Cbse Board Class XII 12th Music Percussion Instruments Syllabus & Music Theory notes

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HINDUSTANI MUSIC Percussion Instruments (Code – 036) Examination Structure for Assessment

Class XII

TOTAL: 100 Marks

Theory Time: 02 hours                                                                                                            30 Marks

 Practical 70 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




Value PointsMarks
1.Tuning of Instrument and questions regarding instrument10
2.Choice Raga performance with Peshkar, Utham, Kayda, Rela, Tukra,

Chakradar, Param and Gat

3.Tala of Examiner’s choice from the prescribe syllabus10
4.Accompaniment of Ektala/chautal in viambit & Drut Laya10
5.Reciting of Tala and composition with hand beats in different layas10

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



Examination Structure for Assessment Class XII

TOTAL: 100 Marks

 Theory Time: 02 hours

30 Marks

  •  Questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire syllabus unit wise
  • Candidate has to attempt at least one question from each

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Distribution of Marks


No.UnitsNo.of Periods


Marks 30
Units 11106
1.1Short notes of the following Uthan/Peskhar, Chakradar, and Baant05
1.2Comparative study of the following:

(a)  Chautala-Ektala

(b)  Jhaptala-Sultala

(c) Teentala-Tilwada

Unit 21106
2.1Classification of Layakari06
2.2Brief description of Gharanas of Tabla or Pakhawaj05
Unit 31306
3.1History of Tabla or Pakhawaj06
3.2Brief history of Medieval and Modern period of

Hindustani Music specially in the field of percussion instruments.

Unit 41206


4.1Biographies of Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Ustad

Karamatullah Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain

4.2Silent feature of Raja Chatrapati Singh, Guru

Purushotam Das and Pandit Pagal Das.

Unit 51306
5.1Writing notation of the prescribed Talas and


5.2Recognition of Talas from given portion of the Thekas and compositions.

Prescribe Talas: Teentala/Adi tala, Rupak/Tevra


Class- XII

 Practical- 160 Periods                                                                                     70 Marks

 Course Structures

S.NoTopicsNo. of periods
1.Ability to Play Theka of Rupak/Teevra, Dhamar/ Adachartala on Tabla/Pakhawaj with simple elaborations.
2.Uthan/Peshkar, Four Kaydas, Two Relas,

Two Sadharan Tukras or Parans, Two Chakradar Tukras or Parans, One Farmaichi

3.(a) Ability to play Two Advance Kayadas/ Relas with four Paltas and Tihai, Two simple Tukras, Two Sadharan Chakradar Tukras or Parans, Two Damdar Tihais and one Paran in Rupak/Tevra Tala
4.Recitation of the prescribed Talas and composition with Thah, Dugun and Chaugun Laya keeping Tala with hand beats.
5.A few simple laggis in Dadra and Keharwa

tala or Thapia on Pakhawaj

6.Knowledge of tuning of instrument opted for
7.Solo performance of any one Tala of choice from the prescribed syllabus for 10-15 minutes
8.Ability to accompaniment with Bhajan and Folk songs

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