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CBSE Class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) Syllabus 2022-23 includes Alankaras set to all prescribed Ragas and Talas, One Swarmalika and one Lakshan Geet, Identification of prescribed Ragas from the passages of Swaras rendered by the examiner etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) model question papers but it also provides class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) chapter-wise test papers, class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) best revision notes and other study material for class 9 Hindustani Music (Vocal) students.

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CBSE Class – 9
Hindustani Music (Vocal) (Code No. 034)
(Syllabus 2022-23)

Total: 100 Marks
Theory: (30 Marks)
Time: 02 Hours
Practical 50 Marks
Time: 15-20 Minutes for each candidate

  1. Examiners are requested to ask the questions directly related to the syllabus.
  2. Marks should be awarded in accordance with the marking scheme.

Distribution of Marks

Sr. No. Value Points Marks
1Alankaras set to all prescribed Ragas and Talas4
2One Swarmalika and one Lakshan Geet6
3Aaroha, Avaroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with few Aalaps and Tanas in each of the following Ragas

  1. Alhaiya Bilawal
  2. Yaman
  3. Kafi
4Identification of prescribed Ragas from the passages of Swaras rendered by the examiner4
5Any three of the following:

  1. Devotional Song
  2. Folk Song
6Recitation of the Thekas of the prescribed Talas with dugun:

  1. Dadra
  2. Keharwa
  3. Ektala
  4. Teentala

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

Internal Assessment 20 Marks

Theory: 40 Periods
Time: 02 hours 30 Marks

1. Questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire syllabus

Sr. No.UnitsPeriodsMarks
Units 11006
1.1Define the following:
Sangeet, Dhwani, Nada, Shruti, Swar, Saptak, Alankar, Thaat, Jati
1.2Define the following:
Laya, Tala, Matra, Sam, Tali, Khali, Vibhag, Avartan
Unit 20806
2.1Define the following:
Raga, Aroha, Avroha, Pakad, Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi.
2.2Define the following:
Swarmalika, Lakshan Geet, Khayal.
Unit 30404
3.1Notation System of Pt. V.D Paluskar and Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande04
Unit 41406
4.1Description of the following Ragas: Alhaiya Bilawal, Yaman, Bhairav, Kafi08
4.2Description and ability to do Tala-Notation of the following Talas: Teentala, Ektala, Jhaptala, Keharwa, Dadra06
Unit 50406
5.1Ability to write notation of compositions.4

Practical – 100 periods 50 Marks

S.NoTopicsNo. of periods
1.Four Alankaras set to all prescribed Ragas and Talas.10
2.One Swarmalika and one Lakshan Geet in each prescribed Raga.15
3.Aaroha, Avroha, Pakad and Drut Khayal with few Alaps and Tanas in the following Ragas: Alhaiya Bilawal, Yaman, Bhairav and Kafi45
4.Identification of prescribed Ragas from the phrases of swaras rendered by the examiner.8
  • Devotional Song
  • Folk Song
6.Recitation of the Thekas of the following Talas with Dugun, keeping Tala with hand-beats: Dadra, Keharwa, Teentala, Ektala, Jhaptala,10

Internal Assessment: 20 Marks

  1. Project – File (05 Marks)
    • Writing in notation the musical compositions of all Ragas prescribed in the syllabus Identifying the Tala of musical compositions
    • Drawing and Labelling the various parts of Tanpura.
    • Description and writing the notation of prescribed Talas with Layakaries ( Thah , Dugun, Tigun, Chaugun)
    • Identifying and Interviewing neighbourhood Artists
    • Knowledge about any one percussion artist
    • Knowledge about any one percussion artist
  2. Project (05 Marks)
    Suggestive Topics
    Interrelationship of the following:

    1. Music and Physics (Sound – Frequency, vibration, pitch, intensity, timbre)
    2. Music and Mathematics (Mathematical Calculation of laya)
    3. Music and History (Development of Music during the medieval period)
    4. Music and Geography (Development of Music in varied cultural zones e.g. songs, instruments in mountainous or hilly areas )
    5. Music and languages – Dialects in folk Music
      *Students may choose any one of the above topics or any other topic for project in consultation with the teacher.
  3. Periodic practical Test, restricted to three in an Academic year. (10 Marks)
    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 Song / Folk song and two Talas.
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