CBSE Class 12 Carnatic (Percussion Instrumental) Syllabus 2024-25 (PDF Download)

CBSE Class 12 Carnatic (Percussion Instrumental) Syllabus 2024-25

(CODE NO. 033)

Total Marks: 100
Theory
Marks: 30
Time: 2 Hours 

A.

History and Theory of Indian Music

No. of periods

I

 

i

An    outline    knowledge    of    following       Lakshana Granthas  with  special  reference  to  Tala  and percussion in Chaturdandi Prakashika, Sangita Ratnakara, Ragavibhodha, Svaramela Kalanidhi

2

ii

Short life sketch and contributions of the following luminaries: Needamangalam Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer, Palghat    Mani    Iyer,    Umaiyalpuram KodandaRamaiyer,Palani Subramania Pillai, VilvadriIyer.

5

iii

Study of the musical forms, Pallavi, Sollukattu, Tillana,Padamand Javali

08

II

Definition and explanation of the following: Arudi, Eduppu, Gati-bheda, Anuloma, Pratiloma, Tisram, Trikalam, Theka, Shadangas, Talas.

08

III

The candidates should have an outline knowledge of the classification of Percussion instruments in general and a brief history of the instrument opted for

5

IV

Technical     Terms:    Vilamba,     Madhya,                  Druta,  Atitam,    Anagatam,     Pharan,         Kalapramanam, Ghumki, Konnakkol,Choru, Varu, Toppi

06

V

The candidate should possess knowledge of the fundamental structure, technique and playing of other percussion instruments like Morsing, Tabla, Chenda, Edakka and Gettu Vadyam.

06

 

Total Periods

40

 

Practical

Marks: 70

B.

Practical Activities

No of

periods

I.

Ability to construct Mohra and Korvai to Khanda jati Ataalam and Triputa tala.

25

II.

An exhibition of accompanying ability

25

III.

Demonstration of the various types and usages of Gumki.

25

IV.

Ability to play Tani Avartanam in Misra and Khanda Chapu Talas .

25

 

Total Periods

100

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 in
  4. Details of each item presented (whether creative or Manodharma aspects included).
  5. Audience response and duration of each
  6. Details about the item in which Tani avartanam was
  7. Photographs of the live (If possible).

Note: In absence of live classical concerts, students can make report on Devotional Bhajans, T.V. live shows, etc.

Practical                                                                                                                Marks: 70

Duration: 30 to 45 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. External Examiners are required to ask questions which are directly related to thesyllabus.
  3. Marks should be given in accordance with the marking

Distribution of Marks:

S.No

Value Points

Marks

1.

Tuning of the instrument and questions regarding instrument

05

2.

Taniavartanam of choice Tala

06

3.

Tala of Examiner’s choice

10

4.

Reciting the sollukattu with tala

06

5.

Accompanying techniques for Vocal Music and Instrumental Music

10

6.

Accompanying techniques for Trikalam in pallavi singing

10

7.

Questions regarding laya and tala

03

8.

Project work

 

 

TOTAL

50

Note: External examiners have to be arranged for 50 marks of the practical examination.

Internal Assessment & Project Work:                                                           20 Marks 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
  6. Details about the item in which Tani avartanam was
  7. Photographs of the live (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. 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 talaof 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,

(c) Explanation of technical terms like Thekka, Pharan, Gumki, Meettu, Chappu,etc.

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