CBSE Board Class XII 12th Caranatic Percussion Syllabus & Music Theory notes

Caranatic Music Percussion Theory (Code No. 033) Format for Theory Examination for Class – XII 12th

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CARNATIC (PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTAL)

 Syllabus for  CLASS–XII(THEORY)

 MRIDANGAM (CODE NO. 033)

One Theory                                                                              Total Marks: 100

3 Hours                      Marks: 30

72 Periods

Theory:

History and Theory of Indian Music

  1. Brief history of Carnatic Music with special reference to Tala and percussion in Chaturdandi    Prakashika, Sangita Ratnakara, Ragavibhodha, Svaramela Nalanidhi
  2. Short life sketch and contributions of the following luminaries: Needemangalam Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai and Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer, Palghat Mani Iyer, Umaiyalpuram, Kodanda, Ramaiyer, Rudukdham Swaminatha Pillai, Palani, Vilvadri Iyer.
  3. Study of the musical form, Pallavis, Sollukattus, and Tillana, Padam, Javali
  4. Definition and explanation of the following: Padagarbham, Arudi, Eduppu, Gati-bheda, Anuloma, Pratiloma, Tisram, Trikalam, Tekka, 108 Talas, Shadangas, Tiruppugazh Talas, TalaVadya ensemble.
  5. The candidates should have outline knowledge of the classification of Percussion instruments in general and a brief history of the instrument opted for.
  6. Technical Terms: (Vilamba, Madhya, Druta), Atitam, Anagatam, Pharan, Kalapramanam, Ghumki, Konnakkol, Choru, Varu, Toppi
  7. The candidate should possess knowledge of the fundamental structure, technique and playing of other percussion instruments like Morsing, Tabla, Chenda, Edakka and Gettu Vadhyam.

 

CLASS–XII (PRACTICAL) Syllabus

One Practical Paper                                                                                                                 Marks: 70

168 Periods

Practical Activities

  1. Ability to construct Mohra, Korvai to Khanda jati Atatalam and Triputa tala.
  2. An exhibition of accompanying ability.
  3. Demonstration of the various types and usages of Gumki.
  4. Ability to play Tani Avartanam in Misra and Khanda Chapu Talas and Khanda Triputa Tala.

Project Work Marks: 10

Guidelines:

Minimum four reports and maximum ten reports have to be submitted. Best four will be considered 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 in the project).
  3. Items presented (chronological 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 Tani avartanam was 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.

CARNATIC MUSIC (PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTAL)

MRIDANGAM PRACTICAL

GUIDELINES TO THE EXAMINERS FOR EVALUATION OF PRACTICAL

CLASS–XII

One Practical Paper                                                                                                                                    Marks:70

Duration: 30 to 40 minutes per candidate

General Instructions:

  1. Just before starting the test, the students should be asked to submit a list of what they have been taught from the course.
  2. Examiners are required to ask questions which are directly related to the syllabus.
  3. Marks should be given in accordance with the marking scheme.

Distribution of Marks:

S.NoValue PointsMarks
1.Tuning of the instrument and questions regarding instrument07
2.Taniavartanam of choice Tala10
3.Tala of Examiner’s choice10
4.Reciting the sollukattu with tala08
5.Accompanying Vocal Music and Instrumental Music General10
6.Accompanying Trikalam and other musical forms Pallavi and Tillana10
7.Questions regarding laya and tala05
8.Project work10
TOTAL70
Project Work Guidelines:

Minimum four reports and maximum ten reports have to be submitted. Best four will be considered 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 in the project).
  3. Items presented (chronological 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 Tani avartanam was 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.

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Total Marks: 70

List of topics for the guidance of the examiners

  1. The student should be asked to tune the instrument to a particular pitch. He/she may be asked about the structure and parts of the instrument: problems faced in maintaining the instrument in good condition during change of weather.
  2. Choice Tala: The student should be asked to play full-fledged tani avartanam in a tala of his/her choice.
  3. Tala of Examiner’s choice: The student should be asked to play tani avartanam to one or two talas of the examiner’s choice not necessarily the whole course of the tani avartanam but only selected phrases.
  4. The candidate may be asked to recite Mohra, Korvai, Tirmanam for different talas learnt.
  5. The candidate should be asked to accompany vocal music, instrumental music or both. The music may be provided either by the examiners themselves or by an artist specifically engaged for the purpose.
  6. Questions like (a) differentiation between laya and tala, (b) various Angas of the talas, explanation of technical terms like Tekka, Pharan, Gumki, Meettu, Chappu, etc.                                    Click here For english information of this post ..                                                                                                                                                                               

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