varnam in Ata tala in two degrees of speed.5
3.Brief outline alapana of the ragas prescribed.15
4.Atleast one authentic compositions traditionally rendered in each of the prescribed ragas, covering the musical formsKirtanas, Kritis, Tillanas.10
5.Kalpana svaras in Adi, Rupaka and Chapu talas in twodegrees of speed.20
6.Tala prescribed in Adi (Single) Rupakam, Misrachapu andKhanda Chapu.5
7.Presentation of a simple pallavi in Adi or Khanda Triputatala with Trikalam only.15
 Total Periods100



CLASS–XII (2023-24)

One Practical Paper                                                                               Marks: 70

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes per

Candidate General Instructions:

1. Before starting the test, the candidates may be asked to submit a list of what they have been taught from the syllabus.

2. External Examiners are expected to ask questions which have direct relevance withthe course and syllabus.

3. Award of marks should be in accordance with the marking scheme.

S.No.Value PointMarks
1.Tuning of the candidate’s instrument and questions related to it05
2.One Ata TalaVarnam in two degrees of speed05
3.One kriti as per the choice of the candidate with all Manodharma asked05
4.One kriti or two with Manodharma asked as per the choice of examiners10
5.Questions about unique features of respective instruments.04
6.Testing the knowledge on Raga Lakshanas04
7.Testing the knowledge of Talas04
8.Testing the knowledge of Musical forms04
9.Details regarding different techniques of playing03
10.Presentation of simple Pallavi06
11.Project work 

Internal assessment & Project Work

20 Marks

Total 70 Marks

Note: External examiners have to be arranged for the 50 marks of the Practical Examination.

Project Work Guidelines:

Minimum four reports and maximum ten reports have to be submitted. Best four will beconsidered for evaluation.

1. Must attend and report live concerts (Both Vocal and Instrumental)

2. Details of the organization (i.e., notices informing the concert has to be included inthe project)

3. Presentation of Items in order

4. Details of each item presented (Whether creative or Manodharma aspects included)

5. Audience response and duration of each item.

6. Details about the item in which Taniavartanamwas played.

7. Photographs of the live concert. (If possible)

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 instrument: The candidate should be asked to tune the

instrument tohis/her pitch. Questions related to its structure, tonality, etc., may be asked.

2. One Ata tala varnam of the candidate’s choice, in two degrees of speed, eitherentirely or in parts, may be asked.

3. A kriti of the candidate’s choice may be asked along with Alapana Niraval, andKalpanasvaram.

4. A kriti or two (fully or partly) of the examiners’ choice. The Alapana, Niraval, Kalpanasvarams, etc., may be asked in different ragas from the syllabus.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top